Realignment works ready to begin

Councillors at the February 4 meeting unanimously agreed to pay Brierty Limited $3.462 million to build the first stage of the Neerabup project.

A council report said the first stage would involve building an 800m section of Flynn Drive on its future alignment, connecting to Wanneroo Road north of the existing intersection.

‘The scope of works also includes the construction of a new traffic signal controlled intersection with Wanneroo Road approximately halfway between the existing (junction) and the dualled section of Wanneroo Road immediately north,’ the report said.

‘The project is directly linked to the development of the Neerabup industrial area and has also attracted $1 million in state government funding.’

The report said the start date would be February 24, with completion expected by July 14.

Eight companies submitted tenders and the City’s administration recommended Brierty Limited, the second lowest priced, as the contractor because it offered ‘the best value for money’.

The City has allocated almost $7.254 million for the project, and expects to spend almost $4.945 million in stage one to cover the contract, rock excavation, funds already spent and administrative costs.