Major construction projects with a total value of more than $800 million will be showcased during an expo at Frankston Arts Centre next month. Frankston City Council’s Invest Frankston team is hosting the South East B.I.G (Build, Innovate, Grow) Build expo on June 10-11 to connect suppliers and service providers to the projects. It’s also supported by the cities of Kingston, Monash, and Greater Dandenong, and Mornington Peninsula Shire.
On the first day of the expo, businesses will have the opportunity to attend a tender training workshop conducted by Mia Consulting. This will assist those looking to improve their skills in tender responses. On day two, developers will present upcoming private and public construction projects and provide critical information for businesses looking to tender their interest.
Frankston City will showcase projects including the $562 million Frankston Hospital redevelopment, $45 million Horizon Apartments, $35 million Jubilee Park redevelopment, $6.5 million Lloyd Park soccer pavilion, and $6.5 million Eric Bell Pavilion. Initiatives from Major Road Projects Victoria and various community infrastructure projects from Kingston, Greater Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula Shire will also be displayed.
Frankston City Mayor Kris Bolam said the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenging time for the construction sector, which is Frankston City’s largest industry by output generated with an estimated annual worth of $2.49 billion, and the expo represented a regional approach to helping the sector recover and thrive.
The tender workshop for businesses is on Thursday, June 10, from 3.30-5.30pm; the project presentations are on Friday, June 11, from 10am-5pm. Both are at FAC and tickets for each cost $20.