New Dubbo Bridge tender opens in fortnight

The tender will soon be open for contractors who wish to secure the main construction contract for the new Dubbo Bridge in central western NSW.

The $220 million project tender will be open for eight weeks from 28 April 2022, with the successful contractor expected to be announced by the end of the year.

The project includes a new high-level 660-metre-long bridge across the Macquarie River and flood plain and several new and upgraded intersections and realignment of the Newell Highway. Around 290 direct jobs and 1200 indirect jobs are expected to be created.

A program of early works to support the main road and bridge construction are scheduled to begin this year while the main construction contract is set to start at the beginning of 2023. The NSW Government said the project will be delivered in stages to minimise disruption to the community and traffic on the Newell Highway.

All applicants who download the tender documents will be registered automatically for the pre-tender meeting in May 2022. Any company wishing to attend but hasn’t downloaded the documents can register by contacting

The pre-tender meeting is mandatory for all prospective pre-qualified tenderers and includes a site inspection. It will be held at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo, followed by an information session at ‘The Greens’ next door for local contractors and suppliers to meet the prospective tenderers. Local businesses and suppliers are encouraged to register their interest with the Industry Capability Network Gateway.

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Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.