Gold Coast M1 Pacific Motorway win for Seymour Whyte

Seymour Whyte has been awarded Package C of the $1 billion M1 Pacific Motorway Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade on the Gold Coast.

Package C – the 5-kilometre, third and final, section of the M1 Pacific Motorway between Palm Beach and Tugun – has been awarded to the company in addition to Package A awarded in April 2020.

Seymour Whyte General Manager – Northern Region, Will MacDonald, said to win two of the three available packages is a great result and an important milestone for the company.

"This win proves that our people and teams are some of the best in the business. We know what it takes to win these big, important projects and we also know how to construct them in a way that strengthens our reputation and cements our position as a leader in the Australian civil construction industry."

"Together, these two major project wins provide long-term job security for hundreds of our employees, and their families, as well as our project partners of subcontractors and suppliers involved in the delivery of these projects. This is a great win for everyone."

Bryan Broadfoot, the Project Manager who led the M2VL delivery team and is now leading the next stages of the M1 delivery, said he’s delighted with the outcome.

"We have a great relationship with our client, and this is reflected in how we’ve recently successfully delivered the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes section of the M1."

"We are already well established onsite – with Package A starting construction just three weeks after we were awarded the project; and expect a similar approach for Package C."

"One of the great challenges of both projects is to keep live traffic moving around the works as the upgrade progresses. Three concurrent projects along 10-kilometres of motorway with 90,000 cars and trucks driving past every day is no easy task. But we know how to do this and we’re very much up for the challenge."

"We also thank the community for their patience as we work together to deliver this important upgrade."

Package A is expected to be complete in mid-late 2022 and Package C is programmed to be complete end 2023.