Tenders invited for Sydney Harbour Bridge toll

Thursday 19 December 2013

Tenders invited for Sydney Harbour Bridge toll upgrade

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today announced tenders will be invited this week for a new proponent to deliver the Sydney Harbour Bridge southern toll upgrade after the company that won the tender failed to meet project milestones.

Minister Gay said the timeline for the delivery of the upgrade will be revised with major work expected to be delivered in 2015.

“While it’s disappointing this tender has not proceeded as expected, this is an important project we are committed to delivering for the motorists of Sydney,” Minister Gay said.

“Roads and Maritime Services cancelled the contract this month after the tolling model could not meet the standards expected under the contract.

“The process to find another proponent begins almost immediately and preparation work can resume after tenders are awarded, which is expected early next year.”

Minister Gay said early work to prepare for the upgrade has been underway since January this year.

“This included work on underground utilities and general maintenance so the disused toll booths are ready to be removed and new tolling equipment installed by the new proponent as soon as possible,” he said.

“The upgrade aims to provide a high quality tolling system which meets the expectations of government and road users by delivering a highly accurate standard of vehicle number plate and tolling product matching.

“Roads and Maritime will recover any costs incurred from early administration and preparation work.

“We want the best system for this vital piece of road infrastructure and we need to ensure the people of NSW are getting value for money with technology that’s up for the job.”

For more information on the Sydney Harbour Bridge toll plaza upgrade visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

MEDIA: Scott MacKillop 0428 261 772

View the original media release (PDF).

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