Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade

 

Customer: Major Road Projects Victoria

Contract: Design and Construct

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Project Capabilities

Civil Roads & Bridges

Fast Facts

  • Two extra traffic lanes
  • New bridge over deep creek
  • Two new roundabouts
  • Shared user path

 

We’re partnering with Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) to deliver the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade, a key transport route in Melbourne's outer south-eastern growth corridor. 

This vital upgrade will lower the risk and severity of crashes; improve traffic flow and travel times; and introduce a new link to the south east walking and cycling network.

The upgrade includes: 

  • an extra traffic lane in each direction between Princes Freeway and Manks Road
  • new traffic lights at Greenhills Road
  • a new bridge over Deep Creek near a water recycling plant
  • new roundabouts at Hall Road, south of Deep Creek and Ballarto Road
  • a new shared walking and cycling path
  • safety barriers along the road.

The design and construct contract has been awarded under a Program Delivery Approach (PDA) model. Under this model contracts are awarded to pre-qualified contractors based on their capability, capacity, past performance, and ability to deliver value-for-money solutions. The approach provides a range of benefits including reduced procurement time and costs, better project planning, and improved collaboration. 

Environmental challenges

The project area is home to a threatened population of nationally significant Southern Brown Bandicoots and Growling Grass Frogs, and we’ll be doing all we can to enhance their numbers. We’ll be protecting them from predators, and we’ll build more than 35 underpasses and fauna crossings so they – and other wildlife in the area – can safely cross the road. We’re also building a number of habitat ponds nearby for native animals. We’ll be sensitive to local flora and fauna by avoiding high impact works during breeding seasons.

We've also been awarded the contract to deliver the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade for MRPV.