Mar 31, 2017

Tenders called for Cape York road sealing

Tenders called for Cape York road sealing

Tenders have been released for sealing work on three further stretches of the Peninsula Developmental Road as part of the the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.

Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said an average of 72 direct jobs will be supported this year alone on the PDR sealing projects.

“These PDR projects will provide employment opportunities for local workers, businesses, suppliers and training providers,” Mr Bailey said.

He urged potential contractors and subcontractors to attend industry briefings planned in Weipa on April 10, Coen on April 11 (weather permitting) and Cairns on April 12 to speak to TMR staff about submitting tenders.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said about 24.3 kilometres of the PDR would be sealed this year as part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.

“These sealing projects are part of the substantial package of improvements that will better connect remote Cape York communities, benefitting locals, freight operators and tourists,” Mr Entsch said.

Tenders for South of Duck Holes Creek and 10 Mile Creek were released on 29 March 2017, and tenders for the third project, Myall Creek to Rio Boundary were released on 31 March 2017.

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The Cape York Region Package is jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing $208.4 million and the Queensland Government $52.1 million.