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Another section of WA's Great Northern Highway to be upgraded

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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.

LendLease consortium to deliver $500m innovation hub in Melbourne

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A consortium comprising of LendLease, GIC and Urbanest has been appointed by the University of Melbourne to deliver a $500 million innovation hub in Carlton.

RCR wins $33m contract to deliver works for Fortescue Metals Group

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RCR Tomlinson has secured a $33 million contract to deliver works for Fortescue Metals Group on its operations in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

$5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel project gets final approval

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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.

Adani continues search for workers for Carmichael project in QLD

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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.

$350m mixed-use development announced for VIC's surf coast

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Plans of a $350 million tourism, sports, retail and residential development has been announced for Victoria’s surf coast.

NSW Govt signs off on $2bn ANZ Stadium and Allianz Stadium projects

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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.

Scentre Group, Grocon and Aqualand consortium win $2 billion Barangaroo Central contract

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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 dedicated bus-only lanes to be built in Victoria

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A new dedicated busway – Melbourne’s first – is going to be built as part of North East Link, slashing travel times as well as deliver more services, more often to Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs.

Preferred route for VIC's North East Link revealed

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The route for Victoria’s North East Link has been confirmed, taking this massive project – that will build the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network – a step closer to construction.

Shortlisted tenderers announced for Parramatta Light Rail

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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.

Better travels ahead on Landsborough Highway in QLD

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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.

Proposed $100m mining museum for WA revealed

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Plans of an interactive mining museum in Western Australia – designed by former State architect Steve Woodland – has been revealed.

Downer Blasting Services (DBS) awarded $240 million worth of new work

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Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has recently been awarded $240 million of new work in both open cut and underground mines in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

PYBAR wins mining services contract on Mt Lyell mine in TAS

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Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has awarded PYBAR Mining Services a contract for works on the Mt Lyell copper mine near Queenstown, TAS.

Digitisation is coming fast, are you ready?

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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.

Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail one step closer to construction

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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.

Are you missing important issues while you focus on limitation of liability clauses?

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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 commence on NSW's $86m Ellerton Drive Extension

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Construction has already commenced on the $86 million Ellerton Drive Extension project in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Construction to begin on $50m Ballarat Station Precinct redevelopment

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Works are set to commence on the new Ballarat Station Precinct, with plans and approvals already finalised for the massive redevelopment project.

$80m Mackay Northern Access upgrade to begin construction in 2018

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The Australian Government is investing $9.2 million towards the Mackay Northern Access upgrade, a part of Queensland’s Bruce Highway.

Works begin on $367m naval base redevelopment project in WA

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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.

Major construction begins on $2.4bn Parramatta Square development

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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.

BMD wins final main civil works contract on Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade

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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.

Vestas and Downer to deliver $600m Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park SA

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Vestas and Downer Group has been appointed by DP Energy as the preferred contractors to develop Stage 1 of the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia.

Wirsol Energy selects RCR as preferred contractor for two solar farms

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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 wins $170m contract for works on Haughton Solar Farm in QLD

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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.

Decmil secures $75m contract for works on BHP's South Flank project

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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.

VIC's Ballarat Line Upgrade to include new train station at Toolern

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The Victorian Government will be building a brand new train station at Toolern – as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade – which will service Melbourne’s booming outer-western suburbs.

Sterling and Wilson to build 500MW of solar plants in Australia

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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.

Construction begins on final section of NorthLink WA

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Construction has begun on the third and final section of the $1.02 billion NorthLink WA between Ellenbrook and Muchea, bringing the project another step closer to reality.

Works set to begin on $13.75m regional roads upgrade in SA

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Approximately $13.75 million has been invested in a package of works that will upgrade a number of vital regional roads in South Australia.

Netflow consortium to build VIC's $1.8bn Western Roads Upgrade

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Construction on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade in Melbourne’s west is set to commence with the Netflow consortium announced as the preferred builder.

Project spotlight: Wind Farm developments in Australia

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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.

Probuild awarded biggest excavation job in Queensland’s History

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Destination Brisbane Consortium has announced that Probuild is the successful tenderer for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development excavation works package.

Valmec wins civil works contract on Northern Gas Pipeline project

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Valmec has secured a $3 million contract to undertake civil works on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project by Jemena.

EOIs called for final Wanneroo Road upgrade project in Perth

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Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now being called for the design and construction of the third and final upgrade to Perth’s Wanneroo Road.

Jaxon set to build $80 million hotel in Perth

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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.

Opportunities for local businesses on VIC's West Gate Tunnel Project

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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.