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Gamuda’s presence in the Australian infrastructure market continues to grow with the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Victoria. The office is located in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) at 303, Collins Street.
Following hot on the heels of the Gamuda team’s success in securing the Sydney Metro West – Western Tunnelling Package (WTP) and Coffs Harbour Bypass, the opening of the Melbourne office signals Gamuda’s intent to continue expanding our footprint and profile within Australia.
Currently, the Melbourne team are involved in bidding on two major transport projects – the North East Link Northern Freeway package and the first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop. Both of these are, respectively, the largest road and rail projects ever to be delivered in Victoria.
“We’re very focused on securing these projects and making sure we start our Melbourne journey with successful tenders,” said Brad Jackson, Operations Director for Victoria.
Working together as one team towards one goal.
“We have a highly capable and dedicated team that’s made up of people with local Melbourne knowledge and experience, combined with team members who have joined us from Malaysia and are able to bring specialist technical expertise in key areas.
“We’re already seeing the benefits of that approach, and the team are working well together.”
Country Director, Ewan Yee observed that, although many aspects of tendering were the same in both Sydney and Melbourne, there were also some differences in how projects are approached.
“In Melbourne, it’s more common to deliver projects under the Alliance contracting model,” he said.
“That involves a collaborative approach between the client and the contractor, allowing for greater flexibility and risk sharing.
“But we are also seeing that, regardless of the contract model, our clients across Australia are increasingly focussed on the same things; often, they are concerned about the availability of people and materials needed to build this huge pipeline of projects. There is real competition for resources.
“That is an area where we think Gamuda can help our clients; not only by bringing additional skilled resources to the market, but also by using our track record of innovation to find smart solutions for the way in which projects are delivered.”
One thing is for sure – Gamuda has a real focus on continuing success in the Australian market and with more major projects in the pipeline, our business in Australia looks set to keep growing.