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New alliance creates opportunities for Logan businesses

Published: 16 July 2015

New alliance creates opportunities for Logan businesses

Logan and South East Queensland businesses are expected to secure at least $100 million in goods and services contracts from Council's new Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, launched this month.

Road and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said the alliance would deliver about $180 million worth of water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Logan over the next three years.

"The alliance will partner with local businesses to deliver new infrastructure and asset renewal projects, as well as some day-to-day services needed to run the organisation," Cr Petersen said.

"There are many diverse opportunities for Logan businesses to provide goods and services. The alliance will procure catering, signage, safety gear, pipes and fittings, construction services and landscaping to name just a few.

"A $350,000 order for desktop and laptop computers for the new alliance has already been awarded to a Logan-based supplier."

Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6) said the invitation for local businesses to get involved was launched at a recent Logan Office of Economic Development Supply Chain event.

"Representatives of 80 local businesses attended the event and the Alliance's commitment to supporting local procurement were very well received," he said.  

Businesses can register interest in providing goods and services to Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance by sending a corporate profile, including any relevant water industry experience, to tender.info@loganwia.com.au.

Cr Petersen said the alliance partners had a strong track record in providing opportunities for local businesses.

"This alliance follows six years of the Logan Water Alliance where the same partners (Council, Downer, Cardno and Parsons Brinckerhoff) awarded 95% of all construction contracts to South East Queensland companies," he said.

"In total, more than $120 million of contracts were awarded to 306 different suppliers.

"The alliance also worked with several local construction contractors to improve their management systems. This can help with securing future work from the alliance, Council and other government and private sector organisations."

Further information about Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, including an overview of current projects, is available on Council's website.