State Member for the Clarence Chris Gulaptis and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
State Member for the Clarence Chris Gulaptis and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro. CLAIR MORTON

Deputy premier meets with unpaid subcontractors

THE 23 local Pacific Highway sub-contractors owed $7.3 million in unpaid invoices are meeting with NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro from 10.30am today.

The deputy premier's office was tight-lipped about the likely outcome of the meeting, but was happy to use the word "positive" to describe its intent.

The sub-contractors have been battling to recover more than $7.3 million for work completed on the highway last year prior to the collapse of a principle contractor, Queensland construction firm Ostwald Bros.

The deputy premier will hold a press conference at 11.30am at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club.