Minister for Roads Andrew Constance today announced the NSW Government will call for tender applications to help build the new ‘missing link’ motorway to connect Sydney’s south, creating around 5,300 new jobs.
The project, costing around $2.6 billion, will allow motorists to bypass up to 23 sets of traffics light on the Princes Highway and take up to 2,000 heavy vehicles a day off surface roads.
Additionally, in a major win for the community, a $20 million upgrade of recreational facilities at popular local parks at 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.
“The construction of the M6 Stage 1 will create thousands of new jobs and support families across Sydney.”
The M6 Stage 1 connects President Avenue at Kogarah to the New M5 at Arncliffe.
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)
An investment of around $20 million to revitalise local recreation facilities will also support local jobs and improve amenities for local residents.
“We’ve now received final approval from Bayside Council to start work on upgrades to Ador Park and McCarthy Reserve at Rockdale and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields at Brighton-Le-Sands, which is great news for our community,” Mr Constance said.
“The new recreational facilities at Rockdale and Brighton-Le-Sands will include the creation of new grass and synthetic playing fields, amenities buildings, more car parking spaces, and a new skate park and play areas.
“Thanks to close collaboration with the community and stakeholders, work is set to start in the middle of this year and finish by the end of 2021, well before significant work begins on the motorway, so local sporting teams will be less disrupted.”
The community will be kept updated as the project progresses.