Main works are set to start on the new Warren Health Service as Pindan has been awarded the $27.7m contract to construct the building, which is a part of the overall $39.3m project.
Laing O’Rourke is the confirmed Managing Contractor for another key expansion at Brisbane Airport. The $73 million Northern Concourse Expansion will deliver two new gates, Gates 73 and 74, to the airport’s International Terminal Building which will increase the capacity of the terminal as well as accommodate larger aircrafts such as the Airbus A380.
Georgiou Group Pty Ltd has been awarded the third and final contract to deliver works on the $104 million Southport-Burleigh Road upgrade. According to Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey, Georgiou will be delivering the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) as part of this construction package.
The Woolgoolga to Ballina project will upgrade about 155 kilometres of highway. The project starts approximately six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina.
Three contracting groups have been invited to submit detailed tenders for three major road projects as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
A $400 million lithium plant in Kwinana has been proposed by Chinese company Tianqi Lithium – a major stakeholder of Talison Lithium. Tianqi is now seeking development assessment panel approval for the processing facility from the Western Australian Government.
Australian lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has shortlisted three contracting groups to tender for the process plant design and construction package at its Pilgangoora Project, 120km from Port Hedland in Western Australia.
The $700m Darling Harbour development, The Ribbon, will see Sydney's iconic IMAX theatre demolished and replaced by a luxury hotel, serviced apartments and a revamped IMAX cinema.
The Victorian Government has approved three apartment towers in Melbourne's CBD, part of a precinct plan to build a new city neighbourhood that will be home to 10,000 workers, 3,000 residents and 1,690 apartments.
Expressions of interest have opened today for the provision of principal consultancy services, including the concept design for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium project.
Engineering Group RCR Tomlinson has been awarded four new contracts with a combined value of $170 million, continuing to diversify into new sections and regions.
The $22 billion Communities Plus redevelopment project at Ivanhoe Estate in New South Wales has caught the interest of some of the country’s biggest construction firms as well as the Community Housing Providers (CHPs) according to Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard.
The contract is worth an approximate $21m, involves lowering Festival Drive, which will separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enable direct, on-foot access between the Riverbank Footbridge and Adelaide Railway Station.
The State of Victoria is officially leading Australia’s construction industry for the first half of 2016, with a 9.8 per cent (approximately $939 million) increase in activity while the rest of the country saw a decrease by 10.6 per cent.
Hassell has unveiled the design for a $38.5 million redevelopment on the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Major upgrades will be done to the building’s façade and facilities and position the centres as one of the leading cultural venues in Victoria.
Six community members have been appointed by Planning Minister Donna Faragher to be part of a new advisory group that will provide local feedback on a proposed road extension included in the $75.4 million Scarborough foreshore redevelopment master plan.
Work has started on $12m worth of road upgrades in Perth's northern suburbs.
The intersections of Marmion and Hepburn Avenue, and Marmion and Whitfords Avenue will benefit from improved traffic flow and safety, and reduced delays in peak periods.
The Liberal National Government is now accepting tender applications for the development on a 4.2-hectare site at Girrawheen in Perth. The successful proponent will deliver up to 160 private, affordable and social housing homes, facilitating all aspects of the project’s development – from design and concept to construction.
Negotiations to build a third station on the Airtrain line has been opened by the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC). The new station will provide rail access to the DFO complex as well as other facilities in the Skygate precinct.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey announced that the state government has finalised the construction plan and route for the Mackay Ring Road Stage 1 on Bruce Highway.
The Queensland Government has named Australian Unity as the preferred tenderer for the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter project in Brisbane. The redevelopment will transform the former children’s hospital at Herston into a mixed-use precinct for health, residential, commercial and recreational activity.
Contracts have been awarded for works to seal an additional 35 kilometres of the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) which is part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package (CYRP). Works will commence on Coen South and Archer to Wolverton this year.
Pearl Marine Engineering (PME) has been named the preferred proponent to deliver a ship-lift facility at East Arm that will position Darwin as the marine services hub for northern Australia. The Northern Territory Government will contribute up to $100 million towards the project, and will now enter into a negotiation period with PME.
Downer EDI Limited has signed an extension contract with Karara Mining Ltd worth approximately $350 million. This agreement extents their current six-year contract – worth $570 million – on Karara’s iron ore mine to a further four years.
Sunshine Plaza's highly anticipated redevelopment in Maroochydore has gained final approval to commence construction of the $400 million redevelopment, with works set to expand the retail centre from 73,000 square metres to over 107,000 square metres.
Victorian Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced that the Western Distributor Project will have a minimum of 89 per cent local content, supporting Victorian businesses and jobs during the design and construction of the $5.5 billion second river crossing.
Laing O'Rourke has formally signed the contract to work with Department of Defence as Managing Contractor for the Planning Phase of the Larrakeyah Redevelopment and HMAS Coonawarra Facilities to Support Naval Operations in the Nothern Territory.
The $25m contract to upgrade the East Perth Station has been awarded to construction contractor Laing O'Rouke and engingeering firm AECOM.
Construction is due to start this month to make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once the new Perth Stadium which opens next year.
Three consrotia have just been shortlisted by the Victorian Government for the contract to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground train stations in Melbourne.
They say it takes a perfect weekend to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Every little detail from the driver, to the engine, to the timing of the pit stops has to go exactly to plan in order to achieve success. It’s not always the fastest or flashiest car that wins the race; but the team with the best plan, upkeep and attention to detail on the vehicle. It’s no different when mining, screening or crushing.
The Northern Territory Government is proceeding to the select tender process for the new Department of Health (DoH) headquarters.
Following a rigorous expression of interest period, two joint venture parties have been shortlisted to build the tunnels under Sydney Harbour and through the Central Business District as part of the Sydney Metro project.
Fulton Hogan has been awarded the $300 million contract to deliver works on Melbourne’s M80 Ring Road upgrade project between Sunshine Avenue and Calder Freeway. The iconic EJ Whitten Bridge is also included in the upgrade works.
Construction on a $250 million Westin luxury hotel gets the green light with Landbridge as the preferred contractor. The hotel will be located on the Darwin Waterfront and is expected to enhance the precinct’s popularity and boost tourism, while hundreds of jobs will be created throughout construction.
Work has started on the first private development on Elizabeth Quay in Perth. The $400 million 5-star Ritz-Carlton hotel and The Towers apartment building is expected to create 1,200 jobs throughout the construction phase.
Mining giant, Rio Tinto announced that it will be investing $338 million in Pilbara. This move to reinvest will complete the development of Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass iron ore mine.
The contract to deliver a $300 million government office complex in Canberra has been awarded. From six shortlisted tenderers, Canberra-based company Capital Property Group (CPG) was chosen to transform the existing car park in Civic into a 20,000 square metre office building that will house at least 1,700 public servants by October 2020.
Golding Contractors has been awarded the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) and Queensland Gas Company LNG (QCLNG) Marine Operations Terminal project in Central Queensland.
John Holland has been awarded the contract to construct the Green Square Library and Plaza project in Sydney. The project includes a new civic plaza as well as an underground library building and amphitheatre.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder has announced a transport plan for Perth which will support a population of 3.5 million. The transport plan will ensure that the bus network, rail links, roads and cycleways will be able to cater to Perth’s growing population.
Brookfield Multiplex, with its international and Australian architecture team of OMA and HASSELL, has been awarded the contract to design and construct the Western Australia Museum.