ICN NSW is working with Transport for NSW to ensure local suppliers have the opportunity to be involved in the construction of a new bridge over the Macquarie River in Dubbo.
The Australian and NSW Governments are investing $220 million in the bridge, which will form a crucial part of the Newell Highway, a critical transport link between Melbourne and Brisbane.
The bridge is expected to ease congestion as well as a second high-level crossing during flood events.
The Dubbo community and people using the transport corridor will benefit from improved:
- road safety
- efficiency and network reliability
- accessibility and connectivity of road networks
- freight productivity.
ICN NSW Regional Manager, Central West, Jerone Bodiam, said the construction was expected to begin early in 2023.
“There will be some smaller early works packages also commencing in 2022 to enable the main bridge and road construction works,” he said.
The project includes about 2.2 km of new carriageway, as well at the construction of the 20-span high-level bridge, about 660m long and 14m wide.
It will also involve changes to local roads and the construction of retaining walls along sections of River Street.
“Transport for NSW will be appointing a head contractor who will be responsible for the works, which will be delivered under a single GC21 construct-only contract,” Jerone said.
“They are currently using ICN Gateway to call for expressions of interest in the project. It is important that businesses registering their interest are aware that their registration does not guarantee that they will progress further in any procurement processes.”
For more information, or to register an EOI, please go to the New Dubbo Bridge project Gateway page.