Councillors award Bendigo library contract 

CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors have voted unanimously for Contract Control Services to undertake the redevelopment of the Bendigo Library. 

The construction company was awarded the almost $7.6 million tender to renovate the 28-year-old library building over seven shortlisted firms.

Councillor James Reade said it was a “very good price”.

“I am very proud and happy to see this project fulfilled,” he said.

“Contract Control Services has a wide range of experience in public infrastructure.

“It is a very good price.”

Cr Reade said he was particularly pleased by the company’s commitment to sustainability.

The company plans to recycle 90 per cent of the waste from the construction site.

Councillor Rod Campbell said he was looking forward to seeing the completed renovations.

“This vision is so wonderful,” he said. “It will fit in with the streetscape and environment, and create an area for people to gather.

“This is going to be done at an extraordinarily economic price.”

Councillors Fyffe and Lyons also spoke in favour of the tender application at council.

Construction is expected to commence on the site by mid-September. 

The library is expected to be completed and reopened by December 2013.

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