EMC Metals Australia – a subsidiary of Scandium International Mining Corp – has awarded Brisbane-based Lycopodium Minerals an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract – for an undisclosed amount – to deliver works on the Nyngan Scandium Project in New South Wales.
With the end of the financial year fast approaching it is always a busy time in building and construction.
An additional $26 million has been invested by the City of Sydney on major projects which will improve public spaces and connections to the city’s east over the next decade.
The Western Australian Government is pushing ahead with its commitment to completing the Albany Ring Road project as well as the South Coast Highway upgrade.
Construction on the $42 million Gregory Developmental Road widening project is set to commence in the coming weeks.
LendLease has been named as the preferred contractor to deliver the next stage of The Northern Road and Bringelly Road upgrades as part of the Australian and NSW Governments’ $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
Works are underway on Project Alive – also known as the Townsville Airport terminal redevelopment – after it received approval for its Major Development Plan (MDP) back in January 2016 from the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Work is now underway on the Airport Central Station box structure, as part of the $1.9 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project in Western Australia.
Construction on vital interchanges west of Toowoomba – as part of the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project – is well underway, with earthworks ramping up on Stage 2 of the Gore Highway upgrade at Athol as well as on the Warrego West interchange projects.
The $30 million M5 South West Motorway upgrade at Riverwood in New South Wales is one step closer to construction, with geotechnical investigations to commence later this month and will take up to six weeks to complete.
The $55 million Gawler East Link Road (GELR) project has been given the green light. The new road will be linking Main North Road to residential developments located east of Gawler in South Australia.
The first sod of soil has been turned at the site of Western Australia’s New Museum Project, signalling the beginning of construction – ahead of demolition works to the museum’s existing non-heritage buildings.
The Victorian Government has invested $300 million for the Mordialloc Bypass, with geotechnical investigations underway at the Waterways estate wetlands.
The Northern Territory Government has announced the opening of a public tender for small mining environmental and public safety works for a number of mines near Tennant Creek.
A joint venture between BMD Constructions and Consolidated Power Projects (CPP) Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract to deliver Global Power Generation Australia’s $200 million Crookwell 2 Wind Farm development, located 35-kilometres north of Goulburn in New South Wales.
The sod has been turned to signal the beginning of construction on the $929.3 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project. Once completed, this almost a billion-dollar project will increase safety as well as ease congestion for the 40,000 motorists who use this route each day.
Ownership of the Blair Athol coal mine has been successfully transferred by the Queensland Government to TerraCom’s subsidiary, Orion Mining, and is expected to take control of the site this month.
The sod has been turned and construction is ramping up on the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore Lagoon Precinct development in Queensland.
Sydney-based Heyday5 – a recently acquired subsidiary of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) – has secured over $50 million in new electrical services work contracts for various major development projects.
Construction is set to commence on the Sydney Opera House’s (SOH) major renewal project Stage 1, with the last curtain fall on the last performance in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST) this week.
The Australian Government has committed approximately $844 million to the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program through the Federal Budget 2017-18. With this investment, construction will be accelerated on the Pine River to Caloundra project as well as the Deception Bay Interchange sections and additional safety works.
CPB Contractors, with its Alliance partners Georgiou Group, WA Limestone, GHD, AECOM and BG&E, has been appointed to deliver three new projects for Main Roads Western Australia. These three new projects – with a combined value of $276 million – are part of the renegotiated Roe 8 contract.
CIMIC Group’s UGL Limited has been awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts – with a combined value of $117 million – to build and design two new solar farms in Queensland and New South Wales. UGL will also be providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services to both solar farms.
An agreement between the Australian and Western Australian Governments has been reached for a $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package for the State.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has won a number of contracts with a total value of approximately $40 million.
Construction has commenced on a $40 million project – funded through the Queensland Government State Infrastructure Plan – to replace five timber bridges on the Dawson Highway between Calliope and Biloela, with Gladstone-based Golding Contractors heading the delivery of the project.
Another milestone has been reached for New Hope Group’s proposed $300 million Colton Coal mine near Maryborough in Queensland, with the State Government giving its approval to three mining leases for the company’s open cut coking coal project.
Contracts worth over a billion dollars combined have been awarded to two alliances for the removal of a dozen level crossings across Melbourne’s north, west and south-west regions.
Heron Resources Limited has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract – with a guaranteed maximum price of $107 million – to CIMIC Group member Sedgman for works on the Woodlawn Project in New South Wales.
After signing off on plans for the estimated $5 billion Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek project late in 2016, the Australian Government has announced that it will be building, owning and operating the second Sydney airport.
Iron Road’s $4.5 billion Central Eyre iron ore project (CEIP) has received two key approvals from the South Australian Government, paving the way for the project’s development which is expected to create thousands of jobs.
Watpac Constructions has been named as the managing contractor for the $250 million North Queensland Stadium. According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the project is expected to involve up to 2,000 Townsville locals in contracts relating to the construction of the stadium.
Construction has commenced on Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific’s Ross River Solar Farm near Townsville in Queensland, with Downer EDI winning the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as well as Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract valued at approximately $200 million.