Main contractors for the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project, Salini Impregilo – NRW Civil and Mining joint venture, has launched the SI-NRWJV website which features job vacancies and other information about the project.
The $360m Mt Emerald wind farm in Walkamin near Carins is travelling ahead of schedule, with construction now expected to start in December 2016. The project site is about half way between Mareeba and Atherton, 5km west of Walkamin.
After shortlisting three high quality proposals, the consortium to develop the $200 million mixed-use property at the Double Bay car park on Cross Street in Sydney has been announced. The Woollahra Council has chosen property developer Axiom Properties Limited, Built and Palace Cinemas to work on this redevelopment project.
The main contractor on the Northern Connector project, Lendlease, has launched a website linking jobseekers to vacancies on the $985m project. NorthHub will be the go-to centre for any updates and information about the project.
John Holland, who was awarded the $176m construction contract for Stage One of the $1.12b NorthLink WA roads project, is teaming up with engineering and construction firm Valmec to deliver the contract.
Valmec have been awarded a $13.3m contract to provide bulk earthworks and drainage work for stage one. Work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by October 2017.
BGC Contracting has today announced contract wins worth $114 million for mining work in Queensland.
Probuild has recently been awarded the design and construct contract to build a four-star, 120-room hotel at Eastland Shopping Centre in Melbourne's outer east.
Tunnelling has begun on the long-awaited $3.8b M4 East, part of stage one of Sydney's $16.8b WestConnex project. M4 East is being delivered by a Joint Venture between Leighton Contractors, John Holland and Samsung C&T.
With Laing O'Rourke recently appointed as managing contractor for the planning phase of the $500m Larrakeyah Base redevelopment in Darwin, the Northern Territory Government has promised local involvement on the project.
LendLease has signed a Development Agreement with LandCorp – WA’s land development agency – to develop Alkimos Central. Located 40 kilometres north of Perth, the 145 hectare site is a new addition to Alkimos Beach and will be developed into 1,600 lots and houses for at least 4,650 people.
Following positive industry response to the preferred design for the Melton highway road bridge in Melbourne's north west, the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) has shortlisted three companies to vie for the design and construction work.
The Whitford City shopping centre redevelopment in Perth will be beginning the first stage of construction next month. Works on a new entertainment and dining precinct is set to begin in August and will open its doors late in 2017.
Engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited today reported it has secured new contracts and additional works in the resources, energy and infrastructure markets with a combined value of approximately $140 million.
The Victorian Government has given the green light for a new $650 million windfarm near Dundonnell in South West Victoria. With 96 turbines, it's the state's largest windfarm project.
The Barnett Government has had a significant victory over the group leading the fight against Roe 8. The WA Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled the environmental approvals for Roe 8 should stand, overturning a previous court win for protest group Save Beeliar Wetlands.
The new Western Sydney stadium in Parramatta has taken another step forward with the announcement of three shortlisted consortia to build the sporting stadium; Brookfield Multiplex, John Holland and LendLease.
A $1.645 billion housing plan has been unveiled by the Northern Territory government. The Better Remote Homes program aims to build at least 240 houses a year over the span of eight years in the state’s remote communities.
WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded the VicRoads contract to duplicate a 11.5km section of the Princes Highway spanning from Deans Marsh Road in Winchelsea, west to Armytage Lane.
We’ve noticed a concerning trend throughout the Australian construction industry, within companies of all sizes and disciplines. Many of these companies do not facilitate simple collaboration between the estimating and project delivery teams.
Laing O’Rourke has secured the third major work package to deliver the Miscellaneous Civil Finishing Works on the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities at Bladin Point, Darwin. The project is valued at approximately $200 million and includes concrete pavements, hand railings and foundation works.
Private company, Consolidated Land and Rail Australia (CLARA) Pty Ltd has just released a proposal for a high-speed rail network connecting Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The project is expected to have a price tag of $200 billion, but CLARA claims that it will not cost taxpayers a cent since it is going to be privately funded.
Pritzker Prize-winning British-Arabic architect Zaha Hadid, who passed away in March 2016, adds a $300m mixed-use tower in Melbourne to her legacy of impressive works that challenge the norm and push boundaries.
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has given the green light to what will be the only building in Australia designed by Hadid.
Rio Tinto has awarded McConnell Dowell the contract for the construction of the Amrun Export Facility in Weipa in Far North QLD. The export facility is part of the $2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) Amrun bauxite mining project.
The Port Adelaide master plan has been released and identifies potential investment in the Port of more than $1b in investment.
The Victorian Government yesterday announced a new $105.5 million Melbourne Conservatorium of Music project – a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the University of Melbourne – which will expand and relocate the University’s elite music education and research facility from Parkville to Southbank, opening to students in 2019.
According to the annual survey of mining and exploration companies by the Fraser Institute in Canada, Australia is the most attractive region for investment – with three Australian regions on the top 10 list. Australia has surpassed Canada and the United States as it continues to be an attractive destination to invest in mining, considering both policy and mineral potential.
The Andrews Labor Government has released the reference design for Melbourne’s second river crossing - part of the $5.5 billion Western Distributor project - which will be providing an alternative route to the West Gate Bridge, taking thousands of trucks off local streets.
The $1.6 billion level crossing removal project between Dandenong and the City is about to begin major construction works, starting with a new elevated rail line.Two giant gantry cranes (weighing a mammoth 230 tonnes) are being prepared for installation early next month near Murrumbeena Station.
ACCIONA Energy will begin construction on a wind farm in regional Victoria in early 2017, after winning a groundbreaking tender held by the state government for the purchase of green energy certificates linked to renewable energy generated in Victoria.
In June 2016 The Northern Territory saw contract awards totaling more $39m. The massive amount of projects will support development and create real jobs and opportunities for local contractors and small businesses.
The Pilbara Ports Authority will be delivering a second major port project in line with the Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC) - Port Heldand's $120 million Channel Risk and Optimisation Project (CROP).
According to the recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Victoria was the only state to see an increase in construction activity for the month of May. This increase in activity was driven by a growth in residential building approvals.
UGL has been chosen as the preferred contractor for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for the first phase of the Genex solar project at Kidston, 280 kilometres north-west of Townsville.
Local WA company BGC Contracting has been announced as Phoenix Energy Australia's preferred Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for its $400 million Kwinana Waste to Energy Project.