30 April 2015
Pacific Complete preferred Delivery Partner for $4.3bn Pacific Highway upgrade
The Pacific Complete consortium, comprising two firms with extensive experience in delivering Australia's most complex infrastructure, Laing O’Rourke and Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been identified as the preferred Delivery Partner for the NSW Government’s Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.
The $4.3 billion project is Australia’s largest regional infrastructure project. NSW Roads and Maritime Services will deliver the project using a Delivery Partner model similar to the approach used for the construction of the London Olympics infrastructure.
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The project involves the duplication of approximately 155 kilometres of road to a four-lane divided road on the Pacific Highway. The upgrade will begin 6 kilometres north of Woolgoolga and end approximately 6 kilometres south of Ballina.
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Pacific Complete Project Director Christopher Wilkinson said the team was thrilled by the opportunity to work with Roads and Maritime on Australia’s largest regional infrastructure project.
“The Pacific Complete consortium brings together design and delivery experience across complex programs such as the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and Hunter Expressway,” Christopher said.
“As Program Manager we are uniquely placed to bring key smarts throughout the delivery of this project, and the team is mobilised and ready to start work immediately.
“This is the first contract to be executed in Australia under the Delivery Partner model and we are honoured to be involved.
“We are committed to partnering with Roads and Maritime in delivering this landmark project successfully, leaving a legacy with the local communities and economies throughout its delivery.”
Work is due to be opened by 2020.