On our third 2018-19 Federal Budget for transport infrastructure post, we featured the key projects included in the budget provided for the State of Victoria. For the fourth post in this series, we will be featuring key transport infrastructure projects for South Australia.
The Latrobe Valley in Victoria is one step closer to seeing a new GovHub, with the completion of the Expressions for Interest (EOI) process to find a developer and the announcement of a preferred site for the project.
Construction work to improve Barneson Boulevard in Darwin’s inner-city road network is now underway, with the Australian Government investing approximately $29.5 million towards the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 projects.
The second post on our 2018-19 Federal Budget series featured the the key transport infrastructure projects for the State of New South Wales. On this third 2018-19 Budget post, we will tackle the key Victorian transport infrastructure projects.
CIMIC Group member Sedgman has been awarded a contract by Century Mining Limited - a subsidiary of New Century Resources - to deliver a number of mining services at the Century zinc operation in Queensland.
Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) board has given the green light to the development of the Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The project is expected to be valued at approximately $1.69 billion (US$1.275 billion).
Construction is now underway on the 121MW Yarranlea Solar Farm project in Queensland. Chinese PV module producer Risen Energy Co Ltd will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its development as well as deliver the PV modules.
Scottish brewer BrewDog has been given the green light by the Brisbane City Council for the development of its $30 million riverfront brewery in Murarrie, Brisbane East - the company’s first Australian brewery.
The Northern Territory Government’s planned international standard water park in Darwin marks a new milestone with the nomination of a preferred site and Expressions of Interest (EOI) called for its development.
The Australian Government has granted environmental approval to TNG Limited’s wholly-owned Mount Peake Vanadium-Titanium Iron Project in the Northern Territory, marking another milestone towards the beginning of mine development.
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.
Construction on the $375 million Mordialloc Bypass is one step closer to commencing with two contractors already shortlisted to build the project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.