The Northern Territory Government has awarded three tenders – totalling $32.2 million – to local companies to realign and upgrade Gunn Point Road.
The tender was awarded in three packages: Allan King & Sons Constructions secured the first package ($10,019,822.06), Alderbaran Contracting the second ($8,578,280.55), and Ostojic Group the third ($13,647,131.56)
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison said the project is aimed at improving road safety, reduce travel times, damage to vehicles and reduce ongoing road maintenance costs.
“It will also enable the creation of many more by improving access and useability for fishing and tourism, extractive industries and other commercial developments and recreational activities in the area,” Ms. Manison said.
“A key driver for this project is to facilitate Project Sea Dragon, a $1.45 billion prawn aquaculture project that will generate significant economic and employment opportunities for the community.”
A planning study with community consultation was completed in February 2018 for this stage of the works, and further consultations are underway for future planned stages.
Work on the upgrade, which will support 380 construction jobs over 12 months, begins this month.