Cairns Regional Council will today brief the local construction industry on $37 million worth of water, sewerage and waste projects that will be tendered this financial year.
Mayor Bob Manning said Council had invited interested Cairns-based businesses and consultants to attend the annual briefing with the aim of encouraging more local tenderers.
“We want to give our local business the best possible chance to apply for and win competitive tenders for major projects,” Cr Manning said. “Projects like these are important to our local industry and generate employment.
“This afternoon’s briefing will allow them to go back and consider what projects they might want to tender for and get a head start on the planning process.”
Water and Waste General Manager Graham O’Byrne said attendees would have the opportunity to ask questions about Council’s projects and tender processes.
“This is a great networking opportunity where we can meet with local industry representatives to discuss Council’s upcoming projects and answer any questions they may have,” Mr O’Byrne said.
Projects on offer include a new Water Laboratory, major upgrades to sewer networks and water main replacement works.
“These types of projects account for a large portion of Council’s annual capital works spend and are absolutely vital to the sustainability of our critical infrastructure,” Mr O’Byrne said.