Qld company wins contract to refurbish Wanneroo Civic Centre


Wanneroo Civic Centre extension. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Wanneroo Civic Centre extension. Picture: Martin Kennealey

UPDATE, August 2: Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts commented on social media that Broad was established in WA in 1991 and reiterated its intention to hire local contractors.

Broad is a subsidiary of CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors) and member of the CIMIC Group.

 

A QUEENSLAND company has won a $5.2 million contract to refurbish the Wanneroo Civic Centre despite a councillor’s concerns about local jobs.

Broad Construction Services submitted two tenders to the City of Wanneroo to refurbish the existing centre and fit out the extension, which is due for completion in October.

Councillors at the July 25 meeting accepted Broad’s alternative tender, which costed less than the City’s pre-tender estimate.

The City’s report said the company completed similar projects for the Department of Finance and Lotterywest, and at the Quinns Mindarie Community Centre.

Its tender was described as “highly competitive” and representing “value for money”.

Cr Linda Aitken queried Broad’s stated intention to engage WA sub-contractors for the project and preference local businesses at the July 18 briefing session, asking how the commitment would be managed by the City.

Assets director Harminder Singh said he would check but it was up to the company to provide sub-contractors.

Cr Aitken said they had a responsibility to support local employment opportunities and “make sure local companies are used for such a large tender”, requesting the City investigate ensuring this.

Mr Singh confirmed the tender process was open to all businesses following a question from Mayor Tracey Roberts.

The fit out and refurbishment is expected to be completed by May.

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