Wairarapa Councils Award Joint Roading Contracts

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 May 2014

Wairarapa Councils Award Joint Roading Contracts to Reduce Costs

The three Wairarapa Councils have worked together on retendering their road maintenance contracts for the next three to five years. The three contracts have been awarded to Fulton Hogan Ltd following a competitive tender process. The contracts were prepared with the aim of producing a consistent standard of road maintenance throughout the Wairarapa, and to reduce the costs of engaging contractors.

The contracts comprise the maintenance of sealed and unsealed roads (excluding the State Highway), bridges, associated traffic facilities, drainage systems, structures, signs, guardrails and rural vegetation.

The three contracts, with a combined value of $20 million, commence on 1 July 2014 and are for an initial three-year term, but may be extended by a further two years at the Councils’ discretion. The final award prices excluding GST were:

  • Masterton District Council $9,306,072.34
  • Carterton District Council $4,962,267.80
  • South Wairarapa District Council $5,695,847.61

Tenders were received from Fulton Hogan Ltd and Higgins Contractors Wairarapa.  The three Councils were very happy with the outcome of the joint process, which will have far-reaching benefits for the Wairarapa as a whole. This is the latest example of the three Councils working closely together to maximise efficiency and reduce costs to ratepayers throughout the region.

These are significant contracts for the Councils and their renewal is key to ensuring that road maintenance standards throughout the region will be of a high and consistent standard, whilst keeping costs to an affordable level.

Mayor Adrienne Staples – South Wairarapa District

Mayor Ron Mark – Carterton District

Mayor Lyn Patterson – Masterton District

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