The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is calling for tenders for the repaving of the Hannan Street footpaths, from Wilson Street to Porter Street, and simultaneous improvement works for Burt Street footpath paving.
The Hannan Street works will include not only replacing the existing pavers, but also upgrading the landscaping at the intersections of Maritana and Hannan and Wilson and Hannan Streets, and installing new street furniture along the main street.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the works were the first phase in the broader redevelopment of the Kalgoorlie CBD.
“The repaving of Hannan Street is a project that we can get underway independently of the other large scale construction, so we are getting the ball rolling, and anticipate that this phase will be underway by November,” Mr Walker said.
“As well as improving the safety and general condition of the footpaths in the CBD, this new style of exposed aggregate concrete will be more robust than traditional pavers, and has a longer useable life,” Mr Walker said.
“We will be salvaging around 2500 square meters of pavers from Hannan Street to repair and upgrade the footpaths in Burt Street, running both projects concurrently to ensure maximum efficiency.
“We will also be taking this opportunity to install new street seating, as well as rubbish and recycling bins, which will all help contribute to the final overall look and feel of the Kal City Centre.”
The four-metre-wide exposed aggregate path will be bordered by a paved service corridor along the street side of the pavement, which will allow for easy future access to utilities such as water and electricity, and for works around the veranda posts.
Mr Walker said local businesses are encouraged to submit a tender, with strong locally focused incentives in place.
“Through our local purchasing policy, the City’s tender process has significant advantages for local businesses, including a local price preference which applies to quotations and tenders to businesses with a local presence or who can demonstrate they are using a local sub-contractor. There are also price preference options available for local Aboriginal businesses.” Interested parties can download the tender documentation from www.Tenderlink.com/ckb