RMS announces Infrastructure Plan Report Card

Posted by Design & Construct on 11 Jun 2015, 01:10:44

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Western Sydney is under major construction at the moment as authorities continue to work towards a more productive future for the region.

As different projects take shape, the Australian and NSW governments have announced the results of the first Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan report card. The major document highlights some of the achievements of the $3.6 billion package over its first three months of construction.

The major document highlights some of the achievements of the $3.6 billion package over its first three months of construction.

This is an important step for many parties. Firstly, it shows to residents that progress is being made, but secondly is a great indicator for construction businesses and workers that opportunities exist on sustainable projects.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay explained that the report card is designed to update all stakeholders on milestones and set the standard for the package moving forward.

"The report card provides a review of progress on each project including detailed maps, construction start and end dates and major project milestones including a three month look ahead at upcoming work," he said in a June 10 media statement.

"Detailed information relating to public consultation such as the environment, health and safety and employment is also a key feature of the report card, which will be issued regularly as work progresses."

Western Sydney achievements

While the entire package is still in its early stages, there are a number of impressive achievements to highlight from the report card. According to the document, stage one of both the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade and the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade have made steady progress.

Additionally, 14 separate intersections, eight kilometres of road and 10 kilometres of shared path construction have got underway.

Construction progress is positive out in Western Sydney.Construction progress is positive out in Western Sydney.

However, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said this is only the start of the project and there are many more positives ahead. This includes the creation of 4,000 jobs, an economic boost to the Western Sydney region and the reduction of traffic congestion.

"In the coming years there will be more bulldozers on the ground and cranes in the sky building world class infrastructure for Western Sydney, meaning more local job opportunities for young people and better roads for motorists."

Western Sydney is one area that businesses and candidates should be focused on for opportunities. Tenders and jobs are constantly available so it pays to talk to an industry-leader with experience. 

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