03/06/2015 - 13:26

Companies shortlisted for NorthLink WA project

03/06/2015 - 13:26

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Four companies have been shortlisted to come up with proposals for the Tonkin Highway upgrade, which forms part of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder.

Four companies have been shortlisted to come up with proposals for the Tonkin Highway upgrade, which forms part of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project.

The shortlisted companies are Leighton Contractors, John Holland, McConnell Dowell, and a joint venture comprising Georgiou and York Civil.

“The Tonkin Highway provides a vital link for regional traffic movements to commercial and industrial areas such as Malaga, Kewdale, Perth Airport and the Perth CBD,” federal Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs said.

“The other component of NorthLink WA, the Swan Valley Bypass, will extend this route to connect with the Brand Highway and Great Northern Highway at Muchea, providing a major route to the north-west.”

The proponents will create proposals for new interchanges at the intersections of Collier Road and Morley Drive, a flyover at Benara Road, and upgrades to a section of Tonkin Highway, north of Guilford Road.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said by delivering infrastructure in the current competitive marketplace, the government could provide better roads for motorists and greater value for taxpayers’ dollars.

“We have been refining the project concept and technical studies to get this project to this stage, with a high level of involvement from stakeholders and community members,” he said.

The state government has committed about $223 million to the project, with the federal government contributing about $890 million.

The successful contractor will be appointed before the end of the year.

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