Expression of Interest for southern NSW construction

An Expression of Interest (EOI) to deliver the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes brownfield enhancement projects was issued to approved registrants on 22 July.

Aerial view of existing Stockinbingal-Parkes line, south of Parkes, New South Wales.

Following the Registration of Interest (ROI) for qualified and experienced contractors advertised in May, approved registrants attended an industry briefing on 21 June 2021. The briefing provided an update of the Albury to Parkes Project and an overview of the scope of works for the three individual projects.

At the industry briefing the approved registrants nominated to receive an EOI invitation for the enhancement projects (Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes) and/or the Illabo to Stockinbingal project. The enhancement projects EOI closes on 19 August 2021.

Opportunities to supply to the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes projects will be managed by the contractor following contract award. Prospective suppliers and subcontractors can expect to start engaging with the contractor before and following contract award in mid-2022. 

The construct only elements of work on the Stockinbingal to Parkes project is expected to commence in late 2022 for the Daroobalgie crossing loop and Wyndham Avenue track lowering works packages. There will be some early works, such as service relocation, at those sites in advance of the main contract award.

However, construction will not commence on Albury to Illabo until 2023 following planning approvals.

The EOI invitation for the Illabo to Stockinbingal greenfield project will be issued later this year.

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