John Laing enters fight for $650m Aussie waste PPP

The procurement of Melbourne’s biggest waste development has heated-up as John Laing joins one of the three teams shortlisted to deliver the facility.

In July, the Victoria’s Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) shortlisted three teams for the project:

  1. Veolia Environmental Services Australia
  2. Sacyr Environment Australia
  3. Pacific Partners and Remondis consortium - Comprised of Pacific Partnerships and Remondis Australia, together with CIMIC Group Companies CPB Contractors and UGL.

Partnerships Bulletin understands that John Laing has joined the Pacific Partners and Remondis consortium.

The new AUD$650m facility will provide an alternative to landfill for 16 local councils in Melbourne’s south east.

The MWRRG is looking to award the 20-25 year contract in 2022, with construction to start on 2023.

John Laing’s Regional managing director for Asia Pacific, Justin Bailey commented: “Drawing on our expertise from our investment in the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in Perth last year, we look forward to working with our partners to leverage our collective experience.  We believe that we can develop a solution offering the best outcome for the client and long-term benefits for the local communities.”