Local tradies are being invited to put themselves forward to be part of one of the biggest construction projects ever to come to the Coffs Coast – the massive $13.4m redevelopment of the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.
Prior to the release of a design and construction tender for the upgrade, Council is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced local tradespeople and suppliers who wish to be included in a List of Local Contractors that will be made available as part of the tender documentation.
Group Leader City Prosperity Nikki Greenwood said the initiative was all about helping local businesses get front and centre when the overall tender was finally awarded.
“This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects that’s come to the Coffs Coast region, with $13.4m worth of works to be done and taking more than two years to deliver.
“There are almost 40 categories of trades and services needed to build the new stadium. We hope that by giving locals the opportunity to nominate themselves, the future tenderers can see the breadth of experience and services available locally.
“Ultimately the goal is to see as many subcontracts as possible awarded to locals.”
The ‘Building an EPIC Stadium for the Future’ project was made possible through joint funding from the Australian Government, Building Better Regions Fund programme and Coffs Harbour City Council. Stimulating the local economy through the construction phase and into the future was a key component of the Building Better Region Fund grant criteria.
EOI documents can be completed online or downloaded free of charge at http://haveyoursay.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/EPIC/survey_tools/EOI.
The EOI closes at 3:30pm on Tuesday, September 26 2017.