Office tender review

Office tender review

Wattle Range Council is expected to hold a special council meeting this afternoon (Tuesday) to consider tenders which were submitted to build the proposed multi-million-dollar office in Millicent.

Program manager Craig Turner wrote in a recent report to council that tender submissions would be reviewed initially against the mandatory criteria before being considered in detailed by the tender evaluation panel.

Mr Turner said the tender evaluation panel recommendation would then be presented to a special Wattle Range Council meeting in late March.

It is customary for the council to discuss tenders in closed session.

Council has earmarked $3m in its current 2023/24 budget for the new office but this is a nominal amount to cover any early work at the site.

Planning for a new office began in earnest in 2020 as the current office is not fit-for-purpose as it was constructed almost 90 years ago as the Millicent High School.

Council’s main office is supported by other council staff who occupy two other offices up to 150 metrres away. This afternoon’s meeting is expected to the first as a Corcoran Ward representative by retired Millicent educator John Shelton.

He will be required to make certain declarations before a Justice of the Peace.

The vacancy arose after Councillor Moira Neagle resigned from council in November.

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