Shortlist announced for Managing Contractor of Newcastle Light Rail

Source: New South Wales Government - 

29 April 2016

Federal Government: Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today announced the latest milestone in the revitalisation of Newcastle with five organisations shortlisted to tender for Managing Contractor of Newcastle Light Rail.

Earlier this year, qualified organisations were asked to register their interest for the Fixed Infrastructure Contract (also known as Managing Contractor) for the light rail project.

“After an enthusiastic response from industry, I am pleased to confirm the five organisations invited to tender,” Mr Constance said.

“We understand that the people of Newcastle want us to get on with delivering light rail in Newcastle and that’s exactly what we are doing.”

The shortlist is:

Mr Constance said the respondents all have either previous experience or are currently completing light rail construction projects.

“The NSW Government is committed to delivering a world-class light rail system in Newcastle and the five organisations selected have the right experience and expertise to help us do so,” Mr Constance said.

“Their interest is an endorsement of our plans to revitalise Newcastle and shows the private sector understands our commitment to progressing this important project.”

Mr Constance said the short-listed firms would now submit a response to the government’s invitation to tender. The NSW Government will then undertake a thorough assessment of their responses, before deciding on the successful tenderer.

The fixed infrastructure contract is expected to be awarded later this year.

The community is being encouraged to have its say on the light rail project, with a Review of Environmental Factors report on public display at various locations and online until 19 May.

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