A $1.2 million visitor hub is the major piece of infrastructure in the first stage of the renewal project at Winton Wetlands.DARREN LINTON July 7, 2014 3:37am
Benalla company Landmark Construction Group will build the $1.2
The Winton Wetlands Committee of Management said the awarded contract included site works for a 380
Fifteen companies registered an initial expression of interest in the project and nine were invited to submit a formal tender.
‘‘The committee spent the time to make sure that the construction of the hub will fit the expectations of the community while offering a great business opportunity for potential business operators,’’ Winton Wetlands chief executive Jim Grant said.
‘‘We were pleased by the quality of the submissions and the local interest in the project.
‘‘This interest has kept this work local and has provided a great opportunity to the regional economy and jobs.’’
The hub is part of the first stage of the master plan for the wetlands, which includes the development and construction of infrastructure at key locations around the reserve.
The hub will be connected to a network of bike paths early next year.
‘‘This is a great milestone for the Winton Wetlands renewal project,’’ chairperson Dr Dennis O’Brien said.
‘‘The hub, once completed, will bring together all of the recent works and will be a fantastic introduction to the site as an interpretive centre as well as a meeting point for coffee and community get-togethers.’’
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.