$38 million new centralised Ergon Energy complex announced
A NEW centralised Ergon Energy depot and office complex to be built in Rockhampton is expected to create over 300 jobs within the local construction industry.
In announcing Lend Lease as the successful tenderer, Ergon Energy CE Ian McLeod said the project would provide the company with a modern and centralised operational base from which to better service the greater Rockhampton area and increase the company's safety and operational efficiencies.
"This redevelopment will see our operational and support functions located together under one roof and enable the company to operate more effectively and efficiently," Mr McLeod said.
"This project is a clear example of Ergon Energy's commitment to its strategy to increase operational efficiencies and invest prudently in order to reduce pressure on electricity prices to our customers in the long term."
Other benefits from this project include improved management in disaster responses, better fleet management and utilisation, more efficient logistics and material handling, and improved safety traffic management on site- including access to Glenmore Road.
Mr McLeod said the site redevelopment would involve the construction of a new office and depot building, fleet and off street parking and modifications to the existing logistics building.
The overall contract cost of the project is around $38 million and the new centralised facility is expected to house around 450 Ergon staff.
Managing Director of Lend Lease's Building business in Australia, Murray Coleman, said Lend Lease was delighted to have signed this contract with Ergon for the improvement of services to the Rockhampton region.
"We are proud of our experience in Queensland and look forward to working with Ergon to bring opportunities to the local construction market."
The redevelopment is expected to be completed in mid 2016, weather dependant. More information about Lend Lease Australia is available from its website.