The Bowen Basin is likely to see a 20 percent increase in underground mining jobs in the next decade, according Resource Industry Network director Mick Crowe.
The $988m Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL) project, which is being jointly funded by the State and Federal Governments was originally scheduled to open in mid-2016. The project has been indefinitely delayed amid safety concerns.
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is seeking to enter into an Early Contractor Involvement procurement process for the $400 million Ipswich Motorway – Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 project. In an annoucemenet last week, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk released the invitations to industry to bid for the work on one of South East Queensland's most significant road projects.
The Labour Government has passed controversial legislation to end sand mining by 2019 on North Stradbroke Island off the coast of Brisbane.
The VIC Government have called for expressions of interest to build the $110m Chandler Highway upgrade in Melbourne. EOIs close Wednesday 15 June, and interested companies will be shortlisted prior to a tender process, which is expected to start in mid-2016.
In early March the QLD Government declared Genex Power's $580m solar and energy storage project a prescribed project, meaning that the Coordinator-General can assist Genex Power to progress the project.
Looking for a good laugh? Sometimes all you have to do is hit the road to see some hilarious VMS boards, traffic control signs, parking restrictions and more. We've put together a list of a few of our favourites!
A major milestone has been achieved in the Federal Government's vision for Northern Australia as the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016 has been passed and a board selected.
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is an initiative of the Government's development of the region and will offer up a whopping $5b in concessional loans to encourage and compliment private sector investment in Northern Australia. The NAIF will be located in Cairns.
Moreton Resources has taken the next step in developing a new thermal coal mine 6km south of Kingaroy by lodging plans with the Federal Government.
The latest development in the Sydney Metro project is that two high-rise buildings in the CBD will be knocked down at Martin Place and Castlereagh Street, with the sites to be developed into entrance points to the interchange
Construction works are on the horizon for WA's $207m Karratha Health Campus, with the successful tenderer for the project, Joint Venture Cooper & Oxley and Brookfield Multiplex, due to commence work in mid-2016.
Adelaide's new rail line will connect the Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre to the CBD, benefitting southern suburb commuters as well as hundreds of thousands of workers, patients, students and visitors who attend the precincts every year.
The relationship between equipment hirers and suppliers go beyond the signed contract. Project managers have the responsibility to nurture their organisation’s relationship with their plant or equipment suppliers since this will help in the timely completion of a construction project and a good relationship between the two parties could help reduce the risks of a misunderstanding.
ACT Government and successful tender Canberra Metro have signed the contracts for stage one of Canberra's first light rail project. Read: trams are taking over. After never leaving Melbourne, they are back on the Gold Coast, coming to Newcastle and are a real possibility for multiple Australian cities.
Aurecon Group and Jacobs Engineering Group are set to contribute to one of Australia's largest transport projects, following the announcement of the CPB Contractors Dragados Samsung Joint Venture (CPBDS-JV) as the successful contractor for the delivery of the WestConnex New M5 project in Sydney. Aurecon and Jacobs, in joint venture (AJJV), are the lead designers for the project.
It's no secret that brand awareness and exposure serve as an important way to attract new clients to your business. It represents a real opportunity to showcase previous jobs, clients you've worked with, services you offer and more. But for those of us that lack time and online marketing experience, the brand strategy process can seem a little intimidating.
Queensland Coal Exploration are proposing to develop a new mine located about 60km northwest of Nebo and 170km west of Mackay by road, in the Isaac Regional Council area, in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland. An environmental impact statement was lodged this week.
The Victorian Government has announced plans for a $30m project to widen the Swan Street Bridge to five lanes.
The intersection is one of Melbourne’s busiest and most congested – it caters to approximately 30,000 cars, 1,300 pedestrians and 1,000 cyclists every day.
Hiring a suitable excavator can be tough. From sourcing the right machine, to evaluating the right skills of the operator, finding the perfect supplier can take ages. PlantMiner and Solution Plant Hire, want to make finding your ideal excavator and/or operator a little bit easier with tips to ask prospective suppliers, and what to look for in their answers.
To survive and thrive in today's construction market, companies require the ability to manage budgets and team performance. In light of this operating environment for its members, the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland has recently partnered with The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) "to deliver a number of customised non-accredited short courses to specifically meet the needs of the civil construction industry."
It's a no-brainer that in any business, to remain competitive you must boost operational efficiency wherever possible. It's particularly important for SMEs to operate efficiently, because they often have more limited resources than larger top tier companies.
Reporting on projects, pooling together plans and quotes for tenders, and making sure projects are completed on time (and within budget) are all a part of the golden goal - and understanding what small operational tweaks you and your team can make to improve efficiencies will help reduce overall operating costs, improve client satisfaction, and will help keep you ahead of your competition.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the Palaszczuk Government have announced that businesses will no longer have to apply for permits to move cranes or special purpose vehicles on state-controlled roads.
Projects require a range of different plant and equipment items depending on the work that needs to be completed. Skid steer hire can be complicated if you aren't sure what specifications are right for your project. Understand what to look for when choosing a skid steer to ensure work is completed efficiently and effectively.
The precinct will be built above the Roma Street rail lines, making use of valuable air space above the lines as well as the connectivity that Roma Street has to every rail line in the SEQ rail network.
John Holland has been awarded the contract to deliver the accessibility upgrade works to the Newmarket and Alderley stations in Brisbane on behalf of Queensland Rail. In announcing the project award, John Holland shared that "Under the contract, John Holland will undertake various works across QR’s South East Queensland network to upgrade facilities and access arrangements at existing stations to achieve independent access to the stations and associated platforms via pathways, ramps and lifts, without reliance upon stairs."
Diversified contractor Decmil Group Ltd's wholly owned subsidiary, Decmil Australia Pty Ltd, has been awarded $46m worth of contracts for the Australian Department of Defence, with work to be carried out across multiple States.
Two weeks after it was fully funded in the Victorian Budget 2016/17, Melbourne’s second river crossing – the Western Distributor – has been put out to market.
With works on the Dugald River zinc project near Cloncurry due to start mid-2016, the major works contracts are expected to be announced within the coming days.
Joint Venture Acciona Ferrovial has been awarded the contract to design and build the proposed new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood, NSW.
Construction equipment manufacturers are stepping up and pioneering some of the latest in energy-saving technology to help Australian plant hire companies and contractors alike reduce greenhouse gas emissions. .
Downer has won an estimated $37m contract to design, construct, operate and maintain a 15-megawatt solar farm on the Sunshine Coast. The operate and maintain section of the contract is for 2 years, with Council options to renew for another 3 years.
In late April, multi-commodity company Alkane Resources Ltd launched its plans to raise an estimated $16m in new capital through a pro-rata traditional non-renounceable entitlement offer to help progress the $1b Dubbo Zirconia Project. The announcement comes after the company overcame it's final hurdle in approvals in mid-March, as we reported here.
If you are wondering what all of this means, have a read through our break-down of this capital-raising announcement below.
As the 2016 year gets well under way, the city of Perth is gearing up for full swing on some of their biggest development projects yet. This means that some major improvements are going to be under way for Perth, which is not to mention the construction contracts, equipment hire companies and contracting jobs that are going to be available.
The $1.176b contract to design, construct and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth has been awarded to SINRW, a joint venture between Italian company Salini Impregilo and local company NRW Pty Ltd.
In the 2016 Budget, the Federal Government announced the continuous roll out their record $50 billion funding from 2013-14 to 2019-20 in infrastructure to improve the economy's productive capacity. With a renewed focus on Australian cities, metropoliation and regional, 67 infrastructure projects across Australia have been allocated funding under this new budget.
The Brisbane City Council is calling for expressions of interest to design and construct the upgrade of the Inner City Bypass, with the successful tenderer to be announced later this year.
The project was announced in last year's council budget and should be completed in 2018.
Last night, the Australian Government handed down the Budget 2016/17, an "economic plan to ensure Australia continues to succesfully transition from the mining investment boom to a stornger, more diversified, new economy." Explore who's a winner and who's a loser in the construction industry as a result of the 2016 Budget.
Construction has commenced on Aveo Group’s $1b retirement village in Springfield. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the development marks the latest in a list of major projects set to lay down essential infrastructure and create jobs in Springfield.