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$2b Forrestfield-Airport Link Project launches official website for jobseekers

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Main contractors for the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Project, Salini ImpregiloNRW Civil and Mining joint venture, has launched the SI-NRWJV website which features job vacancies and other information about the project.

Mt Emerald wind farm construction expected to start in December


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.

$200m Cross Street redevelopment awarded in Sydney

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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.

Lendlease Circular Quay proposal gets the green light


Lendlease's revised planning proposal for its Circular Quay sites on George and Pitt Streets has gained the approval of the Council, City of Sydney.

Website launched to help jobseekers find work on the $985m Northern Connector 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. 

Cockram wins Katanning hospital contract


Cockram Constructions Ltd has been awarded a $20.4m contract for Stage Twoof  the redevelopment of the Katanning Health Services

Valmec wins $13.3m contract for NorthLink work


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 awarded $114m in Queensland mining contracts


BGC Contracting has today announced contract wins worth $114 million for mining work in Queensland. 

Mackay and Whitsunday roads to receive $1.2 billion funding boost


The Queensland State Government has recently announced that it will deliver one Queensland's largest road project programs to Mackay and the Whitsundays. 

Probuild to design and construct five-storey hotel at Eastland shopping centre


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 begins on WestConnex's $3.8b M4 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

The 7km project requires ten construction sites in total, including four main tunnelling sites - Cintra Park, Concord; Concord Road, Concord; Northcote Street, Haberfield; Underwood Road, Homebush

Work commences on $18m Bollinger section of the Nova project in WA

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Barminco Holdings Limited and Independence Group NL (IGO) have announced the beginning of works to develop the Bollinger section of the Nove project, Norseman in Western Australia.

$500m Larrakeyah Base Redevelopment Project to create local jobs


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 signs agreement to develop Alkimos Central in WA

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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. 

3 companies shortlisted for Melton Highway level crossing construction contract in Melbourne


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.

Pybar wins $65m contract to build the Carrapateena decline

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OZ Minerals has awarded Pybar Mining Services the $65 million contract to build the Carrapateena decline in South Australia. The contract includes the following:

First stage of Whitford City's redevelopment is set to begin next month

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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.

Monadelphous records $140 million in new contracts


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.

$650m windfarm in Dundonnell set to create 300 construction jobs

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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. 

WA state government wins Roe 8 project appeal


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.  

3 companies shortlisted for $300m Western Sydney Stadium upgrade

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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

$1.645b housing plan unveiled for NT's remote communities

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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 awarded contract for next phase of $363m Princes Highway Duplication

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. 

Nicholson Construction awarded $14.26m contract to build Eureka Stadium

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Nicholson Construction, a local Ballarat firm, has been awarded the $14.26 million contract to build the much awaited Eureka Stadium.

Contractor confusion: disconnect between estimators, project managers


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 secures $200m contract for works on Ichthys onshore facilities

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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.

CLARA reveals plans for high-speed rail connecting Sydney and Melbourne

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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.

Melbourne set to get the only Zaha Hadid building in Australia


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 awards contract for Amrun Export Facility

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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.

Port Adelaide master plan identifies more than $1 billion in investment


The Port Adelaide master plan has been released and identifies potential investment in the Port of more than $1b in investment.  

VIC Government announces new $105.5m Melbourne Conservatorium project at Southbank


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.

WA named world's top destination for mining investments


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.

Brookfield Multiplex win $600m Karrinyup Shopping Centre redevelopment


AMP Capital has named construction company Brookfield Multiplex as the builder for the $600 million redevelopment of Karrinyup Shopping Centre in Perth's north.

GR awarded $36m facility project with Auctus

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GR Engineering, a Perth based company, has just announced their most recent contract award, a $36 million engineering, procurement or construction (EPC) contract with Auctus Resources.

Reference design for $5.5b Western Distributor project released to shortlisted tenderers

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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.

Construction begins on $1b Housing Estate


After unveiling its first land release earlier this year Dahua Group Australia begins construction on the $1b New Breeze at Bardia located in Sydney's south-west 

Major works set to begin for $1.6b project in VIC

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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 to build $275 million wind farm in regional Victoria

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.

June '16 sees $39m worth of contract awards in NT 


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.

Downer wins $250m contract extension at Meandu Mine


Downer EDI Limited (Downer) today announced it has secured a two-year extension to its mining services contract with Stanwell Corporation at its Meandu Mine in South East Queensland. 

PPA announces $120m Channel Risk and Optimisation Project in Port Hedland


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).

Pindan Contracting awarded $70.7m Port Hedland tower in Pilbara


Local property and construction contractor Pindan Contracting Pty Ltd has won the tender to design and construct the $70.7 million Integrated Marine Operations Centre (IMOC) in Port Hedland, WA. 

Victoria leads nation in building activity and residential approvals


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 to build $300m Kidston Large-Scale Solar PV Project


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.

Watpac awarded $45m Mt Magnet contract extension


Mining services contractor Watpac have successfully negotiated a $45 million extension to their Mount Magnet Gold Mine contract with Remelius Resources

BGC Contracting named EPC Contractor for $400m Kwinana Waste to Energy Plant in WA


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.