Preferred builder announced for $852m Bunbury Outer Ring Road WA

Monica Gameng   |   August 3, 2020

A new major milestone has been reached on the $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road in Western Australia with the announcement of the Southwest Connex Alliance as the preferred proponent to build the project.

The Southwest Connex Alliance is composed of Acciona, NRW Contracting, MACA Civil, AECOM and Aurecon.

“MACA is delighted to be a participant in the Southwest Connex Alliance. We look forward to working with our Alliance Partners to deliver a quality infrastructure project for Western Australia,” MACA CEO and Managing Director Mike Sutton said.

With this announcement, the alliance will now undergo a negotiation period for the Project Alliance Agreement. The contract is anticipated to be formally awarded in September 2020.

“I am delighted that the Southwest Connex Alliance has been named as the Preferred Proponent of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project.

“We look forward to working closely with our Alliance partners and Main Roads through the Preferred Proponent stage,” NRW CEO and Managing Director Jules Pemberton said.

The alliance’s scope of works will include investigation, design and construction of a 27-kilometre four-lane dual carriageway rural highway that will connect Forrest Highway at Australind to Bussell Highway at Gelorup.

Works will also include delivery of grade separated interchanges, rail and river crossings as well as a 20-kilometre stretch of new and upgraded local government roads.

Once completed, the Bunbury Outer Ring Road will be able to provide motorists with a safer and more efficient road network in Western Australia’s South-West regions.

The Bunbury Outer Ring Road is anticipated to have a construction period of about three and a half years, which will generate more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs across local communities and the State.

Major construction on this multi-million-dollar project is expected to begin in early 2021.

The Bunbury Outer Ring Road is jointly and fully funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, each contributing $681.6 million and $170.4 million respectively.

 

Source: Main Roads WA; Investor Insight; MACA Limited; NRW Holdings

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Projects
Shortlisted builders for $852m Bunbury Outer Ring Road WA revealed

Two consortia are now shortlisted and will be invited to submit detailed proposals for the design and construction of the $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project in Western Australia. This new milestone takes the project one step closer to beginning construction.

Projects
EOIs sought for WA's $852m Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

Western Australia’s $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road (BORR) reaches a new major milestone with Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the design and construction of the project opened for submissions.

Projects
Builder announced for $852m WA Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

The major construction contract for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road in Western Australia has been awarded to the South West Gateway Alliance, taking the $852 million project a step closer to beginning construction. 

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders

Complete the form to get started