Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said in a statement that Lend Lease Engineering Pty Ltd, AFVJ Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture and Rizzani De Eccher Australia have been shortlisted for the tender.
The 155-kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade is the final section of the Pacific Highway upgrade and is one of Australia’s largest regional road infrastructure projects.
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said in a statement that once the tenders are received, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in partnership with delivery partner Pacific Complete, will assess the proposals.
The Clarence River Bridge will be the longest of 40 bridges to be built as part of the upgrade.
Work on the new bridge is expected to start in 2016.