Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication
The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the South Australian Government) for the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.
The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport Network at Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf for commuter, commercial and freight vehicles in the northern region of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.
The duplication of the bridge will improve road safety and efficiency for all users, improve freight productivity and importantly improve the resilience of this critical road link.
It will also address the current bridge speed restrictions and safety for people walking or cycling across the bridge.
Read the latest Project Update here.
The PW2PA Alliance project team held two Community Information Sessions on 28 and 29 October, 2020. Thank you to all those who attended.
On 1 March 2020, the Australian and South Australian Governments announced the successful tenderer for the major works contract to form the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Regional Projects Alliance.
A consortium of CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Aurecon Pty Ltd and GHD Pty Ltd will design and construct the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project as well as the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication project. Construction commenced in late 2020, with completion expected in 2022, weather permitting.
PW2PA Alliance Website
The PW2PA website – www.pw2pa.com.au is now live. The Alliance is proud to be associated with Webb Software, a family owned and operated Port Augusta business, who has designed the PW2PA website. Visit the website to get the most up-to-date information on project timelines, latest news, publications, photos and opportunities for community involvement. You can also visit the website to register for project updates and provide feedback on your dealings with the Alliance. The website will be updated regularly and will be the main source of information about the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication and other projects that are being undertaken by the PW2PA Alliance, including the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication and the Augusta Highway Duplication Planning Study between Port Augusta and Port Wakefield.
In addition to the website, you can also contact the project team on the 24/7 project enquiry line: 1300 161 407 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or require further information.
PW2PA Alliance Community App
The PW2PA Alliance community app is now live.
The community app is available at no cost by downloading Site Podium from the App Store or Google Play Store to your smart phone or tablet. It provides easy access to real-time project updates, news stories and advance notice of traffic restrictions for motorists travelling in the region.
You can use this website or the community app to make enquiries and provide feedback about the project.
Stay up to date on the PW2PA Alliance projects and download the community app today.
Project time frames
Construction commenced in late 2020, with completion expected in 2022, weather permitting.
$200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the South Australian Government).
P: 1300 794 880