The successful tenderer for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Road Corridors Maintenance has been appointed.
From July, Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd will be responsible for the maintenance of the Shire’s 1,700 km road network, as well as drains and footpaths, ensuring that residents, rate payers and visitors enjoy a safe and well-maintained transport network, the Council said in a statement.
Mayor, Simon Brooks said Council’s Our Road Corridors maintenance contract is the first to be announced under a reshaped maintenance services delivery model, for the effective and efficient management of more than $2.3 billion of community assets.
“First and foremost, we are thankful for DM Roads, who have helped us look after Mornington Peninsula roads for current and future generations. We are looking forward to working with Fulton Hogan on addressing community concerns, delivering cost effective services and new service levels,” said Mayor Brooks.
“Second, I am excited to begin this new journey of our revitalised maintenance services delivery model. The tender process has been extremely thorough. The tender evaluation panel considered so many different aspects of each tenderers bid, including resourcing, experience, equipment, working methods, continuous improvement, social procurement, local economic benefits, environmental management and strategic asset management.
“We as a Council are making strides to ensure our community experiences services that are cost-effective and future-proofed.”
The Council says improvements to the contract address areas of concern raised by the community, including:
- A new additional works program for road reconstruction and resurfacing;
- Simplified response times for the repair of potholes;
- A new activity to address road condition issues larger than potholes but not needing full reconstruction;
- Double the amount of roadside open drains to be cleared and reshaped annually;
- Use of new technology to target line marking renewal where it is needed most;
- New requirement for use of electric leaf blowers for street and footpath sweeping done at night.
The Contract requirements also make a big step forward for sustainability, including:
- Carbon neutrality in delivering the services;
- The development and delivery of a long-term emissions reduction strategy;
- Monitoring and data collection;
- Renewable retail electricity procured or generated for contractor operations;
- Recycled materials requirements, including needing to use of at least 10,000 tonnes of recycled materials over the life of the Contract.
“Over more than a decade, we have worked with DM Roads to deliver the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s road and drain maintenance and are thankful for all their excellent work. We recognise their contribution to the protection of our roads and drainage,” the Mayor said.