Fi­nal hwy con­tract awarded

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

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.

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