Works have commenced on an 80-metre long road bridge over the Patterson River, marking the beginning of construction on the massive $588 million project that will remove four more congested and dangerous level crossings in Victoria.
The Infrastructure Group joint venture – between Bielby, BMD Constructions, JF Hull and Albem Pty Ltd with ARUP Group and HDR Inc – has been awarded the design and construction contract for the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade, which is part of the Bruce Highway package of works.
Dexus has been given the green light to progress to the next stage their $1.4 billion proposal to transform Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier into a new business and leisure destination. This means that Dexus can begin a full feasibility study on the project.
The precinct surrounding the Albion Train Station in Queensland is set to be transformed with a $750 million investment from the State Government. For this project, Brisbane-based developer Geon Property has been engaged to revitalise the precinct through a Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
The $65 million Sumners Road upgrade in Queensland takes another step closer to beginning construction, with the design contract awarded to Arup Consultancy. Design and tendering are now underway, and early works on the project are expected to commence in late 2018.
Two large-scale battery storage with a combined capacity of 55MW are going to be built in Victoria, with the projects jointly funded by the State Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – each investing $25 million.
Victoria’s Sunraysia region is going to be home to the 112MW Karadoc Solar Farm, which is developed by German company BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy and Beon Energy Solutions will carry out the design, construction and commissioning of the solar farm.
After the appointment of the McMahon-Clough joint venture as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor last week, TNG has announced Como Engineers as the project managers for the development of the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory.
The Gold Coast Council has given the thumbs up to Stage 1 of the old Gold Coast Hospital redevelopment in Southport. The former hospital site is going to be transformed into a $550 million masterplanned residential hub – dubbed ‘Queen Street Village’.
Queensland’s largest excavation project is now underway, with a ground-breaking ceremony held last week for the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development.
Early works are being fast tracked on the $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 in Victoria, which will deliver an additional 36 kilometres of new lanes on the Monash Freeway.
TNG has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the McMahon Services – Clough joint venture to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services at the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory.
Construction is underway to upgrade the Pialba-Burrum Heads Road, Scrub Hill Road and Wide Bay Drive intersection at Eli Waters in Queensland. This $26 million project is set to deliver a safer and more efficient intersection for all motorists.
Thiess, CIMIC Group’s mining services provider, has been awarded a $190 million contract extension from Anglo American, a global mining business, to continue providing mining service in Queensland’s Bowen Basin at Dawson South.
Construction is set to commence on Stage One of the 429MW Murra Warra Wind Farm in Victoria as partners, Downer and Senvion, received a Notice to Proceed from developers RES Australia and Macquarie Capital.
South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is going to be home to a new shallow harbour port that will cater to vessels that will transport grain out to larger ships. The $115 million Lucky Bay port project is going to be located near Cowell.
Works are set to begin on the new Sydney Metro underground platforms at Central Station and the Central Walk, following the $955 million contract award to Laing O’Rourke.
Construction is set to commence early next month on the long-awaited Nova City apartment complex in Cairns’ city centre.
The Inland Rail that will connect Melbourne to Brisbane is Australia’s largest freight rail infrastructure project to date, and its development is progressing well. Due to the size of the project, it has been the talk of builders from across the country.
BAE Systems Australia has awarded RCR Tomlinson a $93 million contract for the delivery of Facility Management Services for the Australian Defence Force Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) Phase 6 Project.
The $250 million North Queensland Stadium in Townsville has been on the lips of North Queensland builders, with construction of the project set to open hundreds of opportunities for local suppliers and subcontractors.
New Century Resources has awarded a $40 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to CIMIC Group member, Sedgman as well as a $1.7 million contract to Ausenco to deliver works for the Century zinc mine restart in Queensland.
More works are set to get underway in the inner west part of the West Gate Tunnel project in Victoria as an $11 million package of community upgrades was announced.
Following the release of our project spotlight on the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion, it has been announced that John Holland has secured a $225 million contract to build a key piece in the project.
Marble Bar Road is set for realignment and reconstruction as it passes through Coongan Gorge.