Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to partner with Seymour Whyte and Turnbull Engineering to upgrade Mulgoa Road in Sydney’s west.
‘The Mulgoa Road Alliance’ will deliver improvements to road safety and the M4 exit ramps, as part of the Mulgoa Road stage 1 upgrade between Jeanette Street to Blaikie Road in Penrith, New South Wales.
Mulgoa Road – the main access route from Penrith to the M4 Motorway in Sydney’s west – will undergo a major enhancement as part of a 6.5-kilometre road corridor upgrade to connect the Penrith community, including its central business district, with other parts of greater Sydney.
The Mulgoa Road Alliance is Seymour Whyte’s second active alliance with TfNSW.
Steve Lambert, Seymour Whyte Chief Operating Officer, said that this agreement strengthens Seymour Whyte’s position as an innovative alliance partner and key contractor to TfNSW.
“We are immensely proud to have formed another Alliance with Transport for New South Wales to deliver public infrastructure through a more effective and collaborative contract management.”
“Our partnership is testament to our strong collaborative contracting with our clients – to improve design and construction and enhance social and sustainability outcomes.”
“We are confident that this collaborative approach between the public and private sector is the best way to deliver these types of complex programs of work by bringing together the designer, constructor and client into one organisation, ensuring a reliable approach to delivery.”
Lessons learned from the delivery of previous TfNSW brownfield projects helped shape the new contract, incorporating best practice and recognised industry sustainable outcomes.
Pat McCormack, Seymour Whyte’s Central Region General Manager for New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory, said the contract win bolsters Seymour Whyte’s presence in western Sydney and commitment to a positive, sustainable social impact.
“Seymour Whyte has a proud history of projects in western Sydney and is excited to continue supporting the region’s growth and foster our relationships with local suppliers.”
“We have also committed to sustainable social impact by providing jobs for disadvantaged cohorts, young people, traineeships, First Nations People, and people from Western Sydney towards equitable economic participation”, he said.
Rick Cassab, Operations Manager, thanked the team for their outstanding contribution in securing the alliance contract to design and construct section 1 of Mulgoa Road.
“We are excited to bring our team’s experience in the successful delivery of complex alliance projects as well as our expertise in brownfield infrastructure design and construction to realise this upgrade project, which will bolster western Sydney’s economic growth”, he said.
Greg Anderson, Alliance Manager, said he was looking forward to working with local communities and project partners on this complex brownfield project.
Mr Anderson said, “Managing congestion and delays along Mulgoa Road during construction is a key focus for the team, as is improving the road capacity to cater for population and employment growth.”
“The planned widening and upgrade to Mulgoa Road will positively impact the local community – with the inclusion of public and active transport infrastructure to improve traffic flow and road safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.”
“The project also incorporates several environment and sustainability initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through smart design and procurement principles.”
Mr Anderson said that he was looking forward to continuing our relationship with TfNSW, Turnbull Engineering, suppliers, and the local community over the life of this contract and beyond.
Key benefits of project works include:
- Improving road capacity to cater for population and employment growth
- Reducing congestion and travel times
- Improving road safety for all users
- Providing safe and effective pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and better access to public transport
- Improving the urban design and visual aspects of the road corridor.
Construction work starts in early 2023 and will be completed in 2026.
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