Private partners acknowledged for input into road network

18 July 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) today recognised the achievements of private partner contractors in helping deliver better roads to the people of New South Wales.

RMS Chief Executive Peter Duncan presented the Roads and Maritime Service Construction Quality Awards.

‘Building and maintaining roads across NSW is a huge task and we appreciate the role our private partners play,” Mr Duncan said.

“Despite one of the wettest years on record, RMS, supported by our contractors, has delivered numerous projects largely on time, on budget and with a good safety record,” he said.

“The aim of the awards is to give credit to our partners across categories covering everything from the minor to more substantial projects worth more than $120 million and also innovative and technologically advanced work.”

The winners were:

Contract under $40 million –  John Holland Group Pty Ltd for preparatory work on the Shortland to Sandgate section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.

Contract $40 million to $120 million – Two contractors received highly commended awards. They were:

  • Glenugie Alliance comprising Macmahon Contractors, ARUP and RMS for the design and construction of seven kilometres of the new Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Grafton. 
  • BMD Constructions for the Oxley Highway upgrade which involved six kilometres of new dual carriageway from Port Macquarie to Wauchope.  

Contract more than $120 million – Woomargama Alliance including Abigroup Contractors, SKM and RMS for the design and construction of nine kilometres of new dual carriageway on the Hume Highway.

Design and Technical Services – Leighton Contractors for work to widen Beecroft Road and Murray Farm Road overbridges as part of the Hills M2 upgrade.

Subcontractor Work – Australian Precast Solutions and Abigroup Contractors Joint Venture for work to produce and deliver 941 Super Tee bridge girders for Australia’s longest bridge, the Macleay River and Flood Plain Bridge.

Quality Innovations – Banora Point Upgrade Alliance including Abigroup Contractors, Seymour Whyte, SMEC and RMS for complex work on the Pacific Highway project between Barney’s Point Bridge and Tweed Heads Bypass.

”With so many outstanding projects and quality contractors to choose from, the judges faced a difficult task in making their final decision,” Mr Duncan said

“RMS is committed to providing value for money projects which offer quality and durability and the award winners can be proud of their achievements.”

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