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Lycopodium Minerals wins EPCM contract for Nyngan Scandium Project in NSW

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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.

Top tips for the building and construction industry to get EOFY ready in 2017!

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With the end of the financial year fast approaching it is always a busy time in building and construction. 

$26m investment on major infrastructure projects for Sydney's east

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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.

Albany road projects in WA given the construction go-ahead

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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 ready to begin on QLD $42m Gregory Developmental Road upgrade

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Construction on the $42 million Gregory Developmental Road widening project is set to commence in the coming weeks.

LendLease to deliver The Northern Road and Bringelly Road upgrades in NSW

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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.

$42m Townsville Airport terminal redevelopment underway

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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 begins on new train station as part of $1.9bn Forrestfield-Airport Link in WA

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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 begins on WA's Shenton Park Hospital site redevelopment

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Construction has begun on the redevelopment on one of Perth’s most historic sites, the Shenton Park Hospital. The site will be transformed into Montario Quarter, a mixed-use estate.

Works begin on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing western links

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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.

$30m M5 Motorway upgrade in NSW one step closer to construction

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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.

SCEE wins $25m worth of contracts for works on Amrun bauxite project

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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has been awarded two contracts with a total value of $25 million for works on Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in Queensland.

Ertech secured $12m earthworks contract for the Woodlawn mine in NSW

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Ertech has been awarded a $12 million earthworks contract for Heron ResourcesWoodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales.

$55m Gawler East Link Road project in SA given the green light

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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.

Construction begins on WA's New Museum Project

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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.

$300m investment for Mordialloc Bypass in VIC

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The Victorian Government has invested $300 million for the Mordialloc Bypass, with geotechnical investigations underway at the Waterways estate wetlands.

John Holland to deliver works on St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital upgrade

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John Holland has been awarded a $45 million contract to deliver works on the St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital redevelopment in Queensland.

NT Government opens public tender for safety works on Tennant Creek mines

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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.

BMD Constructions JV to build $200m Crookwell 2 Wind Farm in NSW

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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.

Works begin on $929.3m Bruce Hwy - Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway upgrade

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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.

Blair Athol coal mine in QLD to restart operations in June

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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.

Granite Belt project in QLD on track to restarting operations

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MRV Metals – a subsidiary of Moreton Resources – has been given the State Government’s approval to restart operations at the Granite Belt polymetallic project near Texas in Queensland.

Preferred contractor announced for $270m Kings Square Fremantle project

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Probuild has been appointed as the preferred builder to deliver Sirona Capital’s $270 million Kings Square Fremantle revitalisation project in Western Australia.

Construction begins on $53m Yeppoon Foreshore Lagoon Precinct

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The sod has been turned and construction is ramping up on the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore Lagoon Precinct development in Queensland.

SCEE subsidiary secures $50m worth of contracts in NSW and ACT

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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.

Mitchell Services secures three-year contract with Glencore QLD coal mines

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Mitchell Services has been awarded a three-year contract by Glencore to provide drill services to its Queensland coal projects, with a two-year extension option.

Laing O'Rourke to begin construction on $273m Sydney Opera House upgrade

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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.

SCEE secures $30m subcontract for RAAF Base Tindal upgrade in NT

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Lendlease has awarded Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) a new subcontract valued at approximately $30 million.

Works accelerated on Bruce Highway Upgrade Program with $844m investment

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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 alliance to deliver $276m Roe 8 projects

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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.

UGL secures $117m worth of contracts for two solar farm projects

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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.

$8.4bn budget boost for Inland Rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane

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An inland rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne takes a step closer to construction with an $8.4 billion boost in budget for the project from the Australian Government’s Federal Budget 2017-18.

$2.3bn in road and rail packages for WA

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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.

SCEE secures over $40m worth of contracts in WA and NSW

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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has won a number of contracts with a total value of approximately $40 million.

Golding Contractors to deliver $40m bridges replacement project in QLD

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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.

PYBAR secures contracts for works on two underground mines in North QLD

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PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded two development and mining contracts for Auctus ResoucesMungana and King Vol projects in North Queensland.

Proposed $300m Colton Coal Mine in QLD to create hundreds of jobs

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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.

John Holland and McConnell Dowell to remove 12 more level crossings in VIC

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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.

Sedgman secures $107m EPC contract for Woodlawn mine in NSW

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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.

Australian Government to build $5bn Western Sydney Airport

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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.

$4.5bn iron ore project in SA given the green light

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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.

RCR Tomlinson secures $225m worth of contracts for three QLD solar farms

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RCR Tomlinson has secured three new contracts – with a combined value of approximately $225 million – to deliver the Oakey, Longreach and Darling Downs Solar Farms in Queensland.

Managing contractor for $250m North Queensland Stadium announced

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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.

Downer secures $200m contract for works on QLD Ross River Solar Farm

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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.