Tenders and Expressions of Interest
Kempsey Shire Council

TQE21/1 RFQ - Development of a Trail Audit and Business Case for the Five Headlands Trail

This Request for Quotation is seeking qualified consultants to undertake a Trail Audit of the Five Headlands and develop a subsequent Business Case.

 The Five Headlands Trail is one of the key game changer projects outlined in the Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy (p.38-9)

“The Five Headlands Trail - The opportunity exists to promote a multi-day nature trail along the Macleay Coastline, to be known as the Five Headlands Trail. The Trail would link the five headlands into a united nature trail creating a unique coastal walking and nature experience.”

The linked trail would combine coastal walking, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and other nature-based experiences and attractions. The Trail extends from Grassy Head in the north following the coastline and walking trails to Point Plomer in the south.

The five headland communities that form location markers for sections of the walk are Crescent Head, Hat Head, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Grassy Head. The five day adventure trail conveniently ends each day at one of the villages which offers accommodation, eateries, recreation activities and rest areas within an coastal reserve.

The key deliverables of this RFQ are:

Five Headlands Trail Audit Report

It is envisaged that the audit report will assess the current state of The Five Headlands Trail identifying existing conditions, gaps, limitations and opportunities including lookouts, rest stops and associated infrastructure essential for development of the trail.

The audit report will set the scene of the current state of the trail and be the basis for development of the business case.

Business Case for The Five Headlands Trail

The Business case should build on the Trail Audit Report (outlined in Step 1) and outline key phases and activities required to mobilise the project with associated timeframe and budgets.

It is expected that consultation be undertaken with key stakeholders including Council Staff (Strategic Planning), NPWS, other landowners and indigenous groups.

It is expected that the full business case report should include Trail Development Plan, Accommodation Options Design Report, Product development plan (including indigenous tourism opportunity plan), Market sounding & Investment attraction, Demand analysis and Cost Benefit Analysis.

Any questions can be submitted via eProcure  or direct to the Project Manger Kristy Forche-Baird via kristy.forche-baird@kempsey.nsw.gov.au 

Quoatations should be submitted in accordance with instructions included in the information documents and lodged in the electronic tender box on eProcure  prior to the closing time and date.

Closes: 5pm Wednesday 10 March 2021

TQE20/33 Refurbishment of Stuarts Point Reservoir

Council is inviting tenders from suitably qualified contractors for the refurbishment of the Stuarts Point reservoir to provide corrosion mitigation measure by installation of Cathodic Protection system and recoating the internal surfaces of the reservoir and external ring-base of the reservoir to extend the service life of the reservoir and prevent premature failure of the asset.

Stuarts Point Water Reservoir is a critical water asset that provides drinking water storage for townships/villages of Stuarts Points, Grassy Head and Fisherman’s Reach. The reservoir receives treated water with an average free chlorine concentration of 1.2 mg/l from Stuarts Point Water Treatment Plant and provides adequate storage capacity to ensure reliability of supply to residents.

A summary of the scope of works for the refurbishment of the reservoir is provided below:

  • Blasting and recoating of the internal wall and floor.
  • Removal of the existing sealing bitumen Coating of the external base plate and the first 300mm of the external wall above the base plate and reinstatement of the sealing bitumen.
  • Installation of Cathodic Protection System.
  • Installation of Four additional turbine ventilators to achieve 6 air changes per hour based on the air volume above TWL.

A more detailed brief of the extent of services required by the Principal is set out in the tender documents available on eProcure 

Tenderers are required to attend a tender briefing/site inspection on the 26th of February 2021 at 1pm.

The Council’s Local Preference Purchasing Procedure adopted on 20 March 2018 applies to this Tender. 

Tenders should be submitted in accordance with instructions included in the information documents and lodged in the electronic tender box on eProcure  prior to the closing time and date. The onus rests on the tenderer to ensure that the tender is lodged in accordance with the above requirements. 

The lowest, or any tender, will not necessarily be accepted. General enquiries may be addressed to the online forum accessed on the eProcure portal or alternatively to the Project Manager Ali Ranjbar on (02) 6566 3200 

Closes: 2pm Friday 12 March 2021


Kempsey Shire Council has changed the way we release our public tenders and EOI’s by implementing a new web portal hosted by eProcure.

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If you experience any difficulties with the e-Procure portal, please do not hesitate to contact them on 1800 377 628 or contact Vicki Thomas, Council’s Coordinator Procurement and Fleet Management on (02) 6566 3200