Construction firms and suppliers across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) are being encouraged to submit tenders for upcoming works packages as part of the $2 billion Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Project.
A tender information session was held recently to highlight the upcoming works, which forms part of the Connections Project’s annual Winter Works program and ongoing construction programs throughout the year.
Works involve construction of seven pipelines totalling 9.7km in the Central Goulburn and Torrumbarry irrigation districts, as well as associated works and channel decommissioning.
A second tender is being advertised to create a panel of qualified and experienced contractors to deliver ongoing metering and other minor modernisation works across the GMID.
Connections Project Director Frank Fisseler said the project had planned a large amount of modernisation and construction works for 2018 to continue to create water savings.
“These upcoming works are significant and are a fantastic opportunity for local contractors to get involved with the largest irrigation modernisation project in Australia,” he said.
“The Connections Project is creating plenty of economic benefits in the GMID for local businesses and boosting employment.
“These works show we’re continuing to deliver on the ground following the adoption of the Reset Delivery Plan.”
For more information about the Connections Project’s upcoming works opportunities, people can visit https://www.tenderlink.com/connproj/
Tenders close at 5pm on Wednesday, 28 March (winter works pipeline construction) and at 5pm on Wednesday, 4 April (meters and minor works construction panel).
The Connections Project is a once-in-a-lifetime upgrade to the Northern Victorian irrigation region to create a sustainable future for the GMID and deliver water savings under Victoria’s contribution to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.