The $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence is underway with material and labour supply tenders now open.
Announced by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone, the tender documents reveal just how epic this project is with successful applicants being asked to supply up to 71,000 timber posts, 127,500 steel droppers and more than 7000km of wire.
Applications are also being sought from fencing and earthworks contractors.
Minister Whetstone said: “With our pastoral areas facing the challenges of drought, this project will not only limit the impact of wild dogs on our $4.3 billion livestock industry but also provide extra employment opportunities.”
The project is expected to create up to 63 full-time jobs by its third year