More than 380 jobs will be supported by the renewal of State Government road maintenance contracts in South East Queensland.
Contracts have been awarded to maintain state-controlled roads in the region for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
The new contracts will run over an initial five years and sustain more than 380 jobs across the region over the contract period.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said, “South East Queensland is home to about 2595 kilometres of state-controlled roads and the management and maintenance of these roads across the region is a huge and demanding job.’’
The Palaszczuk Government has a $46 billion dollar infrastructure program supporting 38,000 jobs this year.
Previous contracts were awarded in 2013, giving TMR an opportunity to learn from those agreements.
TMR can now build in innovations into the new contracts to improve services across South East Queensland.
New five year contracts were awarded for the Brisbane Metropolitan region (Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd), Gold Coast region (Ventia Pty Ltd) and Sunshine Coast region (Downer Works EDI Pty Ltd).
‘‘The responsive maintenance contract has been awarded to RoadTek, which will specialise in technically difficult, hard-to-scope, high risk and short-lead-time maintenance activities,” Mr. Bailey said.
The renewed contracts will also create a single point of contact for responsive maintenance works to ensure TMR reacts quickly to incidents to minimise road closures across the region.