Council appoints Zauner as Art Gallery builder
AlburyCity has awarded the construction contract for the Albury Regional Art Gallery redevelopment to locally based firm Zauner Construction.
Council endorsed the company at its meeting last night, selecting its $8.3M tender ahead of four other firms which had been shortlisted for the Art Gallery project. Zauner has projected a construction program of just under 12 months, which will allow time for staff to get the facility up and operational for the opening scheduled by 30 June 2015.
AlburyCity Mayor Cr Kevin Mack welcomed Zauner’s appointment as a key milestone in the art gallery redevelopment.
“Zauner’s submission meets the project requirements perfectly and comes in under-budget. Zauner has a great track record in delivering major projects and we’re thrilled to have them on board to deliver an art gallery that will become a cultural and tourism icon for the region and beyond.”
“We’re also very pleased to be appointing a locally-based company whose work will be well known to the community. Zauner constructed the LibraryMuseum in 2007 and most recently oversaw The Cube and WAVES swim centre in Wodonga. Zauner is very in tune with the expectations and requirements of our community and will deliver a facility we can all be proud of.”
“Zauner’s tender is $500,000 lower than the total construction budget, which will allow Council to meet any contingencies or unexpected costs that may arise during the construction period.”
Council will now enter final negotiations with Zauner and will aim to finalise paperwork in early 2014 with construction to get underway in February.