27 June 2014
Wanganui District Council
Mayor Annette Main is very pleased that progress towards a well-functioning wastewater plant will gain momentum now that a contractor has been chosen to build the new plant.
At a meeting on Friday, June 27, the Wanganui District Council Tenders Board awarded Hawkins Infrastructure the contract to build the new wastewater treatment plant. Four contractors submitted conforming tenders for the build.
Mayor Annette Main said she looked forward to construction beginning.
“The end result will be a treatment plant that is appropriate to deal with our community’s domestic and industrial waste and which has capacity to cater for growth in the future.
“This is the next step in the process of having a fully-functioning wastewater treatment plant for our district, and I am sure the community will join me in recognising the importance of the decision around who will be building it. The Tenders Board undertook a comprehensive process to select Hawkins as the contractor. We look forward to working with them during the construction of the plant.”
“It is excellent that local companies will be working on the construction where possible. The construction of the plant will have benefits for our local people and businesses. This will increase their profiles as well as help boost our local economy.”
The build will be completed in 2015.
“Our Hawkins Infrastructure team is delighted to have been awarded this contract. We know how important this project is for the community and our team is looking forward to working closely with the Council, their design engineers and local contractors to deliver it as quickly as possible,” says Geoff Hunt, CEO Hawkins Group.