Friday, April 19, 2024

NSW Govt hooks fish market contracts

The NSW Government has awarded more than $300 million or 98% of project contracts to date to local suppliers as construction of the new Sydney Fish Market continues to ramp up.

Among the local suppliers are Rozelle’s SMC Marine, Traino/Hanson Australia in Blackwattle Bay, and Active Steel from St Marys.

NSW Minister for Lands and Property, Steve Kamper said the companies are each playing a pivotal role in building the innovative new Sydney Fish Market.

“The NSW Government is proud to be involved in a project that combines cutting-edge design with a commitment to the environment and the local economy,” said Mr Kamper.

“We recognise the vital role that local businesses play in driving economic growth, and we are proud to announce to date more than $300 million has been awarded to local suppliers for the new Sydney Fish Market.

“By investing in local suppliers, we are enabling our business owners to thrive, innovate, and contribute to the growth of NSW. This investment will have a lasting impact on the local economy, as well as the wider community.

“The new Sydney Fish Market will provide a platform for local businesses to thrive, attracting international visitors and supporting the growth of our tourism and food sectors.”

There has been major progress on the project, with a massive concrete pour underway at the site’s cofferdam, laying the foundation for the watertight basement level – a unique feature of the building’s design.

The undertaking requires about 34,000 cubic metres of concrete, equivalent to nearly 14 Olympic swimming pools. A highly specialised and sustainable concrete mix is being used, prioritising the reduction of CO2 emissions and ensuring long-term durability.

Hundreds of marine piles installed by SMC Marine and the concrete base will provide the foundations for the iconic new fish market, which is on track for construction to be completed by the end of next year.

Active Steel is supplying steel reinforcement for the concrete slabs using a 70% recycled steel product sourced in Australia. Due to the basement being surrounded by seawater, the concrete slabs require a high amount of reinforcement steel compared to above water sites.

The new Sydney Fish Market is key to the transformation of Blackwattle Bay, delivering a waterfront promenade, more than 6000sqm of public space, and improving pedestrian and cycling links.

For more information visit Infrastructure NSWlaunch.

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