Wednesday February 13, 2013
Local MP's Tanya Davies, Bart Bassett and Stuart Ayres today announced Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer to deliver the detailed design for stage one of the Werrington Arterial Road at Claremont Meadows.
Mrs Davies said that the Australian and NSW State Governments are working together to deliver this important infrastructure project, with the Australian Government contributing $7 million from the Nation Building Program to the project and the NSW Government contributing the balance.
Mr Bassett said that Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) called for tenders in November 2012 from companies interested in developing the detailed design for the project.
"RMS received a good response and is pleased to be working with Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd on this $1.6 million contract to deliver this important planning work by the end of 2013,” Mr Bassett said.
Mr Ayres said that the Werrington Arterial Road stage one project proposes to build east facing ramps to the M4 Motorway at Claremont Meadows as well as widen the Kent Road/Gipps Street corridor from two to four lanes."
“The proposal also includes upgrading three intersections with traffic lights, new line marking on the Kent Road Bridge, a new-shared pathway including a shared path bridge over the M4 Motorway for cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Ayres said.
In November 2012 the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was put on public display for community comment. Feedback closed on 1 February 2013 and RMS is now reviewing all feedback received and will deliver a submissions report in May 2013.
Information on the project is available at the RMS website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.