Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery will be built in Palmerston North’s Victoria Esplanade and will be New Zealand’s only dedicated native wildlife recovery facility with purpose built aviaries and a physiotherapy ward.
Palmerston North City Council Senior Property and Parks Planner Aaron Phillips says companies interested in tendering for the work will need to have their proposals in by the end of March.
“Prospective tenderers can find further information on the Government Electronic Tenders Service or TenderLink. Companies will be required to submit proposed timelines for construction. Once the tender is awarded in April we will announce a start date.”
“We're hoping to have work starting within the next few months and the project should take around 12 months to complete,” says Mr Phillips.
Wildbase Recovery Community Trust Chair Roger Kennedy says the call for tenders is an important milestone for the project.
“Moving towards the construction of Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery is not only significant for the people of the Manawatū, but a milestone for conservation across the country.”
The project is a unique collaboration between the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust, Massey University, Palmerston North City Council and Rangitāne o Manawatū. The facility will be built and owned by the Palmerston North City Council and co-managed by Massey University's Veterinary School.