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Majura Parkway tenders called for

By johnboy - 10 September 2011 10

Simon Corbell and Anthony Albanese have put out a call for companies to tender for the Majura Parkway work.

“The Parkway is the single largest road infrastructure investment in the ACT and completing the detailed design is an important step that will allow construction to start next year,” Mr Albanese said.

“This new road is an investment in Canberra’s future, with Infrastructure Australia putting its long term economic, social and environmental benefits at close to $1 billion.”

The ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Simon Corbell, welcomed the next phase in the Majura Parkway project.

“Once constructed, Majura Parkway will provide an important north-south transport link and will provide a direct connect between the Federal and Monaro Highways.

“The completed Majura Parkway is forecast to carry 40,000 vehicles a day by 2030, of which 15 percent will be trucks.

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Majura Parkway tenders called for
Thoroughly Smashed 8:53 am 16 Sep 11

What’s $1,000,000,000 for?

Nome 9:55 pm 15 Sep 11

Classic example of Labors lack of leadership. $1billion. If one was to think outside the bubble of ACT govt you could quite easily implement proper infrastructure. ACT have one of the highest car usage and numbers per capita. Why. THERE IS NO other choice. Get a light rail plan and get serious about transport in the Nations Capital.

00davist 12:28 pm 12 Sep 11

I have noticed a fair amount of pessimism in regard to this project, mainly in line with the time taken to complete the GDE.

I can’t understand why there is such a negative assumption of the time it will take to complete the Majura parkway, as far as I can see, they have the resources, and the understanding, at hand, to complete this road, on time, under budget, and to a good standard. I think you should all try looking at it with the same optimism.

I’m now going to sit by my 5th story window, and wait for a flock of pigs to swoop past!

dtc 12:12 pm 12 Sep 11

You do realise that the ‘government’ doesnt actually evaluate tenders (although it may decide or influence the decision on the winner) nor contract manage the project. So blaming the ‘labor govt’ is a little mistaken – except to the extent that EvanJames is correct. Underresourcing a project – expertise up front, budget, skills etc – doesnt save money in the long run. Just have a look at Defence.

EvanJames 11:45 am 12 Sep 11

wooster said :

There seems to be a distinct correlation in recent years between labor governments and an inability to competently managing infrastructure projects.

I for one, am very very pessimistic about this one.

They are clueless. They go for the lowest quote, without considering the basics… capacity, contingencies, TRACK RECORD, and they seem to be scared to build in incentives for early milestone completion and penalties for late or faulty delivery. Also they seem to not want to have any involvment in how the contractor manages traffic during construction, it’s like that’s not even an issue.

They’d be better off contracting the actual contracting of the work, and responsibility for the entire thing, to some third party. that way they wouldn’t feel hamstrung by the constraints on government, or their own cluelessness and gutlessness.

I keep mentioning this, but the way the airport got their bit of Pialligo Ave done, vs the utter debacle of the Fairbairn/Majura/Moreshead bits the ACT gov’t were responsible for, was ridiculous to compare. Lanes marked off for weeks, months, with NO work being done was the norm rather than the exception with the ACT Gov’t bits.

Bluey 9:26 am 12 Sep 11

Taking bets on how many overpass collapses there will be this time around? Anyone?

““The Parkway is the single largest road infrastructure investment in the ACT”

God help us for the next 20 years whilst this thing is ‘built.’

The Frots 12:00 pm 11 Sep 11

Spykler said :

“The completed Majura Parkway is forecast to carry 40,000 vehicles a day by 2030, of which 15 percent will be trucks.
Completed when??? Another debacle brewing, start planning your alternative routes for at least the next 6 years.

Take it as a forecast that it will be completed in 2030………………………and not before!

wooster 12:50 pm 10 Sep 11

Spykler said :

“The completed Majura Parkway is forecast to carry 40,000 vehicles a day by 2030, of which 15 percent will be trucks.
Completed when??? Another debacle brewing, start planning your alternative routes for at least the next 6 years.

There seems to be a distinct correlation in recent years between labor governments and an inability to competently managing infrastructure projects.

I for one, am very very pessimistic about this one.

Spykler 10:35 am 10 Sep 11

“The completed Majura Parkway is forecast to carry 40,000 vehicles a day by 2030, of which 15 percent will be trucks.
Completed when??? Another debacle brewing, start planning your alternative routes for at least the next 6 years.

molongloid 9:30 am 10 Sep 11

I’ve got a spade, a shovel and a wheelbarrow. With a few bags of quickset I’ll have it done ahead of the GDE completion. But how many cartons of beer should I charge?

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