Causeway Link Alliance commended for multi-stakeholder engagement and effective detour implementation and management
The team behind Perth’s spectacular Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges took home the Built Environment Award at the We Ride Australia Cycling Luminaries Awards in Canberra last night.
Award judges said the project team, “set the standard for comprehensive and inclusive consultation with stakeholders” especially in regard to the effective and popular detours put in place during the construction period set to conclude in late 2024.
“The Alliance has excelled at engaging with stakeholders from very early in the design process, to ensure Indigenous, ecological, economic, disability, recreation and active transport concerns have been accommodated,” the judges said.
Main Roads WA and the Causeway Link Alliance said the Award was, “testament to our commitment to engaging with stakeholders on path detours and our approach to addressing diverse concerns to provide successful outcomes.”
Doing detours right
WestCycle Active Transport Manager Dr Georgia Scott, who nominated the Alliance for the Award, celebrated the victory.
“I am so pleased they won,” said Dr Scott. “Perth has a lot of massive infrastructure projects going on at the moment that are causing a lot of negative impacts to the Principal Shared Path network.”
“This project has really stood out for the care shown for bike riders through and around their construction site, to the extent that they have installed new, smooth concrete paths and a staffed boom gate that gives path users priority over work site vehicles. The team is doing a great job, and the award is well deserved.”
Zaneta Mascarenhas, Federal MP for Swan and Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Cycling group, collected the Award on behalf of the Alliance that began work on the $100m bridges earlier this year.
The project is comprised of two 1000-metre, cable-stayed bridges that will traverse the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) from Victoria Park to Point Fraser via Matagarup (Heirisson Island) in two s-shaped curves that represent the movement of the Waugyl (rainbow serpent).
Main Roads WA and the Causeway Link Alliance said the bridge would provide a, “critical link for cyclists and pedestrians heading to and from the CBD, celebrating the natural beauty of Perth, and importantly, the long and enduring connection the Noongar community has with the land and water in this place.”
The Alliance is made up of Civmec Construction & Engineering, Seymour Whyte Constructions, WSP Australia and Main Roads WA.
The bridge is part of the Perth City Deal and jointly funded by State and Federal contributions.
The 2023 Cycling Luminaries Award winners are:
Built Environment Award – The Causeway Link Alliance
Leadership Award – Charlene Bordley
Bike Culture Award – Open Streets, Bicycle Network
Special Recognition Award for Social Impact – Revolve Recycling
We Ride Australia’s just-published report into the Australian cycling and e-scooter economy was also presented at the Awards Ceremony.