Italian and Australian team wins $1.9bn Sydney motorway contract

A joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL, both subsidiaries of Cimic, and Italy’s Ghella have been awarded a contract by the New South Wales government to deliver the first stage of Sydney’s M6 motorway.

The US$1.9bn project will connect Sydney’s south to the city’s wider motorway network, with the aim of reducing congestion and journey times.

The joint venture will build an underground motorway linking President Avenue, Kogarah and the M8 motorway, with construction including tunnels, exit and entry ramps, cycle and pedestrian pathways and tunnel stubs that could be used for the second stage of the M6.

Juan Santamaria, Cimic Group’s chief executive, said: "Cimic Group companies are delivering major transport projects across Australia. Having successfully completed several WestConnex projects, our companies have specific expertise in delivering motorways in urban areas. This experience will be applied to safely and successfully deliver the M6 Stage 1."

Work on the project is due to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2025.

Image courtesy of Cimic

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