Bunbury business makes its mark on big project

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Jetline Kerbing Contractors manager Ed King, supervisor Steve Butler, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and Advisian civil engineer Farah Al-Hasany discuss the local content opportunities in the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project.
Camera IconJetline Kerbing Contractors manager Ed King, supervisor Steve Butler, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and Advisian civil engineer Farah Al-Hasany discuss the local content opportunities in the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

A Bunbury business has made its mark on the city’s biggest project.

Jetline Kerbing Contractors is one of five South West businesses playing a key role in the $12.3 million Jetty Road causeway upgrade project at Casuarina Boat Harbour.

The company has completed work on retaining walls and is moving forward with concreting and kerbing as part of the $5.8 million phase two works of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.

The upgrade includes the reconstruction of Jetty Road, construction of a multi-purpose building with public toilets, increased parking, improvements to utility services and shared paths and landscaping.

Jetline Kerbing Contractors manager Ed King said the project was an important one and was “perfect” for the local business.

“To get involved in this is great, it’s a pretty big project over 12 months,” Mr King said.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said it was great the State Government project was continuing to generate work opportunities for a range of businesses.

Phase two will see five local sub-contractors with a workforce of 20 engaged in construction ahead of completion in mid-2020.

“This project really demonstrates that when the Government makes investments in Bunbury, local companies have the capacity and capability to take advantage of the opportunities that arise,” Mr Punch said.

“Having 80 per cent of the subcontractors as local businesses will be a great boost for jobs in the area and is a chance to show off the quality of our local businesses.

“With a number of significant Government projects still to come in the local area, there will be even more opportunities for local businesses to secure new contracts and create new jobs over the next few years.”

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