“Jobs bonanza” - push for local businesses to register interest in working on $3.1m waterfront project

Shannon VerhagenSouth Western Times
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Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Project is a “jobs bonanza” for local businesses.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch said the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Project is a “jobs bonanza” for local businesses. Credit: Shannon Verhagen/Shannon Verhagen

Local businesses are being urged to throw their hat in the ring and register their interest to work on the latest stage of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.

Landscaping, lighting, pathway and playground upgrades are all anticipated to get under way in August as part of the Casuarina Drive Redevelopment, with the South West Business Registry for the project open for one more week.

And with the latest stage anticipated to come in at about $3.1 million, Bunbury MLA Don Punch called it a “jobs bonanza.”

It’s a nice chunky-scale tender, so different works can be broken up into packages that small businesses can take on, from supply of plants and native vegetation, right through to civil contracting works.

Don Punch
Bunbury MLA Don Punch, South West Development Commission chief executive Melissa Teede and DevelopmentWA regional manager Matthew Whyte are encouraging local businesses to register to be part of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Project.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch, South West Development Commission chief executive Melissa Teede and DevelopmentWA regional manager Matthew Whyte are encouraging local businesses to register to be part of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Project. Credit: Shannon Verhagen

Since opening the registry in May, the South West Development Commission have already received 80 expressions of interest.

“We are committed to maximising local supplier, contractor and job opportunities in the region,” chief executive Melissa Teede said.

By supporting local businesses, we support local jobs.

Melissa Teede

The project is delivered by the South West Development Commission in partnership with DevelopmentWA, the City of Bunbury and the Department of Transport, under the guidance of the Bunbury Development Committee.

Small businesses can register their interest at www.swdc.wa.gov.au, with registration closing on June 30.

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