The $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) is one of Australia's largest infrastructure projects funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, with the Australian Government providing $2.9 billion.
The WSIP will provide better road linkages within the Western Sydney region and benefit the region’s growing population. This investment will relieve pressure on existing infrastructure and unlock the economic capacity of the region by easing congestion and reducing travel times. The plan will deliver a quality surface transport network, ensuring the efficient movement of passengers, employees and freight, when Western Sydney Airport opens in 2026.
The WSIP is expected to support 4,000 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the plan.
The Western Sydney Project Office of Roads and Maritime Services will hold an Industry Information Session for businesses interested in construction opportunities for the delivery of the Plan on Friday 20 October, 2017 in Parramatta, NSW between 11.30 am and 1.00 pm (information about the exact location will be provided to those who register for this event).
Industry Information Session
The session will provide details on procurement and construction time frames and is tailored for contractors who are:
- Prequalified with Roads and Maritime Services under the National Prequalification Scheme for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts at Category R4 for road works;
- Possess Financial Level F75 PLUS.
The event is an information session only and attendance is not a requirement for participation in any subsequent procurement processes. Registration is required by Monday 16 October, 2017.
The WSIP comprises the following projects:
- The Northern Road
The Australian Government is contributing $1.2 billion toward the $1.6 billion project, which will upgrade approximately 35 kilometres of The Northern Road to a minimum of 4 lanes between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith. The project is being delivered in six stages. Construction commenced in January 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
- Bringelly Road
The Australian Government is contributing $407 million toward the $509 million upgrade of Bringelly Road. The project involves the upgrade of approximately 10 kilometres of Bringelly Road between Camden Valley Way and The Northern Road. The project is being delivered in two stages. Construction commenced in January 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
- M12 Motorway
The Australian Government has committed $997 million to deliver the $1.3 billion M12 Motorway. The project will provide an east-west link between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road, while also providing a connection to the Western Sydney Airport. The project is currently in the planning stage, with construction expected to commence in 2020 and be completed prior to the Western Sydney Airport opening in 2026.
- Werrington Arterial Road
The Australian Government contributed 50% of the cost of the $55 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade. Works included road widening, new entry and exit ramps and intersection upgrades. Construction commenced in March 2015 and was the first major WSIP project to be completed, opening to traffic in May 2017.
- Glenbrook Intersection at Ross Street
The Australian Government has committed $2.5 million toward the $5 million project, which will upgrade the Great Western Highway and Ross Street intersection at Glenbrook, providing safe access and a gateway to Glenbrook Village. The project is currently in the planning stage, with construction expected to commence this year.
- Local Roads Package
The Australian Government is fully funding the $200 million Local Roads Package. The LRP is a competitive rounds-based program, which is enabling a range of Western Sydney councils to complete minor road improvement works in the Western Sydney area. All Round 1 projects are complete, with Round 2 projects now underway or in the planning stage.
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