Appointing a main contractor for the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project moved a step closer today with the announcement of four shortlisted proponents.
The State Government’s $220 million Royalties for Regions-funded project would deliver another 8,000ha of irrigated agricultural land at Weaber Plains, north of Kununurra.
Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said LandCorp had received 10 submissions from its initial call for Expressions of Interest.
“The submissions were from a range of companies and joint ventures, and demonstrated the high level of interest in this project,” Mr Grylls said.
“The State Government is looking for a highly experienced contractor capable of delivering the project in a very tight time frame while maximising employment, business and training opportunities for local indigenous people.”
· Leighton/Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Joint Venture
· Team Savannah (BGC Contracting and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Joint Venture)
· Macmahon Contractors
· Transfield Services Australia Ertech Joint Venture.
The four proponents have until mid-January 2010 to submit full proposals to LandCorp for the construction, management and delivery of irrigation and road infrastructure to support 8,000ha of farmland.
Further information on the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion project is available at http://www.royaltiesforregions.wa.gov.au/ord or call 9192 6557.
Minister's office - 9213 7000