Ventia employees from the VentureSmart contract

Repeat clients are the ultimate performance indicator. A great example of that in our Transport business is our Venture Smart contract with Main Roads WA, for which we're proud to announce the two-year extension, running to October 2025.

Since 2018 Ventia and Johnson Controls through the Venture Smart JV has handled planned and reactive maintenance for all Main Roads WA's electrical assets across WA including street lighting, traffic signals, speed limit signs, help phones, CCTV, variable message signs, vehicle detection systems, fibre networks, and more. We also manage repairs to damaged assets, electrical upgrades and capital works where they're required. 

That's a total of over 35,000 assets in some of the most remote locations on earth.

A strong track record

Group Executive Transport David McPadden says our track record of service delivery, value proposition and strong stakeholder relationships were key factors in winning the contract.   

'Equally important was our commitment to making a positive economic and social impact for WA,' David says. 

Indigenous elder introducing employees from the Venture Smart contract to a culture day

Venture Smart has a 'buy local, live local' approach to create Indigenous jobs and engaging closely with the Indigenous community.


For Project Director Mick O'Bradaigh, it's not just about milestones but it's about creating a lasting legacy.

We're continuously looking at new ways to engage with the communities we work in, and bring everyone along on the journey.

'To see how far we've progressed and with the support of Mains Roads WA we manage to drive real change,' he says.

With the valued support of Main Roads WA, Venture Smart prides itself on our 'buy local, live local' approach to create indigenous jobs, engage closely with the Indigenous community, and make a positive contribution to the WA community and economy. 

Some of the VentureSmart team who pride themselves on a 'buy local, live local' approach.