The next step in the development of the new Cockburn Regional Physical Activity and Education Centre has been reached, with four major companies invited to tender for construction after an extensive application process.
The $106 million facility is a joint partnership with the City of Cockburn, Fremantle Dockers, Curtin University and the Federal and State governments.
The world-class centre at Cockburn Central West will house the club’s new Elite Training and Administration Facility.
Fremantle Dockers general manager of strategic projects Brad Paatsch said the applications received were all impressive.
"The City of Cockburn and the club were both impressed by the quality of the Expressions of Interest submitted by all companies involved in the EOI process," Paatsch said.
"We now look forward to working with the City over the coming months to appoint one of the selected builders as the building contractor, and to commencing construction on this exciting project in early 2015."
Mayor Logan Howlett said it was important that Cockburn ratepayers got the best value for money for what will be their local sporting club wherever they live.
“The City’s tender process is designed to ensure all capable tenderers are given an equal chance to present their proposal,” he said.
The four companies invited to tender are:
1. Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd;
2. Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd;
3. Perkins Decmil Joint Venture - (Perkins [WA] Pty Ltd and Decmil Australia Pty Ltd)
4. Pindan Contracting Pty Ltd.
For more information about the project visit: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au/ccw