Laing O'Rourke Signs Up For Northlink Wa Central Section


Laing O'Rourke will join forces with BGC Contracting to deliver a major part of Western Australia’s NorthLink WA roads program.




West Australian Minister for Transport Dean Nalder confirmed today that Great Northern Connect, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and BGC Contracting, is the preferred contractor for NorthLink WA central section.

The project comprises the first section of the Perth Darwin National Highway and aims to reduce congestion on the local road network including Great Northern Highway.

The finished Perth National Highway will provide the northern link into Perth for heavy freight traffic and create direct access for growing suburban developments such as Ellenbrook.

Great Northern Connect will oversee the design and construction of nearly 20km of highway, four interchanges including 14 road bridges and three footbridges.

Laing O’Rourke Australia Hub Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke welcomed the Minister’s announcement.

“We have a proud history of delivering critical infrastructure across Western Australia and are extremely pleased to be playing a major role on another significant project for the State,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“This project builds on our growing portfolio of national road infrastructure projects – with work for state roads clients already underway in Victoria, South Australia and northern NSW where we are delivering the nation’s largest regional public infrastructure investment, the final 155km link of the upgraded Pacific Highway.”

Construction work on Northlink WA central section is expected to begin early next year.

Click here to read the Minister’s statement.