Jobs boost in Parkes to help deliver key projects

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Member for Orange Andrew Gee today announced two roles have been advertised in Parkes to help deliver the state’s biggest ever roads infrastructure program.

Mr Gee said the NSW Government is creating more than 200 jobs, particularly in regional NSW, including these two roles in Parkes.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for suitably qualified people in the local community, or those wishing for a tree change, to play a role in delivering significant infrastructure projects,” Mr Gee said.

“In Parkes, there are two roles available for a project manager/ engineer role and a project officer.

“In the next five years about $16 billion will be invested in road upgrades alone and going out to tender with around 85 projects.

“Key projects to be delivered in the Orange electorate include upgrades to the Newell Highway at Trewilga, the Guanna Hill realignment between Orange and Molong and the Bridges for the Bush bridge improvement program.

“Overall, there are more than 100 projects to be delivered across regional NSW.”

Mr Gee said in 2017, NSW will be delivering more major road infrastructure work than Victoria, South Australia, ACT and Queensland combined.

“A workload of this size requires a suitable work force to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and resources are used efficiently,” Mr Gee added.

Roads and Maritime Services has established a Freight and Regional Program office with regional offices located in Parkes, Newcastle, Wollongong, Grafton, and Wagga Wagga and a new office in Dubbo.

This is based on a ‘program office delivery model’, which has been successfully used to deliver upgrades to the Pacific and Hume highways in the past 20 years.

MEDIA: Rosie Pritchard | 0409 915 181

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