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    Pacific Highway Upgrade: Warrell Creek - Nambucca Heads

    ACCIONA Infrastructure as part of the Pacifico Joint Venture, completed the design and construction of the $550 million Pacific Highway Upgrade between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads, in New South Wales.

     

    General information

    Location
    Macksville, NSW, Australia
    Our role
    Design and construction
    Infrastructure
    Design and construction of 19.5km of new dual carriageway road
    Project Value
    AU$550 million
    Completion date
    Mid 2018

    Key Features

    The upgrade between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads involved:

      • Design and construction of 19.5km of new dual carriageway road.
      • Two grade separated interchanges at Warrell Creek and Bald Hill Road, south of Macksville.
      • Longitudinal bridges across Upper Warrell Creek, Williamson Creek, Warrell Creek, Nambucca River floodplain and Nambucca River.
      • Overbridges on Rosewood Road, Albert Drive, Scotts Heads Quarry access road, Bald Hill Road, Old Coast Road South, Mattick Road and Old Coast Road North and an underpass at Cockburns Lane.
      • Pacifico collaborated with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to develop and implement innovative and efficient design solutions which will reduce the overall construction and operations budget.

    Benefits

    The project is part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade approved in July 2011 and is jointly funded by the state and federal governments.

    This upgrade improves road safety and relieve seasonal traffic congestion.

     

    Current Status

    July 2018

    The Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway Upgrade in NSW opened the final six kilometre section on 29th June, 2018. The project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, and has been delivered by an ACCIONA and Ferrovial joint venture.

    The milestone represents the highly successful delivery of essential infrastructure for NSW by the two companies, both of which are significant investors in the state and in Australia.

    The June 29 event follows the opening of the initial 14km of road in December last year. The project is part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade to improve road safety and transport efficiency and relieve seasonal traffic congestion.

    The 20km project was delivered under a Design and Construct Contract managed by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

    Since activities began, the project has been a substantial driver of economic activity in the region, with over 650 people working on construction at its peak and more than 5,000 inductions onto site. Numerous local subcontractors have also been involved, creating valuable revenue streams and employment opportunities.

    Fernando Fajardo, Managing Director for ACCIONA Infrastructure Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia, said: "This is a great day for the project, and a credit to the team’s hard work and dedication. We appreciate the ongoing support of the local community, and are proud to have played a central role in delivering this project for New South Wales."

    "It just shows how companies with substantial technical expertise and extensive local and international experience can create infrastructure of lasting value in Australia."

    The newly-opened section includes a rail underpass and new interchange at Warrell Creek. Overall, the project involved building 15 bridges, including a major new 850-metre bridge over the Nambucca River, two new interchanges and access ramps at North Macksville. The project has also delivered a high standard of safety, achieving 2,000,000 hours with no Lost Time Injuries.

     

    Environmental Documentation

    POLLUTION INCIDENT RESPONSE MANAGEMENT PLAN

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LICENSE  

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY MONTHLY REPORTS:

    CONTACT

    If you would like to make an enquiry or complaint, or to register your general feedback please contact the Community Relations Team: 1800 074 588 (toll free), PO Box 245, Macksville NSW 2447, community@afjv.com.au or by dropping into the Community Display Centre 124 Albert Drive Donnellyville.

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