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$3.4 billion Snowy 2.0 given the construction go-ahead

Projects

The multi-billion dollar Snowy Hydro expansion – also known as Snowy 2.0 – has been given the construction go-ahead. The plans for this massive project was first announced earlier in 2017.

Approved iron ore project expansion in WA to create 130 jobs

Projects

The Western Australian Government has given its approval to the expansion of Sinosteel Midwest Corporation’s (SMC) Blue Hills Mungada East iron ore project.

Valmec secures $30 million worth of work contracts in the gas and resources sectors

Projects

Perth-based company Valmec has secured a number of new contracts – with a combined value of $30 million – for works in the resources and gas sectors.

$30.8 million redevelopment of Ritz Hotel is given the green light

Projects

A major $30.8 million makeover for the Ritz Hotel has been given the final approval by The Andrews Labor Government.

$400m mining services contact for Gruyere gold project awarded to Downer

Projects

A $400 million contract to provide mining services has been awarded to Downer for the Gruyere gold joint venture between Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources in Western Australia.

More works added to $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade

Projects

Wendouree Station is going to undergo a major upgrade – as part of the $551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade project – to provide Victorians with more reliable services every day.

Matilda Equipment continues to grow its fleet of VisionLink enabled machines

Insider, News

Recently PlantMiner announced their national partnership with SITECH which is helping construction professionals across Australia better track their equipment location and monitor usage.

Works underway on Stage Three of $363.47m Princes Highway West Duplication

Projects

Construction is underway on Stage Three of the $363.47 million Princes Highway West Duplication – between Winchelsea and Colac – on a section between Warncoort and Ballie Street, Colac East.

$588 million level crossing removal project in VIC to create 400 jobs

Projects

Works are set to begin in 2018 on a $588 million level crossing removal project that will remove more congested and dangerous level crossings along the Frankston Line in Victoria.

Adani scraps mining services company Downer over its Australian mega mine

Projects

Indian miner Adani has parted ways with mining services giant Downer and will instead build and run Australia’s biggest coal venture in central Queensland’s Galilee Basin on its own.

ROI released for Western Sydney Airport early earthworks package

Projects

Registration of Interest (ROI) for early stage earthworks on the Western Sydney Airport project has been released by WSA Co – a Government Business Enterprise established to build the new airport.

$11 billion Metro Tunnel project ready for major construction in 2018

Projects

The final contracts to get major works underway on the multi-billion dollar Metro Tunnel project in Victoria have been signed.

Recruitment drive for Far North Queensland is launched by Rio Tinto

Projects

More than 100 workers for a variety of roles at Rio Tinto’s bauxite operations in Far North Queensland are being sought.

Wirsol Energy ready to begin construction on two solar farms in VIC and QLD

Projects

Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd (WIRSOL) has reached financial close for the development of two solar farms – with a combined capacity of 199MWp DC – in Victoria and Queensland.

John Hollad wins work on $252 million rail upgrade project in SA

Projects

John Holland has secured a multi-million dollar contract to install new rail and deliver upgrade works on the $252 million Adelaide-Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration Project.

Monadelphous awarded $110m worth of resources contracts

Projects, Equipment

Monadelphous has been awarded maintenance and construction contracts for both the resources and infrastructure industries with a combined value of approximately $110 million.

Green light given to $275 million Cataby mineral sands development in WA

Projects

Iluka Resources has given the green light to the $275 million Cataby mineral sands project which is located 150 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia.

NRW to begin works on Dalgaranga Gold Project in WA

Projects

NRW Holdings is now set to commence work on the Dalgaranga Gold Project in Western Australia, with Gascoyne Resources finalising the terms of the contract – which is valued at approximately $324 million.

CIMIC’s UGL selected as preferred EPC Contractor for Kidston Stage 2 Solar Project

Projects

CIMIC Group’s subsidiary company UGL has been selected as preferred engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor by Genex Power to deliver 270MW solar farm part of the Kidston Stage 2 works located in North Queensland.

AngloGold-Independence JV reveals $46m Tropicana mine expansion plan

Projects

A $46 million plan to increase production and extend the life of the Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia has been announced by joint venture partners AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group – also known as the Tropicana Joint Venture.

$100m worth of Byerwen contracts awarded to Sedgman

Projects

Sedgman, CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company, has been awarded a combined revenue of almost $100 million in contracts by QCoal Group for the greenfield Byerwen Coal Mine located in Central Queensland.

Shortlisted builders announced for WA's $47m Kwinana Freeway Smart Freeways project

Projects

A new milestone has been reached for the $47 million Kwinana Freeway Smart Freeways in Western Australia, with three consortia shortlisted to deliver the project.

West Gate Tunnel in VIC ready to commence construction

Projects

With contracts today signed by the Victorian Government, the multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel – an alternative route to the West Gate Bridge – is set to begin major construction works in early 2018.

Over 200 jobs for North Queensland jobs are being sought by Glencore

Projects

Various copper and zinc operations throughout North Queensland including operations in or near major mining towns such as Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Townsville mean Glencore is seeking to fill over 200 jobs.

Downer-Ausenco JV wins $312 million works package on Carrapateena mine in SA

Projects

OZ Minerals has awarded the joint venture between Downer EDI and Ausenco a $312 million contract for works on the Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia.

Works begin on $131 million Yan Yean Road upgrade in VIC

Projects

Early works have commenced on the $131 million Yan Yean Road Upgrade in Victoria, with major construction works to begin in 2018.

John Holland and Downer win work contracts on NSW's New Intercity Fleet project

Projects

John Holland and Downer EDI have both been awarded contracts to deliver works on the New Intercity Fleet project in New South Wales.

Campoona graphite mine development in SA given the green light

Projects

The South Australian Government has granted approval to Archer Exploration – under its wholly-owned subsidiary Pirie Resources – for its Eyre Peninsula Graphite Project.

Another contract awarded for Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail

Projects

The contract to supply the steel rail for the first section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail has been awarded, marking another major milestone for the project.

Approval given to $156m redevelopment of a heritage-listed building in Sydney

Projects

The City of Sydney has given AMP Capital approval to redevelop the heritage-listed 33 Alfred Street office tower in Circular Quay. Refurbishment works are expected to cost more than $156 million.

NSW's $94 million Newell Highway upgrade reach major milestones

Projects

Federal funding worth $61.35 million has been approved to get the Newell Highway upgrade in New South Wales going, and tenders have also been called for the project.

$275 million Sunraysia solar project one step closer

Projects

Business News Australia has tipped Decmil Group as well placed to secure a $275 million engineering contract from Chinese Group Maoneng’s 250-megawatt Sunraysia solar project in NSW. This comes after signing a memorandum of understanding to complete early designs for the project.

Tender called for $39.5 million Barneson Boulevard project in Darwin's CBD

Projects

The tender was released today for the construction of the $39.5 million Barneson Boulevard which is a project set to create jobs, assist in revitalising Darwin’s CBD and encourage private investment.

Tenders called for $17 million Flinders Highway upgrade in QLD

Projects

A major milestone has been reached for the $17 million Flinders Highway upgrade between Townsville and Torrens Creek in Queensland, with tenders being called to deliver the project.

New milestone for NSW's $84m M1 Princes Motorway upgrade

Projects

The $84.1 million M1 Princes Motorway upgrade between Picton Road and Bulli Tops is one step closer to construction with the design contract awarded to GHD.

Expressions of interest open to design and deliver Perth’s Karel Avenue Upgrade

Projects

Perth’s road network continues to transform at a rapid pace, with expressions of interest called for the design and construction of a widened Karel Avenue bridge across Roe Highway.

$25 million in road projects awarded to local contractors in WA

Projects

Densford Civil and Marine and Civil Joint Venture have been awarded the contract to improve safety on Albany Lake Grace Road (Chester Pass Road) - known as Amelup Curves- in the Great Southern region in Western Australia.

Zenith Energy awarded 62-megawatt power station contract

Projects

The preferred contractor to build, own and operate Newmont’s Tanami gold mine 62-megawatt power station is belmont-based Zenith Energy, edging out incumbent provider Pacific Energy.

Construction begins on another section of Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade in NSW

Projects

Construction has commenced on the 34-kilometre Devils Pulpit to Richmond River section of the Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade in New South Wales.

Macmahon Holdings wins $250m mining contract on Mt Morgans gold mine

Projects

Dacian Gold has awarded Macmahon Holdings a $250 million contract to deliver works at Mt Morgans gold project’s Jupiter open pit in Western Australia.