Karrinyup: building company collapses create jitters as City of Stirling awards Millington Reserve contract

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THE recent collapse of several WA building companies caused some trepidation ahead of a Stirling council tender decision.

Councillor David Lagan referenced the building industry’s woes while council decided whether to endorse the City of Stirling’s officers’ recommendation to award construction of clubrooms at Millington Reserve in Karrinyup.

He asked for assurance that the City was undertaking due diligence in regards to companies applying for projects.

Infrastructure director Michael Littleton said it was fairly small project but applicants were fully assessed.

“We’re doing as much due diligence as we can to ensure we can minimise the chances of being affected by building companies going into administration,” he said.

Council eventually passed the recommendation to award the tender to Landsdale-based Geared Construction.

The company will upgrade the football/baseball clubrooms at the reserve at a cost of more than $535,000.

Work includes re-roofing, asbestos removal, interior remodelling, refurbishment of changerooms and male and female toilets and the provision of universal accessible toilets.

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