Melbourne has experienced the greatest annual population growth of any Australian capital city for over 12 years running and by 2051, is forecast to reach a population of 7.7 million, overtaking Sydney to become Australia’s most populous city. Sixty percent of Melbourne’s growth over the last decade has occurred in outer suburban areas which will continue to do most of the heavy-lifting to accommodate the city’s growing population.
The Suburban Roads Upgrade Program (SRU Program) presents an outstanding opportunity to transform Melbourne’s outer suburban arterial road network and address the gap in infrastructure investment generated by rapid land use change.
Awarded in December 2017, the Western Roads Upgrade Project is the first stage of the SRU Program and is currently in delivery.
The next stages of the SRU Program are the South-Eastern Roads Upgrade Project and the Northern Roads Upgrade Project (NRU Project) which will be delivered as two separate ‘availability’ Public Private Partnerships.
The NRU Project includes the upgrade of six arterial roads in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and maintenance of approximately 750 lane kilometres of arterial roads for a further 20 years.
The following roads will be improved as part of the NRU Project:
- Childs Road
- Sunbury Road
- Epping Road
- Bridge Inn Road
- Craigieburn Road
- Fitzsimons Lane
The minimum level of local content set for this project is:
- 96% for the Preconstruction & Construction phase of the project
- 98% for the Services phase of the project
July 2018 - EOI released for the NRU Project
October 2018 - Shortlisted respondents announced
2019 - Tender period
Q1 2020 - Award contract
Mid 2020 – Construction commencement
HOW TO REGISTER AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
- Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
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