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BMD to deliver $10m Townsville Airport apron expansion

Projects

BMD Constructions has been appointed to deliver the $10 million Townsville Airport apron expansion, with works already underway.

Shortlisted tenderers annouced for WA's $40m Mitchell Freeway widening project

Projects

Three shortlisted tenderers have been announced to deliver the $40 million Mitchell Freeway widening project in Perth, Western Australia.

Green light given to Stage 2 of Tianqi's Kwinana facility expansion

Projects

Tianqi Lithium has approved a $300 million investment to kick-start Stage 2 of its Kwinana lithium processing plant expansion in Western Australia.

Works commence on $400m Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

Projects

The first sod has been turned on the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade – Rocklea to Darra Stage 1 in South East Queensland, signalling the beginning of construction.

Construction begins on $518m Ballarat Line Upgrade

Projects

A major milestone has been reached for the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade in Victoria, with construction works now underway at Hopkins Road in Rockbank.

Maca Civil wins contract for works on $81m O'Herns Road Upgrade in VIC

Projects

The contract to build the first stage of the $81 million O’Herns Road Upgrade in Melbourne’s north has been awarded to Maca Civil Pty Ltd, taking the project one step closer to construction.

$440m BMA Mining Services Contracts awarded to Thiess

Projects

CIMIC Group’s mining services provider, Thiess, has secured two contracts with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) worth a combined $440 million.

Contract award and tender announced for APY Lands Main Access Road upgrade SA

Projects

Two milestones have been reached for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Main Access Road upgrade in far north-western South Australia.

How to easily fast track excavation on wind farm projects

Technology, Equipment

Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia. Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of states have recognised the opportunities that wind energy offers and some of the country's largest wind farms are being built in our south-western, southern, and south-eastern regions. So with big interest in big energy, project proponents are also turning to smarter and more efficient ways to build wind farms. To learn more, we caught up with Spiro Xypolitos, General Manager of Force One Australia, to discuss the technology they've developed to clear the footings of wind turbines before form work begins. 

Elysium Resources acquires Hardey's projects throughout WA

News, Projects

Elysium Resources has entered into a binding agreement with Hardey Resources Pty Ltd to purchase 100 per cent of the company, which comprises five gold and base metal projects located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia - being the Bellary, Hamersley, Cheela and Elsie North Projects - covering 512km2 of Fortescue Group Rocks. In addition, the Grace Project located in Paterson Province in Western Australia has been acquired.

RCR Tomlinson to build 68MW Emerald Solar Farm in QLD

Projects

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as well as the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract – with a combined value of $110 million – for Renewable Energy System’s (RES) Emerald Solar Farm in Central Queensland.

John Holland JV wins work on 270km pipeline project in NSW

Projects

WaterNSW has awarded the John Holland, MPC Group and TRILITY consortium the contract to design, construct, operate and maintain a 270-kilometre water supply pipeline.

EPC contractor announced for 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro in QLD

Projects

Genex Power Limited has appointed the McConnell DowellDowner EDI joint venture as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project.

NRW subsidiary secures $57 million in mining contracts

Projects

NRW Holdings' subsidiary, Action Drill & Blast (ADB), has secured several mining contracts with a combined value of $57 million. The contracts are a mix of new as well as extension agreements in the coal industry.

Preferred contractor announced for Coolgardie Gold Project in WA

Projects

Primary Gold has appointed Hampton Mining and Civil – the mining division of Hampton Transport Services – as the preferred contractor for the Coolgardie Gold Project in Western Australia.

NRW wins $300 million contract for works on Dalgaranga Gold Project

Projects

NRW Holdings has been appointed by Gascoyne Resources as the preferred mining contractor for the Dalgaranga Gold Project in the Murchison region in Western Australia.

$800 Cairn Hill mine expansion in SA to create 1300 jobs

Projects

CU River Mining is investing approximately $800 million for the expansion of the Cairn Hill mine, which is located near Coober Pedy in South Australia. This expansion project is expected to create up to 1,300 jobs during construction.

Clough JV to build Stage 2 of $262 million Water Corp facility

Projects

A joint venture between Perth-based engineering group Clough and French company SUEZ  has secured a contract to build the second stage of a water recycling plant in Craigie, Western Australia. This contract is a major component in the state government’s $262 million groundwater replenishment scheme.

$535 million Osborne South Shipyard project in SA to create 600 jobs

Projects

LendLease, in partnership with Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, has been appointed as the managing contractor for the $535 million Osborne South Shipyard project in South Australia.

$50 million investment announced for Great Ocean Road safety upgrades

Projects

Tourists and locals alike will be to travel through a safer and more reliable Great Ocean Road, with a $50 million investment on safety upgrades from the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Whittens secures work at Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project

Projects

Whittens Group has secured $10 million contract with RCR Tomlinson for works at Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project near Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Decmil wins $60m contract on Princes Highway duplication project

Projects

Decmil has secured a $60 million package of works on Victoria’s Princes Highway duplication – between Warncoort and Colac East.

VIC's $12m Midland Highway safety upgrade to support local jobs

Projects

Construction is underway on a $12 million safety upgrade to the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick in Victoria, which is expected to create more than 50 local jobs.

Preferred builder selected for $131.2m Yan Yean Road Upgrade in VIC

Projects

The $131.2 million Yan Yean Road upgrade in Plenty and Diamond Creek, Victoria takes another step towards construction with the awarding of the contract to deliver the project.

LendLease to build QLD's Pacific Motorway Gateway Merge

Projects

The design and construction contract for major works on the significant M1 / M3 / Gateway Merge between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South has been awarded to LendLease Engineering Pty Ltd, with early works at the Gateway Merge site is already underway.

BMD wins contract to revitalise North QLD key community infrastructure

Projects

BMD Urban has been awarded the contract to revitalise key community infrastructure in North Queensland – Townsville’s popular dining precinct, Palmer Street.

Lendlease awarded $169.5 million redevelopment for Shepparton Hospital Melbourne

Projects

Lendlease has been appointed as the contractor for the state-of-the-art expansion for the Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton, Victoria.

Local QLD company to deliver $14.9m safety upgrade on a section of the Bruce Highway

Projects

Works on a $14.9 million safety upgrade on the Bruce Highway between Hebbards Road and North South Road – located just north of Apple Tree Creek – is expected to begin in the coming months.

Works begin on WA's $31 million Wanneroo Road upgrade

Projects

Works are underway on the $31 million Wanneroo Road – from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive – Dual Carriageway that will help ease congestion for those travelling along Perth’s northern corridor.

Works underway on $51.5 million Princes Highway East safety upgrade

Projects

Construction on the Victorian Government’s $51.5 million safety upgrade on the Princes Highway East – between Sale and Bairnsdale – is now underway.

4 contract management tips to improve the profitability of your construction company

Insider, News

The current construction market is tough, so play the long game.

Multiplex to build $490m Melbourne Square Stage One

Projects

OSK Property has appointed Multiplex to deliver Stage One of the multi-billion dollar Melbourne Square development, which is set to become one of Melbourne’s largest mixed-use precincts.

Works to commence on $50m Princes Highway upgrade in East Gippsland

Projects

The Australian and Victorian Governments has signed off on a $50 million package of works to upgrade the Princes Highway in eastern Victoria, and works are expected to commence soon.

ACCIONA-Gransolar JV to build 100MW solar project in QLD

Projects

The ACCIONA Industrial and Gransolar joint venture has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Fotowatio Renewable Venture’s (FRV) large-scale solar project in Queensland.

Tianqi set to achieve two construction projects worth more than $700 million

Projects

Tianqi Lithium, a Chinese company, and its head contractor MSP Engineering have achieved 80 per cent Western Australian content through two large construction project worth more than $700 million.

UGL wins $133m EPC contract for Bannerton Solar Park in VIC

Projects

UGL Limited has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract – valued at $133 million – by Foresight Solar Australia for works on a solar project in Victoria.