The Great Northern Connect Team, a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction, has secured a contract for stage two of the NorthLink WA project in Australia.
The AUD417M contract involves the construction of the central section of the Swan Valley Bypass between the Reid Highway and Ellenbrook.
Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said: "NorthLink WA is a vitally important project generating around 1000 jobs and demonstrates the Liberal National Government's commitment to transport infrastructure and West Australians.
"The NorthLink WA project once completed will provide a continuous connection from the Perth Airport area through to Muchea, and together with the Gateway WA and Perth Freight Link projects will be a major part of a high standard freight connection to Fremantle Port.
"The project is set to provide extra road capacity to Perth's north-east, which is a priority given the Ellenbrook population is expected to grow to 47,000 by 2031.”
Overall, the NorthLink WA project is estimated to cost AUD1.12bn, with AUD894M being provided by the Australian government and AUD223M by the Western Australian government.
Construction is underway on the stage one of the project, with the Tonkin Highway Grade Separations expected to be complete by early 2018. Construction on stage two is expected to commence early in 2017 and be finished in 2019.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.