Jobs in the NSW construction sector are expected to receive a major boost ahead of the start of work on the M6 Stage 1.
Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said the NSW Government will call for tender applications to help build the motorway which will connect to Sydney’s south, creating 5,300 new jobs.
Successful applicants from last year’s Expressions of Interest to design and construct the M6 Stage 1 project will be invited to tender, including:
- Acciona-Samsung Joint Venture (comprising Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Samsung C&T Corporation)
- Gamuda-BMD Joint Venture (comprising Gamuda Berhad t/as Gamuda (Australia) Branch and B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd)
- CPB–Ghella Joint Venture (comprising CPB Contractors Pty Ltd and Ghella Pty Ltd)
The project will cost around $2.6 billion and will allow motorists to bypass up to 23 sets of traffic lights on the Princes Highway. The upgrade is also expected to take up to 2,000 heavy vehicles a day off surface roads.
Stage 1 connects President Avenue at Kogarah to the New M5 at Arncliffe.
Alongside this project a $20 million upgrade of recreational facilities at popular local parks Rockdale and Brighton-Le-Sands will start mid-year.
“We know many workers, contractors and sub-contractors are doing it tough during this challenging period, and the start of works on the M6 Stage 1 will be a major boost for the construction industry,” Mr. Constance said.
“In NSW there are almost 400,000 people employed in property and construction, and we are committed to keeping as many of them in work as possible.”