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Contractor announced for NorthLink WA Stage 2

The $417 million construction contract for the second phase of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project in Western Australia has been awarded.

The $417 million construction contract for the second phase of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project in Western Australia has been awarded.The $417 million construction contract for the second phase of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA project in Western Australia has been awarded.

The Great Northern Connect Team – a joint venture between BGC Contracting and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction has been named as the successful tenderer this week.

The tender is the second of three construction contracts for the billion dollar project and covers the construction of the Central Section of the Swan Valley Bypass between the Reid Highway and Ellenbrook.

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said in a statement that the new highway will take the majority of heavy traffic away from the Great Northern Highway, providing an alternative freight route and improving safety.

“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,” he said.

The project provides extra road capacity for Perth’s growing north-east, given the projected population growth in Ellenbrook to 47,000 by 2031.

Construction is underway on Stage 1 of the project with the Tonkin Highway Grade Separations scheduled for completion in early 2018.

Stage 2 construction will early 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in 2019.

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