Variation contract for pool to be issued to builders

COUNCIL officers will be issuing a contract of variation to the builder after Wednesday night’s meeting when councillors voted to change the design of the 50-metre indoor pool even though a contract had already been awarded. 

The Courier yesterday requested an interview with Major Projects manager Jeff Pulford but was told he was unavailable, and was instead emailed comments from chief executive officer Anthony Schinck.

“There will then be a commercial process to finalise the cost, then a formal contract variation will be approved by council’s contracts committee,” Mr Schinck said. 

In the report given to councillors, it explained two alternate options compared to the contracted variable depth. 

It stated the uniform depth of 1.85 metres would cost an extra $100,000 (TBC) than what was originally contracted.

Mr Schinck said to arrive at the $100,000 figure, council officers sought an estimate from the contracted builder and also council’s independent quantity surveyor, they provided an estimate, which then formed the basis of the information in the council report.

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