The Lismore City Council is set to award a $300,000 contract for the design of an upgrade to the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
The plant, which was built in the 1930s, is seen as integral to the future development of the North Lismore Plateau, which would provide more than 1500 homes to the west of the city.
Some components of the plant are more than 80 years old and are still in operation and some of original structures are in very poor condition.
At tomorrow’s meeting councilors will decide on the successful tender, with staff recommending the contract go to GHD Pty Ltd.
‘The submission from GHD provided confirmation it has the capability and experience to complete these works,’ staff said.
‘The company demonstrated a clear understanding of council processes, requirements and challenges with respect to these works.
‘While GHD did not submit the cheapest tender, it is vitally important that these works are conducted to the high level of quality promised within GHD’s proposal. ‘This will assist other stages of the project to be delivered successfully.’
Meanwhile, councilors will also consider a report on the North Lismore Plateau development.
The development proposal copped a setback recently when the NSW Land and Environment Court found that the rezoning of the land was invalid.
Aboriginal man Michael Ryan had challenged the rezoning on the basis that changes were made to the plan after it had been publicly exhibited.