GLENDALE INTERCHANGE IS ANOTHER STEP CLOSER
THE HON GREG COMBET AM MP
Federal Member for Charlton
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Minister for Industry and Innovation
6 September 2012
Charlton MP, Greg Combet, has welcomed a milestone in the Glendale Interchange project, with Lake Macquarie City Council calling for tenders for design and construction of the site.
“We’ve been talking about the Glendale Transport Interchange for a long time now, so it is great to see work begin,” Mr Combet said.
“The Federal Government provided $7 million to the Council to make this project a reality. Without that massive boost of funds, this job couldn’t get started.”
Tenders are sought for advanced design, environmental and construction documentation for the road and bridge works at the site. Submissions close on the 4th December, 2012.
Lake Macquarie City Council expects construction work to commence around March next year.
The Federal Labor Government’s commitment has been delivered through the Regional Development Australia Fund, which is a key element of the government's support for regional Australia. The major roadworks are the first stage of the masterplan, which will include the construction of a bridge at Pennant Street and a new railway station.
“The Glendale Interchange is one of the major projects I have pursued as the local Member, because it is such a significant piece of infrastructure for the local area.”
“It will resolve the traffic issues in and around Glendale and Cardiff, where currently about 10,000 people work and there is only one main road in and one main road out creating significant congestion.”
“When complete, it will mean greater access to the major retail, residential and industrial precincts as well as sporting and leisure areas.”