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Phillip Island Nature Parks is one step closer to realising the vision set out in the Summerland Peninsula Master Plan, with the construction of a new Visitor Centre for the iconic Penguin Parade.

In April 2016, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria announced that the Andrews Labor Government will provide $48.2 million for this major redevelopment, with the Nature Parks contributing a further $10 million, for a total project cost of $58.2 million. the new Visitor Centre due to open in late 2019. 

In addition to an enhanced visitor experience, this redevelopment will allow 6.7 hectares of habitat to be restored back to the island’s penguin colonies, with the Nature Parks better placed to achieve environmental outcomes by reducing impacts on penguins and increasing penguin habitat.

In May 2017 the Nature Parks invited Expressions of Interest for the Principal Contractor for the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Development Project. After an extensive evaluation process we are proud to announce that we have now shortlisted four very experienced Principal Contractors.

We will be working with the shortlisted Principals over the next 3 months through the formal Request for Tender process, and it is anticipated that the final appointment will be made by November to December 2017.

Please direct any local contractor and/or trades enquiries to the below short-listed Principal Contractors:

Hansen Yuncken
George Mihos
Level 3, 479 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
T 03 9831 6500 D 03 9831 6520 F 03 9831 6599 M 0423 558 834

Kane Constructions
Ian Dell
Level 1 658 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 Australia
Telephone: 03 8420 1200
Fax: 03 8420 1201

Hutchinson Builders and Civilex
Bernie Nolan
T 03 9282 9500 | F 07 3335 5005 | M 0413159013
A 70-72 Cecil St, south Melbourne

Cockram Constructions
David Thorpe
+61 (3) 8862 8888
+61 (0) 400 553 928


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