Earlier in the year, expressions of interest (EOI) were sought from experienced contractors, and they have been evaluated. Aerial surveys and geotechnical work have been undertaken along the proposed route of the pipeline. Project documents have been released to approved, experienced contractors.
During October alone, we have:
Resubmitted a revised application to the NSW Department of Industry for Section 60 approval.
Revised the WTP Reference Design to the new parameters.
Prepared Early Tender Involvement (ETI) documentation and procedures with the new design.
Held stakeholder meetings and briefed the Expression of Interest (EOI) participants regarding the changes.
Continued the REF incorporating the changes to the water treatment plant reference design.
Revised the delivery program through to contractor engagement.
LPSC are looking forward to seeing construction underway. There are still numerous planning processes to be undertaken and government checks and balances to step through, therefore barring unforeseen circumstances, realistically Council is hoping a design and construct contract will be awarded during April 2019.