Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced that the preferred tenderer to design and build the new Batemans Bay Bridge had been selected.
Mr Constance said Roads and Maritime Services will work with John Holland to finalise the contract which is expected to be awarded mid this year.
Above: Andrew Constance MP announced today " We’ve taken the next step towards building the new Batemans Bay Bridge today, having announced John Holland as the preferred tenderer to design and build the bridge." "I’m also excited to reveal that that sections of the old bridge will be incorporated into artwork on a viewing platform to be constructed on the new bridge. "Construction is on track to begin early next year." Photo Andrew Constance MP FB Page
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“Today’s announcement of the preferred tenderer is a significant milestone and allows work to start on the detailed design of the project,” Mr Constance said.
“This means the project is on track to be shovel ready early next year.
“John Holland is a leading infrastructure and property company, with almost 70 years’ experience delivering projects in Australia, NZ and South East Asia.
“The company is currently involved in delivering all of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, in addition to key local infrastructure to improve communities,” said Mr Constance.
“An exciting part of this project will be the incorporation of sections of the old bridge into art work on a viewing platform to be constructed on the new bridge.
“This is another major milestone in the delivery of what will be a phenomenal project for our region.
“Once the project is complete, the community will benefit from less congestion at key pinch points in and around Batemans Bay.
“The project will reduce economic and social impacts caused by the lift span and current load limit of the existing bridge.”
Mr Constance added that foreshore facilities will be improved as will freight access south of the river, with larger trucks and B-doubles up to 26 metres in length to be able to cross the bridge.
“The new bridge across the Clyde River will provide a safer and more reliable crossing for the Batemans Bay community well into the future.
“The community will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses.” Media Release