7 August 2018
Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the design and construction of Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground Gunnedah, with the EOI now advertised on the government Tenderlink portal.
Council is advertising locally, regionally and state-wide and the EOI will remain open for a minimum of 21 days with a closing date of 10.00am Friday, 31 August 2018.
Under Council’s Local Preference Policy, experienced local companies, which include companies that employ local people or proposals that source local materials, will be looked upon favourably by the assessment panel.
Chair of the Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground Working Group, Councillor Owen Hasler, said the goal is to move the project ahead as quickly as possible.
“Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground is a priority for the Gunnedah Shire Council and we look forward to progressing to the construction stage of this significant play space project for our Shire,” Cr Hasler said.
"We will be working with the successful contractor to ensure that the final design and selected equipment elements of the project will maximise usage and ensure appreciation of the playground facility by our residents as well as visitors to our community."
Livvi’s Place is being built at Wolseley Park after Gunnedah Shire Council applied for funding from the Stronger Country Communities program and was awarded $850,000 by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson.
Playground Project Manager Debra Hilton said the playground is one step closer towards improving the liveability and attractiveness of the area.
“Things are moving forward as we send out the EOI and this is another step closer to a sod turning moment,” Ms Hilton said
For more information contact Council’s Community and Social Planner and Project Manager Debra Hilton on (02) 6740 2100.
Photo caption: Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Councillors Owen Hasler and Colleen Fuller with Working Group Members Rebecca Ryan, Rebecca Dridan and Debra Hilton at the current playground site where Livvi’s Place will be built.
Media Contact: Brooke Maisey (02) 6740 2100.