Ventia has been awarded the five-year Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads' (TMR's) South-East Queensland Road Asset Management Contract (RAMC) for the south coast district.

This contract will see the team provide asset management services, road pavement and drainage maintenance activities and a significant program of road rehabilitation, overlay and reseal works across Queensland's South East Coast state and national road network from 1 July 2019.

These roads are critical to the districts they service, including the Cities of Gold Coast and Logan and the Scenic Rim Regional Council. They are key to ensuring safety, amenity and live-ability and are conduits through which TMR has been able to support community interests - from maximising social procurement to creating opportunities for diversity and workforce development.

Ventia have provided services via the Generation 1 RAMC since 2013, as part of the Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture. Our successes during that period include addressing more than 67 incidents during Cyclone Debbie, creating 170 jobs to support the successful 2018 Commonwealth Games, providing Certificate III qualifications for 15 trainees and delivering savings through innovations.

Ventia's Executive General Manager Infrastructure Services, Gordon Taylor, said that the Generation 2 contract award is evidence of the company's positive reputation in Queensland as a provider of asset management services, asset renewals and maintenance services for road infrastructure owners. 

"Ventia has a strong presence and understanding of the South East Queensland environment via our current and recent operations and maintenance contracts, including for the Gateway and Logan Motorways, CLEM7 tunnels, AirportlinkM7 and Inner City Bypass," Gordon says. 

"We are very supportive of the Department's vision for stewardship, asset management and project delivery, and we have absolute confidence that our approach will deliver an even greater benefit over the course of RAMC Generation 2 (Gen 2)."

This contract will run over a five-year period and the team will commence transition activities in April.