21 December 2012
Joint release with:
NSW Minister for Roads and Ports
Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd has been selected as the preferred tenderer to design and build the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade of the Pacific Highway.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese said the selection of a preferred builder means the upgrade is on track to begin next year.
“Work is progressing well across the North Coast with more than 1,700 workers onsite upgrading 73 kilometres of the Pacific Highway right now,” Mr Albanese said.
“The Nambucca Heads to Urunga section is the first part of the 42 kilometre Warrell Creek to Urunga project, with the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section to be built next.
“The detailed design work will start in the new year, with major works commencing later in 2013.
“This is yet another project that forms part of the Federal Labor Government's massive commitment of more than $4.1 billion to duplicate the Pacific Highway.”
NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay said registrations of interest have also been called to design and build the sections of the Pacific Highway from the Oxley Highway to Kundabung, and from Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads.
“We are pushing ahead with works on the Pacific Highway, where projects like this will see grade separated interchanges, divided roads and new rest areas greatly improve safety and reduce travel times for all motorists,” Mr Gay said.
The duplication of the Nambucca Heads to Urunga section of the Pacific Highway is funded on a 50-50 per cent split between the Federal and NSW governments.
Prequalified contractors can register their interest in the Oxley Highway to Kundabung and Warrell Creek to Nambucca sections on the NSW Government etender website at tenders.nsw.gov.au
- Lance Northey—For Mr Gay—0467 743 192