Work is powering ahead on the game-changing Coffs Harbour bypass, with 13 local builders the latest to sign on to help deliver the town’s biggest ever infrastructure project.
Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the new opportunities are being offered to locals as part of the Industry Participation Plan.
“The Australian and NSW Governments are committed to ensuring locals benefit from the biggest infrastructure project in Coffs Harbour’s history,” Mr Conaghan said.
“From start to finish the Coffs Harbour bypass is expected to support as many as 12,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“So far, more than 30 local businesses have also been engaged to assist with early work activities.”
State Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said work has begun on at-house noise treatments, with assessments continuing on eligible properties.
“As the assessments continue, the local builders we’ve signed up are starting installation of noise treatments at some of the most affected properties,” Mr Singh said.
“Properties may be eligible for a range of treatments including seals to windows and doors; reglazing with acoustic glass; installation of air conditioning; acoustic insulation; or relining of exposed walls.”
Early work has also commenced to relocate the water main at Coramba for the Coramba Road interchange, which is expected to be finished by the end of August, weather permitting.
Transport for NSW has released a Project Update which provides more information about at-house noise treatments, utility relocations and working with Aboriginal stakeholders.
To view the update, sign up for the e-newsletter and for more information on how local businesses can be involved in the project visit: www.pacifichighway.nsw.gov.au/coffsharbourbypass
Information is also available from the Community Display Office located at 54 Moonee Street, Coffs Harbour.