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Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the South Australian Government) for the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.

The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport Network at Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf for commuter, commercial and freight vehicles in the northern region of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.

The duplication of the bridge will improve road safety and efficiency for all users, improve freight productivity and importantly improve the resilience of this critical road link.

It will also address the current bridge speed restrictions and safety for people walking or cycling across the bridge.

Latest News

Read the latest Project Update here.

Community Engagement

The PW2PA Alliance project team held two Community Information Sessions on 28 and 29 October, 2020. Thank you to all those who attended.

On 1 March 2020, the Australian and South Australian Governments announced the successful tenderer for the major works contract to form the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Regional Projects Alliance.

A consortium of CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Aurecon Pty Ltd and GHD Pty Ltd will design and construct the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project as well as the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication project. Design works have been progressing since March 2020. The Alliance has commenced the establishment of the project site compound and major construction is expected to commence in late 2020.

PW2PA Alliance Website

The PW2PA website – is now live. The Alliance is proud to be associated with Webb Software, a family owned and operated Port Augusta business, who has designed the PW2PA website. Visit the website to get the most up-to-date information on project timelines, latest news, publications, photos and opportunities for community involvement. You can also visit the website to register for project updates and provide feedback on your dealings with the Alliance. The website will be updated regularly and will be the main source of information about the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication and other projects that are being undertaken by the PW2PA Alliance, including the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication and the Augusta Highway Duplication Planning Study between Port Augusta and Port Wakefield.

In addition to the website, you can also contact the project team on the 24/7 project enquiry line: 1300 161 407 or email at if you have any queries or require further information.

PW2PA Alliance Community App

The PW2PA Alliance community app is now live.

The community app is available at no cost by downloading Site Podium from the App Store or Google Play Store to your smart phone or tablet. It provides easy access to real-time project updates, news stories and advance notice of traffic restrictions for motorists travelling in the region.

You can use this website or the community app to make enquiries and provide feedback about the project.

Stay up to date on the PW2PA Alliance projects and download the community app today.

DIT COVID-19 Response

The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

We encourage the community to register for email updates.

Project time frames

Major construction for the project is expected to commence in the second half of 2020, with completion expected in 2022, weather permitting.

Project cost

$200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the South Australian Government).

Contact us

P: 1300 794 880

We also invite you to submit your comments online or register for project updates, please click here