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Australia and New Zealand's Infrastructure Partnership

News

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia yesterday hosted a Symposium Dinner to consider critical issues affecting industry and network with industry leaders. With a customary joke about rugby performance, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, examined the economic competition between New Zealand and Australia.

Gateway Upgrade North contract awarded

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The $1.162 billion Gateway Upgrade North project has awarded its winning tenderer. With over 80,000 drivers using the northern section of the Gateway Motorway per day, the major infrastructure upgrade will fix one of Queensland's most congested and important motorways.

Stop wasting time getting the wrong hire quotes for your project

Insider

A peek into the team assisting PlantMiner hirers, from portable toilets to 100 tonne excavators, and everything in between. Beginning with one business development employee in 2013, PlantMiner now has entire teams covering the needs of plant, equipment and subcontractor needs in every Australian state. When you're growing that fast, how do you stay true to your founding principles of procurement made simple?

Earthmoving equipment orders on the rise from subcontractors

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Hastings Deering Building and Construction Industries has announced their increased confidence in the growth of residential building. In fact, the company has detailed an unprecedented number of new earthmoving equipment orders from subcontractors. While many people associate the company with larger mining and infrastructure equipment, over 55% of Hastings Deering's total machine sales in Queensland and the Northern Territory came from building construction equipment.

The Federal Government's vision for Northern Australia

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Our north’s future will come from its people, its ingenuity, its diversity, and its proximity to Asia.The Federal Government has recently unveiled its eagerly awaited vision for Northern Australia, a wide-ranging White Paper called Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future, which details ambitious policy ideas to create an 'economic powerhouse'. As the first paper of its kind, the Commonwealth Government believes it's putting in place the right policies, at the right time, to unlock the north’s vast potential.

Join the hire-way to happiness with PM Rewards

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Earn points and be rewarded when you hire plant & equipment or engage subcontractors through us. It’s simple – the more you hire, the more you earn. Our PM Rewards system launched on May 26th and has seen hundreds of searchers already reap the benefits. With rewards starting at 100 points, you can work towards a $100 gift voucher all the way to a round the world trip for two!

NZ Spotlight: Auckland's Southern Motorway upgrades for better transport flow

News, Projects

We cross the ditch to dig up the dirt on some significant infrastructure projects happening in New Zealand. As Auckland’s population grows by another million in the next few decades, additional motor lanes and other road upgrades will be a lifeline to the communities and industries dependent on infrastructure investment.

Industry leaders want infrastructure contracts honoured

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The Australian Construction Association yesterday highlighted the need for all political parties to honour contracts entered into for the construction of Australia's much needed infrastructure. The ACA said that the emerging trend of Opposition political parties announcing that they will terminate contracts entered into by elected governments is creating long term harm for the industry and increasing the cost of much needed infrastructure over the longer term.

Eight lanes for $80 million Inner City Bypass project

News, Projects

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's final council budget has announced an $80 million plan to crush congestion at Brisbane's Inner City Bypass. The ICB is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Brisbane city, nearing capacity with more than 85,000 cars per day and average speeds dropping to 40km/hour westbound during the morning peak. The road is a major link in the city network with connections to Lutwyche Road, Airport Link Tunnel, Clem Jones Tunnel, Legacy Way Tunnel and the soon to be upgraded Kingsford Smith Drive.

Delivering better roads for Western Sydney

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Tenders are now open for Stage Two of the $114 million upgrade of Narellan Road. The Western Sydney region is growing significantly, both in terms of its population and its contribution to the national economy. In fact, it is set to grow from two million (more than 40% of the Sydney metro population) to three million people over the next 20 years, and by the mid-2030s, one in every two Sydneysiders will call Western Sydney home. It comprises the North West and South West Growth Centres as well as the broader Western Sydney Employment Area. With such high growth, it's important that the infrastructure of the 21st century is in place.

Introducing PlantMiner's Favourite Supplier Lists

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With over 2,500 suppliers listing their plant, equipment and subcontractor services on PlantMiner, it makes it difficult to know which suppliers your quote request will be exposed to. In order to simplify the hiring process and reduce the time spent selecting the right quote from the right supplier, we are introducing PlantMiner’s Preferred/Favourite Supplier Lists. Whether you have a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) in place, or have a list of favourite suppliers you have previously hired from, our Favourite Supplier feature will ensure you receive the most appropriate quotes for your job, from the companies you want to receive them by.

Four contractors vying for ace project at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena

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The Victorian Government last week announced plans for the second stage of a $700 million transformation at Rod Laver Arena. The Major Projects Victoria refurbishment will shore up Victoria's position as an event hot spot, strengthen their title as the sporting capital of the world, and create up to 1,300 jobs in the construction phase. The major investment in Melbourne Park was described as 'a massive win for Victorian workers and the economy' by Jacinta Allan, Minister for Employment.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2015: from boardroom to cardboard

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With over 100,000 Australian’s experiencing homelessness, it has never been more important to break the cycle. A man with a plan, Bernard Fehon, Managing Director of Tactical Solutions, created the Vinnies CEO Sleepout in 2006.

Doval Constructions improves efficiency + PlantMiner suppliers come out on top

Testimonials, News

We live in an unprecedented age of options. Cars, phones, jobs, products, lifestyles - at no other point in time has there been such a variety of choice. In our industry, we only have to consider past procurement habits. For decades, we had to labour and trawl through the yellow pages, cold call or use a generic search engine to find the equipment needed on site. It's expensive and time consuming.

Western Sydney update: first Infrastructure Plan Report Card released

News, Projects

The Australian and NSW governments have released the first Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan Report Card, providing a comprehensive overview on the first three months of major work for the $3.6 billion package.

NorthLink WA contractor to be awarded by end of 2015

News, Projects

The $1.12 billion NorthLink WA initiative has shortlisted four companies for the Tonkin Highway upgrade in Perth. Funded by the Australian ($894 million) and State ($362 million) Governments, the NorthLink WA project will boost freight efficiency and productivity by improving the link between Perth and the north west of WA.

7 must-haves for plant insurance

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In a world of increasing complexity, sometimes business owners don’t know the questions to ask when considering their business insurance. They trust that their broker is constantly reviewing their policy and situation to ensure they are adequately covered. However, in reality, this rarely happens.

$20 billion boost to road and rail spending in NSW & VIC

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In the next five years, infrastructure spend in NSW and Victoria will increase by a cumulative $20 billion. Highlighting the next stage of Australia's rebalancing act, road and rail spending will boost by $20 billion to $80.7 billion. 

May Employees of the Month

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PlantMiner continues to expand its resources to keep up with the ever growing demand of plant and equipment hire in Australia. We started April with 70 employees and grew to a team of 78 by the close of May. In fact, June is expected to grow to 85+ employees.

$150 mil commitment to create 1,000 jobs for Melbourne roads project

News, Projects

The Federal Government has offered a $150 million infrastructure peace offering to Victoria's Labor Government, committing the amount needed to finish the upgrade of the M80 Ring Road in Melbourne's West.