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Seymour Whyte secures contract to rebuild Young Street in Frankston VIC

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The Andrews Labor Government is planning to transform Frankston in Victoria, giving Young Street a much needed upgrade and Seymour Whyte will be the head contractor for this $13 million project. Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke also announced that a design competition for the Frankston station has officially opened.

Designs unveiled for $385m mixed-use development on Perth's Elizabeth Quay

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Designs have been revealed for the $385 million EQ West mixed-use development at Elizabeth Quay. The development will be located along William Street at Lots 2 and 3. EQ West is being developed by AAIG and Fini Group.

WBHO to deliver works on South32's Worsely Alumina in WA

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WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver earthworks and civil construction services at South32’s Worsley Alumina near Collie in Western Australia.

Builders shortlisted for $110m Chandler Highway Upgrade in Victoria

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Four companies have been shortlisted to deliver works on the $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade in Victoria, removing two major traffic bottlenecks plaguing drivers.

New Mercedes Benz Autohaus will be built in Brisbane

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In an Australian first, the Brisbane City Council has approved the construction of a new five-storey Mercedes Benz flagship Autohaus in Brisbane. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced that development will take place at 194 Breakfast Creek Road in Newstead and it will signify a major coup for Australia’s New World City.

Construction on $400m Sunshine Plaza redevelopment to create up to 2,900 jobs

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Construction has commenced on the highly anticipated $400m redevelopment of Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore , with works to expand the retail centre from 73,000 square metres to over 107,000 square metres. 

Design and civil works contract awarded for NSW's M4 Smart Motorway project

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Global design and engineering firm Arup is teaming up with UK’s Amey to deliver works on the $470 million M4 Smart Motorway between Pitt Street-Mays Hill and Russell Street-Lapstone in New South Wales. The scope of works to be delivered by the Arup and Amey team spans from detailed design up to construction support services for the project.

Second report card released for Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan

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According to the second report card on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, there has been a surge in jobs growth after the New South Wales and Australian Governments’ $3.6 billion investment on infrastructure for the region.

Vital QLD, NT and WA road projects given $360m funding support

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More than $360 million has been granted to fund various road projects under the Northern Australia Roads Programme (NARP). According to Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce, the NARP was established to fund high-priority projects which are vital to the North’s economic development.

BMD awarded contract to improve Kumarina and Munarra Floodways in WA

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Main Roads WA has named BMD Constructions as the successful tenderer to build two bridges at Kumarina and Munarra on the Great Northern Highway in the Shire of Meekatharra.

GR Engineering wins EPC contract for Kalgoorlie processing plant

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GR Engineering Services (GRES) has been awarded the $12.5 million contract to refurbish Eastern Goldfields’ Davyhurst Gold Processing Plant north west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Shortlisted bidders announced for Metro Tunnel's $1bn High Capacity Signaling system

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Two shortlisted consortia has been announced to deliver up to $1 billion worth of signaling and communications systems for the Metro Tunnel project in Victoria. The two shortlisted bidders are:

Downer awarded three major transportation contracts in QLD & NSW

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Downder EDI has been awarded three major contracts through its transport services, including the upgrade of Homebush Station in Sydney, the upgrade of Toongabbie Station in Sydney, and the construction of overtaking lanes Bruce Highway (Scovazzis Road to Como Road) near Ingham in Queensland.

Construction begins on Victoria's $10.9bn Metro Tunnel project

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Early works construction has begun on Victoria’s largest public transport project – the fully funded $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel project. The early works contract is valued approximately $324 million, and was awarded to John Holland in June this year.

200 jobs created as work commences on Northline's new Adelaide facility

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Construction commences on Northline’s $23 million new transport and logistics facility in Adelaide. The 10,440 square-metre facility is going to be built by Melbourne-based property developer Gibb Group, and at least 200 jobs are expected to open for the building’s construction.

$400m 'active lifestyle' park to rise on Sunshine Coast

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Dubai-based business conglomerate Najibi Group has recently unveiled its plans to develop a $400 million ‘active lifestyle’ park on the Sunshine Coast. The design for this development was inspired by different tourist hotspots from across Asia. This project is going to be overseen by Najibi Group’s Australian venture company, Sanad Capital.

Pilbara iron-ore rail network given EPA approval

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Mineral Resources’ proposal to develop a so-called skyrail through Pilbara has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The Pilbara Bulk Ore Transportation System – also known as BOTS – will transport iron ore from the Iron Valley mine Northwest of Newman to the Port Hedland Inner Harbour.

Drayton South coal mine expansion gets the green light

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The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has approved Anglo American’s revised expansion plan for its Drayton South coal mine in the Hunter Valley. DPE is now recommending that the revised plan be approved by the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

Port of Melbourne lease will deliver $970m into VIC infrastructure projects

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The Port of Melbourne has been successfully leased for $9.7 billion, with 10 per cent of the total lease amount (more than $970 million) to be invested into regional and rural infrastructure projects for Victoria.

The 50-year lease of the port’s commercial operations was signed by the Lonsdale Consortium – comprising of Future Fund, QIC, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and Canadian pension group OMERS.

Contractor wanted for Stirling Towers demolition in WA

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A demolition tender has been released for the Stirling Towers in Western Australia. According to Housing Minister Brendon Grylls, the Housing Authority is looking for a qualified and highly experienced demolition contractor to manage the demolition process of the towers.

Contract awarded for $929.3m Bruce Hwy Caloundra Rd-Sunshine Motorway upgrade

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The contract for the $929.3 million Bruce Highway upgrade – between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway – has been awarded. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester together with Queensland Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey recently announced that a Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture is the winning contractor for the project.

BMD secures $15.3m contract for works on Canberra's Ashley Drive upgrade project

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BMD Constructions has been awarded the $15.3 million contract to deliver key infrastructure works for stage two of the Ashley Drive Upgrade project in Canberra.

Planning starts for NSW Central Station revitalisation project

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Central Station in New South Wales will soon be revitalised to make it at par with some of the grand stations around the world. According to Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, planning has begun for the 110-year-old icon’s rejuvenation project.

Downer wins $250m of mining services contracts

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Downder EDI has secured five contracts through its mining services businesses, valued at over $250 million. The projects, spanning blasting, mining and land management services, will see Downer team at sites across Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. 

$45m White Rock Solar Farm to start construction in early 2017

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded a grant of $6 million to Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology – a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer – for its White Rock solar project.

BMD wins contract for Princes Highway Duplication - Armytage to Warncoort (Section 2)

BMD Constructions has this week been awarded the contract to duplicate the Princes Highway between Armytage and Warncoort, providing approximately 15 kilometres of dual divided highway with a wide median and 3.5 metre shoulder. The works form part of the second section of the $363 million Princes Highway duplication from Winchelsea to Colac

DownerMouchel to upgrade Victoria Highway in WA's North West

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DownerMouchel, a joint venture between Downer EDI Limited and Mouchel, has been given a $3.5 million contract to upgrade a 10 kilometre section of the Victorian Highway, west of Kununurra in WA. 

Local businesses awarded contracts for works on $689m TAS hospital upgrade

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Three sub-contracts have been awarded to local businesses for the $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment project in Tasmania. Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd, Howrah Plumbing Pty Ltd and Macquarie Builders Pty Ltd have been awarded a total of $7.1 million for works on the state’s largest construction project.

Panania Railway Station Upgrade gains planning approval

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Following the recent receipt of planning approval, Transport for NSW has released a tender for the design and construction of major upgrade to Panania Station in Sydney's south-west. 

Newly funded solar plants to create 500 direct jobs in Queensland

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More Queensland projects have been chosen as part of the latest Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) funding round than any other Australian state, with six large-scale solar generation plants to be built in regional Queensland. 

Work underway on new LNG operations facility in Gladstone

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Works are underway on the new marine operations terminal located on Gladstone Port Corporation land. The project, part of a $17 million investment by GLNG and QCLNG, is expected to support more than 100 local jobs during construction. 

$2bn High Capacity Metro Train Project in VIC to create 1,100 jobs

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At least 1,100 highly-skilled jobs will be created for the $2 billion High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) project in Victoria by the Andrews Labor Government. This project is part of Victoria’s 10-year Rolling Stock Strategy which has already seen an investment of more than $3 billion since the beginning of 2015 for new and upgraded trains and trams.

APA Group secures millions in funding for WA solar farm

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A $5.5 million grant has been awarded to APA Group by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the proposed Emu Downs solar farm near Cervantes in Western Australia, part of ARENA’s latest round of funding grants.

Jobs created for new $80m gas pipeline project in southern QLD

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One of Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure businesses, APA has announced a new $80 million gas pipeline project in southern Queensland. APA will be creating a 50-kilometre bi-directional pipeline which will be linking APA’s Wallumbilla Hub to the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Pipeline at Reedy Creek.

Tenders open for $11.2 Main South Road upgrade in SA

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Tender submissions are now open for the $11.2m upgrade to Main South Road, Aldinga SA. 

Laing O'Rourke wins contract for $250m Sydney Opera House renewal project

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Construction company Laing O'Rourke Australia has been awarded the tender for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in the Sydney Opera House's Stage 1 Building Renewal program. 

Preferred tenderer named for $140m Hurstbridge Line projects

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The Victorian State Government has announced an Alliance of Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a $500 million package of works in Melbourne, including the duplication of the Hurstbridge line, construction of a new Rosanna station, and removing level crossings at Lower Plenty and Grange Roads. 

$1bn mixed-use development in Brisbane seeks joint venture partners

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PDS Australia – the development manager for a planned $1 billion mixed-use development known as the Queen’s Tower – is seeking joint venture partners to build and develop the future Brisbane landmark.

Approved $400m lithium plant in Kwinana to create up to 500 jobs

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The proposed $400 million lithium processing plant in Kwinana has been given the go-ahead by the Liberal National Government. West Perth-based MSP Engineering was also announced as the head contractor after leading the feasibility study for the project.

Plans revealed for a $3bn casino and residential project on the Gold Coast

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A $3 billion casino and residential development project for the Gold Coast is expecting to get the thumbs up. Plans for this development was presented by Chinese-owned ASF Consortium and James Packer’s Crown Resorts.

Rio Tinto's Silvergrass mine expansion given the green light

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The expansion of Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass iron ore mine near Tom Price in the Pilbara has been approved by the Liberal National Government.

Construction underway at Cudgegong Road station on Sydney Metro

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The Sydney Metro has reached another milestone with construction underway on the first station platform at Cudgegong Road. The construction milestone follows the shortlisting of two consortia who are now invited to submit tenders to build the two tunnels under Sydney Harbour.

Slattery Auctions opens a tender for a Gravity Media Filter

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Slattery Auctions Australia has become the most dynamic auction house and valuation practice in Australia. Their diversity, flexibility, experience and broad spectrum of specialities has set them apart from larger bulk handling competitors.

Shortlisted bidders announced for $30m Swan Street Bridge upgrade in Melbourne

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BMD, Cut & Fill and Seymour Whyte are shortlisted to submit tenders for the $30 million Swan Street Bridge in Melbourne. The winning contractor will be delivering the following upgrade works to the iconic bridge:

$7bn North Melbourne expansion plan has been announced

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A $7 billion expansion plan has been announced for North Melbourne’s Arden precinct. Development is going to be carried out over the next 30 years and the precinct is expected to be home to at least 15,000 people as well as 34,000 jobs.

Perth receives proposal for a $25m surf park in Melville

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Perth-based company Wave Park Group has proposed a $25 million surf park at the Swan River foreshore in Melville. The 2.4 hectare lagoon will be built in Alfred Cove where the Melville Bowling Club in Tompkins Park is located.