Broughton Pass Repairs Progresses to the Next Stage
Posted on: 01.11.2016
Federal Member Angus Taylor MP, State Member Jai Rowell MP and Mayor Judith Hannan together with Wollondilly Shire Council’s General Manager Luke Johnson, Director of Infrastructure and Environment Michael Malone and Councillors will meet on Wednesday 2 November at Broughton Pass to view the site and discuss the next steps.
Council has called for tenders for the design and construction of the replacement of the retaining wall at the approach to the Cataract River Bridge and associated works to enable the re-opening of Broughton Pass. Tenders close on 29 November and the preferred contractor will be appointed in December.
“Reopening Broughton Pass is a very high priority for Council and we are taking all the steps necessary to make this happen. To date we have invested $175,000 on investigations and safety management at the site”, states Luke Johnson, General Manager, “Council will continue to work closely with both the Federal and State Governments to ensure that Broughton Pass is re-opened in a timely manner”.
Michael Malone, Director Infrastructure and Environment states, “It is a matter of urgency that the approach to the bridge is repaired and we will be doing everything possible to ensure it is re-opened at the earliest opportunity while also ensuring the repair meets all necessary technical and environmental requirements. We want to do it right so that it lasts another 100 years.”
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