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Downer awarded $320M road maintenance contract

Downer has been awarded a road maintenance contract by the Department of Transport and Planning in Victoria over a maximum term of eight years.

Downer has been awarded a road maintenance contract by the Department of Transport and Planning in Victoria over a maximum term of eight years.

The contract begins in July 2024 for an initial four-year term, with two additional two-year extensions to be offered under the agreement.

As part of the works, Downer will deliver routine maintenance, planned maintenance, defect inspections, hazard rectification and emergency response services to more than 1600 lane kilometres of road and 1900 structures in metropolitan Melbourne’s Western region.


 

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This adds to Downer’s existing maintenance works on more than 10,000 lane kilometres of state road across Victoria.

Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Peter Tompkins, said the contract reinforces Downer’s position as one of the leaders in road maintenance across Australia and the state.

“We have been successfully maintaining roads in Victoria for more than 20 years, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Department of Transport and Planning to deliver reliable road networks that ensure safe and enjoyable journeys, while also providing sustainable employment outcomes for the local communities, as well as opportunities for socially responsible suppliers,” Tompkins said.

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