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RCR Tomlinson to begin construction on 100MW Haughton Solar Farm QLD

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RCR Tomlinson is set to commence all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities for Stage 1 of the Haughton Solar Farm project in Queensland, which is being developed by Pacific Hydro Australia.

$2.2bn investment to upgrade suburban Melbourne's arterial roads

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Suburbs across Melbourne will be getting less congested and more reliable arterial roads with the Victorian Budget 2018/19's $2.2 billion investment in the Suburban Roads Upgrade package, which will upgrade 13 arterial roads in the northern and south-eastern suburbs.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to announce "game changing" $5.4B WA infrastructure package ahead of State Budget reveal

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Western Australia is set to receive a record $5.4 billion infrastructure package, which will be announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Mark McGowan today ahead of next month's State Budget reveal.

New $4.3bn fertiliser plant in WA to support 2000 jobs

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The Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara is set to become home to a $4.3 billion fertiliser plant, with Woodside Energy and Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development. The Western Australian Government has also welcomed this announcement.

$370m Moorabool North Wind Farm one step closer to construction

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The $370 million Moorabool North Wind Farm is one step closer to beginning construction, Goldwind Australia has announced. Moorabool North Wind Farm is part of the larger 321MW Moorabool Wind Farm development in Victoria.

Works commence on three Great Northern Highway upgrades WA

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Works have commenced on three Great Northern Highway upgrade packages in Western Australia - the Maggie Creek to Wyndham section in the Kimberley region, the Miling Bypass and the Pithara section.

Construction begins on new North Melbourne Station

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Construction on the new North Melbourne Station has commenced. Formerly known as Arden Station, it is one of the five new stations to be built as part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project in Victoria.

Local content to be prioritised for $1.6bn METRONET railcars project

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The tender for the $1.6 billion project to build 246 new METRONET railcars for Perth is set to be released soon and local businesses are encouraged to register their interests.

Construction begins on $80m South West Loddon Pipeline in VIC

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Construction has commenced on the second stage of the $80.6 million South West Loddon Pipeline Project that will provide a secure water supply to farmers, household and communities in Victoria’s north west region.

GR Engineering secures $93m EPC contract for Karlawinda Gold Project WA

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Capricorn Metals has appointed GR Engineering Services (GRES) as the preferred tenderer to undertake the design and construction of the processing plant for the Karlawinda Gold Project in Western Australia.

Civilex to deliver works on the $463.1m HMAS Cerberus Upgrade VIC

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Civilex has been subcontracted by Lendlease to deliver the early works package for the upgrade on the HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point, Victoria - approximately 75 kilometres from Melbourne.

Hutchinson Builders to deliver $80m Karalee Shopping Village expansion QLD

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Construction has commenced on an $80 million expansion project on the Karalee Shopping Village in Ipswich, Queensland and Hutchinson Builders is delivering the project.

Tenders open for $46m timber rail bridges replacement in QLD

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Opportunities for local businesses are set to open with a recent $46 million investment from the Queensland Government to replace 18 timber rail bridges between Townsville and Cairns.

Major construction ramps up on two QLD M1 Pacific Motorway upgrades

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With the conclusion of the recent Commonwealth Games, major construction works are ready to commence on Queensland’s two congestion-busting M1 Pacific Motorway upgrades.

$12m upgrade package announced for VIC's South Yarra Station

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The South Yarra Station in Victoria is set for an upgrade, with the Victorian Budget committing approximately $12.33 million for the project.

Downer wins $660m mining contract for Carrapateena project

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A six-and-a-half-year contract valued at $660 million has been awarded to Downer EDI by OZ Minerals for underground mining services at the Carrapateena copper-gold project located approximately 160 kilometres north of Port Augusta in South Australia.

Chevron's $5.1bn Gorgon LNG project expansion to create jobs in WA

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Chevron Australia has announced that it is pushing through with its $5.1 billion expansion on the Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, and the State Government has welcomed this announcement.

Acciona Energy to develop a $500m solar project in Aldoga QLD

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Acciona Energy has been appointed to develop a $500 million solar farm on a 1,250-hectare underutilised state-owned land in Aldoga near Gladstone, Queensland.

VIC's $16.5bn North East Link project fast-tracked towards construction

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Construction on Victoria’s North East Link – the State’s largest transport project – is being fast tracked, with the procurement process to begin soon. Approximately $110 million has also been allocated from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to help fast track the detailed planning and design for this massive project.

Downer wins design and build contract for two train stations in VIC

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Downer Group has been awarded the contract to undertake the design and construction of the Bendigo and Eaglehawk Stations in Victoria. Once the $15.8 million upgrade is completed, commuters will soon see safer and more accessible train stations.

Siemens Gamesa secures EPC contract for $350m Bulgana Green Power Hub

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The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Neoen Australia’s $350 million Bulgana Green Power Hub development has been awarded to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), with major construction activities to begin immediately.

$100m Ballarat GovHub building to begin construction in late 2018

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Construction is set to commence by the end of 2018 on Ballarat’s $100 million GovHub building, with the project given the green light for development this week. The delivery of this project is expected to support local jobs and economic growth in the region.

Downer secures $66m contract on Orbost Gas Plant Upgrade

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APA Orbost Gas Plant Pty Ltd has awarded Downer a $66 million contract to deliver works on the Orbost Gas Plant upgrade project in eastern Victoria.

$80m Mackay Northern Access Upgrade marks another project milestone

The $80 million congestion-busting Mackay Northern Access Upgrade Project is one step closer to beginning construction, with the design for Stage 1 ready for community consultation.

Tenders called for Nicklin Way upgrade in the Sunshine Coast

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The tender for the Nicklin Way upgrade – between Main Drive and Waterview Street – in Queensland is now open for submissions, and construction companies are encouraged to submit their interests. This upgrade is part of the $22 million Sunshine Coast University Hospital access improvement package of works.

200 construction jobs to be created for WA renewable energy projects

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The Western Australian Government has approved the formation of a joint venture between Synergy, Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) and Cbus – established as Bright Energy Investments (BEI) – for the development of a number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the State.

WA Bayswater Train Station set for a major revamp

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The Bayswater Station in Western Australia is set for a major revamp next year with the early concept plans already released for community consultation. Once completed, the Bayswater Station will form a junction between the future Morley-Ellenbrook and Forrestfield-Airport rail links.

New Central QLD coal mine to generate over 200 jobs

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A new coking coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin is set to deliver construction jobs as well as up to 200 operational jobs, with Bengal Coal securing a mining lease for the Dysart East coal project until 2039.

VIC $375m Mordialloc Bypass one step closer to construction

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The multi-million-dollar Mordialloc Bypass project in Victoria marks another milestone with a $75 million investment from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to deliver the upgrade that will get motorists home faster and safer.

144MW wind farm project in TAS to support 150 construction jobs

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Early works have commenced on the 144MW Cattle Hill Wind Project in Tasmania, with Goldwind Australia initiating site access construction works at the Central Highlands site.

Cape secures $20m worth of work contracts in WA

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South Guildford-based company Cape – a subsidiary of CFC Group – has secured $20 million worth of contracts for work in the gold mining, lithium and electricity infrastructure sectors.

270MW Kidston 2 solar farm receives green light for development

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The Etheridge Shire Council has green-lighted the development of the Kidston 2 solar farm (K2-Solar), which will be located approximately 270 kilometres north west of Townsville in North Queensland.

Kerman Contracting wins $20m contract on Greenbushes lithium project

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MSP Engineering has awarded a $20 million contract to Kerman Contracting – an Applecross-based company – for works at Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes lithium project in Western Australia.

More works begin on $391m M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade NSW

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Construction has commenced on two major upgrades on the M1 Pacific Motorway in New South Wales. The $391.6 million project – which is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments – will upgrade the section of road at Beresfield and between the Kariong and Somersby interchanges.

New 1000MW wind farm in NSW to support 800 construction jobs

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The New South Wales Government has given approval to the development of the $643 million 1,000MW Liverpool Range Wind Farm in the Central West and Upper Hunter regions – which is set to become one of the largest wind farms in the country.

$916m Carrapateena Phase 2 project one step closer to construction

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Another major milestone has been reached by OZ Minerals’ $916 million Carrapateena copper-gold project, with the mining lease already granted by the South Australian Government. The Australian Government has also given the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act approval for the project.

$583m Lindeman Island Resort redevelopment in QLD given the green light

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White Horse Australia Lindeman Pty Ltd has been given the green light for its $583 million redevelopment plan for the Lindeman Island Resort, located approximately 13 kilometres south east of Hamilton Island in Queensland’s Mackay region.