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100MW battery storage and 200MW solar farm to be built near Ouyen VIC

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Total Eren - a partnership between fossil fuel majors Total and renewable energy company EREN RE - has been given the go-ahead to build a 100MW (380MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS) in Victoria.

Shortlisted contractors to build $375m Mordialloc Bypass has been announced

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Construction on the $375 million Mordialloc Bypass is one step closer to commencing with two contractors already shortlisted to build the project.

New 29-turbine wind farm in Far North QLD to create 150 construction jobs

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A new 29-turbine wind farm is set to be built at Kaban as part of Neoen’s planned green power hub. The power hub - with a project value of approximately $300 million - is going to be located in Kaban, 80 kilometres south west of Cairns in Far North Queensland.

MACA secures contract for works at BHP's Pilbara iron ore operations

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MACA Limited has secured a contract to provide crushing and screening services for BHP Billiton at the Mining Area C operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Shortlisted tenderers announced for WestConnex M4-M5 Link

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WestConnex’s most important stage - the M4-M5 Link - is one step closer to beginning construction with two tenderers shortlisted to build the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link in New South Wales.

Preferred builder announced for $450m Princes Highway Berry to Bomaderry upgrade NSW

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The joint venture between Downer and Seymour Whyte has been awarded the contract to build the $450 million Princes Highway Upgrade from Berry to Bomaderry, which will deliver four lanes of new divided road.

Seymour Whyte to deliver Stages 2 and 3 of NSW M4 Smart Motorway

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Major construction works on Stage 2 and 3 of the M4 Smart Motorway in New South Wales is set to commence in July 2018, with preliminary works already underway. Seymour Whyte will be heading the delivery of these two stages.

$57.6m NT barramundi farm expansion to create local jobs

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Humpty Doo Barramundi - a barramundi farm near Darwin - is going to be the first Northern Territory recipient of funds from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), with approximately $28.7 million invested for the business’ expansion.

New $543m Victorian Heart Hospital to be built by John Holland

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The new $543 million Victorian Heart Hospital - located within Monash University’s Clayton campus - is one step closer to beginning construction, with a builder already appointed and the preferred design revealed.

Downer wins $150m contract to build the 87MW Beryl Solar Farm in NSW

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A major milestone has been marked for the 87MW Beryl Solar Farm in New South Wales, with First Solar reaching financial close for the development. In addition, Downer EDI has also been awarded a $150 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project.

Hundreds of jobs to be created with new $1.6bn FLNG development

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A Major Project Status has been granted to a $1.6 billion floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) by the Australian Government, and the project is going to be developed by Perth-based Transborders Energy.

$600m Greenbushes mine expansion in WA to create 350 jobs

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Talison Lithium is planning a $600 million expansion to its Greenbushes mine in the South West region of Western Australia. Once the necessary approvals are in place, this expansion is forecast to create approximately 350 local jobs.

Watpac wins contract to build Stage 1 of $170m military vehicle production facility in QLD

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Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s two-stage $170 million Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) marks a new milestone and is one step closer to construction, with Watpac Limited appointed as the managing contractor for Stage 1 of the project.

2018-19 Budget: NSW key transport infrastructure projects

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On our previous post on the 2018-19 Budget, we listed the transport project highlights that are covered by the Budget for all States and Territories. For the second post on the 2018-19 Budget series, the main feature will be the key transport infrastructure projects for the state of New South Wales.

Local builder Ceerose to build $155m residential building in NSW

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Local builder Ceerose has been awarded a contract to build Zone Q’s - a Chinese developer - $155 million residential development located in Sydney’s Milsons Point. Major construction works on the 63-apartment project is expected to commence later this month.

$33.8m investment to upgrade Bundaberg station and Burnett River rail bridge QLD

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The Wide Bay rail network in Queensland is up for an upgrade, with approximately $33.8 million invested to get two projects underway. These projects will support the growing number of people using Bundaberg station - Queensland Rail’s most popular station.

2018-19 Budget: State and Territory transport infrastructure projects pipeline highlights

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The Australian Government will be investing more than $75 billion towards the delivery of significant transport infrastructure across Australia through a 10-year project pipeline. The funding also includes approximately $24.5 billion for initiatives and projects that will improve lives in every State and Territory.

EOIs open for $100m Ballarat GovHub development

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The Expressions of Interest (EOI) process has been opened for the $100 million Ballarat GovHub project in Victoria, marking a major milestone for the development.

New lithium refinery, mine and concentrator in WA to create 700 construction jobs

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Western Australia Lithium - a 50:50 joint venture between Kidman Resources and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) - is set to proceed with its plans to build a new lithium refinery in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area.

QLD North Coast Rail Line Upgrade receives $390m funding

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The Australian Government is investing approximately $390 million towards the duplication of Queensland’s North Coast Rail Line - between Beerburrum and Landsborough. This project will also build capacity upgrades from Landsborough to Nambour.

John Holland begins construction on $300m office building in Melbourne

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John Holland has commenced construction on Dexus’ $300 million retail and office tower located at 180 Flinders Street in Melbourne. John Holland is also the anchor tenant on the development, taking a long-term lease for 7,700-SQM of the new office building.

WA $70m Reid Highway widening project one step closer to construction

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Western Australia's $70 million Reid Highway widening project - between Altone Road and West Swan Road - marks a new milestone with the release of the design concept back in April 2018 and Expressions of Interest have been called for the project’s design and construction contract.

$5.4bn infrastructure package for WA to create thousands of jobs

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Western Australia will be seeing a major boost in infrastructure and jobs, with a record $5.4 billion infrastructure package that will build major infrastructure, creating thousands of jobs as well as stimulate economic growth and address road congestion across the State.

NSW Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to receive $6.9m upgrade

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Construction is set to commence this month on the $6.9 million Ballina Byron Gateway Airport expansion and upgrade project in New South Wales, with Woollam Constructions winning the contract to deliver the project.

$3.8bn mixed-use development in WA now underway

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Works are now underway on Stage 1 of Golden Group’s $3.8 billion Belmont Park redevelopment in Western Australia’s Burswood Peninsula.

Green light given to new $354m North-South Corridor project in SA

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Construction on the next stage of Adelaide’s North-South Corridor - between Regency Road and Pym Street - is expected to commence in 2019, with the Australian and South Australian Governments committing $177 million each for the project.

Scotia project in QLD delivered under budget and ahead of schedule

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Santos has completed the commissioning and start-up of the Scotia CF1 project in Queensland. The company has stated that the project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.