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Construction of the Port Botany rail line duplication between Mascot and Botany in New South Wales is a step closer, with the design and construct tender package released today.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the significant infrastructure project, led by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), would create much-needed local jobs while providing a long-term freight productivity boost.
“The Australian Government is fully funding the $400 million Botany Rail duplication and accompanying Cabramatta Loop Project to allow more freight to be transported by rail through Port Botany to meet Sydney’s future freight demand,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“The Botany Rail Duplication will upgrade and duplicate the current single freight rail track between Mascot and Botany to increase the capacity of Sydney’s freight rail network while bolstering operational efficiency, flexibility and reliability for freight customers.
“This will create more than 400 jobs during construction and provide a welcome boost to all the hard-working local businesses who use the rail line to get their products to markets.”
Click to read more about this Australian Government announcement here.
In late 2019, ARTC released an open invitation for Expressions of Interest and shortlisted three construction contractors following a robust evaluation process.
Shortlisted companies that have been requested to submit formal tenders for the Botany Rail Duplication works are:
The tender for the Cabramatta Loop Project will be released later this year.
For more information or to register to receive project updates, visit our project webpage.
This article first appeared on www.artc.com.au
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