Coffs Harbour businesses are about to get a boost from the city’s bypass, with an industry briefing being held for local subcontractors and suppliers by major contractor Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said with major construction to kick off early next year, the project team is keen to ensure it works with local businesses that want to be part of this game-changing project.
“When complete, the 14-kilometre bypass will enhance the Coffs CBD by removing more than 12,000 vehicles from the heart of town, making it easier for locals and tourists to get around,” Mr Singh said.
“It’s great to see Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture is working hard to ensure the project maximises its use of local contractors and suppliers and is engaging with them at this early stage, to start building these important relationships.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said a key goal for the Coffs Harbour bypass is to generate local economic activity and upskill local businesses to work with major contractors.
“There will be opportunities for all kinds of businesses and I encourage business representatives and contractors who believe they might have something to offer this project to attend this briefing,” Mr Farraway said.
“There will be a strong focus on engaging with local suppliers and contractors and ensuring the project does not place extra pressure on an already crowded accommodation market in Coffs Harbour and the surrounding area.”
While work is being done to finalise the detailed design for the Coffs Harbour bypass, the industry briefing is an opportunity for local businesses to learn more about the project, including the staging of works and future opportunities during construction. The event will include a presentation from the major work contractor, a question and answer session and an opportunity to network.
The industry briefing is being held from 12pm to 3pm on Friday, November 25 at Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour.
All businesses interested in working on the project are urged to register ahead of time to receive alerts and information.
To register, please contact Dusko Bajic on 02 9927 3100 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Government and NSW Government are jointly funding the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour bypass on an 80:20 basis.
More information is available at: pacifichighway.nsw.gov.au/coffsharbourbypass