Final hwy contract awarded
ANOTHER milestone has been reached on the Pacific Highway, with contracts awarded now topping $3 billion.
Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said progress was continuing, with the contract for the main civil work between Iluka Road and Devils Pulpit awarded to BMD Constructions.
“This will involve upgrading a 14.9km section of highway, creating about 120 jobs, with about 2500 direct and 7500 indirect jobs expected to be supported in the broader workforce at the peak of work of the project,” she said.
Page MP Kevin Hogan said this was the final main civil contract to be awarded on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section.
“The project team has recently released tenders for the rigid pavement contracts and it is impressive to see the large number of private sector partners coming together to deliver one of the state’s signature infrastructure projects. The Pacific Highway works have created or supported thousands of jobs throughout the region – from construction workers through to local businesses,” Mr Hogan said.