Rft - Request For Tender

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The West Pilbara is a fast growing region in Western Australia in terms of both population and economic development. Water demand is increasing in line with future growth projections and the Western Australian Government is exploring to meet that demand. This invitation for expressions of interest (EOI), issued by the Water Corporation and the Department of Treasury and Finance is seeking information from parties interested in the provision of viable water sources in the west Pilbara region. Information is sought from parties with access to proven water sources via RFT (request for tender).

The Pilbara is a vast area of Western Australia. The region has some of the worlds most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 400,000 square kilometers.

It is the centre of Western Australias massive mining industry, often called Australias engine room. Spanning the North West coast from Onslow to Kununarra, it is some of the most stunning country in the world; vast, beautiful, formidable. There are deep rocky canyons leading to crystal clear plunge pools. There are dozens of islands with exquisitely white beaches and untouched coral gardens. You can walk through the gorges of Karijni National Park and Millstream Chichester National Park.

On the coast the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands offer world class boating, fishing, diving and snorkeling. If you visit the area between September and April, you will see female turtles nesting and laying eggs on the beach and newly-hatched babies scrambling to the ocean.

There are over 700 historic Indigenous archaeological sites and 10,000 rock engravings (Petroglyphs), many dating back some 30,000 years. Burrup Peninsula is home to some of the most important and stunning rock art. It contains the largest concentration of aboriginal rock art in the world.

You need a four wheel drive to explore this area or you can take a tour. A guided tour is the best way to see the hidden treasures of the Pilbara and not get lost! Karratha is seen as the gateway to the Pilbara and offers all amenities and a range of accommodation. It was established in the 1960s following the iron ore boom and the towns name translates to good country in the local indigenous language.

Accommodation prices in Karratha range from as little as $35 a night up to around $400. As the local populations in the Pilbara increase the precious water supply is under threat. Those interested in the RFT to look at the future of water supply in the region should go to the government department website for tender details.
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This article was published on 2010/10/13