Lands Minister Doug Shave has announced that Bunbury firm APH Contractors has won a $3.9 million roads and services contract for the city’s Marlston Waterfront development.
“This LandCorp contract will create work for local businesses and boost Bunbury’s economy,” Mr Shave said.
“There will be increased opportunities for local sub-contractors and a range of businesses as this important tourism precinct takes shape, paving the way for an expected $50 million in private and public sector investment.”
Mr Shave said LandCorp was committed to using local expertise and experience as much as possible in its regional urban projects.
Local MPs Ian Osborne and Dan Sullivan welcomed the awarding of the contract to a Bunbury company and the employment and economic stimulus it would provide to the region.
The Minister said Mr Osborne and Mr Sullivan had been strong supporters of the project and advocates of the Government’s active involvement in the Marlston Hill and now the Marlston Waterfront projects.
Bunbury Mayor John Castrilli said the start of work on Marlston Waterfront signalled increased tourism and business investment.
“The choice of a local company to provide the infrastructure is a further boost to the city economy and a vote of confidence in the Bunbury construction industry,” Mr Castrilli said.
APH Contractors is due to move on site soon to erect fencing and a site office before starting work on roads, services, boardwalk, lighting and landscaping.
The company has worked on a number of ocean based projects, including the Port Geographe Groynes, Koombana Cove Development and Pelican Point.
Marlston Waterfront, the second phase of the award winning Marlston Hill Redevelopment, is one of several LandCorp projects as part of the State Government’s policy of encouraging and assisting regional development.
“Marlston Waterfront will open up Bunbury’s waterfront to create a new focus for tourism and an active extension to the revitalised city centre,” Mr Shave said.
John Clune (Minister’s Office) 9213 6500
Ian Williams (LandCorp) 9482 7442