Gunnedah Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the design and construction of Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground.
Expressions will be accepted until 10am on Friday, August 31, with experienced local companies to be looked upon favourably by the assessment panel under Council’s Local Preference Policy.
The playground will be built at Wolseley Oval, with funding from the council and under the Stronger Country Communities program.
The playground project came about as the result of Ashley Bender’s petition to the council in 2013 to build an inclusive play space.
The concept plan was developed by Kathryn Yigman of Stewart Surveys following extensive consultation with the community and the Inclusive Playground Working Group.
Working Group chair Owen Hasler said the goal is to move the project ahead as quickly as possible.
“Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground is a priority for the Gunnedah Shire Council and we look forward to progressing to the construction stage of this significant play space project,” he said.
"We will be working with the successful contractor to ensure that the final design and selected equipment elements of the project will maximise usage and ensure appreciation of the playground facility by our residents as well as visitors to our community."
Playground project manager Debra Hilton said the playground is one step closer towards improving the liveability and attractiveness of the area.
“Things are moving forward as we send out the EOI and this is another step closer to a sod-turning moment,” Ms Hilton said
The EOI is advertised locally, regionally and state-wide and on the government Tenderlink portal.
For more information, contact Debra Hilton on (02) 6740 2100.