Tenders are now open for the improvement and sealing of Queensland’s Peninsula Development Roads.
Three tenders have gone out for the works under the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.
The projects form part of the Australian Government’s $50 billion infrastructure development Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester confirmed.
“The PDR is being transformed from a dirt track fraught with difficulties in the wet season to a road network that can be relied upon to support road users and connect Cape York to regional centres,” Mr Chester said.
An average of 72 direct jobs will be supported year round by the PDR sealing projects Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Main Road Safety Mark Bailey said.
About 24 km of the PDR will be resealed in 2017.
Mark Bailey has urged potential contractors and subcontractors to attend Industry Briefing opportunities planned in Weipa on 10 April, Coen on 11 April and Cairns on 12 April.
The Cape York Region Package is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments with the goal of upgrading critical infrastructure in the Cape York Peninsula.
The package consists of 3 subprograms;
- $200 million program of works to progressively seal sections of the Peninsula Development Road
- $10 million over 4 years for sealing works on the Endeavour Valley Road through to Hope Vale
- $50.5 million for priority community infrastructure works identified by the Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance
The package is expected to be completed by June 2019