Sheffield Resources’ $347 million Thunderbird Mineral Sands project in Western Australia takes a step closer to beginning development with the company winning the vital National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) ruling, paving the way for a mining lease to be granted.
The Ferny Grove train station - located approximately 10 kilometres north west of Brisbane - is set to be transformed into a transport oriented development (TOD) with a $99.6 million upgrade project that is being delivered by Honeycombes Property Group and designed by local architecture firm Bureau Proberts.
Downer Group has signed an agreement with Multicom Resources Limited where Downer will assist in the development of the Saint Elmo Vanadium Project located approximately 25 kilometres east of Julia Creek in the North West Minerals Province of Queensland.
A major milestone has been reached by the Northern Territory Government’s $19.4 million State Square Underground Car Park project, with the beginning of excavation works at the site.
Motorists travelling on the Brisbane - Beenleigh Road (Kingston Road) in Queensland will soon experience improved traffic flow with design works now underway for an upgrade on two intersections along the route.
Plans of a massive underground rail network project - valued at $50 billion - has been revealed by the Victorian Government. The Suburban Rail Loop is set to become Australia’s largest public transport project in history.
Construction on Stage 2 of the Echuca to Moama Bridge project is now underway, following the completion of Stage 1 of the project which delivered upgrades to Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street roundabout.
The $944 million project that will build the Brisbane Metro is moving forward with early works already underway to investigate and get more information for further planning. Early works will include surface feature survey, geotechnical investigations as well as identification of underground services locations.
A sod turning ceremony was held on 24 August 2018 to officially signal the beginning of construction on the $370 million Moorabool Wind Farm located approximately 4 kilometres south of Ballan in Victoria.
Construction is now underway on the $400 million Dorsett Hotel and Star Residences on the Gold Coast - which is set to deliver Australia’s first Dorsett hotel - with Hutchinson Builders appointed as the preferred contractor to deliver the 53-storey mixed-use tower.
West Melbourne local roads and public spaces are set to be revitalised with the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne teaming up to deliver a $100 million package of works that will upgrade streetscapes in this region.
Plans of upgrading High Street - between Stirling Street and Carrington Street - in Fremantle, Western Australia is moving forward with the tender phase anticipated to begin in October of this year and construction to begin in the second half of 2019.
The township of Jabiru inside the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is set to be redeveloped, with the State Government releasing plans of a $446 million project that is set to transform and expand the lifespan of the mining town beyond its scheduled demolition in 2021.
Civil works are now underway on a new 450-metre above-water pedestrian walkway called Mangrove Walk as well as a recreational area called Waterline Park between Goodwill Bridge and 1 William Street as part of the massive $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane.
Following the award of the contract to deliver The Northern Road Upgrade between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Eaton Road at Luddenham, the tender process is now underway for a preferred builder to deliver the Littlefields Road to Glenmore Parkway section of the $3.6 billion upgrade project.
GR Engineering has signed a contract - valued at approximately $17.9 million - with Saracen Gold Mines Pty Ltd at the Carosue Dam operations located 120 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
More works are set to go underway on the Bruce Highway in Queensland with design works already finalised and tenders being called for the $14.36 million safety upgrade at the Bruce Highway and Sarina Coast Road intersection in Sarina.
Another major milestone has been marked on the Western Sydney Airport project, with companies now being invited to bid for the first major earthworks contract for the massive $5.3 billion project.
Construction on two new solar farms - with a total capacity of over 460MW - in New South Wales are set to go underway this year, with Germany-based Belectric securing the engineering, procurement and construction as well as operations and maintenance contracts for both projects.
SIMEC Zen Energy has revealed its plans of a US$1 billion renewable energy program near Whyalla in South Australia. The initiative will include the 280MW Cultana Solar Farm which is expected to begin construction in early 2019.
Victoria’s Northbank Goods Shed precinct beside the Yarra River is set to be revitalised with property developer Riverlee given the approval to proceed with its $450 million ‘Seafarers Place’ development.
The South Australian Government has revealed plans of tunnelling the remaining two sections of the Adelaide’s North-South Corridor. The last two sections under planning are the River Torrens to Anzac Highway and the Anzac Highway to Darlington sections.
Works are now underway on Stage 1 of a new higher and wider Stapley Drive bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway at Varsity Lakes. This is part of the $197.5 million upgrade on the M1 Pacific Motorway from Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes.
The $158 million two-tower development adjacent Perth Arena has been given the development approval by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti, and construction on the new buildings are expected to commence in mid-2019.
Franzè Developments’ $150 million Ryrie Street mixed-use development has been granted approval by the Victorian Department of Environment and Planning and it will include Australia’s first Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites outlet.
Construction is now underway on the 132MW Nevertire Solar Farm in New South Wales. This new large-scale solar farm is going to be built near Warren, with Biosar awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project in May of this year.
Following the completion of a three-year mining services contract awarded in 2015, Downer EDI has been awarded a new three-year contract valued at approximately $120 million which will get the company to continue providing mining services at the CSA underground copper mine in Cobar, New South Wales.
The $50 million Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection upgrade in Western Australia has marked a major milestone, with the contract to deliver the project awarded to CIMIC Group member CPB Contractors.
Broad Construction - a member of the CIMIC Group - has recently secured a number of work contracts with a total value of $110 million for social and commercial infrastructure projects in Western Australia and Queensland.
The first sod has been turned to signal the beginning of works on the $5 billion Western Sydney Aerotropolis science park located on a 280-hectare site at Luddenham. Western Sydney-based property group Celestino will own and build the new multi-billion dollar Sydney Science Park.
Victoria’s Donnybrook and Wallan train stations are set to have upgrade works done as part of the $356 million Shepparton Corridor Upgrade project, which will be supporting the growing communities along the route.
Georgiou Group has secured an $18.7 million contract to deliver a privately-funded traffic bridge that will carry the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line which is located approximately 25 kilometres south west of Port Hedland in Western Australia.
The upgrade of the Hurstbridge Line in Victoria will continue with a $530 million investment for Stage 2 that will duplicate more tracks and deliver a new train station. This follows the completion of Stage 1 of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade that was delivered six months ahead of the projected completion.
Construction is finally underway on the $60 million Inverell Hospital redevelopment project at Hunter New England in New South Wales, with the first sod already turned to signal the beginning of works on Stage 1 of the development.
Rio Tinto has announced that it has approved a US$146 million (approximately AUS$197 million) funding to jump start initial works at the Koodaideri iron ore project - located in the Pilbara region about 110 kilometres from Newman, Western Australia - ahead of the final investment decision which is expected to be made by the end of 2018.
Regis Resources Limited has awarded a five-year extension contract valued at approximately $590 million to MACA Limited. The contract is for open pit mining services at the Duketon South gold operations located near Laverton in Western Australia.
Victoria’s Earth Resources department has green-lighted the reopening of a dormant copper and zinc mine in East Gippsland. This project is expected to create more than 500 local jobs and it will involve the development of the Stockman mine tailings dam in Benambra.