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New copper mine at Cloncurry will boost the economy for North West QLD

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CuDeco’s $640 million Rocklands Copper Mine near Cloncurry in Queensland has officially opened and, according to Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke, the opening of the mine is good news for the economy as well as for the region.

Victorian Government approves new suburb for west Melbourne

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The 752-hectare Rockbank Precinct Structure Plan has been approved by the Victorian Government, paving the way for a new suburb for Melbourne’s west. The plan includes over 8,000 new dwellings which will be home to more than 22,000 people.

Sydney West's new $280m mixed-use development given the green light

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A $280 million mixed-use development by Capital Corporation on Norwest Lake has been given the green light by the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel. Esplanade is going to be Norwest’s very first integrated development and construction is expected to begin in 2017.

John Holland-KBR Joint Venture secures two-year contract extension with Melbourne Water

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John Holland-KBR Joint Venture team has been awarded a two-year contract extension to its Framework Agreement with Melbourne Water, delivering a capital work program focused on renewing and upgrading essential water assets until mid-2018.

Multiplex will build Flemington Racecourse's $128m Club Stand

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The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has chosen Multiplex to deliver the new $128 million state-of-the-art Club Stand at Flemington Racecourse.

Development of $152m Spoilbank Marina in WA given the green light

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The green light has been given to the $152 million Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland and the State Government is giving its full commitment to the development.

Local subcontractors will be hired for Arriga mill project in QLD

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Queensland-based company MSF Sugar has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions – a Germany-based company – the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a $75 million green energy power plant on the Tablelands.

Whitsunday Solar Farm in QLD to support up to 200 jobs

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Edify Energy and its development partner Solar Choice are investing in regional Queensland with the construction of the $122.4 million Whitsunday Solar Farm in Collinsville. According to Minister for Energy Mark Bailey, this project is another example of the industry’s confidence in the State’s future for renewable energy.

Powerlink QLD invests $24m for Mackay Substation upgrade

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Up to $24 million has been invested by Powerlink Queensland for the Mackay Substation upgrade. The upgrade will help further secure the supply of electricity as well as support the continuing growth of the economy in the region.

QLD Cross River Rail project receives funding from Federal Govt

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Further funding of $10 million has been secured by the Queensland Government for the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane. According to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, the Federal Government has joined hands with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority to fund the development of the project.

Built begins construction on new office building in Parramatta

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Dexus Property Group and head contractor Built has begun the construction of the 105 Phillip Street development in Parramatta. This development is one of the six projects – with a combined worth of $295 million – that Dexus is undertaking in Parramatta.

EOI process begins for the Pacific Motorway upgrade in QLD

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An expression of interest process has begun for the design and construction of the Pacific Motorway M1/M3/Gateway Merge at Eight Mile Plains. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads will also begin engaging with a design consultant for the Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes development, which will help identify firm market-based construction costs.

$50m boutique hotel in South Melbourne given the thumbs up

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Perri Projects – a Melbourne-based developer – has been given the thumbs up to begin construction on a $50 million boutique hotel in South Melbourne. The development will comprise of a five-storey building with 80 rooms and is going to be located at the corner of Moray and Dorcas Streets.

BMD Constructions to deliver works on $42.5m Conergy project in QLD

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Conergy – a global solar energy company – has chosen BMD Constructions as the major sub-contractor for the $42.5 million Lakeland Solar and Storage Project in Far North Queensland. This project near Mulligan Highway is the first large-scale integrated solar, storage and fringe-of-grid project in the Southern Hemisphere, which will feature a grid-to-islanding functionality.

Civil construction begins on $260m luxury homes project in Sydney

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Residential developer Metro Property Development has begun works on stage one of its luxury homes project in Sydney. The $260 million project includes the construction of town homes and apartments located at 88 Centenary Drive on the Strathfield Golf Club site.

ARENA grants multi-million-dollar funding for Kennedy Energy Park in QLD

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Up to $18 million has been committed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to phase one of the Kennedy Energy Park project – Australia’s first renewable energy park consisting of 19.2 megawatt solar photovoltaic, 21.6 megawatt wind and two megawatt of battery storage.

GPS Tracking Software Improves Efficiency for Crane Hire

Technology

The crane hire industry is highly competitive. If you operate a crane hire company, you’re under considerable pressure to provide safe and high quality equipment, while at the same time identify efficiencies and reduce your overall costs.

NSW Government to invest $2.2bn for Sydney Water infrastructure upgrades

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The New South Wales Government will be investing up to $2.2 billion through Sydney Water for upgrades on infrastructure capital until 2020.

Construction begins on final stage of $18m Darebin-Yarra Creek Trail project

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Construction has begun on the missing link in the Darebin-Yarra Creek Trail which will connect 600 kilometres of pedestrian and cycling paths for the local community across north and east Melbourne.

Multiplex to deliver $206m Monash University development

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A $206 million contract to deliver works on Monash University’s Learning and Teaching Building – including a large underground carpark and regional transport interchange – has been awarded to Multiplex.

First sod turned on $110m upgrade of Nowra and Bomaderry sewage treatment plants

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Engineering firm UGL Limited will commence work this month on a $110 million contract by Shoalhaven City Council as part of Stage 1B of the Council's Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS). 

WBHO begins major upgrade work on Great Eastern Highway in WA

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Main Roads WA has awarded WBHO Infrastructure a $36 million contract to design and carry out works on 15 new passing lanes between Southern Cross and Kalgoorlie on the Great Eastern Highway.

Commonwealth Games could deliver double the $2 billion estimated value

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The team at PlantMiner were at the Queensland Media Club event on Friday where, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Chairman and former Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie estimated the games could deliver double the official estimate of $2 billion worth of economic activity. 

Multiplex wins contract for $140m residential building for Central Park Sydney

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Frasers Property Australia has chosen Multiplex as the head contractor to build the $140 million ‘Wonderland’ residential building as part of the former’s Central Park development in Sydney.

Transport for NSW releases $133m Golden Highway Corridor Strategy

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The $133 million Golden Highway Corridor Strategy – developed by Transport for NSW and Maritime Services – has been released, detailing the plans to maintain and improve over 300 kilometres of road which connects the Hunter Valley to Dubbo in New South Wales.

3 developments on the Gold Coast to generate up to 1000 jobs

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Three major developments are on its way to the Gold Coast as the City Council’s planning committee recently gave preliminary approvals to three multi-storey towers – worth almost $1 billion altogether – in Southport, Labrador and Chevron Island.

Disability housing and respite facility development in SA to create up to 180 jobs

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Construction has begun on a new disability housing and respite care facility in Adelaide. Uniting Communities – the project’s developer – will be incorporating 18 disability respite apartments to the 20-storey multi-use development on the corner of Franklin Street and Pitt Street in the CBD.

The Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan 2030 has been revealed

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The New South Wales Government has revealed the Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan 2030 which highlights a massive redevelopment of the Homebush precinct. The plans include an increase in homes by more than 1000% - with the number of residential properties increasing from 800 to 10,700.

Construction begins on $400m Kwinana lithium processing plant in WA

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The first sod of soil has been turned for the $400 million Kwinana lithium processing plant and construction is ramping up. The Western Australian Government has welcomed the beginning of works on the processing facility after they have given the green light for construction back in September 2016.

Preferred builder announced for Bill Fulton Bridge duplication in QLD

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The contract for the $34.2 million Bill Fulton Bridge duplication on Cairns Western Arterial Road has been awarded and construction is on track to begin in November. The preferred builder for this project is a joint venture comprising of Albem Operations and Highway Construction.

Construction on $540m Roe 8 highway in WA expected to begin in late 2016

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Work is about to commence on the $540 million Roe 8 highway extension project in Western Australia. The State Government has announced that they are finalising the contract to build Roe 8 which will be awarded to a consortium led by CIMIC Group.

Contract awarded for additional works on Southport-Burleigh Road upgrade

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has awarded Georgiou Group Pty Ltd a second contract worth $18.5 million to deliver works on the central section of the Southport-Burleigh Road upgrade in Queensland.

Construction begins on $1.25bn mixed-use development in Melbourne

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Multiplex has begun construction on the $1.25 billion Collins Arch development – also known as “The Pantscraper” – at 447 Collins Street in Melbourne.

Bridges replacement underway on $70m Peak Downs Highway project

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Work has commenced on the $70 million Peak Downs Highway project which aims to upgrade four timber bridges in order to improve safety and efficiency for local residents as well as freight operators. Seymour Whyte was chosen back in July 2016 as the preferred contractor for this project.

Adani mine project given "critical infrastructure" status by QLD Govt

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The Queensland Government is taking a big step to progressing Adani’s $21.7 billion Carmichael coal and rail project near Clermont. The project – which involves the construction of mine, rail and associated water infrastructures – have been declared vital to the region, a first in seven years.

Works begin on $80.6m South West Loddon pipeline project in VIC

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Construction has begun on a vital section of the $80.6 million South West Loddon pipeline project at Korong Vale which will help strengthen Victoria’s water grid.

Preferred builder has been chosen for a $90m apartment project in QLD

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Property developer Gurner has chosen Icon Co. as the head contractor for the final stage of the three-tower $90 million ‘FV’ No.1 project in Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

$46.5m invested on various Northern QLD construction projects

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At least $46.5 million has been invested on various Northern Queensland construction projects. Summarised below are the five upcoming and on-going construction works happening in Townsville and Palm Island.

One-stop job shop opens for $985m Northern Connector project

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The Northern Connector, Lendlease's upcoming construction of a 15.5km six-lane road that will link Greater Adelaide, has opened it's 'one-stop shop for employment, training and education' to give South Australians unprecedented access to job opportunities on the $985 million project. 

$18m Rio Tinto mine expansion to create jobs in Pilbara

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The WA Government has given Rio Tinto the thumbs-up to extend their Western Turner Syncline (WTS) mine in the Pilbara, near Tom Price.

Construction of new solar farm near Maryborough QLD given the green light

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Utility scale solar projects developer Eco Energy World (EEW) Australia has been given planning consent to develop a 140-megawatt solar farm near Maryborough in Queensland. The $280 million project will cover the area of about 800 acres with over 500,000 ground-mounted solar panels.

Contract awarded for Stage 1 of $175m Thompson Road upgrade in VIC

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The $175 million Thompson Road upgrade in Victoria is one step closer to construction with the Victorian Government awarding the Stage 1 works contract to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd.

Four new tenders open for $689m TAS hospital upgrade

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The $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment project has taken another step forward with the announcement of four more tenders for construction works.