Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird Mineral Sands project in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has marked another milestone, with the WA Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety granting the Mining Lease for the development.
A new hotel is set to rise in the precinct surrounding the Gold Coast Airport, with the Federal Government giving its approval to the development of a $50 million Rydges-brand hotel proposed by Queensland Airport Limited (QAL).
The Etheridge Shire Council has granted Development Approval (DA) to Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project (K2-Hydro), bringing the project one step closer to commencing major construction activities.
Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General has declared Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd’s (AFE) proposed $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project a coordinated project. This billion dollar project is going to be located in the Gladstone State Development Area (SDA) and it is expected to generate up to 1,000 jobs for the region.
The Australian Government has invested $75 million through a City Deal towards the Port of Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade in Queensland, which means that work can commence on the expansion project.
Construction has commenced on the $92.3 million Perth Link Roads project in Tasmania, which is the single largest project as part of the 10-year $500 million Midland Highway Action Plan. Earlier this year, the joint venture between VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd and Shaw Contracting (Aust.) Pty Ltd has been named as the preferred builder for this project.
The Warrego Highway in Queensland will have three more upgrades to be funded, and this brings the total number of upgrades to 18 as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.
The Bacchus Marsh Station in Victoria is set for an upgrade which will form part of the multi-million dollar Ballarat Line Upgrade. With the design revealed, construction on the train station is one step closer to beginning.