How much does scaffolding rental in Perth cost?
Perth’s scaffolding and construction industry is booming and the city’s residents are taking to the streets to voice their concerns about their housing costs.
The city’s Mayor Tom Tate has said that Perth will not be immune from the looming cost of rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of the last 10 years.
But, Mr Tate is under pressure from the State Government to release a new set of figures on the cost of scaffolding construction.
In a statement on Monday night, Mr Taylor said the new figures would reveal the true cost of the city building.
“The Government has said they want to see figures which will reveal the full cost of building our roads, bridges and streets,” Mr Tate said.
“But we need the Government to put its money where its mouth is and give us the full picture of what’s really going on in Perth.”
But the City of Perth says the figures released by the Government on Monday are misleading.
“It’s important to note that the figures in the Government’s Statement of Budget Measures (SBM) for 2019 do not reflect the actual cost of construction, the costs of which will be determined by the Federal Government’s Budget,” the City’s Chief Operating Officer Andrew Smith said.
He said there was no “real” cost of road construction in Perth.
“There are various estimates on the costs, the types of work that might be required, the size of the project and the cost per kilometre,” Mr Smith said in a statement.
“However, these estimates are often based on assumptions that don’t reflect reality and they are very difficult to quantify accurately.”
“The city is also working with the Government and others to provide a new cost-benefit analysis for the projects that will be carried out over the coming years.”
But some of the issues the Government is confronting are more complex than simply a cost of reconstruction.
“We’ve heard from residents in the past about the lack of information on their property values and affordability, which has caused many of the fears,” Mr Taylor added.
“These issues are particularly relevant to those living in Perth’s inner west and the greater regional area.”
What is scaffolding?
Scaffolding is a type of scaffold used in construction, where a section of the structure is built on top of the scaffolding.
It’s often made of steel or other metal, with steel beams and supporting structures to provide support.
“I think this is an essential part of Perth’s infrastructure,” Mr Jones said.
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