The New South Wales Government has opened a multi-million-dollar construction tender for the world's longest wild dog fence on the state's border. This $17 million tender will extend the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence by 742-kilometres.
This project is a continuation of the Hungerford pilot site which sourced local contractors and material from Bourke to build 15-kilometres of fence.
Once this new extension is complete, the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence will be doubled in length to 1325km, making it the world's longest dog fence. This fence will act as the first front-line defence for NSW landholders to battle pests and predators.
NSW's Deputy Premier John Barilaro is encouraging local businesses to apply to the multi-million-dollar tender.
"Most of regional NSW is still recovering from COVID, bushfires and the worst drought on record so using local businesses in the bush to build the fence is a top priority for the NSW Government," Mr Barilaro said.
"The construction of this significant project will provide stimulus to regional communities which is great news for local contractors and workers.
"The NSW Government has taken steps to assist regional businesses in the tender process by creating a panel of suppliers who will be able to quote on individual stages of the build."
The NSW Government is funding all associated construction costs of the fence, including planning, assessments, set-out and complete construction. Altogether the total project cost will be around $37.5 million.
To submit your tender request, visit the NSW Government's supplier website. Tender applications close 2nd February 2021.
Source: NSW Gov Media Release
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