Club hold-up drags on

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

CON­STRUC­TION of the new Yanchep Surf Life Sav­ing Club re­mains stalled af­ter the build­ing contract was ter­mi­nated in Septem­ber.

The City of Wan­neroo ended its $4.53 mil­lion contract with DGX Con­struc­tion (for­merly Diploma Con­struc­tion) be­cause of a sub­stan­tial de­par­ture from the ap­proved con­struc­tion pro­gram with­out rea­son­able cause.

A car park at the site was fin­ished in De­cem­ber but work on the club build­ing and ad­di­tional park­ing will not start un­til the City ac­cepts a re­place­ment ten­der.

The fa­cil­ity was orig­i­nally due for com­ple­tion last Novem­ber.

As­sets di­rec­tor Har­min­der Singh said the contract ter­mi­na­tion had caused sig­nif­i­cant delay and re­quired ver­i­fi­ca­tion of the re­main­ing scope of work.

“It is an­tic­i­pated that a new con­trac­tor will be ap­pointed by late Fe­bru­ary or early March 2017, with con­struc­tion work recom­menc­ing im­me­di­ately there­after,” he said. “The pro­gram for com­ple­tion of the out­stand­ing work will be in the or­der of six months.”

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d464080

Beach shell: The un­fin­ished Yanchep Surf Life Sav­ing club build­ing.

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