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Downer awarded three major transportation contracts in QLD & NSW


Posted by Sophia Rostron

Downder EDI has been awarded three major contracts through its transport services, including the upgrade of Homebush Station in Sydney, the upgrade of Toongabbie Station in Sydney, and the construction of overtaking lanes Bruce Highway (Scovazzis Road to Como Road) near Ingham in Queensland.

Homebush Station Upgrade

As part of the NSW Government's Transport Access Program, Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd will upgrade Homebush Station to include new lifts, upgraded stairs and footbridge, a new family accessible toilet, new bus stops and shelters, kiss and ride and bike racks, new lighting and CCTV cameras.

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti reported that "the Transport Access Program is an initiative to encourage more people to use public transport by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure across the state.” 

“Customers at Homebush Station will benefit from a number of improvements. People who are less mobile, parents with prams and travellers with luggage will soon be able to access the platform directly with new lifts set to be installed," said Mr Sidoti. 

Registrations of interest for the project opened in November 2015. 

homebush_station.pngCurrent Homebush Station, Image courtesy of Domain

Toongabbie Station Upgrade

Downer EDI Works will provide a major upgrade at Toongabbie Station, also part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.

“The Transport Access Program is an initiative to encourage more people to use public transport by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure across the state,” said Mark Taylor MP. 

“As part of this major upgrade customers will benefit from new lifts, making it easier for people with a disability, the elderly, parents with prams and travellers with luggage to access the platforms. There will be new accessible toilets, canopies for weather protection and security will be boosted with additional lighting and new CCTV cameras.

“Two new ‘kiss and ride’ facilities will be created on Portico Parade and Wentworth Avenue, with the bus shelters on Portico Parade also set for a refresh. In addition, new bicycle storage will be installed for those customers who want to ride to the station before jumping on public transport," said Mr Taylor. 

Guided by community feedback, work will start immediately on detailed designs, with construction to commence as soon as possible. 

Bruce Highway overtaking lanes (Scovazzis Road to Como Road) 

The $9.6 million project forms part of the Queensland Government's Accelerated Works Program, and will see Downer EDI construct new southbound and northbound overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway between Scovazzis Road and Como Road.

Aimed at supporting local workers, the project is due to support 30 jobs and construction starting in August 2016.

Downer has recently also had success with their mining services division, winning five contracts valued at over $250 million.

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Source: Transport for NSW, TMR QLD

Note: This post was updated to include the contract award for Toongabbie Station Upgrade. 

Sophia Rostron

Sophia Rostron

As the Content editor at plantminer.com.au, Sophia works behind the scenes to keep our blog machine in motion. A student of Law and Business, she's very dependent on coffee and loves any excuse to travel.