Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

More local jobs with North South Corridor early works contract

Media Release

JB006/2015

09 February 2015

Joint release with:

Hon. Stephen Mullighan MP

SA Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

A South Australian company has won the tender to upgrade two road routes critical to the smooth flow of traffic during construction of the North-South Corridor, Torrens to Torrens project.

Dry Creek civil engineering and construction company Bardavcol has been given the contract for early works at James Congdon Drive, and the intersection of South and Richmond roads.

The projects involve an $8.8 million duplication of James Congdon Drive and an $11 million upgrade of the South Road/Richmond Road intersection.

Assistant Federal Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Jamie Briggs said the project showed the state and federal governments were working together to boost the South Australian economy.

“This is another example of the Australian Government's record investments in South Australia delivering more local jobs and opportunities to grow the economy,” Mr Briggs said.

“The early works will address anticipated extra traffic when the construction of the $896 million Torrens to Torrens project begins later this year.”

The State Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the project would support 20 jobs during construction.

“It's great to see a South Australian company chosen for these works and it shows the State Government's Industry Participation Policy is working well,” Mr Mullighan said.

“This is also great news for motorists and other road users as it will help reduce congestion around the Torrens to Torrens project when works start later this year.”

Bardavcol Chief Executive Darren Foster said such opportunities were exactly what the industry needed.

“This is a very important project for the state and for us,” Mr Foster said.

“In this our 40th year of operation it will be Bardavcol's 57th contract with DPTI and we hope there are more like it to come.”

Bardavcol was also chosen to upgrade the South Road/Ashwin Parade intersection.

A tender is now open for similar works around the north-western section of the inner city ring route.