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 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.
Four companies have been shortlisted to deliver works on the $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade in Victoria, removing two major traffic bottlenecks plaguing drivers.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the recent receipt of planning approval, Transport for NSW has released a tender for the design and construction of a major upgrade to Panania Station in Sydney's south-west.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tender submissions are now open for the $11.2m upgrade to Main South Road, Aldinga SA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
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-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.