The Assure Partners Consortium, which includes John Holland, Pindan, Capella Capital and Honeywell, has been appointed as the Preferred Respondent to design, construct and maintain the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison replacement. The $232 million project involves construction of a new state-of-the art 350 bed prison at Kalgoorlie that will cater for both genders across all security ratings.
John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said: “The appointment of Assure Partners as the Preferred Respondent demonstrates our strength in and commitment to the social infrastructure sector.” “Social infrastructure is one of John Holland’s core competency areas, with our capacity ranging from educational facilities and correctional facilities to hospitals.” “In a first for the region, the new prison will be designed to engage Aboriginal prisoners in culturally appropriate programs and courses.” General Manager, John Holland Western Region, Adam Harry said: “The appointment as preferred respondent further reinforces our position as a major contributor to the State’s economy in the delivery of both metropolitan and regional projects, and we are very pleased to extend our regional presence to now include the Goldfields.”
“John Holland is currently delivering projects across Western Australia, including both in the Pilbara and Kimberley to the north and as far as Albany and Esperance to the south. We are a significant contributor to the local economies in these regions, engaging with local subcontractors and suppliers in the delivery of these significant projects.” The design phase of the project will commence in January 2013, with construction anticipated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2015.
John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (LEI), is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services providers to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport services sectors. Operating across Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, John Holland’s business is driven by its collaborative approach to project delivery and its diversity of skills and capabilities. John Holland’s experience covers a wide range of contracting and services capabilities, from tunnelling, communications, building and civil construction solutions in the infrastructure sector to the delivery of major water and environment, energy, mining and minerals and industrial projects in the energy and resources sector. John Holland is also a leading provider of services to the transport sector, with industry leading skills in railway construction, operations and maintenance, aviation services and ports infrastructure and maintenance.