The Queensland Government has awarded minimum-five-year contracts to maintain the 2,500km road network of the South East Queensland (SEQ) region.
Contracts were awarded for the Brisbane Metropolitan region (Fulton Hogan Industries), Gold Coast region (Ventia) and Sunshine Coast region (Downer Works EDI) to maintain state-controlled roads in the region for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said SEQ is home to about 2,595km of state-controlled roads and that the management and maintenance of these roads would be a huge and demanding job.
Mr Bailey said previous contracts were awarded in 2013, giving TMR an opportunity to learn from those agreements and build in innovations to the new contracts to improve services across SEQ.
The new contracts will run over an initial five years and sustain more than 380 jobs across the region over that initial contract period.
The Queensland Government has a $46 billion infrastructure program that is supporting 38,000 jobs in 2019.
Mr Bailey said the renewed contracts would also create a single point of contact for responsive maintenance works to ensure TMR reacts quickly to incidents to minimise road closures across the region.
‘‘The responsive maintenance contract has been awarded to RoadTek, which will specialise in technically difficult, hard-to-scope, high risk and short-lead-time maintenance activities,” Mr Bailey said.