Implementation of Stewardship Contracts for Road Maintenance in Sydney

Strengthening the economy and making NSW a better place to do business

Roads and Maritime Services, Downer Mouchel, Leighton Boral Amey

Roads and Maritime Services developed a new contracting method for road maintenance service providers
which has changed the way assets such as roads are managed and maintained. This contracting method
was implemented in order to bring NSW road maintenance costs more in line with other states and has
resulted in increased efficiencies and cost savings. Over 200 separate projects worth more than $280 million
were completed in 2014-15. The contracts are tailored to each provider and designed so that the cost of
maintenance becomes fixed as the provider familiarises with the asset for which they are responsible and
gradually takes on more of the delivery risk associated with a maintenance project.