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Construction begins on Woodlawn Zinc-Copper project in NSW

Projects

Heron Resources has announced the official start of construction at its Woodlawn Zinc-Copper project, located 250-kilometres south west of Sydney.

Construction on $21.7bn Carmichael coal project in QLD to begin in October

Projects

Construction on Adani’s $21.7 billion Carmichael coal project in Queensland is set to commence in October 2017, with first shipment expected by March 2020.

Insights from an insider tour of Silicon Valley and Shanghai's multi-billion dollar companies

Team

August 2017 will forever remain a highlight of my working life.

Works begin on $5.4bn Cross River Rail project in QLD

Projects

Early works have commenced on the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project, with construction activities ramping up at the site of the new Woolloongabba Station.

$470m Westfield Coomera project to create thousands of jobs for QLD

Projects

Scentre Group and QIC Global Real Estate has announced a new development in Queensland, the $470 million Westfield Coomera on the northern Gold Coast.

EOIs called for $174.3m Oaklands Park level crossing removal in SA

Projects

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been called for the delivery of the $174.3 million Oaklands Park level crossing removal project in South Australia.

Why doing good is good business

Team

Last week, our Product Manager Steve returned from Westpac's Businesses of Tomorrow Study tour which saw 20 of Australia's best and brightest (including PlantMiner) visit global companies like Uber, Airbnb, LinkedIn and Salesforce. We were all very excited to hear what Steve had learned, and see his pics from along the way. But one of the emerging themes from his trip, and from speaking with these massive companies, was the technology world's dedication to culturally embedded social responsbility and corporate giving. 

OZ Minerals invests $916m to Carrapateena mine development

Projects

OZ Minerals will be investing approximately $916 million for the development of the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia, the country’s largest undeveloped copper project.

Works on Warrego Highway Upgrade through Dalby set to begin

Projects

Work is set to begin on the Dalby Eastern and Western Access Upgrade projects – as part of the $508 million Warrego Highway Upgrade – which will improve road safety for those travelling through Dalby.

Preferred builder announced for WA's $22.8m Margaret River Perimeter Road

Projects

A joint venture between WBHO Infrastructure and SRG Civil has been awarded a $22.8 million contract to complete the Margaret River Perimeter Road in Western Australia.

Stage 2 of QLD's Kidston Hydro-Solar Project to support 500 jobs

Projects

A Heads of Agreement between Queensland Government-owned Powerlink and Genex Power Limited has been signed to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project, taking the project one step closer to construction.

Construction commences on $250m North Queensland Stadium

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The first sod has been turned, signalling the beginning of construction on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium in Townsville.

Mastermyne wins roadway development contract for Narrabri mine in NSW

Projects

Mastermyne Group has been awarded a roadway development contract for Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri mine in New South Wales.

Decmil wins $13m contract for works on South Flank development in Pilbara

Projects

Decmil Group has been awarded a $13 million early stage contract for works on BHP Billiton’s South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara.

John Holland to transform Macquarie Park

Projects

John Holland has been appointed as the preferred developer to deliver Property NSW’s site on Waterloo Road in Macquarie Park as a thriving commercial precinct.

SolarReserve wins contract to build $650m solar project in Port Augusta SA

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Port Augusta in South Australia is going to be home to a new $650 million 150MW solar thermal power plant, which is set to supply all the State Government’s power needs.

Glencore's $7bn Wandoan coal project in QLD receives first mining leases

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Glencore has been granted the first mining leases for its proposed $7 billion major coal development in the Surat Basin in Queensland’s south-west region.

Seymour Whyte secures $136m worth of additional works on Pacific Highway Upgrade

Projects

Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded additional work packages on the Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade, valued at approximately $136 million.

RCR wins $315m worth of contracts for works on two QLD solar farm projects

Projects

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded two contracts – valued at approximately $315 million – for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) works on two solar farms, developed and maintained by Edify Energy Pty Ltd.

Clough-AMEC JV wins $100m maintenance contract for Karratha liquid ammonia plant

Projects

The CloughAMEC Foster Wheeler Australia joint venture has been awarded a contract – valued at approximately $100 million – to deliver maintenance services at Yara International’s liquid ammonia plant located near Karratha, Western Australia.

Top 6 technology advancements changing the face of construction

Technology

Construction is a $10 trillion global industry but productivity - the total economic output per worker - in the industry has remained flat. This is partly because of the slow adoption of new technologies. The following are the top six technology advancements changing the face of construction.

EOIs opened for three major Perth freeway upgrade projects

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Expressions of interest (EOIs) have been released for three major freeway upgrade projects in Perth, which are part of the $2.3 billion road and rail projects package announced on May 2017.

VIC's North East Link corridor options revealed

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The Victorian Government has unveiled the four potential corridor options for the North East Link, which will complete the missing link in Melbourne’s road network. This project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs during its delivery.

Civmec wins contract to deliver works on WA's $83m Swan River Bridge

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Henderson-based company, Civmec, has been awarded a contract to deliver major components of the $83 million Swan River Pedestrian Bridge project.

Carrum revitalisation receives $50m investment from VIC Government

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The Victorian Government is investing approximately $50 million for the revitalisation of Carrum which will transform the bayside suburb as well as create a new open space that the local community can enjoy all year round.

CPB Contractors awarded $215 million Queensland roads project

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads has selected CPB Contractors to deliver Stage 1 of the $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project in Queensland.

Final bridge contracts awarded for the Pacific Highway - Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade

Projects

The contracts to deliver 17.5 kilometres of new highway as well as 13 bridges along the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway Upgrade has been awarded to LendLease Pty Ltd and Quickway Constructions Pty Ltd.

Rio Tinto's $70m Dampier Port facilites upgrade to create 150 local jobs

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Rio Tinto has announced that it is upgrading its bulk handling facilities at East Intercourse Island at the Port of Dampier, with an estimated project cost of $70 million. This project will include manufacturing, installing and commissioning of three replacement stackers as well as associated equipment.

Works to begin on M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade in QLD

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Construction on the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade – between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes – takes another step closer to commencing with early works to begin this week, with Civil Mining and Construction (CMC) winning the early works contract.

RCR Tomlinson to work on two new solar farm projects in VIC and QLD

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RCR Tomlinson has secured contracts to work on two new large-scale solar farm projects in Australia, one in Victoria and the other in Queensland.

Georgiou wins $40m contract for works on the Pacific Highway Upgrade

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Georgiou Group has been awarded a contract for works on the $4.3 billion Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade project.