Substantial new additions and refurbishments to the Central West College of TAFE in Geraldton have been given the green light.
Works and Services Minister Rob Johnson this week approved a tender for the $6.1 million project from Geraldton-based company Crothers Construction Pty. Ltd.
Four companies - including two from Geraldton - bid for the project.
Mr Johnson said he was very pleased the tender went to a Geraldton company.
“The State Government is very supportive of regional projects going to regionally-based contractors,” he said.
“It is particularly pleasing to see that Crothers Construction also entered the most competitive bid.”
The revamped TAFE will incorporate three new buildings, some new car parking facilities and refurbishment of existing buildings.
Mr Johnson said the three new buildings would house construction industries training, electro-technology, automotive and metals courses.
“The workshop areas have been designed to allow maximum natural ventilation as well as maximum shade whilst still maintaining views and light,” he said.
Works are due to be completed by August 24, 2001.
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