Transport Network Reconstruction Program
Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland | Fitzroy, Australia
Situated in the northeast corner of Australia, Queensland is known as the Sunshine State by its 4.7 million citizens. In the summers of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Queensland was hit by cyclones and significant flooding, with roads across most of the state receiving more damage than any other state asset. Following the 2010 floods, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) engaged MWH to work with it to reconnect the region, a role that was expanded after the 2011 and 2012 flood events.
The program in Fitzroy for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 flood events was valued at $891 million (AUD) when completed in June 2014.
The Fitzroy Region, in Central Queensland, was one of the most heavily impacted regions in the state, with nearly 1,000 kilometres (621 mi) of the 3,500-kilometre state-controlled road network requiring reconstruction. MWH Global was engaged by the department in late 2010 to deliver contract administration services to rebuild the road network of one of the state’s economic hubs. More than 100 MWH employees partnered with Transport and Main Roads’ staff to work together in Fitzroy Regional Program Offices based in Rockhampton and Emerald.
As a united team, the Fitzroy Regional Program Office managed all aspects of the program’s delivery including construction, procurement, submissions, design, community engagement, surveying, environmental management and safety and traffic management.
Kilometres of roads repaired
billion dollars ($AUD) of reconstruction in the Fitzroy region
As a united team, the Fitzroy Regional Program Office managed all aspects of the program’s delivery including construction, procurement, submissions, design, community engagement, surveying, environmental management and safety and traffic management. The project presented many challenges and at the peak of construction there were 15 individual contractors working on more than 50 work sites across the region.
Check out the video above to learn more about the project and how we collaborated with the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland to deliver this project
Project Solution / Result
Through rigorous and ongoing internal and external evaluation, the collaborative approach between TMR and MWH demonstrated transparency and accountability for the government and the public. Ultimately, it provided value for the money contributed from state and federal funding.
The Fitzroy Region reconstruction program was successfully completed both in advance of the deadline and under budget. It was recently recognized with a Highly Commended award in the collaboration category from Consult Australia.
MWH is proud to have made a positive contribution to the Central Queensland community by assisting in upgrading the region’s road infrastructure, building on local skills and capability and contributing to the local economy.