Lane Cove Tunnel, Sydney

Ventia continues to help provide road users with safe, reliable and efficient journeys on Sydney's roads and strengthen its relationship with Transurban.

From 1 July 2018, Ventia will provide incident response and maintenance services for the 3.6km Lane Cove Tunnel and 21km Hills M2 Motorway, which connect Sydney's lower north shore and northwest regions.

Under the contracts, Ventia will provide Transurban with a new, tailored service delivery model that builds upon the confidence Ventia already inspires maintaining Transurban's Eastern Distributor (ED) and Cross City Tunnel (CCT) assets.

A crucial element that helped shape the unique network approach is Ventia's ability to leverage operational efficiencies drawing on existing experience from its other Sydney-based transport contracts.

Ventia's Executive General Manager Asset and Infrastructure Services Peter Handel said optimising Ventia's resourcing increased the value back to the client.

"Drawing on resource strength from Ventia's other local transport contracts enabled us to deliver an approach that is tailored specifically to Transurban's current and future requirements," said Peter.

"Coupled with our existing committed relationship with the client, we developed a transparent and collaborative delivery model that also features cost efficiencies and streamlined processes.

"We bring our embedded approach to health and safety to the contract, road users and the local communities surrounding the Lane Cove Tunnel and Hills M2 Motorway assets.

We look forward to making the infrastructure work for those communities and sharing in Transurban's vision to strengthen communities through transport.

Transurban's Group Executive NSW Business, Kristine Cooney said Transurban values a high calibre operations and maintenance model to deliver customer satisfaction to its road users.

"It is important our motorists experience the best possible journey on our roads. This means our roads and tunnels must be operated and maintained to the highest possible standard. Ventia do a great job at working with us to achieve this on our Eastern assets. With Ventia joining us at the Lane Cove Tunnel and Hills M2 Motorway, our customers can expect an enhanced experience."

Securing this contract enriches Ventia's Sydney asset and infrastructure portfolio, which includes not only the provision of transport solutions for the ED, CCT, M5 East Motorway and the VBA Joint Venture on the South Sydney Stewardship Maintenance Contract, but also facilities management services for the City of Sydney, Royal North Shore and Northern Beaches Hospitals.

Ventia will begin its maintenance services on the Lane Cove Tunnel and Hills M2 Motorway on 1 July 2018 and incident response services from 1 October 2018.

The mobilisation team is already collaborating with Transurban to plan for a seamless transition to make sure our services are ready to go from 1 July.