13 September 2019
The Australian Government is delivering on its $216 million investment to upgrade Kakadu National Park, today announcing the successful tenderer to lead development of the Kakadu Roads Strategy.
Australian company Aurecon, an engineering, design and advisory company, will lead preparation of the Kakadu Roads Strategy which will guide investment of the $70 million roads package. They will work in a consortium with PwC, Pavement Management Services and PwC Indigenous Consulting, beginning this work immediately.
The Roads Strategy will developed in consultation alongside the Tourism Master Plan, with a view to improving road safety, visitor access to key sites and ensuring that the investment in roads and access complements planned upgrades to visitor infrastructure across Kakadu.
This is another fantastic step forward for growing tourism in Kakadu and I am delighted to report that work is already underway with community consultation on both plans being held in Kakadu this month.
Aurecon have committed to working with stakeholders including traditional owners and communities to ensure the best outcomes for the park and its visitors.
Aurecon Managing Director Aneetha de Silva said, “We’re mindful of the special place the park holds in the hearts of all Australians and we are delighted to carry out this important work.”
Aurecon will also work closely with The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD) and the Northern Territory’s Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) in the preparation of the Roads Strategy, with delivery of prioritised projects to be undertaken by DIPL.