Queensland-based company MSF Sugar has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions – a Germany-based company – the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a $75 million green energy power plant on the Tablelands.
Edify Energy and its development partner Solar Choice are investing in regional Queensland with the construction of the $122.4 million Whitsunday Solar Farm in Collinsville. According to Minister for Energy Mark Bailey, this project is another example of the industry’s confidence in the State’s future for renewable energy.
Up to $24 million has been invested by Powerlink Queensland for the Mackay Substation upgrade. The upgrade will help further secure the supply of electricity as well as support the continuing growth of the economy in the region.
Further funding of $10 million has been secured by the Queensland Government for the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane. According to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, the Federal Government has joined hands with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to fund the development of the project.
Dexus Property Group and head contractor Built has begun the construction of the 105 Phillip Street development in Parramatta. This development is one of the six projects – with a combined worth of $295 million – that Dexus is undertaking in Parramatta.
An expression of interest process has begun for the design and construction of the Pacific Motorway M1/M3/Gateway Merge at Eight Mile Plains. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads will also begin engaging with a design consultant for the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes development, which will help identify firm market-based construction costs.
Perri Projects – a Melbourne-based developer – has been given the thumbs up to begin construction on a $50 million boutique hotel in South Melbourne. The development will comprise of a five-storey building with 80 rooms and is going to be located at the corner of Moray and Dorcas Streets.
Conergy – a global solar energy company – has chosen BMD Constructions as the major sub-contractor for the $42.5 million Lakeland Solar and Storage Project in Far North Queensland. This project near Mulligan Highway is the first large-scale integrated solar, storage and fringe-of-grid project in the Southern Hemisphere, which will feature a grid-to-islanding functionality.