Forum call to local contractors for $187.2M Parkes Bypass

Parkes Bypass Detailed Design courtesy of NSW Government

The NSW government is inviting local contractors to attend a forum on 20 April to register their interest in the construction of the $187.2 million Parks bypass.

Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, said in a statement that the forum will provide an opportunity for local contractors and suppliers to make contact with prospective head contractors.

“We’re encouraging local businesses and suppliers to attend the session, network with other prospective tenderers and ask any questions,” said McCormack.

“You could operate a cleaning, photography, machinery parts, earthmoving or traffic control business and everything in between – there are so many opportunities to be involved.”

The contract will be awarded later in the year, with works expected to begin at the end of 2021.

“The Parkes Bypass project will support hundreds of jobs over the life of the project, providing a welcome boost to the local economy,” said McCormack.

According to Paul Toole, NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, an important aspect of the project is improving regional NSW roads.

“The Parkes Bypass is not only going to deliver safer and better journeys for motorists on the Newell Highway by reducing travel time by up to 10 minutes and increase safety by removing more than 1200 trucks a day from local streets, but it’s also going to inject millions in economic activity into Parkes,” said Toole.

The two-hour industry forum will be held on Tuesday, 20 of April from 3pm to 5pm at the Parkes Golf Club. For information click here.

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