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Tender awarded for car ferry business case

The case for a car ferry between Bass Coast and the Mornington Peninsula has progressed, with the contract for the Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry Infrastructure Business Case awarded to Earthcheck Pty Ltd.

Bass Coast Shire Council accepted Earthcheck’s tender at the June Ordinary Meeting, following a recommendation from the Tender Evaluatino Panel.

The Panel consists of representatives from both Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councils, and from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Bass Coast Mayor and chair of the Project Steering Committee, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said Council could now look forward to seeing the completed Business Case, expected to be delivered by April 2018.

“There are a lot of factors to consider, including of course, an environmental impact study, before a decision is made, and once completed, the Business Case will address many of these issues,” Cr Rothfield said.

The Business Case is a $250,000 project jointly funded by Regional Development Victoria (RDV), who have contributed $200,000, and Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councils, who have contributed $25,000 each.