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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.

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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 if you have any queries or require further information.

PW2PA Alliance

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 Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway duplication project as well as the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project in Port Augusta.

South Australian company, McMahon Services will also deliver key aspects of these important works demonstrating the Government’s ongoing commitment to engage local and small to medium enterprises as part of its record infrastructure program.

Project time frames

Construction commenced in late 2020, with completion expected in 2022, weather permitting.

Project cost

$200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the South Australian Government).

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