21 August 2015
| News

Nexus Awarded Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

TSRC Contract Signing

The Nexus Infrastructure consortium (Nexus) today signed contracts with the Queensland Government achieving contractual close for the delivery of the A$1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Nexus will design construct, finance, operate and maintain the 41 Km Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in Toowoomba, Queensland.

The 41km highway will bypass the city of Toowoomba, and improve traffic conditions and road safety in the region, in particular reducing the number of heavy vehicles travelling through the Toowoomba city centre.

Nexus Infrastructure Chairman, John Witheriff said, the consortium’s successful bid included a commitment to support local employment and the local supply chain.

“Major infrastructure projects of this size are unique, city changing investments, creating significant economic and community outcomes.

“Nexus is committed to working with local businesses and residents to achieve lasting outcomes.

“Nexus brings together the ideal balance of global leaders in road construction and social infrastructure,” he said.

Nexus consists of:

  • Plenary Group, financial advisor and investor
  • Cintra, investor
  • Acciona Concessions, investor
  • Acciona Infrastructure and Ferrovial Agroman, construction joint venture
  • Transfield Services, operations and maintenance provider

Work on the project will commence with detailed design, procurement and site establishment in the coming months with construction works expected soon after.

“In the meantime, we will be holding a number of information sessions and displays throughout the community,” Mr Witheriff said.

“We are committed to creating ‘a greater connection’ which is about Nexus Infrastructure working in the community and connecting with local industry and suppliers as well as boosting employment and training and skills development,” he said.

Construction is expected to be complete in late 2018, after which Nexus is contracted to operate and maintain the road for 25 years.

Nexus will now work closely with the Queensland Government to deliver the project on time and on budget.