Kimberley Roads Maintenance Contract Awarded

Kimberley Roads Maintenance Contract Awarded

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

New $152 Million Integrated Service Arrangement For Kimberley

Victor P Taffa

The State Government has awarded a new Integrated Service Arrangement (ISA), valued at $152 Million, for the maintenance of the State’s road network in the Kimberley.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said DownerMouchel, a joint venture comprising of Downer EDI Works and Mouchel International (Jersey) Limited (Australia Branch), was awarded the Kimberley contract for an initial period of five years.

“This is the fifth of these relationship-based arrangements to be awarded as the current long-term road maintenance contracts reach expiry.” Mr. Buswell said.

“These new arrangements are more than just road maintenance contracts, they provide aspects of road network operations, operational asset management, maintenance delivery, some minor capital works (projects less than $3 Million in value), and project and contract management services.”

“The ISA selection process aimed to ultimately identify the best value from private sector partners and considered which Integrated Service providers were most likely to form an effective collaborative relationship with Main Roads WA.”

“DownerMouchel will have the potential of extending its contract period based on the company’s performance over the next five years.” Mr. Buswell said.

This is the fifth of seven ISAs with the remaining two to be awarded over the next three months.

Services under the ISA arrangements will begin in July 2011.