The series of civil construction work will also be beneficial for equipment suppliers such as those that offer for sale fuel tankers. Aside from this, experts expect employment in the state to pick up with a need to hire labourers for the projects.
Series of Projects
The state government released the tenders on its website in mid-August. These comprised contracts for the $174.3 million Oaklands Crossing project, the $16.4 million Port Adelaide rail spur and train station development project and a $15 million upgrade of the Tea Tree Plaza and Klemzig Park ’n’ Rides.
Interested parties will need to draft proposals within a month from the tenders’ launch. Officials will then choose two bidders with the best offers, and these shortlisted groups will be required to add more details to their bids.
More than just employment, it would improve the flow of road and rail traffic for the general public, according to Stephen Mullighan, South Australian minister for transport and infrastructure.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said that the project comes at a good time, as road congestion is expected to become heavier with 66,000 vehicles passing through the crossing by 2031.
The spate of construction work in South Australia will help in stimulating local businesses and job growth. Construction activity serves as a good barometer for economic development, which is why bidders should take this opportunity to take part in not just gaining more revenue, but also contribute to the state economy.