An­other lo­cal signs on to Park­lands project

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

FOL­LOW­ING a num­ber of large-scale ten­ders awarded to Chinchilla lo­cals, the Chinchilla Botanic Park­lands project has wel­comed an­other lo­cal busi­ness on board.

Chinchilla com­pany Good­land Field Ser­vices has be­gun civil works on the Park­lands site this week af­ter be­ing awarded the ten­der for more than $300,000. Good­land will also per­form ad­di­tional unit rate work on site.

Good­land Field Ser­vices gen­eral man­ager Piet Ry­cks said he and his crew were ex­cited to be work­ing on the project.

“We ap­plied to work on the Park­lands project as we could see the ben­e­fit in not only cre­at­ing some­thing for the com­mu­nity but also as an op­por­tu­nity to show­case our ca­pa­bil­i­ties as a lo­cal busi­ness,” he said.

“We’re in­volved in pre­par­ing the site, pro­tect­ing the rem­nant veg­e­ta­tion, shap­ing the wa­ter course and con­struct­ing the plat­form for the land­scap­ers. We are also re­spon­si­ble for the in­stal­la­tion of pipe­line to feed wa­ter into the site.”

Coun­cil­lor Carolyn Till­man said she was pleased at the amount of work awarded to lo­cal busi­nesses.

“The con­tract with Good­land brings our lo­cal busi­ness spend to over $1.67 mil­lion,” she said.

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