John Holland will continue to deliver safety and accessibility upgrades to train stations across the South East Queensland rail network, with the company awarded the construction contract to undertake works at Boondall train station as part of the Queensland Government’s $300 million station upgrade program.
Works are progressing well on the $174.3 million Oaklands Grade Separation Project - a project that will upgrade the Oaklands Park level crossing - in South Australia with the completion of piling works and the beginning of major excavation works on the project.
Demolition works have commenced on the old Cavenagh House building in Darwin. For the demolition package, Hutchinson Builders has been engaged to complete the works. The demolition of the old building will pave the way for the construction of the new NT Department of Health headquarters.
Pacific National - Australia’s largest rail freight operator - has invested an initial $35 million towards the development of Parkes Logistics Terminal in Parkes, New South Wales. Works on the logistics terminal is projected to commence by mid-2018.
The Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project at the City of Rockingham in Western Australia is set to commence works, with Ertech Pty Ltd signing in as civil engineering contractor for the project.
Major construction activities are now underway on the $4.88 billion South Flank iron ore project in Western Australia, a month after BHP announced that it has invested approximately $3.9 billion towards its development.
More works have been added to the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade in Queensland that will further improve safety and reduce congestion on the highway. Stage 1 - from Rocklea to Darra - will now be including an extension to Boundary Road, which adds new service road connections on the Oxley Creek floodplains.
Construction on a $20 million upgrade to the Western Highway at Horsham in regional Victoria is one step closer to commencing with the release of a new design for the McPherson Street and O’Callaghans Parade intersection that will boost road safety as well as ease congestion along the route.
The $944 million Brisbane Metro project is a step closer to commencing construction, with a special industry briefing session to be held where more than 200 industry leaders - from locally-based to international companies - attending to hear about construction and employment opportunities on the project.
Construction on Risen Energy’s 121MW Yarranlea Solar Farm in Queensland moves to the next stage with two local companies awarded contracts to deliver works on the project. The two contracts awarded are for bulk earthworks and survey works.
Works on Stage 4 of the $1.6 billion upgrade on The Northern Road - between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Eaton Road at Luddenham - in Western Sydney is one step closer to commencing with the contract to deliver the project awarded to a joint venture between Ertech Pty Limited and Georgiou Group.
Locals and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a new over-water champagne and oyster bar in Brisbane, with works already underway on the project. This development is part of the $110 million Howard Smith Wharves project.
The Andrews Labor Government has announced a $5 billion investment towards the construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, matching the funding commitment made by the Australian Government earlier this year.
Following a feasibility study, Poseidon Nickel has announced that its Black Swan and Silver Swan projects located near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia are viable to restart operations, with a capital expenditure of approximately $56.7 million.
The Gladstone Regional Council has granted planning approval to renewable energy company Renew Estate for its 300MW Rodds Bay Solar Farm development located near the town of Bororen on land that is used for grazing, approximately 50 kilometres south of Gladstone in Queensland.
BHP has awarded another contract for works at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, following the approval of a $3.9 billion investment for the development.
Valmec has recently secured new construction and services contracts, with a combined value of $14 million, in the infrastructure and gas sectors - including on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.
The contract to deliver Stage 2 of the $615 million Gawler Rail Electrification project in South Australia has been awarded to Lendlease, which follows the signing off on the project by the Australian and State Governments.
Tenders are called for more safety works on a 4.7-kilometre stretch on the Bruce Highway at Chatsworth - north of Gympie - in Queensland. The $12 million project is set to provide safer travel and improve traffic conditions along the route.
Construction on Goldwind Australia’s 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in the Pyrenees Shire in Victoria is progressing well with another contract award. The new contract was awarded to Zinfra for the construction of connection assets in behalf of AusNet Services.
Victoria’s massive $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project - the State’s largest ever public transport project - marks another major milestone with the announcement of a preferred contractor to build the twin tunnel entrances.
WSA Co is inviting registrations of interest to finalise the design as well as build the Western Sydney Airport visitor centre where the public can have a ‘first-class ticket’ to see the new airport being built.
Thiess - a CIMIC Group member - has secured a new $112 million contract for works at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia, which further strengthens its relationship with OZ Minerals.
Construction is ready to commence on the $280 million Granville Harbour Wind Farm in Tasmania, with Palisade Investment Partners - the project developer - reaching financial close for the project.
Earlier this year, a full business case for the $711 million Stage 2 of the Monash Freeway Upgrade was submitted to Infrastructure Australia for final approval. Now, the project has been added as a high priority project to the Infrastructure Priority List, taking the project one step closer to construction.
The Diona Ward Joint Venture - comprised of Diona Pty Ltd and Ward Civil & Environmental Engineering Pty Ltd - has been awarded the Enabling Works contract that will deliver upgrades to George Street in the Parramatta CBD and O’Connell Street as part of the Parramatta Light Rail project.
More works are underway to complete the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project in Queensland, with the beginning of demolition works on the Landcentre building and former South Brisbane Dental Hospital in Woolloongabba.
The first sod has been turned to signal the beginning of construction on the $115 million Lucky Bay port project that will deliver a new shallow harbour port for grain handling and export near Cowell in South Australia.
The West Coast is projected to have a boost in jobs with Dundas Mining Pty Ltd announcing a planned restart of mining operations at the Avebury Nickel mine near Zeehan in Tasmania, which has been under care and maintenance since 2009.
Major construction on the $630 million Albion Park Rail Bypass - as part of the Princes Highway upgrade - in New South Wales is one step closer to commencing, with Fulton Hogan announced as the preferred builder for the project.
Red River Resources has awarded PYBAR Mining Services a contract develop and operate the Far West underground deposit at the Thalanga zinc project located approximately 65 kilometres south west of Charters Towers in Northern Queensland.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a dredging contractor has been called for the $120 million Cairns Shipping Development Project. The winning contractor will undertake removal and placement of dredging material for the project.
Development of Walker Corporation’s $1 billion Citiswich Business Park in Ipswich, Queensland continues with a works underway on a 13,750-SQM Costco outlet that will be of service to Ipswich and surrounding areas.
Winslow Constructors has been awarded the contract to deliver major upgrades to Echuca’s Warren Street as part of Stage 2 of the Echuca-Moama Bridge project. Construction on the $26.35 million project is set to commence shortly following the contract award from the Australia, Victorian and New South Wales Governments.
The Victorian Government has allotted approximately $130 million towards the Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project which will untangle the Ballarat rail network as well as provide better freight paths to the ports from the Murray Basin region.
Major construction activities are set to commence soon on Western Australia’s new Inner City College at Kitchener Park in Subiaco, with Pact Construction awarded a $60.8 million contract to complete the main works for the school.
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in Darwin from the $495 million investment that will deliver an upgrade to the Larrakeyah Barracks in the Northern Territory. Works on the upgrade is set to commence in September of this year.
Major construction is one step closer to commencing on the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport project, with WSA Co awarding three major contracts - the Early Earthworks, Delivery Partner and Design Management contracts.
Passengers regularly travelling on the Bendigo Line can expect quicker and more reliable rail services, with the $91 million Bendigo and Echuca Rail Line Upgrade given the green light for development.