Accredited Builders Finish Tasmanian Highway Ahead of Schedule

The $191 million Brighton Bypass upgrade to the Midland Highway has been completed months ahead of schedule by Australian Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme accredited builders Thiess, John Holland, VEC Civil Engineering, and Hazell Bros Group. The Bypass is Tasmania’s largest ever road infrastructure project, and provides a safer, more efficient route between Hobart and Tasmania’s northern cities and ports.

The project was split into northern and southern sections, with joint ventures being awarded for both. The northern section was completed by Thiess and Tasmanian based VEC Civil Engineering, while the southern section was completed by John Holland and Tasmanian based Hazell Bros Group.These companies have been working with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner to improve workplace health and safety for over four years. This shows a long-term commitment to the Scheme, to the safety of their employees and subcontractors, and to improving the safety culture of the Australian building and construction industry.

Early completion of large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the Brighton Bypass, dispels the myth that working safely means working slowly. No lost time injuries were reported on either section throughout the life of the project, which keeps the workers on site, and the projects on schedule.

Picture of the Brighton Bypass construction project
Brighton Bypass construction project