Major contracts awarded at last Council meeting for the year

Published on 20 December 2023

Pumps at Central Mineral Springs Reserve

Hepburn Shire Council awarded several major contracts at the December meeting held last night.  

Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said the works are a significant investment in local infrastructure and services for the benefit of the community. 

“We made decisions last night committing funds to improve the Central Springs Reserve, road infrastructure in Campbelltown and to continue our ongoing contract for kerbside bin collection, including our planned 2024 food and garden organics roll out,” said Cr Hood. 

Naturform Pty Ltd was awarded a $878,158 contract for stage one of construction works at Central Springs Reserve as part of a $1.47 million dollar project that will improve the picnic and shelter area, connection of the new mineral spring bore to a redesigned pump area incorporating a Djaara artistic interpretation, landscaping and path network to connect features of the reserve and revitalisation of the Hard Hills Spring and hydroelectric infrastructure.  The project is being part-funded by the Australian Federal Government, with $350,000 towards to the project.  

“A masterplan for the Central Springs Reserve was adopted by Council in September, this work delivers on stage one of that plan.  This picturesque area is a popular destination and these works will further improve functionality and appeal,” said Cr Hood. “The remaining elements of the masterplan will be delivered in future stages, as funding allows,” he said. 

Berne Fleming Civil Pty Ltd was awarded a $363,749 contract for the reconstruction of a portion of Smeaton Road in Campbelltown.   

“After some damage from storms, Smeaton Road was identified as a priority project for this financial year.  The road reconstruction will include rebuilding or upgrading approximately 700 metres of the road,” said Cr Hood.   

Veolia Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd was awarded a contract extension for the delivery of kerbside services to townships, including the supply and cartage of our kerbside bins.  

“We are pleased to have locked in this contract which will ensure the continuity of an essential service for our community,” said Cr Hood.  

“In 2024, we will start weekly kerbside collections of food and garden organics for township residents. This will divert tonnes of material that would have been destined for landfill,” he said. 

“The food and organics will be collected and transported to Creswick Transfer Station where it will be transformed into compost to be used locally to improve gardens, soil and farmland. This will considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions and comply with the requirements of the state government to separate food and garden organics from landfill.”