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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.
An upgrade to two of Australia's most important international gateways will begin early next year.
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.
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.
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.
Update on Brisbane Airport projects including phase two of the $1.4 billion Parallel Runway project and the recently completed $35 million Overlay Project.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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 $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.
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 upgrade packages for Bruce Highway – with a total worth of $46.7 million – are set to begin construction in Central Queensland.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.