April 11, 2022 | Press Release

GHD and Arcadis joint venture wins Easing Sydney Congestion contract

Global professional services companies GHD and Arcadis, in a joint venture, have been awarded a project delivery partner contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to deliver Phase 2 of the Easing Sydney’s Congestion (ESC) program. Over the next five years the JV will provide design and technical services to address some of Sydney’s biggest traffic issues.

The ESC program is delivering the largest single series of infrastructure investments in New South Wales’ history. The program is responsible for delivering targeted improvements across Sydney’s Road network, with a focus on operational efficiency through intersection improvements, smart technology, and assisting innovation and program delivery across Sydney.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to Sydney’s transport future together with Arcadis. We want to leave a strong, safe and user centric legacy for Sydney, as well as the transport industry,” said Rebecca Want, GHD’s Transport Market Leader for Sydney.

The JV aims to weave sustainability into every facet of its approach, assisting the NSW Government to achieve its goal of 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions for NSW by 2030.

“We not only want to leave behind a legacy of improved road user experience, though the delivery of this program we also want to contribute to a more sustainable workforce for decades to come,” added Rebecca.

Arcadis' Business Area Director of Mobility, Belinda Virant, said Arcadis looked forward to contributing its expertise to a project that would improve the quality of life for Sydney residents by easing chronic congestion across the city’s road network.

“The ESC program is a critical initiative that will bring economic, social and environmental benefits to greater Sydney. We’re excited by the opportunity to apply Arcadis’ core capabilities in strategic design, sustainability and digital solutions, in partnership with GHD, to deliver on the Government’s objectives,’ Ms Virant said.

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