Major contractor awarded $420M road maintenance contracts in SA

Downer has announced it has been awarded road maintenance contracts by the South Australian Government Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), worth $420 million.

The contracts will run over a maximum term of 13 years, there are also has provisions for additional minor capital works.

Beginning on 2 November 2020, the contracts will have an initial seven year term with two extension options of three years plus three years.

The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said the new contracts would result in Downer expanding the services it provides to DPTI and maintaining 8,500 kilometres of roads in South Australia’s Metropolitan Zone and Regional North Zone.

“Downer has been maintaining South Australian roads since 2003,” Mr. Fenn said.

“Currently, Downer is providing maintenance and emergency road services to DPTI, but under these new contracts Downer will also deliver a range of other services including maintenance of intelligent transport systems, management of third party works and minor capital improvements.”

He said overall, Downer will deliver reliable road networks to ensure efficient and safe journeys and also provide opportunities for local service providers and suppliers.

Downer Group employs in excess of 3,500 people in South Australia, which makes the company one of the State’s largest employers.

The company provides its South Australian customers with engineering, maintenance, asset management,
operations and hospitality services in both metropolitan and regional areas.

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