New South Wales state government agency Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) awarded Amey and its joint venture partners a seven-year road asset management and maintenance contract worth in the region of £415m.
The Stewardship Maintenance Contact (SMC) is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Amey will deliver it in joint venture with Leighton Contractors and Boral Construction Materials.
Together they will manage, maintain and improve the road network in Sydney’s south region, with an option for works in the north region.
Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “We are delighted to secure this contract in New South Wales just a week after being awarded a similar contract in Queensland, as it demonstrates the value of our world-leading asset management offering. We are proud to bring UK engineering services to Australia and very much look forward to working with our partners and RMS to drive efficiencies and enhance the road network south of Sydney.”
The network includes nearly 2,000km of roads, 237 bridges and eight tunnels and stretches from the south of Sydney’s metropolitan district to the Sutherland National Park. It incorporates the key routes to Sydney Airport and the shipping lines of Botany Bay.