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Builder announced for $47m Smart Freeways - Kwinana Northbound project

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The SmartWays Alliance - comprised of BMD Constructions, Ventia and Arup - has been awarded the contract to build Perth’s first Smart Freeway, taking the $47 million project one step closer to beginning construction.

Works ramp up on Metro Tunnel's $1bn Rail Infrastructure Alliance package

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Works under the $1 billion Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) works package that will deliver twin entrances is set to ramp up as part of the Victorian Government's $11 billion Metro Tunnel project in Victoria.

Construction set to begin on 349MW Limondale Solar Farm in NSW

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With a final investment decision made, Germany-based renewable energy company Innogy is ready to commence construction this coming October on the large-scale Limondale Solar Farm located near Balranald in New South Wales.

Works begin on new Underwood Road bridge on QLD M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade

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Major construction work on a new Underwood Road bridge in Queensland is set to commence, with piling works now underway to mark this important milestone on the $190 million M1/M3 Gateway Merge project - which is part of the Pacific Motorway Upgrade.

Works commence to remove the Reservoir level crossing in VIC

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Works have begun to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Reservoir in Victoria. Early works have commenced on site, with the design for the level crossing removal and new Reservoir Station revealed.

Mining Lease granted to Thunderbird Mineral Sands project in WA

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Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird Mineral Sands project in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has marked another milestone, with the WA Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety granting the Mining Lease for the development.

BMD wins contract to build VIC's $38m Hallam Road Upgrade

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A new milestone has been reached by the $38.4 million Hallam Road Upgrade in Victoria, with BMD Group awarded the contract to deliver the vital upgrade to the key arterial road.

$50m Gold Coast Airport hotel given the thumbs up for construction

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A new hotel is set to rise in the precinct surrounding the Gold Coast Airport, with the Federal Government giving its approval to the development of a $50 million Rydges-brand hotel proposed by Queensland Airport Limited (QAL).

Green light given to 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project in QLD

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The Etheridge Shire Council has granted Development Approval (DA) to Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project (K2-Hydro), bringing the project one step closer to commencing major construction activities.

Proposed $1bn energy and ammonia project in QLD to create 1000 jobs

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Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General has declared Australian Future Energy Pty Ltd’s (AFE) proposed $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project a coordinated project. This billion dollar project is going to be located in the Gladstone State Development Area (SDA) and it is expected to generate up to 1,000 jobs for the region.

Stage 1 of $1.64bn Townsville Port Expansion ready to begin construction

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The Australian Government has invested $75 million through a City Deal towards the Port of Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade in Queensland, which means that work can commence on the expansion project.

Works begin on TAS $92.3m Perth Link Roads project

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Construction has commenced on the $92.3 million Perth Link Roads project in Tasmania, which is the single largest project as part of the 10-year $500 million Midland Highway Action Plan. Earlier this year, the joint venture between VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd and Shaw Contracting (Aust.) Pty Ltd has been named as the preferred builder for this project.

QLD Warrego Highway to include three more upgrade packages worth $80m

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The Warrego Highway in Queensland will have three more upgrades to be funded, and this brings the total number of upgrades to 18 as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.

VIC's Bacchus Marsh Station set to be upgraded

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The Bacchus Marsh Station in Victoria is set for an upgrade which will form part of the multi-million dollar Ballarat Line Upgrade. With the design revealed, construction on the train station is one step closer to beginning.

Construction set to begin on Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail

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The Australian and New South Wales Governments have granted Planning Approval to the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section of the Inland Rail, paving the way for construction to commence.

Shortlisted contractors announced for $711m Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2

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The $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 is another step closer to construction with three shortlisted contractors announced and invited to submit tenders to deliver works to bust congestion on the freeway.

Melbourne Airport Rail Link project receives $5bn investment

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The AirRail Melbourne consortium - comprised of IFM Investors, Melbourne Airport, Metro Trains and Southern Cross Station - is set to invest $5 billion towards the construction of a new airport rail link that will connect the city to the Melbourne Airport via subway.

Mastermyne set to begin mine roadway works at Illawarra coal operations

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Mastermyne is ready to commence road development services for South32 at its Illawarra metallurgical coal operations in New South Wales after works were put on hold due to the temporary closure of the Appin mine last year.

Winton Solar Farm in VIC to support 150 construction jobs

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The State Government has signed a Support Agreement with Fotowatia Renewable Ventures (FRV) for its 85MW-AC Winton Solar Farm located near Benalla, Victoria. This Support Agreement is in line with the Victorian Renewable Energy 2017 Reverse Auction Scheme that will support the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET)

World-class university to be built along with new Western Sydney Aerotropolis

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A new world-class university is set to rise at the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis adjacent the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, with four universities signing on to develop the aerospace, engineering and science institution.

Works underway on Footscray Road section of VIC's West Gate Tunnel project

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Construction is now underway on the Footscray Road upgrade in Victoria that will link the West Gate Tunnel to the Port of Melbourne, the CBD as well as CityLink.

Macquarie Group wins $378m Sydney Metro Station contract

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A $378.6 million construction contract for the new Sydney Metro railway station at Martin Place has been awarded to Macquarie Group, with the project set to transform Martin Place into Sydney’s first integrated metro station development.

Decmil continues brownfields work at QLD upstream project with new $150m contract

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Decmil has signed a three-year Framework Agreement with Shell-operated QGC Pty Ltd for brownfields work at the QGC facility in Queensland’s Surat Basin. This contract is valued at approximately $150 million, with an option to extend a further 2 years.

New Mortlake South wind farm in VIC to create 100 jobs

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Following the win at the Victorian Government’s renewable energy auction, Acciona is set to begin construction on the new 157.5MW Mortlake South wind farm next year with a potential battery storage to be included in the project. Acciona is projected to have a capital expenditure of approximately $288 million for this development.

$26m Everton Park Link Road in QLD one step closer to construction

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Motorists will soon be able to experience a safer and less congested road when travelling through Everton Park in Queensland with design works set to commence on a $26 million upgrade, bringing the project one step closer to reality.

Registration of Interest open for massive Melbourne Airport Rail Link project

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Registration of Interest (ROI) has been opened for businesses, investors and builders to deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link - a multi-billion dollar project that will connect the CBD to the airport via Sunshine.

Thiess wins $190m mining contract at Leinster mine WA

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CIMIC Group’s mining services provider Thiess has been awarded a $190 million contract by BHP Nickel West, extending Thiess’ operations at the Leinster underground nickel mine in Western Australia’s northern goldfields, about 370 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie.

Request for Proposal released for two major METRONET projects WA

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A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released to market in search of a contractor to deliver two major METRONET projects in Western Australia - the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and the Yanchep Rail Extension - that are expected to create approximately 3,000 jobs.

New milestone marked on VIC's $15.8bn North East Link

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A new milestone has been reached on Victoria’s biggest road project - the $15.8 billion North East Link - with detailed designs revealed and will be on display across suburbs in the State’s north eastern region over the next weeks.

$700m mining contract at WA Sunrise Dam project awarded to Barminco

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A $700 million contract extension has been awarded by AngloGold Ashanti to Barminco Holdings, extending the latter’s operations at the Sunrise Dam gold project in Western Australia for another five years.

Works underway on Calder Highway intersection upgrade in VIC

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Construction has commenced on a safety upgrade at the Calder Highway and Patchewollock-Sea Lake Road intersection as part of the $20 million Calder Highway - Bendigo to Mildura Upgrade.

Proposed $1bn Olive Downs coal project in QLD one step closer to construction

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Pembroke Olive Downs Pty Ltd’s proposed $1 billion Olive Downs Coking Coal Complex located between Moranbah and Dysart Queensland moves another step closer to commencing construction with the release of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public consultation.

Decmil wins $86m construction contract for VIC Drysdale Bypass

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Victoria’s Major Road Projects Authority has officially awarded an $86 million contract to Decmil Group to design and construct the Drysdale Bypass from Jetty Road to Whitcombes Road. This contract award follows an early works agreement signed in June of this year.

Downer continues operation at QLD Commodore coal mine with new $286m contract

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Downer EDI will continue providing mining services at the Commodore open cut coal mine in South East Queensland adjacent the Millmerran Power Station 200 kilometres west of Brisbane, with a $286 million extension contract awarded by Millmerran Power Partners.

VIC Upfield Line level crossings removal to begin in 2019

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Works to remove the two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Upfield Line - at Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick, Victoria- are expected to commence next year, with the John Holland and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) joint venture delivering the project.

Georgiou wins contract to build WA Great Eastern Highway upgrade Stage 2

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Upgrade works on the Great Eastern Highway in Perth’s east will continue with a $14 million contract to deliver Stage 2 awarded to Georgiou. The $34 million upgrade project is jointly funded by the State and Australian Governments, and it will deliver works to improve the highway between Bilgoman Road in Glen Forrest and Kintore Road.

$120m Moura Solar Farm set to be built in QLD

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A new solar farm is set to rise soon in Moura, Queensland following the development approval granted to ESCO Pacific in April 2018 by the Banana Shire Council. This $120 million project is expected to create up to 150 jobs during the construction phase.

Two more level crossings to be removed along the Frankston Line VIC

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Two more dangerous level crossings at Edithvale and Bonbeach in Victoria are set to be removed as part of the $2 billion investment for the Frankston Line Upgrade that will remove 13 level crossings and deliver 10 new stations.

MACA secures $700m mining contract on Bluff Coal Project in QLD

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A $700 million mining contract has been awarded by Carabella Resources to MACA Limited which covers all open pit mining activities at the Bluff Coal Project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

GR Engineering to deliver new facility at VIC Fosterville gold mine

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Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd has awarded GR Engineering a $23.9 million contract for works on a paste backfill plant at the Fosterville mine located approximately 21 kilometres east of Bendigo in Victoria.