Water treatment plant upgrade is one step closer

Cobar Shire Council has awarded the tender for the construction of its new water treatment plant.

The tender was approved on Thursday by councillors at an extraordinary meeting however council’s general manager Peter Vlatko said the name of the successful tenderer is not yet public knowledge.

“Council accepted the recommendation however all the contractual processes need to be completed before it’s announced,” Mr Vlatko told The Cobar Weekly.

He said once all the paperwork is completed, work on the 18 month project will commence as soon as possible.

At last week’s meeting, council’s director of engineering services, Stephen Taylor presented a report to council listing three companies which had been shortlisted for consideration who had met the tender requirements.

In his report Mr Taylor said council had received funding approval for two grants for the replacement of the water treatment plant to the value of $15,550,000 and council is required to contribute $200,000.

“Public Works NSW has been engaged to undertake the concept design, project management and contract administration for the project. Public Works have run the tender process through the State Government procurement processes and will be providing the detailed report on the tender process and evaluation,” Mr Taylor said.