90 jobs in doubt as Pacific Highway company in strife

The new Pacific Highway Macksville Bridge
The new Pacific Highway Macksville Bridge

LOCAL MP and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey has expressed her deep concern for local construction workers after a company working on the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway upgrade went into administration.

KNF Constructions, which is a sub-contractor to principal contractor Pacifico, went into administration on March 15.

Mrs Pavey said she was concerned for the future of the 90 workers, whose livelihoods have been thrown into doubt by the collapse of the company.

“This is incredibly disappointing news for the workers and their families, most of whom come from my local area,” Mrs Pavey said.

“My office has been in contact with Roads and Maritime Services to see, what, if anything can be done to ensure these workers are picked up by the principal contractor Pacifico and given on-going work.”

RMS is working with Pacifico to better understand the circumstances and consequences for KNF and its workers.

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