Crushing contract awarded for APY Lands Main Access Road
Posted on Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Works will soon start on 250,000 tonne crushing project
Crushing contract awarded to SA business - Exact Mining
Works will improve living standards of the local Anangu by
providing better access to essential services and facilities
Works are set to start on a 250,000 tonne crushing project for
the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Main Access Road Upgrade project
after the contract was awarded to a South Australian business.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren
Chester said South Australian business Exact Mining Services would provide
local jobs in the community and the works would include crushing 250,000 tonnes
of pavement material for the project in the Fregon area.
“The works are part of the upgrade of 210 kilometres of the
Main Access Road and 21 kilometres of community access roads between the Stuart
Highway and Pukatja, or Ernabella, in the APY Lands,” Mr Chester said.
“This project aims to improve living standards of the local
Anangu by providing better access to essential services and facilities, along
with reduced travel times and vehicle operating costs.”
South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen
Mullighan said the local APY Lands community would also benefit from the work
created by the contract.
“The State Government, together with the APY Executive Board,
has committed to ensure a minimum of 30 per cent of the total on-site labour
hours are undertaken by local Anangu,” Mr Mullighan said.
“Earlier this month I was pleased to meet some of the locals
who are working on this project when the State Cabinet met in the APY Lands.”
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the broader project
would provide better access to essential services and facilities.
“This project will decrease the impact of flooding, as well as
deliver reduced travel times and vehicle operating costs,” Mr Ramsey said.
“The works on this first major section are expected to be
completed at the end of this year. The full project is due for completion in
State Member for Giles Eddie Hughes said the partnership
between the State and Australian governments was delivering positive outcomes
for the people in the APY Lands.
“We’ve recently seen first-hand the benefits this transport
infrastructure project is having during
construction in terms of work for the Anangu but it’s also
very evident how significant the long-term
benefits will be in terms of access and safety,” Mr Hughes
The crushing works will commence this month and be completed
by the end of 2017.
The Australian Government is contributing $85 million towards
the $106.25 million project, with the
South Australian Government contributing $21.25 million.
For further information on the APY Lands Main Access Road
Upgrade project page, visit