• This AU$120 million project will provide commuters in Adelaide’s southern suburbs with better access to the Southern Expressway.

In Adelaide last week, the Federal Member for Kingston, Amanda Rishworth, Federal Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost , South Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Tom Koutsantonis and the State Member for Davenport, Erin Thompson announced the Majors Road Interchange Project has been awarded to ACCIONA.

Jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments, this AU$120 million project, to be delivered on behalf of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, will provide commuters in Adelaide’s southern suburbs with better access to the Southern Expressway. Importantly, the project benefits extend to the surrounding environment through a collaboration with the Friends of Glenthorne National Park , a local volunteer group, to improve environmental outcomes for Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta - both during and after the construction of the interchange.

In Australia, ACCIONA is built on the legacies of locally owned companies who have delivered innovative and sustainable transport, renewable energy and water projects across the country for over 100 years <link to our projects page>. Its relationship in South Australia extends back to projects such as the Adelaide Desalination Plant, the Northern Connector Project, the Gawler Rail Electrification Project and the construction of the Southern Expressway Duplication.

ACCIONA combines its local knowledge with global expertise to bring an innovative perspective to the development of this project. For example, its sustainable design solution includes reducing material quantities such as minimizing concrete use by reducing retaining walls, decreasing underground concrete stormwater, and shortening ramp lengths and bridge girders.

The project presents multiple local employment and procurement opportunities.

ACCIONA will allocate at least 90% of the project’s total working hours to South Australians, resulting in an estimated 245 full-time-equivalent jobs per year throughout the construction period. As part of this commitment, approximately 10% of the workforce will consist of apprentices and trainees; 12% will be comprised of Aboriginal employees; and 4% will be individuals facing barriers to employment or long term unemployed. To complement this, the project includes a local industry participation target of 95%.

With this project, ACCIONA looks forward to delivering a sustainable solution, in collaboration with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport and the Friends of Glenthorne National Park, and other local stakeholders and community groups to maximise the many benefits for the region.