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Cairns Southern Access Stage 3 - E2G

By provision of senior project management personnel, in partnership with DTMR Lackon was responsible for the delivery of the Edmonton to Gordonvale Project (E2G). The E2G project will duplicate a 10.5-kilometre section of the highway to create a four-lane highway from Edmonton south to Gordonvale and includes significant upgrade and modification to Queensland Rail assets on the North Coast Line. This $481 million project is part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a multi-billion-dollar program of works to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns. Works commenced late May 2020. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2023. This project included significant upgrades and realignment of the Queensland Rail North Coast Line to accommodate the duplicated highway. Removal of multiple at grade rail crossings and upgrade of boom gates at other crossings and new rail bridges at Wrights Creek and Stoney Creek.

Lackon managed complex stakeholder engagements and interface, including land resumption and acquisition by implementation of a detailed communication management strategy, and team, which focused on managing the expectations of local landowners, traditional land custodians, residents, and independent stakeholders.

Lackon in partnership with DTMR managed multiple contractors associated with the works including award of the design and construct contract to John Holland Seymour Whyte AECOM Joint Venture (HSA Group).


Cairns, QLD

Department of Transport and Main Roads

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