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Registration of interest called for Clarence River construction

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Luke Hartsuyker Federal Member for Cowper

Kevin Hogan Federal Member for Page

Chris Gulaptis Member for Clarence

Joint Media Statement 19 December 2014

Registration of interest called for Clarence River construction

POTENTIAL contractors are invited to register their interest in designing and building a crossing over the Clarence River at Harwood, to carry the future traffic needs of the Pacific Highway.

Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the bridge over the Clarence River will be a major part of the 155 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina.

“The Australian Government will provide up to 80 per cent of the cost of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade to complete the four-lane divided highway between Sydney and Brisbane. The new bridge over the Clarence River will be the longest of 40 bridges to be built as part of that upgrade,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

Member for Page Kevin Hogan said new bridge will have four lanes and be around 1.3 kilometres long.

“The design must allow for a 30 metre navigational clearance for marine traffic. It must also be aesthetically pleasing and meet all safety needs, including being able to withstand flooding and ship collisions,” Mr Hogan said.

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis encouraged contractors to register their interest to tender for the detailed design and construction work involved with the project.

“A shortlist of applicants will be selected and invited to submit tenders for the design and construction of the project,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Contractors have until 11am on 4 February to register their interest in tendering.

To apply, interested applicants must be on the NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ register of prequalified contractors.

For all business queries relating to the registration of interest process, please contact Chaminda Dassanayake via email: or telephone: 02 6604 9370.

Media Contacts For Mr Hartsuyker: Jodi Blackmore 0448 935 534

For Mr Hogan: Peter Weekes 02 6621 4044

For Mr Gulaptis: Electorate office 02 6643 1244