Works on Western Australia’s Great Northern Highway continues with the Australian Government investing $44.91 million to upgrade the Maggie – Wyndham section of the project.
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has signed off on the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for the $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel (WGT) project which was the final step for the project to begin.
Jobs creation for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, rail and port projects is well underway, with Downer Group – the project’s major mine contractor – touring around regional Queensland to meet with jobseekers.
Plans of a $350 million tourism, sports, retail and residential development has been announced for Victoria’s surf coast.
The New South Wales Government has signed off on the plans to demolish and rebuild the ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park and the Allianz Stadium at Moore Park, with both projects to cost approximately $2 billion.
The $2 billion Barangaroo Central site in Sydney has finally been signed by the NSW Government with Grocon, Scentre Group and Aqualand selected as the developers for the project. This comes more than a year after they emerged as preferred bidders for the final piece of the Barangaroo precinct.
New South Wales’ Parramatta Light Rail project is progressing well with five consortia comprising of light rail builders and operators already shortlisted for Stage 1.
Approximately $20 million will be invested by the Australian Government to upgrade the Landsborough Highway in Queensland, with federal funding formally approved for the jointly-funded project.
Plans of an interactive mining museum in Western Australia – designed by former State architect Steve Woodland – has been revealed.
Digitisation is coming fast, and the industry is on the verge of widespread adoption of a range of new technologies. Startups including PlantMiner are looking to provide digital solutions and technological additions that help improve existing businesses and overcome some of the most enduring challenges of this complex sector.
The multi-billion dollar Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project takes another step forward towards construction with approximately $30 million in contracts already awarded for feasibility and detailed design works.
I wrote a LinkedIn post the other day about the receivers for Airport Link claiming $2.2 billion in damages from the engineers for allegedly misleading or deceptive traffic projections.
Works are set to commence on the new Ballarat Station Precinct, with plans and approvals already finalised for the massive redevelopment project.
The Australian Government is investing $9.2 million towards the Mackay Northern Access upgrade, a part of Queensland’s Bruce Highway.
The first sod has been turned and construction has begun on the $367 million redevelopment project – under Stage 3A of the upgrade – of Western Australia’s HMAS Stirling naval base.
The sod has been turned to signal the start of major construction works on the $2.4 billion Parramatta Square development in New South Wales.
The main civil works contract for the Iluka Road to Devils Pulpit section of the Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade has been awarded to BMD Constructions, bringing the total amount of contracts awarded to almost $3 billion.
Wirsol Energy Ltd has selected RCR Tomlinson as the preferred contractor for two major contracts – with a combined value of $260 million – for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) as well as Operations and Maintenance (O&M) on two solar farms Wirsol is developing in Queensland and Victoria.
RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract under a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) agreement – with the contract valued at approximately $170 million – for works on the 100MWac Haughton Solar Farm that is being developed by Pacific Hydro Australia.
BHP Billiton has awarded Decmil Australia a $75 million contract as part of the Mulla Mulla Village expansion in Western Australia. This award follows Decmil’s successful service delivery on various BHP iron ore projects in the region.
India-based Engineering, Procurement and Construction company Sterling and Wilson recently revealed plans to develop approximately 500MW of new PV solar plants in Australia over the next three years.
Approximately $13.75 million has been invested in a package of works that will upgrade a number of vital regional roads in South Australia.
As more people become concerned about the different environmental impacts traditional power generation – such as coal and natural gas – can create, investors and developers have recognised the value of renewable energy sources.
Destination Brisbane Consortium has announced that Probuild is the successful tenderer for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development excavation works package.
Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now being called for the design and construction of the third and final upgrade to Perth’s Wanneroo Road.
The hotel construction boom throughout Perth is not slowing with Jaxon set to commence work next month on a 27-storey Mantra hotel. It is located just a stone’s throw away from three recently completed hospitality projects at the western end of the city.
Big and small Victorian businesses that are interested in joining the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project are urged to join information sessions to be held across the State.