The South Australian Government has awarded four road maintenance contracts for the state’s 23,000km road network.
The contracts zones awarded include:
- Adelaide Metropolitan: DM Roads
- Regional South: Fulton Hogan
- Regional North: DM Roads
- Outback: Lendlease Boral Joint Venture
The new contracts extend the State Government’s 20-year partnership with the industry to maintain the road network.
South Australian Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll, said, “These new contracts will allow us to leverage the expertise and efficiency of industry to deliver better and safer roads for South Australian motorists.
“We have 23,000km of road network (14,000km sealed and 9,000km unsealed) in South Australia and our priority is keeping our roads as safe as possible for motorists.
“These companies are experts in road maintenance and employ thousands of South Australians either under existing contacts or on past projects.
“DM Roads and Fulton Hogan have been awarded contracts to maintain our road network under the former government in 2013 and 2011 respectively.
“These companies have been maintaining tens of thousands of kilometres of South Australia’s road network over many years and have been employing thousands of South Australians over that time.
“The new contracts include key performance indicators that specifically target and monitor local SME use and require demonstration of achievement of IPP targets and compliance with the subcontractor principles, with financial consequences should performance thresholds not be met.
“Through these new contracts we have been able to get a better bargain for taxpayers to drive their dollar further.”
The contracts are for up to 13 years and having four dedicated areas will allow contractors to focus on providing the best possible outcomes for their area.