Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced the preferred tenderer to design and build the new bridge across the Clyde River at Batemans Bay in New South Wales.
Mr. Constance said Roads and Maritime Services will work with John Holland to finalise the contract, which is expected to be awarded mid this year.
“John Holland is a leading infrastructure and property company, with almost 70 years’ experience delivering projects in Australia, NZ and South East Asia,” Mr. Constance said.
“The company is currently involved in delivering all of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, in addition to key local infrastructure to improve communities.”
The project aims to reduce congestion at key pinch points in and around Batemans Bay.
Mr. Constance said the foreshore facilities will be improved as will freight access south of the river, with larger trucks and B-doubles up to 26 metres in length to be able to cross the bridge.
The Batemans Bay Bridge is funded by a $300 million investment from the NSW Government, which also includes replacing the Nelligen Bridge on the Clyde River.