Contract awarded to deliver Kalamunda Community Centre build

19 December 2019 2:15 PM

The City of Kalamunda has awarded the contract to deliver the construction of the Kalamunda Community Centre at Jorgensen Park to Pindan Contracting following a competitive tender process. The contract covers the building, car parking improvements and associated infrastructure.

Artist impression of the Kalamunda Community Centre from the South West View

City of Kalamunda Mayor Cr Margaret Thomas JP said, “The new Kalamunda Community Centre will be a significant asset for the Community. I am extremely excited to see this project come to fruition and thank Lotterywest, the State Government and the Federal Government for their commitment to the project.”

“I must also acknowledge the tireless work of the Kalamunda Community learning Centre, who advocate for a new community centre for many years.”

The request for tender was issued mid-2019 with the City receiving six tenders by the closing date, 21 October 2019.

An evaluation panel then assessed each tender in a staged process moving from tender compliance to qualitative criteria to price.

The panel’s recommendation was endorsed by Council at its 17 December 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting ensuring a timely start for the build.

“Construction is set to commence early next year replacing the Jorgensen Park Pavilion, which has reached its end of life, and will be demolished as a part of the project.” Mayor Thomas said.

Council adopted the centre’s design in June 2019, following extensive consultation with the Kalamunda Community Learning Centre and Community Reference Group.

Key features of the new building include seven activity rooms, two halls, office space, a kitchen, bathrooms, outdoor play areas and a viewing deck.  Timber and stone design textures will give the building a natural feel, paying tribute to its surrounds.  

The project is funded from the Federal Government ($1 Million), Lotterywest ($2.5 Million) and the State Government of Western Australia ($3 Million) with a $150,000 contribution from the Kalamunda Community Learning Centre.

Find more information about this project here or alternatively, please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
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