Shire’s works contract goes out for $190m


MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has awarded expanded infrastructure main­tenance contracts to Transfield Ser­vices.

Transfield announced the contract last Tuesday, although the shire has not yet made a public statement.

The decision is likely to see smaller contractors lose work from the shire.

Graeme Hunt, Transfield’s managing director and chief executive, said the company would “continue its 15-year relationship with the …shire in three expanded 10-year contracts providing sustainable infrastructure maintenance services for $190 million”.

“We are thrilled to be able to con­tinue to apply our expertise in long-term asset management principles to the Mornington Peninsula Shire, in one of the company’s longest running relationships,” he said.

Transfield would provide asset ma­nage­ment and maintenance services for the shire’s $1.4 billion of assets in­cluding building, furniture, signs, parks and roadsides services, Mr Hunt said.

“Customer service and community en­gagement services will also be pro­vided.

“We look forward to building on the hard work already collaboratively achieved by the shire and our team, in order to protect the unique landscape of the area for many generations to come.”

Transfield recently won a silver award from the Asset Management Council for its appli­ca­tion of asset ma­nagement principles with the shire.

Transfield employs about 24,000 peo­ple across 20 industries and 11 countries.

The shire first awarded its infra­structure maintenance services to Trans­field in early 1997 when it dis­banded its maintenance department.

At a council meeting in April 1997, the shire’s contracts manager Peter Gore (now manager of recreation and leisure) said the Transfield contract was the biggest of its type to be awarded in Victoria and was valued at $9.7 million in the first year (1997-98).


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