Decmil awarded contract for WA’s Great Eastern Highway

Great Eastern Highway
Great Eastern Highway – Wooroloo.
Image courtesy of Main Roads Western Australia.

Decmil Group has been awarded a contract by Main Roads Western Australia to undertake realignment works at the Great Eastern Highway in Wooroloo.

The project includes realigning a two-kilometre stretch of the highway to remove three substandard curves and improve safety and visibility.

The new section of the highway will be built to the south of the current highway, on an alignment largely already cleared.

Decmil will also be building a new intersection with Old Northam Road further to the south, and reconstructing the Wooroloo Prison Farm access road. Removing the redundant surfacing along the existing alignment is also included in the scope of work.

While the exact amount of Decmil’s contract is not announced, the project is being funded with $11.5 million from the federal government, and $2.875 million (20 per cent) from the Western Australian Government.

Work on the project is due to commence as early as July 2021.

Additionally, Decmil has also secured work in Queensland, with the two contracts in Western Australia and Queensland worth circa $47 million.

The Queensland job will see Decmil design and construct a modular accommodation village for Shell’s GQC business, with construction to commence and complete within 2022 financial year.

Decmil Chief Executive Officer Dickie Dique said the company was in line to experience strong growth in 2022 and 2o23 financial year, with the company’s order book expanding to $590 million.

“Our book order is expanding as we start to see the award of some contracts that were previously delayed due to COVID-19,” Dique said.

“This primes the company for a significant financial year 2022, with circa $400 million (contracted and preferred) work in hand already booked in for the next fiscal year,” he added.


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