Council calls on local businesses to tender for $43 million works

Date published: 22 August 2022

Townsville City Council has called out to all local gardening, mowing, slashing, weed control and outdoor management businesses to apply for up to $43 million in parks and open spaces work.

Council has released the tender to carry out a variety of maintenance at parks, gardens and along roadsides across the city.

Mayor Jenny Hill said she encouraged local businesses to consider submitting a tender for the upcoming works.

“A variety of businesses can tender for the work as it will cover a large footprint of our city’s open-space network,” Cr Hill said.

“Council crews will continue to focus on parks, gardens and road side work in the city whereas this tender will look to cover some of those areas to the north, south and west of the city.

“The contracts will be for up to eight years starting 1 July 2023.”

“Small businesses with one or two employees up to larger organisations with specialist equipment and experience are encouraged to throw their hats in the ring and tender on the works.”

Business Services and Finance Committee chairperson Margie Ryder said Council wants to prioritise the support for local businesses.

“Council will hold an information session on 25 Augustat Reid Parkto discuss some of the requirements for businesses interested in taking on some of the work,” Cr Ryder said.

“Attendees can learn about the required work, how to submit a tender and ask any questions they may have.

“We want to give local companies the confidence to tender for the works, grow their business, and create more employment opportunities while maintaining our world-class parks and open spaces across the city.

“This is one of the initiatives Council has put in place to meet our commitment for 90 per cent of procurement spending to be with local businesses within the next four years.”

Visit our tender's page for more information and how to RSVP for the information session.