A $6 million tender has been awarded to SEE Civil Pty Ltd to repair the landslip along Reserve Creek Road.
A $6 million tender to design and construct the repair of Reserve Creek Road, which suffered a significant landslip in the February flood, has been awarded to SEE Civil Pty Ltd following an Extraordinary Meeting of Council today.
And in a move designed to speed up the process of approving the final design and construction work on the Shire’s largest landslip at Tyalgum Road, Councillors unanimously agreed to decline the offers submitted for this project and negotiate.
They agreed with a recommendation to authorise Council’s General Manager Troy Green to delegate authority to the relevant Council department, which will allow final discussions on design and construction to be held without having to go back to the Councillors for further approval.
The move will allow Council’s flood recovery team to work through various issues connected with restoring Tyalgum Road, the site of the Tweed’s largest and most complicated landslip caused by the 2022 floods.
The Extraordinary Meeting was held in Murwillumbah today as a means to expedite the tender process ahead of the Christmas break.
Manager of Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney said the complexity of the Tyalgum Road slip had been a huge challenge for contractors bidding for the work and analysis of the site had taken considerable time.
“We have had positive discussions and consultations with the contractors, but there are still some issues which have to be resolved to ensure the restoration work is appropriate,” Mr Mackney said.
“The awarding of the Reserve Creek Road tender and Council’s approval to finalise the contract for Tyalgum Road is very welcome and good news for local residents.
“We appreciate this has been a difficult period for residents at both sites, but Reserve Creek Road and Tyalgum Road have presented significant engineering and market-based challenges and we thank the communities for their patience.”
The decision to award the $5,978,367 contract to SEE Civil Pty Ltd will enable the company to proceed with further design work to repair Reserve Creek Road early in the new year.
It is hoped negotiations with bidders on the Tyalgum Road landslip will be completed early in 2023.
It is part of Council’s commitment to delivering a safe and connected road network that will be able to handle increased volumes of traffic as the Tweed grows.
Follow what Council is doing in flood recovery at tweed.nsw.gov.au/flood-recovery-update.
Negotiations will continue with the bidders on the design and construction of the repair of Tyalgum Road landslip following an Extraordinary Meeting of Council today.
Photo 1: Reserve Creek Road landslipCaption: A $6 million tender has been awarded to SEE Civil Pty Ltd to repair the landslip along Reserve Creek Road.
Photo 2: Tyalgum Road landslipCaption: Negotiations will continue with the bidders on the design and construction of the repair of Tyalgum Road landslip following an Extraordinary Meeting of Council today.
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