Second stage gets under way

Second stage gets under way

Wanneroo City Council awarded a $2.12 million tender to Ertech to build stage two of the Brazier Road realignment at its May 27 meeting.

One of the other tender submitters, WBHO Civil, posed written questions to the City asking why it was not named as the preferred contractor, given its tender price was lower at $1.89 million.

Infrastructure director Dennis Blair said price was weighted at 40 per cent of the selection criteria, and Ertech scored highest in the other categories of methodology, safety management, experience and resources.

The council-approved tender resulted in a $40,000 funding shortfall for the realignment project, expected to cost $4.76 million overall.

Completed late last year, stage one involved a $1.09 million contract with Stonecivil to build a limestone retaining wall and $1.38m spent internally to build the road.

Although signs on Yanchep Beach and Two Rocks roads said closures would come into effect in June, resident Gary Tremaine said trucks dumped sand to block access to his property via a track near the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club last Friday.

Although still able to access his home from the north, Mr Tremaine said he had returned from a medical appointment on May 30 to find he could no longer drive to the ground floor of his property on a track created almost 90 years ago.

The council report said Yanchep Lagoon and the kiosk would remain accessible from the south, via Wilkie Avenue, and work should finish by the end of 2014.

Councillors also accepted a revised development program for the Yanchep SLSC and public amenities facility, to finish in August 2016 rather than next financial year. Another council report noted results of community consultation for a $415,000 upgrade to the Brazier Road beach access further south, and the City will submit a revised plan that includes a bushfire access track near Coles Place to the WA Planning Commission.