The Federal Government is calling for companies interested in completing survey and geotechnical investigations of the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Ballina.


Companies will have until 12 December to submit their tenders, which will be managed by the New South Wales Government.


The calls for tenders come after the completion of similar surveying work of the Woolgoolga to Glenugie section.


The pre-construction activities which will begin soon and eventually lead to the re-routing of a large stretch of the Highway to the east of Grafton are all part of the ongoing upgrade and full duplication of the Pacific Highway,” Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Anthony Albanese said.


NSW Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay said the successful tenderer will be required to survey and terrain model a route some 130 kilometre in length, starting where the Glenugie upgrade finished off earlier this year.


“An environmental impact statement is already being prepared and will go on display next month for public feedback,” said Mr Gay.


“Once completed, the upgrade will also reduce the likelihood of the Highway being inundated to a 1-in-20 year weather event for sections which cross major floodplains, and to a 1-in-100 year event in the case of the remaining sections.”


All tenders must comply with the NSW Government Code of Practice for Procurement.  A general information document about e-Tendering is available on the RMS website: