The Cape York Region Package (CYRP) is a $260.5 million program of works jointly funded by the Australian Government contributing $208.4 million and Queensland Government contributing $52.1 million for upgrades of critical infrastructure on Cape York Peninsula.
Over $100M, comprising the next component of Federal investment, was announced on the 8th May by Qld Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey, and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Darren Chester – Followed by the release of the 2016 Works Program on 9th May.
Expressions of Interest for the two stage tender process for Coen South and Archer to Wolverton CLOSE TODAY – 23 May 2016.
Overview of 2016 Tenders:
|Tender Processes Project||Length
|Coen South||22km||Open Tender two-stage (R2 – R5), minimum F15|
|Archer to Wolverton||13km||Restricted Tender two-stage (R1 – R3), minimum F10|
|Musgrave||12km||Sole Invitee (RoadTek)|
|Little Laura to Fairview||4.6km||Restricted Tender single-stage (R1 – R3)|
TMR are holding Community Updates on the 2016 Works Program at the Coen Clinic, Coen from 5-6pm on 30th May and at the Weipa Storm Surge Shelter from 12.30-1.30pm on 31st May.
The Key Result Areas for delivery includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous training and upskilling, implementation of an Indigenous Economic Opportunities Plan and local industry participation. RDA supports the ongoing efforts of TMR for continuous improvement building on from the achievements delivered in 2014/15.
Overview of the Cape York Regional Package:
The 3 sub-programs that the package for completion by June 2019 are:
- $200 million program of works to progressively extend the seal on the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) between Lakeland and Weipa over 4 years, click here for the Peninsula Developmental Road Early Works Package map;
- $10 million over 4 years for sealing works on the remaining gravel sections of Endeavour Valley Road through to Hope Vale*, click here for more information;
- $50.5 million for priority community infrastructure works identified by the CIMA for projects that upgrade and improve infrastructure such as roads, barge and boat ramps, water and sewerage) The works will be carried out in Aurukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal communities.
Improving critical transport and community infrastructure for the Cape remains a priority for RDA FNQ&TS to improve economic development and social outcomes for the region.
Regarding the CYRP, RDA FNQ&TS continues to work with TMR and the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development leading implementation supported by Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Prime Minister and Cabinet to maximize outcomes from the project with strong local community and industry engagement through the Taskforce and the Sub Working Group.
The Sub Working Group met on 13th May with the next Taskforce meeting flagged for 27th June (TBC). A Communique from the SWG meeting will be circulated in due course.
Contacts for further information:
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jann at RDA FNQ&TS to discuss the Taskforce or Sub Working Group or broader CY infrastructure issues firstname.lastname@example.org or 0458 388 080.
Please contact TMR with any direct queries regarding the 2016 Works Program:
TMR freecall 1800 184 317 / email@example.com