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Companies shortlisted for NorthLink WA contract

Four companies have been shortlisted for the Tonkin Highway upgrade as part of the WA NorthLink initiative.

Four companies have been shortlisted for the Tonkin Highway upgrade as part of the WA NorthLink initiative.The Australian and Western Australian Governments have announced the four companies shortlisted for the Tonkin Highway upgrade stage of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project.

Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Georgiou Group Pty Ltd and York Civil Pty Ltd as Georgiou York Joint Venture, John Holland Pty Ltd, and McConnell Dowell Constructors are shortlisted to prepare detailed proposals for the contract.

An announcement of the successful contractor is expected before the end of the year.

The project will deliver new interchanges at the intersections of Collier Road and Morley Drive, a flyover at Benara Road and an upgraded section of Tonkin Highway, north of the Guildford Road.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said the Tonkin Highway provides a vital link for regional traffic movements to commercial and industrial areas such as Malaga, Kewdale, Perth Airport and the Perth CBD. The Swan Valley Bypass, another component of the project, will extend this route to connect with the Brand Highway and Great Northern Highway at Muchea, providing a major route to the north-west.

“This game changing project is part of the Australian Government’s biggest ever road investment program in our nation’s history to support thousands of new jobs and reduce congestion on major freight corridors throughout Western Australia,” he said.

Construction is set to start in early 2016.

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said that the announcement was the latest in a series of NorthLink WA project milestones achieved since early 2014.

“We have been refining the project concept and technical studies to get this project to this stage, with a high level of involvement from stakeholders and community members,” he said.

“By delivering infrastructure in the current competitive marketplace, we can provide better roads for motorists and greater value for taxpayer’s dollars.”

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