New Queenstown consortium to upgrade infrastructure

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The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Waka Kotahi have partnered with some of the nation’s biggest construction players to deliver millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades.

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Authorities announced yesterday that a consortium made up of Beca, Downer, Fulton Hogan and WSP will start delivering on the Alliance’s goals of the Wakatipu transport program before Christmas.

Some of the projects the consortium will carry out include the $ 60 million Queenstown downtown modernization – partially funded by the shovel-ready government fund – and the new $ 90 million upgrade program to provide best bus services on national routes 6 and 6A from central Queenstown to its suburbs.

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Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult said residents and visitors to Queenstown will benefit from safer and more accessible travel spaces and choices.

“Beca, Downer, Fulton Hogan and WSP have made an impressive team and we are delighted to partner with them to provide critical infrastructure,” he said.

“We are keeping our promise to be on the ground before Christmas, which will give certainty to the community and local businesses and confirmation that we are firmly committed to restarting our economy and creating jobs.”

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Waka Kotahi’s transportation services general manager Brett Gliddon said the parties would work together to get the job done.

“Today is another milestone for QLDC and Waka Kotahi. Our partnership has grown stronger over the years and today we see the benefits of collaboration and hard work to get projects planned and ready to go.

“The industry is certain to invest in Queenstown, and I am particularly pleased to see the Alliance’s commitment to building capacity throughout the supply chain.”

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