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Tenders released for QLD Peninsula Developmental Roads project

Projects

Tenders have been released for three Peninsula Developmental Roads (PDR) upgrade works – which forms part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package. Approximately 24.3 kilometres of the PDR is going to be sealed in 2017.

$190m Jervois project in NT to create over 650 jobs

Projects

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a Major Project Status to KGL Resources Limited’s $190 million Jervois Copper-Silver-Gold Project which will create over 650 construction and operations jobs for Territorians.

Decmil Group to deliver 70MW solar plant in NSW

Projects

Perth-based Decmil Group and US-based SolarReserve have entered into a joint venture agreement to deliver a 70MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in New South Wales. Decmil has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SolarReserve’s Australian subsidiary for the project’s development, design and construction.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Access Equipment?

Equipment

People sometimes assume that when it comes to access equipment, their best option is to buy the machines outright even though it might be easier to hire them. The choice of whether to hire, hire-to-buy or buy depends on the individual project needs and circumstances, but it’s worth examining the benefits of equipment rental or long-term leasing before finalising any decision.

EOIs open for new section of VIC's M80 Ring Road upgrade

Projects

Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be opened for the M80 Ring Road upgrade – the 7.9-kilometre section between Princes Freeway and Western Highway.

Pilbara Minerals recieves key environmental approval for Pilgangoora project

Projects

One of two key environmental approvals has been granted to Pilbara Minerals for the development of its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project near Port Hedland in Western Australia, taking the project another step closer to construction.

New milestone for $5.6bn Balla Balla Infrastructure iron ore project in WA

Projects

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a partnership between BBI Group (BBIG) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has been signed for the development of the $5.6 billion Balla Balla Infrastructure iron ore project in Western Australia.

RCR Tomlinson wins $85m Manildra Solar Farm contract

Projects

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded an $85 million contract for the design and construction of First Solar’s 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales.

Over half-a-billion dollars worth of road projects for QLD announced

Projects

A roads package worth over half a billion dollars has been announced by the Queensland and Australian Governments. According to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, this outcome was reached after constructive discussions with the Australian Government.

Lendlease recieves go-ahead for $180m commercial development in Melbourne

Projects

The Victorian Government has given the green light for the construction of Lendlease’s $180 million Melbourne Quarter Tower development – the second Melbourne Quarter commercial tower.

Tenders called for $33.5m housing development in Far North QLD

Projects

A $33.5 million strategic housing development program in Aurukun has been announced and the Queensland Government is calling on Far North Queensland businesses to tender for its construction.

NSW Government reveals plan for Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnels

Projects

The New South Wales Government has revealed the preferred route for the Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnels.

BGC wins $720m contract for works on two Arrium Mining projects in SA

Projects

Arrium Mining has awarded BGC Contracting Pty Ltd a new contract worth over $720 million for works on the Iron Knob and South Middleback Ranges iron ore projects near Whyalla in South Australia.

Major construction works on $10.9bn Metro Tunnel to begin in April

Projects

Extensive geotechnical investigations have been completed and major works on Melbourne’s $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel project is set to begin in April.

QLD suppliers bag over $900m in contracts for Rio Tinto's Amrun Project

News

More than $900 million in contracts has been awarded to Queensland suppliers for the development of Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in Cape York.

Probuild to deliver Melbourne's $490m The Glen redevelopment

Projects

Probuild has been chosen as the preferred builder to deliver Melbourne’s $490 million The Glen shopping centre redevelopment.

GR Engineering in line for EPC contract for Dalgaranga Gold Project in WA

Projects

GR Engineering Services has entered into a conditional Letter of Intent (LOI) with Gascoyne Resources Limited for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Dalgaranga Gold Project mineral processing facilities.

Preferred builder announced for New Grafton Correctional Centre in NSW

Projects

The NorthernPathways consortium – comprising of John Holland, Serco Australia, John Laing and Macquarie Capital – has been named as the preferred builder to deliver the New Grafton Correctional Centre (NGCC) in New South Wales.

Altona's Cloncurry mine in QLD to support up to 600 jobs

Projects

Altona Mining’s Cloncurry copper-gold project north east of Mt Isa in Queensland is nearing development after more approvals were secured for the project’s funding.

Brisbane developer pushes forward with $260m Broadway Hotel transformation

Projects

Majella Property Development – a Brisbane-based developer – is pushing forward with its plans to transform the historic Broadway Hotel in Woolloongabba, with the development application already submitted to the Brisbane City Council. The $260 million development on the 3,420sqm site will encompass 44 Balaclava Street as well as 85 and 93 Logan Road.

$2bn Snowy Hydro expansion plan revealed

Projects

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed the plans for the Snowy Hydro scheme’s $2 billion expansion, which will become a game changer for the power supply in the east coast.

Mackay Ring Road project takes next step with funding approval

Projects

The Australian Government has approved $397.9 million in funding to kick-start works on Stage 1 of the Mackay Ring Road project in Queensland. According to Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, the approved budget was part of the multi-billion dollar task of fixing the Bruce Highway.

Multiplex to deliver Stage 1C of $85m Werribee Mercy Hospital in VIC

Projects

Mercy Health, in partnership with the State Department of Health and Services, has awarded Multiplex the contract to deliver Stage 1C of the $85 million Werribee Mercy Hospital redevelopment – located on the corner of Princes Highway and Hoppers Lane in Victoria.

CPB wins contract for works on M1 Pacific Highway widening project

Projects

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has awarded CPB Contractors a contract to deliver works on the M1 Pacific Motorway widening project, between Tuggerah and Doyalson in New South Wales. The construct only contract is expected to generate revenue of about $145 million for CPB.

RCR secures $80m contract to deliver the Gannawarra Solar Farm in VIC

Projects

Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy have awarded a contract to RCR Tomlinson worth over $80 million for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) services for stage one of the Gannawarra Solar Farm project, west of Kerang in Victoria.

$850m mining project in NT to create thousands of jobs

Projects

More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be created in the Northern Territory following the signing of a Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) between Australian metals company TNG Limited and the State Government for an $850 million mining project.

Tenders released for $22m public transport infrastructure upgrades in VIC

Projects

The Victorian Government has invested more than $22 million in train station, bus and other public transport infrastructure upgrades across regional Victoria and tenders have been released to market.

Built to deliver $80m mixed-use development in Adelaide

Projects

Uniting Communities – a South Australian charity – has appointed Built to deliver the charity’s $80 million mixed-use CBD development in Adelaide, and works are set to commence soon.

$1.2bn Collins Wharf development in VIC given the thumbs-up

Projects

Planning Minister Richard Wynne has given Lendlease the thumbs-up to proceed with the development of the $1.2 billion Collins Wharf in Victoria Harbour.

Downer to deliver $40m road improvements project in SA

Projects

Downer EDI has been awarded the contract to deliver works on the $40 million Upper Yorke Peninsula road improvements project in South Australia, with construction expected to begin in a few weeks.

$167m Ravenswood mine expansion in QLD given the green light

Projects

Resolute Mining Ltd’s $167 million mine expansion project has been given the green light at the historic gold town of Ravenswood, which will bring a rush of jobs to North Queensland. The project will be extending the life of the mine as well as ensure the continuation of 280 existing jobs.

TAS Perth Link Roads project to begin construction in 2017

Projects

The largest project in the $500 million 10-year Midland Highway Action Plan is now being fast-tracked by two years, injecting approximately $120 million into the Northern Tasmania economy.

New large-scale solar projects in VIC to create 300 jobs

Projects

The Victorian Government has released tenders for the construction of large-scale solar plants in the State, which will generate up to $150 million in new capital investments as well as 300 jobs in regional Victoria.

WBHO to deliver $32m widening and safety works package on Bruce Highway

Projects

Construction is set to commence soon on the $32 million new pavement widening and safety works south of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway – between Bajool and Midgee – with WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd as the head contractor.

$126m Kidston Solar Farm in QLD begins construction

Projects

Work has commenced on Genex Power’s $126 million 50MW Kidston Solar Project in Far North Queensland – 270-kilometres northwest of Townsville.

Two tenderers shortlisted to build $400m Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

Projects

Two tenderers have been shortlisted for the design and construction of the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 and the contract is expected to be awarded in the coming months.

South Australian Government invests $12.1bn on public infrastructure

Projects

The South Australian Government is investing approximately $12.1 billion on infrastructure which means that a record number of South Australians will be working on public infrastructure projects in 2017.

RFP released for $518m Ballarat Line Upgrade project

Projects

The Victorian Government has released to market the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade project.