New tenders called for in precinct plan
Kalgoorlie-Boulder councillors have accepted new scope of works for the newly titled Boulder Tourism Precinct project, with new
request for tenders to be issued. Councillors unanimously voted to accept the new scope of works for the proposed Loopline Railway and Museum Precinct, now renamed The Boulder Tourism Precinct, at their March 14 meeting.
A re-scoping workshop was held with the committee on January 31 which determined that a new request for tenders be issued for the
newly-titled project. The scope of works for the new project include an action plan with detailed delivery schedule of asset improvement and enhancements in an area extending from Loopline Park to the Palace Theatre. Also included was conducting due diligence, feasibility and land tenure investigations including consultation with stakeholders, conducting vision exercise for the precinct and developing precinct master plan.
The re-scoping session came after foreshadowed motion was moved by Cr Terrence Winner at the December 13 meeting which resolved to refuse all tenders until workshop was conducted to re-define the scope of works. There is an opportunity to investigate asset ownership and potentially financial or in-kind contributions towards the project from
Northern Star, WA Museum and the Golden Mile Loopline Railway Society.
CREDIT – Kalgoorlie Miner