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Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging local contractors to take advantage of employment opportunities on the horizon and apply for prequalification online as major building projects are set to begin across the Shire.

Last monthPremier of Victoria, The Honorable Daniel Andrews MP, announced a combined funding of $33.3 million towards the construction of the new Wonthaggi Secondary College campus and education precinct, the Wonthaggi Regional Highball Stadium, and the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club.

In addition to these projects the Cowes Revitalisation projects are currently underway with construction happening throughout 2018, ensuring a massive boost in job opportunities for locals.

Bass Caost Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, urges local builders to stay informed and register.

“These projects present an abundance of work opportunities across the shire and it’s important that local contractors get on board,”Cr Rothfield said.

It is a requirement of state government funded projects that contractors and consultants register with the Victorian Government’s Construction Supplier Register, before they apply to work on these large construction projects.

The register gives suppliers access to tender processes and supplier assessments to determine their eligibility.

“At the moment there’s only a small number of Bass Coast builders prequalified through the scheme, so it’s important that we get more local suppliers to register – it’s such a great opportunity”.

Prequalification does not automatically guarantee suppliers will be chosen for projects – but businesses can be selected from the register to compete for contracts.

Contractors and consultants can apply for prequalification online at