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Contractor excellence Award –
Sponsored by the royal Bank of
Winner: Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor
The Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor –
Stage 1 is the first integrated road and rail project
for South East Queensland. It is a major transport
initiative to service the future needs of Brisbane’s
growing western corridor.
Stage 1 of the project involves the construction
of a new passenger railway line from Darra to
Richlands; construction of a railway station, bus
interchange and park and ride facilities at Richlands
and a duplication of the Centenary Highway from
two to four lanes from Richlands to meet with the
existing Logan Motorway interchange at Carole
Stage 1 reached practical completion in
November 2010, four months ahead of schedule at
an estimated cost of approximately $800 million.
The Contractor Excellence Award recognises
innovation and best practice in the construction and
delivery of infrastructure projects.
• The Gateway Upgrade Project
Leighton – Abigroup Joint Venture
• South Australia’s Northern Expressway Project
Fulton Hogan and York Civil
Advisory excellence Award –
Sponsored by Hansen Yuncken
Winner: The New Royal Adelaide Hospital
Ernst & Young – Commercial and Financial Adviser
to the State
Clayton Utz; Macquarie Capital Advisers Limited and
South Australian Crown Solicitor’s Office
The NRAH project involves the construction,
maintenance and provision of hotel services at a new
hospital to replace the ageing Royal Adelaide Hospital.
It is being delivered as a PPP with a capital value in the
order of $1.7 billion, making it the largest project of its
kind in Australia’s history.
NRAH will be South Australia’s flagship public
hospital, and will include single rooms for all inpatients.
It will offer more operating theatres and procedure
rooms, a 30 per cent increase in intensive care beds,
and a significant increase in emergency care capacity.
The project will deliver high-quality healthcare
and provides a model for other major clinical hospital
projects in South Australia and around the country.
The Advisory Excellence Award recognises excellent
advice that allows a project to progress and break new
Consideration was also given to the scale,
complexity and difficulty of the project.
• The Ararat Prison Project
KPMG – Commercial and Financial Adviser to
• Gold Coast Rapid Transit
PwC – Commercial and Financial Adviser to
the State; Corrs Chambers Westgarth –
Legal Adviser to the State.
ABOVe: Darra to
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