The Shire of Esperance said they were taking ‘a step forward’, after calling on qualified consultants to submit concept designs for the replacement of the Esperance Tanker Jetty.
The project will be led by a heritage consultant and a team of experienced sub consultants, who will be expected to deliver a detailed design of the Tanker Jetty which will aim to meet the expectations of the Esperance community and the requirements of the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
In a statement released Saturday, January 27, Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott said the move was a step forward in providing a new jetty, one that would ‘meet the needs of generations to come’ while not being a ‘financial burden’.
The tenderer successful will be required to work alongside a number of organisations to develop the design from a draft concept to detailed engineering drawings, including the Shire, the Jetty Replacement Working Group, the state Heritage Council and the Department Planning, Lands and Heritage.
The design concept will then be used in future funding applications and construction tenders.
There will be several progress points throughout the tender process, which will require the consideration of both the Shire Council and the Heritage Council.
This process is designed to guarantee an open public process and allow the community the opportunity to see the design for the new jetty evolve.
Tender documentation is to be submitted by 2.00pm AWST Thursday, March 1, via www.tenderlink.com/esperance
Responses submitted through other means will not be accepted.
Additional information can be found on the Shire’s website, via www.esperance.wa.gov.au/