South Australia Launches Tenders for $200M of Construction Work

Construction people discussing plan and workConstruction companies in South Australia are bracing themselves for more potential business as the state government launched the sales-by-tender process for more than $200 million of infrastructure projects.

The series of civil construction work will also be beneficial for equipment suppliers such as those that offer for sale fuel tankers. Aside from this, experts expect employment in the state to pick up with a need to hire labourers for the projects.

Series of Projects

The state government released the tenders on its website in mid-August. These comprised contracts for the $174.3 million Oaklands Crossing project, the $16.4 million Port Adelaide rail spur and train station development project and a $15 million upgrade of the Tea Tree Plaza and Klemzig Park ’n’ Rides.

Interested parties will need to draft proposals within a month from the tenders’ launch. Officials will then choose two bidders with the best offers, and these shortlisted groups will be required to add more details to their bids.

Oaklands Crossing

The Oaklands Crossing project carries the biggest price tag among the list of projects on auction. It would support as much as 160 construction jobs.

More than just employment, it would improve the flow of road and rail traffic for the general public, according to Stephen Mullighan, South Australian minister for transport and infrastructure.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said that the project comes at a good time, as road congestion is expected to become heavier with 66,000 vehicles passing through the crossing by 2031.

Conclusion

The spate of construction work in South Australia will help in stimulating local businesses and job growth. Construction activity serves as a good barometer for economic development, which is why bidders should take this opportunity to take part in not just gaining more revenue, but also contribute to the state economy.