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Lendlease nabs $300mil contract for Sydney's 60 Martin Place tower

News

Lendlease Building has just been announced as the successful contractor to deliver Sydney’s newest landmark – 60 Martin Place. This $300 million, 33-storey building is owned by Investa Property Group and Gwynvill Group which was designed by leading architectural firm, Hassell.

Barminco awarded $250m Dugald River zinc mine contract

Projects

Underground mining contractor Barminco Holdings will continue to work at MMG'S Dugald River zinc project in north-west Queensland, securing a new five-year contract worth $250 million to $270 million.

Packer’s $2b Crown Casino given the green light

Projects

James Packer's Crown Resorts has cleared the last hurdle in approvals for its $2b casino resort in Sydney. The NSW Government can now give the green light for construction. 

VIC green-lights $2bn in Melbourne developments

Projects

Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved the development of five major projects in inner Melbourne worth $2 billion collectively - a record amount set to generate thousands of jobs. These buildings will account for 2000 apartments, more than 300 serviced apartments and hotel rooms, office and retail space. 

$500m Broken Hill water pipeline given construction go-ahead

Projects

The New South Wales Government has announced that a 270-kilometre pipeline will be built as part of a $500 million investment in the 2016-17 Budget. The pipeline from the Murray river will secure Broken Hill and surrounding communities’ long term water supply - and represents the largest infrastructure project on record to secure a town's water supply in NSW. 

QLD Government invests $11m into Caboolture Hospital upgrade

News

In order to keep up with regional growth, the Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $11 million to the $17 million Caboolture Hospital upgrade for this year. 

Contracts awarded for Matilda Gold Mine Project

Projects

Blackham Resources has today handed down a series of contracts for mining, Tailings Dam construction, and the power station of its 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project. 

Main works contract awarded for $18m Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade in WA

News

Another milestone on the $18.275 million Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade in WA has been reached as works on the project progresses. Transport Minister Dean Nalder has announced that after an extensive EOI and tender process, Ertech Pty Ltd – a Wangara-based company – has been awarded the $8.339 million major contract for stage 2 of the upgrade. 

NSW digs into a winning infrastructure program

News

The hard numbers in last week's NSW state budget, coined the "record infrastructure" budget, show that NSW is building on an infrastructure boom that is leaving other states far, far behind. 

QLD Govt commits $800m to kick-start Cross River Rail

Projects

The QLD Government has announced an in-principle commitment of $800m to kick-start the Cross River Rail in Brisbane.

Lang Walker adds $320m Tower to its Parramatta Square line up

Projects

Lang Walker of Walker Corporation has won the contract to develop the final tower in western Sydney's Parramatta Square, 3 Parramatta Square worth $320m.

$80m Commercial Tower Approved for Geelong

Projects

An $80m 11-storey tower has just been approved for development in central Geelong, south-west of Melbourne

York Civil scoops up three new projects in South Australia

Projects

York Civil has today announced that they've been awarded three new projects in South Australia.

Project update: $2.1-bil Maroochydore City Centre Development

Projects

Works on the Maroochydore City Centre Development, set to become the Sunshine Coast's new CBD, are well and truly underway. 

Fulton Hogan wins billion dollar upgrade of Monash Freeway in Melbourne

Projects

The Victorian State Government has announced that Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Monash Freeway in Melbourne, as part of the $5.5 billion Western Distributor Project. 

Rio Tinto executive team undergoes sweeping restructure

Insider

Andrew Harding has been replaced asRio Tinto’s Chief Executive of Iron Ore. 

Work begins on $250m Parramatta Riverside Tower

Projects

Construction has begun on the $250m Riverside Tower on Parramatta's riverfront precinct. Early works on the landmark project include the excavation of 7 basement levels.

John Holland awarded $324m Melbourne Metro Tunnel contract

News, Projects

Construction company John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract, which includes excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations for the tunnel and the new underground stations in the CBD. 

Brisbane City Council unveils $3bn 2016-17 Budget

Projects

Last week Brisbane Lord Mayer Graham Quirk unveiled the Brisbane City Council's $3b Budget for 2016-17 and a large chunk of funding, $781.7m to be exact, is going towards tackling conjestion.

NSW Budget 2016-17: $20b infrastructure spend for roads and rails

News, Projects

3 consortia shortlisted for Melbourne's $5.5b Western Distributor project

Projects

Victorian Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced three consortia have been chosen to tender for the design and construction of Melbourne's second river crossing - the $5.5 billion Western Distributor - that will create 5600 jobs. 

Master Builders Association pushing for local contractors on Townsville Stadium project

Projects

The Master Builders Association (MBA) says that tender packages for the Townsville Stadium desperately need to give first preference to local contractors, with many in the industry currently working for zero profit margins. 

NRW wins $30m Rio Tinto contract

Projects

Rio Tinto has awarded a $30m contract for earthworks and civil works at its Yandicoogina mine to NRW Holdings Ltd

Seymour Whyte awarded $110m Port Drive Upgrade in Brisbane

Projects

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd is delivering a $110 million upgrade to Port Drive and the local road network, delivering safer and more efficient port roads. This upgrade, which is being brought forward well ahead of capacity demand, "will help ensure the Port of Brisbane continues to meet the needs of industry and customers as trade grows." 

Stage 2 of Gold Coast Light Rail: $420m construction to start in July

Projects

After awarding CPB Contractors the contract to design and build Stage 2 of the Gold Cost Light Rail in March this year, the Qld Govt and GoldLinQ entered into a partnership to deliver the extension in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

NSW's 2016-17 Budget grants $100m to $900m Westmead redevelopment

Projects

In anticipation of the official release of the NSW 2016-17 budget on 21 June, it has been announced that the budget provides $100m towards to the $900m Westmead Redevelopment - $60.5m for the new Acute Services Building and $38.8m for the new carpark. 

Silver Mines in $35 million raising for Bowdens Silver Project

Projects

In March this year Silver Mines Ltd announced that it was acquiring Silver Investments Holdings Australia Ltd (SIHA), which includes the acquisition of Bowdens Silver Project.

Bowdens is located some 240km west of Sydney and 26km east of Mudgee. It is the largest undeveloped silver deposit in Australia and has a project area of approximately 610ha. 

6 things to know before hiring a scissor lift

Equipment

Whem it comes to a construction project, choosing the right equipment for the job has numerous functional, monetary and safety related benefits.

BGC Contracting and Laing O'Rourke JV awarded Northlink WA Stage 2

Projects

Great Northern Connect, the JV between BGC Contracting Contracting and Laing O'Rourke O'Rourke Australia Construction, has been announced by the WA State Government as the successful tenderer for Stage Two of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA initiative. 

Melbourne's $500m Hurstbridge Line package of works goes out to market

Projects

The Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, yesterday announced that the removal of two more level crossings - Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Rd in Rosanna – will start next year as part of a $500 million package of works that also includes a new Rosanna Station and duplicated Hurstbridge line.

Qld Govt commits over $500m to pave the way for Brisbane's Cross River Rail 

Projects

Over the next eight years the Palaszczuk Government will invest $634m to fund QLD's proposed Cross River Rail in Brisbane - have a look here to see on what's entailed. 

7 developments about Queen's Wharf Brisbane

Projects

With the Queen's Wharf Project in the grips of the detailed design phase, South East Queensland's contractors descended on a CCF led industry meeting in Brisbane this morning for a private audience with the successful tenderer of the $3 billion development, Destination Brisbane

One of the world's largest iron ore sites planned for western SA

Projects

Mineral exploration company, Magnetite Mines has high hopes for what it expects to be one of the world's largest magnetite iron ore sites. 

Regional WA solar and storage facility marks turning point for off-grid mines

Projects

Sandfire Resources off-grid solar power and battery storage facility is now fully operational at the DeGrussa mine, 900km north of Perth, WA. 

Regional Major Projects Forum - Moreton Bay Opportunities

Projects

We were recently approached by the QLD Government's Department of State Development to present at the Regional Major Projects Forum held in partnership with the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The forum is a part of the QLD Government's 2016 Major Project Series, highlighting projects in the region and future employment and supplier opportunities. 

New mine set to make SA's Eyre Peninsula a leading source for graphite

Projects

Lincoln Minerals has received the first of two key approvals for a $40m graphite mine approximately 30km north of Port Lincoln in South Australia. The project sets up the Eyre Peninsula to become the nation's leading source for graphite.

Builders called for $300m Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta

Projects

The $300 million Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta is one step closer, with the NSW Government inviting EOI's from the private sector to design and construct the new stadium. 

Why BRW's Rich List 2016 is the perfect microcosm for Australia's mining downturn and property boom

News

For the first time in five years, Gina Rinehart is no longer Australia's richest person. And in a perfect analogy for the property boom taking over the mining boom as the key driver of Australia's economy, the list is now topped by apartment developer Harry Triguboff. 

Altona Mining finalises $330m deal for copper-gold mine near Cloncurry

Projects

Altona Mining has secured a $330m mining agreement with Chinese construction company, Sichuan Railway Investment Group to develop a copper-gold mine in north-west QLD. 

QLD Government funding UQ's $251m Student Residences Project

Projects

The Queensland Government will lend $251m to fund the University of Queensland's Student Residence project at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane

How to measure and understand your business's profitability

Insider

For developing construction businesses, knowing your financial numbers is crucial to your company’s growth because these figures will indicate if you are moving towards success or heading towards trouble. Experts such as accountants or financial analysts will help you when it comes to tracking your profitability, but you can also takes steps to do it on your own. 

Work starts on $300m Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre upgrade

Projects

Preliminary works have begun on Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre's expansion, worth over $300m.

EOIs open for $60m Hoddle Street upgrade in VIC

Projects

Expressions of interest are now open for the design contract on the state-funded $60m Steamlining Hoddle Street project in Melbourne. 

World-class zinc deposit found in NT amid looming supply crisis

Projects

Rox Resources has found a 58-million-tonne ore body in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria, comprised of 12.7% lead and zinc combined, 11.1% zinc and 1.6% lead. The drill site, 'Teena', is near Borroloola and just 10km from Glencore's McArthur River mine. 

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel now open

Projects

After almost two decades of construction work, Switzerland has officially opened it's 57km twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel.

Brisbane set to get $270m luxury residential tower

Projects

An 82-storey, $270m residential tower designed by Rothelowman and developed by Aria Property Group has been approved by the Brisbane City Council for 171 Edward St in Brisbane metro. 

Lendlease awarded $985m Northern Connector Project

Projects

After calling for EOI's in October 2015, the SA Government have awarded Lendlease Engineering the design & construct contract for the $985m Northern Connector Project

Seymour Whyte wins $31m contract for Nepean River Green Bridge

Projects

Seymour Whyte has been awarded the contract to construct the new pedestrian and cyclist 'Green Bridge' across the Nepean River at Penrith, west of Sydney NSW.