Tender awarded for Cookbundoon Pavilion
Published on 18 November 2020
Soccer in the region will receive a huge upgrade to their facilities, after Goulburn Mulwaree Council awarded the tender for design and construction of a new pavilion at the Cookbundoon Sporting Fields on Tuesday night.
The new pavilion will include six change rooms, a function room, canteen, officials change rooms, public amenities, storeroom, office and an undercover verandah in a similar style to the recently completed Ken Robson Pavilion at Seiffert Oval.
“Soccer has perhaps the largest player base of all sports in our region, and this upgrade to provide essential facilities such as change rooms for our female players is overdue. We are extremely proud to be delivering it now at Cookbundoon, and I look forward to seeing it open and being utilised soon” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor welcomed news that tender for the project had been awarded.
“I know there are many local soccer players in Goulburn keen to see the project get underway. The new amenities building will also attract more soccer teams from across this region, bringing economic and social benefits to Goulburn,” Mr Taylor said.
Councillors awarded the tender for the project to local firm ARW Multigroup for $1,008,672 citing their ranking as highest value for money in the evaluation process. $572,884 for the project is being funded through the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, with Goulburn Mulwaree Council contributing the remaining funds.
Projects funded under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program are required to be completed by 30 June 2021, as the money is part of the Australian Government’s economic response to COVID-19. The program also states that Council must use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities.