Western Distributor

The Western Distributor component of the Western Distributor Project will deliver an additional four lanes on the West Gate Freeway, a new road and tunnel connecting the West Gate Freeway with the Port of Melbourne, CityLink and the CBD, a second river crossing and other improvements to improve safety, reduce heavy vehicle movement through residential areas and ease pressure on the West Gate Bridge.

Our involvement

Aquenta has been appointed to deliver a range of risk, cost and project management services for the Western Distributor during the procurement phase, drawing upon our experience in privately financed project procurement.

Key deliverables include creation of the Risk Management Plan; qualitative and quantitative risk analysis and risk register management; cost planning of design options; project management of procurement options scope; assessment of the D&C contractor tender responses and commercial advisory services.


Risk Management, Cost Management, Project Management, Commercial Advisory, PPP Advisory

The outcome

Aquenta is an embedded member of the Transurban project team responsible for the project procurement. An extensive community consultation to determine the final design began in mid-April. Construction is expected to begin at the end of 2017 after the receipt of all planning and environmental approvals.