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VRents: How a prepared fleet can improve your bottom line

Equipment

Over the past few years, the buying and hiring habits of contractors has becoming increasingly scrutinised to deliver on three points; productivity, profitability and safety. 

Preferred builder announced for $44m Ballarat Station Precinct redevelopment

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The Victorian Government has awarded Pellicano Group to deliver works for the $44 million Ballarat Station Precinct redevelopment project, kick-starting Ballarat’s historic station precinct and surrounding area’s revitalisation.

John Holland to deliver $170m Airport East project in Sydney

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An upgrade to two of Australia's most important international gateways will begin early next year. 

BMD Constructions awarded Inner City Bypass upgrade

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BMD Constructions has been named the preferred contractor to design and construct the $80 million Inner City Bypass (ICB) upgrade, with initial works starting in December 2016. 

Melbourne prepares for Metro Tunnel with $25m worth of upgrades

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In preparation for the Metro Tunnel, over 250 locations across Melbourne CBD will undergo road and traffic management upgrades worth more than $25 million. These upgrades will help keep the city moving during the construction of Metro Tunnel.

CPB-UGL JV awarded $127m contract for Melbourne Water project

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Melbourne Water has awarded the $127 million design and construct contract for the Western Treatment Plant – Treatment Capacity Increase Project in Werribee to the joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL Limited.

Brisbane Airport Construction Timeline - $750 million Parallel Runway tender closes

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Update on Brisbane Airport projects including phase two of the $1.4 billion Parallel Runway project and the recently completed $35 million Overlay Project.   

EPA gives environmental approval to Solomon mine expansion in the Pilbara

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Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has just given iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group the environmental approval to extend their operations at the Solomon mine in the Pilbara region for up to another 35 year.

CPB Contractors to design and construct $512m Logan Enhancement project in Queensland

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Queensland’s first Market-Led Proposal — the $512 million Logan Motorway Enhancement Project put forward by Transurban Queensland — has been approved by the Queensland Treasury’s Market-Led Proposal process, and CPB Contractors named the preferred contractor. 

Monadelphous secures $200m worth of works in the east coast

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Perth-based engineering contractor Monadelphous Group has secured $200 million worth of works in the east coast which includes two major contracts in the water infrastructure market.

Contract awarded for WA's $55m Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project

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CPB Contractors has been chosen as the preferred proponent for Western Australia’s $55 million Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project. CPB will be working with Main Roads WA, the Public Transport Authority of WA and the City of Swan for the delivery of this project which was allocated funds during the most recent state budget.

Construction tenders called for $34.6m Cape River Bridge Upgrade in QLD

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Tenders have been called for the construction of the $34.6 million Cape River Bridge Upgrade project located south of Charters Towers. The project is expected to support up to 34 regional jobs.

Adani to begin construction on two solar farms in SA and QLD next year

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Adani Group – India’s largest solar developer – is planning to commence construction on two major solar projects in Australia next year. Both projects are part of the company’s efforts to develop renewal energy projects – with a total capacity of 1,500 megawatts – in Australia within the next five years.

BMD Constructions to deliver works on VIC's $46m Melton Highway upgrade

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BMD Constructions has been chosen as the preferred builder to deliver works on the $46 million Melton Highway level crossing removal project in Sydenham, with works to commence in the summer.

Contract awarded for $24.4m upgrade works on dam near Tamworth NSW

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WaterNSW has awarded Subiaco-based contractor SRG Limited a $24.4 million contract to deliver works on the Keepit Dam Upgrade Project near Tamworth.

EOIs called for construction of $565m Mackay Ring Road - Stage 1 in QLD

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A major milestone has been reached for the $565 million Mackay Ring Road – Stage 1 with Expressions of Interest (EOI) being called for the construction tender. According to Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, the construction of the Mackay Ring Road is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to fixing the Bruce Highway.

Perth-based contractor wins $18.4m contract for works in the Kimberley region WA

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Main Roads WA has awarded Perth-based contractor Maca a contract worth about $18.4 million to provide services in the Kimberley region.

SCEE-Kentech JV portfolio exceeds $60 million at Wheatstone LNG project

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The joint venture between Perth-based Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) and Kentech has won more work on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project near Onslow in Western Australia.

Slattery Auctions Surplus Mining Equipment Auction

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Slattery Asset Advisory and Slattery Auctions and Valuations is a proudly independent, family run business.  We are the leading provider of premium asset advisory and remarketing services in Australia and Asia Pacific.

500+ jobs supported by $41.8m WA Onslow Health Services redevelopment

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Construction on Onslow’s new $41.8 million health services has commenced and Cockram Construction Ltd has won the tender to build the health facility.

3,000 jobs to be supported by Mernda Rail Extension in VIC

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John Holland has been chosen as the preferred builder to deliver the $600 million Mernda Rail Extension in Victoria. As part of this project, three new stations are going to be built which will be used by over 8,000 passengers a day.

Contractor chosen for $50m Boondooma Dam spillway repair in QLD

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Fulton Hogan has been awarded the $50 million contract to deliver repair works on the Boondooma Dam spillway in Queensland’s South Burnett region.

Another milestone reached for $900m Adelaide Festival Plaza redevelopment

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The Development Assessment Commission has given Walker Corporation the green light to push forward with their $500 million development at Adelaide Festival Plaza, marking another milestone for the redevelopment of the precinct.

Adani's Carmichael mine in QLD to begin construction in 2017

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Adani’s $21 billion Carmichael project north of the Galilee Basin is expecting to begin construction in 2017 after the Queensland Government decided to exempt it from new water legislation – one that states all mines under development should obtain a groundwater license.

400+ jobs to be created for the redevelopment of Kings Square in Fremantle WA

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The Western Australian Government has signed a 15-year Lease Agreement with Sirona Capital for a 17,200 square-metre property, kickstarting construction on the $250 million Kings Square cultural precinct redevelopment in Fremantle.

Four new safety upgrades for Bruce Highway to begin construction soon

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Four new upgrade packages for Bruce Highway – with a total worth of $46.7 million – are set to begin construction in Central Queensland.

Decmil receives $17m extension for works on LNG project in Gladstone QLD

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Contracting company Decmil Group has just been awarded a $17 million contract extension with Queensland Gas Company (QGC) for works on the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project in Gladstone. With this extension, Decmil will continue to provide wellsite installation services for this project until June 2017.

EOIs called for new $250m Sydney Fish Market

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The rejuvenation of The Bays Precinct in New South Wales is moving ahead and the State Government is planning to build a new $250 million Sydney Fish Market with it.

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority to manage delivery of $518m Ballarat Line Upgrade

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Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan has announced that the roll-out of the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade is going to be managed by a dedicated project team from the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA).

$800m West Village development in QLD gets the go ahead

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The Queensland Government has given the green light to the $800 million West Village development by Sekisui House on the Absoe site in West End.

$1.8bn arterial roads project in VIC calls for EOIs

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Expressions of Interest has been called by the Victorian Government for the western package of the $1.8 billion Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSARs) Program.

$1bn worth of civil works packages for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade up for tender

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Various civil works packages – worth up to $1 billion collectively – for the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade have been put to tender by New South Wales and Australian governments. 

Preferred builder announced for $196m wastewater plant expansion in Perth

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A 50:50 joint venture between Civmec and international engineering firm Black & Veatech has been chosen as the preferred proponent for the $196 million wastewater project in southern Perth. The project will be increasing the capacity of the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant from its current 140 million litres a day to 180 million litres.

Eight new overtaking lanes for Warrego Highway in QLD

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Another $44 million has been invested on the Warrego Highway Upgrade program for the construction of eight new overtaking lanes between Dalby and Oakey.

Construction begins on $1.96bn Forrestfield-Airport Link project in WA

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The first sod has been turned at the future site of Forrestfield Station to signal the beginning of construction on the $1.96 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link (FAL) in Perth. According to Premier Colin Barnett, FAL is a vital rail corridor which links Perth’s eastern suburbs to the CBD.

Tenders open for the $106.25m APY Lands Main Access Road upgrade in SA

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Tenders have been called for the construction of a new section on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Main Access Road in South Australia. This is part of the $106.25 million upgrade project of the 210-kilometre Main Access Road and 21-kilometre community access road between the Stuart Highway and Pukatja (Ernabella) in the APY Lands.

Construction on Carrapateena copper mine in South Australia could create more than 1000 jobs

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PYBAR Mining Services Mining Services have commenced work on a $65 million contract to build the exploration tunnel and associated infrastructure at OZ Minerals' Carrapateena copper mine. 

Major road maintenance works underway for North and North Eastern VIC

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Regional roads across North and North Eastern Victoria are receiving major maintenance works to make them safer and more reliable for all motorists as well as preserve the longevity of the roads.

EOIs called for $30m Riverway Drive duplication in QLD

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The first stage of the tender process for the $30 million Riverway Drive duplication in Kelso, Townsville have called for expressions of interest.

Early works have begun on the new Roma Hospital in Queensland

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Work has begun on the $70 million new Roma Hospital, beginning with two early works packages. Early works include the full program of pathology refurbishment and relocation, with works expected to be completed by mid-December 2016.

Construction begins on $150m Bardia project in NSW

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Construction has commenced on Monarch Investments Group’s $150 million masterplanned project – The Meadows at Bardia – which is located in Sydney’s South West growth corridor.