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$2.93m Crushing contract awarded for APY Lands Road Project

24 June 2016

A $2.93 million contract to undertake preconstruction works for the Main Access Road Upgrade Project in South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands has been awarded to local South Australian business Ceduna Bulk Hauliers & Earthmovers Pty Ltd.

The works will include the crushing of 450 000 tonnes of pavement material to be used in the APY Lands Mimili area.

The works are part of the upgrade of 210 kilometres of the Main Access Road and 21 kilometres of community access roads between the Stuart Highway and Pukatja (Ernabella) in the APY Lands.

This project aims to improve living standards of the local Anangu by providing better access to essential services and facilities, along with reduced travel times and vehicle operating costs.

The community will further benefit from the work with a commitment by the Government in consultation with the APY Executive Board to ensure a minimum of 30 per cent of the total on-site labour hours are undertaken by local Anangu.

The crushing works are expected to commence in late June 2016 and be completed in the first quarter of 2017, weather permitting.

The Australian Government is contributing $85 million towards the $106.25 million project with the remaining $21.25 million being provided by the South Australian Government.

Further information on the APY Lands Main Access Road Upgrade Project can be found at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/apylands.