Amey will deliver the contract in joint venture with Leighton Contractors and Boral Construction Materials.
Under the five-year road asset management contract (RAMC) for the south coast region of South East Queensland the joint venture will maintain and improve over 1,000km of network, including over 650km of state and national roads. The network stretches from the south of Brisbane’s metro district to the New South Wales border, and includes the Gold Coast where the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held.
Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “This is the first Australian contract that Amey has secured and we are proud to bring UK engineering services to Australia. We continue to increase our presence and portfolio overseas through our world-leading asset management expertise in our Consulting business. I’m delighted to have won this deal and look forward to working with Transport & Main Roads, and our partners in Australia, to deliver excellence in road asset management for the people of Queensland.”
The contract scope extends to asset management, including identification and design of improvement schemes, delivery of programmed and rehabilitation schemes, routine maintenance and 24/7 incident response. Routine maintenance and incident response activities begin at the end of November followed by the adoption of the full contract remit in January 2014 through to June 2018.