A request for tenders from contractors to build new sporting facilities for the Croom Regional Sporting Complex in New South Wales – as part of the early works for the 9.8-kilometre Albion Park Rail Bypass in the Illawarra – will go to market in December.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said the early work tender includes building new sporting facilities for cricket, AFL and rugby, earthworks, landscaping, roadways, amenity buildings and car parks.
“This early work is needed to allow the highway bypass to be built through areas previously used by the sporting complex while ensuring the community still has access to key sporting facilities,” said Mr. Ward.
“Since the environmental impact statement displayed in 2015, improvements have been made to the master plan for Croom Regional Sporting Complex resulting from detailed consultation with sporting clubs and Shellharbour City Council.
“This is the next step to progress work on the bypass and follows the recent invitation to three companies to tender for the design and construct contract to build the Albion Park Rail bypass.
According to Mr. Ward, the bypass will extend the M1 Princes Motorway and would complete the ‘missing link’ providing two lanes in each direction with a 100km/h speed limit between Sydney and Bomaderry, improving safety and enabling more efficient travel, bypassing 16 intersections along the way.