Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway taking shape
19 January 2015
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced a significant milestone in the construction of the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway at Sydney’s Moore Park precinct, with the first main steel bridge spans going into place.
“In a few short weeks, the historic walkway will provide visitors and residents of Sydney safer and more direct access to major sporting events and the CBD,” Mr Gay said.
“The first major event will be the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which was last held in Sydney 23 years ago and will be a proud moment for NSW and our national game.
“It was in February last year that I announced with then Premier Barry O’Farrell we would work hard to this ambitious deadline and I’m delighted to say work is right on schedule.
“Today, we mark an exciting major construction milestone with the successful installation of two steel walkway sections, spanning 80 metres across Anzac Parade and the Moore Park East bus-way now completed.
“The new walkway will benefit close to 1.5 million spectators who visit our major sporting hotpots every year as well as hundreds of thousands of residents travelling to the city every day.
“The walkway will also play an important role in commemorating another chapter of our Anzac history and the selfless sacrifice made by so many young Australians, including our sportspeople.
“In particular, named Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway, it recognises the outstanding contributions of the former Australian Test cricketer who was killed serving our country during World War One.
“The NSW Government is investing record dollars to deliver world class infrastructure for the people of this great state and every now and then some of these projects give us an opportunity to do more than create safer access and connect communities, some projects also humble us.
“This walkway will stand as another enduring reminder of the great Australian values of mateship, courage and pride in our country.
“I urge local residents and motorists to remain patient in the final weeks of construction. These spans have required more than 50 people working through the night and a 350 tonne crane to put them into place.
“Work will continue in the coming weeks, lifting remaining bridge spans into place and installing bridge deck panels and the deck slab.”
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