Walker Corporation has today announced the successful tender for the first piece of major infrastructure at its $2 billion master planned community at Buckland Park in Adelaide's northern suburbs, to be known as Riverlea.
BJ Jarrad Pty Ltd, a South Australian company with extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, has secured the contract after a competitive tender process.
Buckland Park Development Manager Simon Kay said the winning tender would begin work on constructing water and gas infrastructure in early June.
"The awarding of the first major tender is a significant milestone for the project which underscores Walker Corporation's commitment to the creation of this new community at Buckland Park," Mr Kay said.
B J Jarrad is a plumbing and civil services company founded in 1983 by Barry Jarrad. The Company has a strong focus on delivering safe, high quality, environmentally sound and value for money outcomes for its government, mining and private sector clientele. The Company owns a large fleet of specialised plant equipment and boasts a highly skilled and dedicated workforce.
Walker Corporation has committed $76 million to develop the first stage of the master planned community with initial subdivision and landscape works expected to commence in September 2012.
The new community at Buckland Park is 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in a region earmarked for significant residential and employment growth over the next 20 years.
Walker is working alongside the State Government and the City of Playford to build this new community that will include schools, neighbourhood centres, a district centre, sporting facilities and public transport connecting the community to Elizabeth, Salisbury and the CBD.
"Riverlea will be home to innovation and a fresh start for thousands of South Australian families over the next 20 years," Mr Kay said.
Walker Corporation is one of Australia's leading developers working across retail, commercial, industrial and master planned communities.
For more information about Walker Corporation, visit www.walkercorp.com.au.
For further information contact:
Richard Sproull at Michels Warren PR
Tel: (08) 8267-6888
About Walker Corporation
Walker Corporation, under the leadership of Lang Walker, is currently developing more than $4 billion worth of residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, Western Australia and South Australia.
Among Walker's current projects are; Main Drive Kew residential development in Melbourne; Bluestone Mt Barker in Adelaide; Collins Square commercial and retail development in Melbourne; Citiswich Business Park in Ipswich; and Vicinity Industrial Estate in Adelaide.