Continuing on the successful relationship with LAJV on this high-profile project, saw NOVATEC be awarded the contract to design and supply its MEP Shoring system to be used as falsework to support the forming of this PIER 2 on the MEADOWLANDS bridge. This structure is part of the ongoing upgrade works that have been in progress to upgrade the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane.


NOVATEC has been contracted to provide the right solution for the proposed widening of the Old Cleveland Road Bridge Abutments, which is part of the current Gateway Motorway Upgrade. Our StarTec panel formwork system being the obvious choice when it comes to formwork, and our MEP Shoring system the best choice when it came to falsework design. Whilst the construction was
always going to be demanding, the versatility of these systems proved once
again that the results were always going to be be there for both Leighton Abi Group JV &

The $1.88 billion Gateway Upgrade Project is the largest bridge and road project in Queensland’s history and when complete will provide us with the infrastructure to manage the future growth and demand on our network and improve travel time reliability. The project will deliver safer and easier travel along the Gateway Motorway, improved access for motorrists, cyclists and pedestrians, better connections for business, industry and tourism. The Gateway Motorway has become one of Queensland’s most important transport links, frequently carrying more than 100,000 vehicles a day.



The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) awarded a contract to Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd for the design, construction and maintenance of the Port River Expressway Road and Rail Bridges.

The Port River Expressway (PRExy) will link the major port and rail terminals at the Port of Adelaide in South Australia directly with the National Highway to Perth and Darwin via Port Wakefield Road, the National Highway to Sydney and Melbourne and the Interstate Mainline rail network. The project is an important strategic transport route for South Australia, which will contribute to the economic development of the region by providing an expressway and new road and rail bridge connections across the Port River.

Contractor Mitcon from St Agnes South Australia was awarded the contract to undertake the construction of A most challenging bascule for the road bridge. As concerns the formwork, they decided in favour of the solution proposed by Novatec Construction Systems. Novatec’s solution had Mitcon convinced by the clever combination of StarTec wall formwork panels with STB support frames – tightly connected to each other. The StarTec gang shutters were pre assembled. The inner formwork was positioned to full height. The outer formwork was assembled up to 8m in height and filled with concrete in one pour. This was quite an unusual application which impressively demonstartes that a clever combination of components can easily solve sophisticated forming tasks in an efficient and economical way.