Multi-million dollar tender now open for construction of world’s longest wild dog fence

June 16, 2021

first_imgMulti-million dollar tender now open for construction of world’s longest wild dog fence Deputy PremierThe NSW Government has launched a tender valued at $17 million to undertake the construction of the 742-kilometre extension of the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence with businesses in regional NSW encouraged to apply.Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced that the tender launch came after construction of the pilot site of the world’s longest wild dog fence near Hungerford had now been completed.“Most of regional NSW is still recovering from COVID, bushfires and the worst drought on record so using local businesses in the bush to build the fence is a top priority for the NSW Government,” Mr Barilaro said.“The construction of this significant project will provide stimulus to regional communities which is great news for local contractors and workers.“The NSW Government has taken steps to assist regional businesses in the tender process by creating a panel of suppliers who will be able to quote on individual stages of the build.“The stages of construction will be 50 to 120 kilometres in length, so there will be plenty of opportunity for smaller local suppliers to get involved.”Minister Marshall said the next phase of construction through the tender process would build on the completion of the 15-kilometre-long pilot site near Hungerford, which used local contractors and materials sourced from Bourke.“The priority pilot site has been an invaluable exercise for the overall project as it has allowed the project team to test and evaluate its systems prior to the main phase of construction commencing,” Mr Marshall said.“Through this process we used local companies, including those employing Indigenous Australian contractors from Enngonia, and all the materials were sourced from a business in Bourke.“Once the extension is complete the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence will be more than doubled in length to 1,325 km, with the fence fortress to serve as a titanic tool for NSW landholders in the fight against pests and predators.”The total project is costed at around $37.5 million, with all costs associated with the planning, assessments, set-out and construction of the fence to be met by the NSW Government.The tender is available on the NSW Government’s suppliers website along with all the information needed to make an application. The tender closes on 2 February 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Border, Bourke, bushfires, business, Dollar, drought, Government, Hungerford, Indigenous, launch, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, Premier, project, websitelast_img

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