More than 380 jobs will be supported by the renewal of State Government road maintenance contracts in South-East Queensland.
New five-year contracts were awarded for the Brisbane Metropolitan Region (Fulton Hogan Industries), Gold Coast region (Ventia) and Sunshine Coast region (Downer Works EDI).
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the contracts were awarded to maintain state-controlled roads for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
“South East Queensland is home to about 2595km of state-controlled roads and the management and maintenance of these roads across the region is no small job,’’ Mr Bailey said.
“The new contracts will run over an initial five years and sustain more than 140 jobs over that initial contract period.
“The Palaszczuk Government has a $46 billion infrastructure program that is supporting 38,000 jobs in this year alone.”
Mr Bailey said previous contracts were awarded in 2013, giving TMR an opportunity to learn from and build on innovations to deliver more improved services across south east Queensland.
He said the renewed contracts would create a single point of contact for responsive maintenance works to ensure TMR reacts quickly to incidents to minimise road closures across the region.