ALL tenders in relation to the airport development were over budget and none were accepted by Council.
The tenders included ground lighting upgrade, construction of the warbirds museum and terminal building and the airside infrastructure upgrades.
The Mayor explained another tender process would not occur because the time frames involved may jeopardise grant funding from the government, instead the Council will negotiate directly with organisations and use the tender quotes as an indication for current market value.
In some cases, the lowest two tenderers will be approached for a direct quote, but Council staff may seek quotes from any party, not restricted to companies which have tendered and report back to Council.
Council did not disclose the budget or the tender amounts submitted.
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