Last week at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s annual National Infrastructure Awards, the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal project (Caulfield to Dandenong) picked up two awards in the Industry Choice and Government Partnership Excellence categories.
WSP was part of the Alliance who delivered Caulfield to Dandenong, which included Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease and Metro Trains Melbourne and Level Crossings Removal Project (LXRP).
In addition to the two wins, Caulfield to Dandenong was a finalist in the Contractor of the Year and Project of the Year categories. The judges commended the project’s successful delivery in a challenging environment, saying that it was fundamental in LXRP’s ongoing program of level crossing removals.
WSP Project Design Manager, Jamie Green said, “To be recognised as a winner in government partnership excellence is extremely rewarding, but to go on and also receive the industry choice award really recognises the impact that Caulfield to Dandenong has had on the industry and the precedence it has set for level crossing removals projects.”
The project was a critical initiative to remove nine dangerous level crossings and build five brand new elevated stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Nobile Park. It is one package of the program to remove 50 dangerous level crossings throughout Melbourne by 2022.
Along with Caulfield to Dandenong, the WestConnex transaction also picked up the award for Project of the Year. WSP was an advisor providing technical due diligence on the project which is the single largest Mergers and Acquisitions’ infrastructure transaction in Australian history and the largest Australian government trade sale privatisation. The transaction involved a stake in Sydney Motorway Corporations associated WestConnex motorway concessions.
WSP Project Director, Michael Bushby said, “Successfully completing the transaction meant working collaboratively and meticulously to manage risks. WestConnex is considered one of the most complex infrastructure projects in Australia today and winning project of the year recognises the complexity and depth of impact behind it.”
WSP’s list of Awards and Finalists places – 2019 National Infrastructure Awards
Winner/s,Government Partnership Excellence Award: Caulfield to Dandenong - The Alliance (comprising of Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, WSP), Level Crossing Removal Project, and Major Transport Infrastructure Program.
Winner/s, Industry Choice Award: Caulfield to Dandenong - The Alliance (comprising of Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, WSP), Level Crossing Removal Project, and Major Transport Infrastructure Program.
Winner/s, Project of the Year: Westconnex - NSW Treasury and Transport for NSW (Roads and Maritime Services) and their advisors Allens, Ashurst, BIS Oxford Economics, Clayton Utz, GHD, Goldman Sachs, Newgate Australia, Turner & Townsend, and PwC. Sydney Transport Partners (Transurban, AustralianSuper, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, and Tawreed Investments) and their advisors; Advisian, Aquasia, Clifford Chance, EY, E3 Advisory, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and WSP.
Finalists, Project of the Year: Canberra Light Rail – ACT Government (Transport Canberra) and their advisors; Arup, Clayton Utz, EY, HASSEL Studio, RPS Group, Sparke Helmore, Turner & Townsend, and WSP. Canberra Metro Consortium (Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG, Pacific Partnerships and UGL) and their advisors; AECOM, Architectus, CAF, Herbert Smith Freehills, R-Co, and SMEC.
Finalists, Project of the Year: Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project – The Alliance (comprising of Aurecon, CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Metro Trains Melbourne, WSP), Arcadis, Level Crossing Removal Project, and Major Transport Infrastructure Program.
Finalists, Advisory Excellence Award – WestConnex Transaction – Advisors to the NSW Government; Allens, Ashurst, BIS Oxford Economics, Clayton Utz, GHD, Newgate Australia, PwC, and Turner & Townsend. Advisors to Sydney Transport Partners; Advisian, Clifford Chance, EY, E3 Advisory, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, and WSP.
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