BGC Contracting to work on $3.9bn NSW highway project


BGC Contracting has secured a new contract to deliver the main civil construction work for a section of the AUD4.36bn ($3.94bn) Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

The scope of the contract will include the construction of a 13km section of the highway between Tyndale and Maclean. The segment is part of a 155km highway upgrade jointly funded by the Australian and NSW and governments.

Under the contract, awarded by Roads and Maritime Services, a NSW government agency, BGC Contracting will offer bulk earthwork, some road and pavement construction as well as bridgework and finishing work.

Furthermore, BGC Contracting will help to meet environmental controls, community engagement and full quality assurance requirements.

BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said that his team would be working closely with other contractors, Roads and Maritime and its delivery partner Pacific Complete to build this section of the highway.

Heylen added: “The contract award is further encouragement for the company’s heightened strategic focus on public infrastructure projects and other opportunities in resources on the east coast, particularly in NSW and Queensland.

“In 2016, as a part of our diversification strategy, we established new offices in both Sydney and Brisbane to extend our services to clients across the east coast of Australia. We believe NSW offers significant potential in public infrastructure.

“We are also currently working on another Roads and Maritime public infrastructure contract for a major upgrade to a section of Princes Highway, Burrill Lake about 230km south of Sydney. In both cases, BGC Contracting’s competitive pricing and ability to deliver on time were recognised in awarding the contracts.”

BGC Contracting is likely to start work on site next month, if weather permits.

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