The Victorian Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program is set to improve local roads, and every single regional council across the State will benefit from the first round of funding awards under this program.
CPB Contractors has been awarded a $170 million construct only contract by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the next stage of New South Wales’ The Northern Road upgrade project.
Project design and construction lead WBHO Infrastructure - in behalf of the Netflow Western Roads Upgrade consortium - has contracted Civilex to deliver works on the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade that will improve eight key arterial rods in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Motorists in Melbourne’s northern and south eastern suburbs are one step closer to experiencing safer and less congested travels along arterial roads, with the announcement of three shortlisted builders to deliver the Victorian Government’s $2.2 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade.
A new train station is going to be built at Cobblebank in Victoria as part of the more than half a billion dollar Ballarat Line Upgrade project, and the Victorian Government has released the designs for the trains station that will be able to service Melbourne’s booming outer western suburbs.
Victoria’s $375 million Mordialloc Freeway project progresses towards construction with the release of an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for public consultation. Locals are invited to share their feedback regarding the project.
Independence Group (IGO) has awarded another contract for works at the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operations in Western Australia. A $240 million contract has been awarded to Barminco for mining services, extending the company’s operations at the Nova mine.
Following the announcement of the shortlisted contractors to build the $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2, LendLease Engineering, CPB Contractors and John Holland Pty Ltd are now requested to submit tenders for congestion-busting project.
Independence Group (IGO) has contracted Zenith Energy to build a 6.7MW solar PV farm at the Nova nickel-copper mine in Western Australia - approximately 360 kilometres south east of Kalgoorlie. The solar farm is going to be added to the mine’s existing diesel power station, creating the country’s first fully-integrated commercial hybrid diesel/solar PV facility.
Acciona has been appointed to build an innovative thermal Waste to Energy (WtE) plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area of Western Australia - approximately 40 kilometres south of Perth. This $700 million project is being developed by a joint venture between Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy.
Following the completion of a definitive feasibility study (DFS), Western Areas has given the green light to the development of the Odysseus nickel mine, which is part of the Cosmos Nickel Complex located 30 kilometres north of Leinster, Western Australia.
The first sod has been turned to signal the beginning of construction on Landcom’s $40 million cycle and pedestrian bridge at North Ryde, New South Wales. Landcom is the State Government’s land and development organisation.
Victoria’s Barwon Heads Road is set to be duplicated and the congested level crossing near Marshall Station near Geelong to be removed, with the Victorian Government’s $318 million investment to get these projects underway.
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has given renewable energy company Renew Estate the planning approval for its $164 million Bomen Solar Farm development located near the Bomen Business Park.
Belectric - a subsidiary of Innogy - has awarded the contract to build the 349MW Limondale Solar Farm in New South Wales to Downer Group. This announcement takes the project another step closer to beginning construction.
Victoria’s M80 Ring Road Upgrade has marked a new milestone with Expressions of Interest now open for submission to deliver two northern sections of the highway.
Construction is now set to begin on the $300 million Kiamal Solar Farm development in Victoria, with Total Eren - a joint venture between fossil fuel majors Total and renewable energy company EREN RE - resolving the connection issues that has delayed the delivery of the project.
A contract valued at more than $300 million has been signed, signalling that the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section of the Inland Rail is ready to commence construction. INLink - a joint venture between BMD Constructions and Fulton Hogan - has been named as the contractor to deliver the first section of the 1,700-kilometre Inland Rail.
Works have commenced to upgrade sections of two primary arterial roads in Perth, Western Australia - the Mitchell and Kwinana freeways. The projects are valued at $40 million and $49 million respectively, and will deliver improved travel times and safer journeys on both freeways.
Upgrading Victoria’s North East Rail Line is one step closer to commencing with the Federal Government signing off on a $235 million funding that will flow towards the project overseen by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).
Charter Hall, together with Western Sydney University (WSU) and University of NSW (UNSW), has announced the development of an $280 million innovation hub at 6 Hassall Street in Parramatta’s CBD.
Two more major upgrades to local Victorian roads are set to go underway and these upgrades will deliver a better, less congested and safer Hall Road and Western Port Highway.
Evolution Mining has been given the approval to push through with further works at the Mt Carlton mine located approximately 150 kilometres south of Townsville in Queensland. In addition, $60 million has been invested towards this project.
Geelong will be seeing new industries and jobs with two new wind farm projects that are supported by the Victorian Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET) reverse auction.
Woodside is set to build its second Pluto LNG train as part of its $15.5 billion Scarborough project located in the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia, and Woodside has chosen Bechtel as the preferred execution contractor for this expansion.
Shell QGC venture has announced that it will be expanding its existing natural gas operations across Queensland. Project Goog-a-binge is expected to generate up to 350 jobs in the Western Downs region, together with contracts for local suppliers, over the next two years.
A major milestone has been reached on the Warrnambool and Geelong line upgrades in Victoria, with Expressions of Interest (EOIs) opened for submission to tender for the contract to design and build vital elements of both projects.
Following the beginning of construction of Stage 1 of the $40 million Buntine Highway Upgrade in the Northern Territory, further upgrades to the highway are set to get underway with the contract to build Stage 2 awarded to Aldebaran Contracting.
With Maoneng Australia reaching financial close, the 255MW Sunraysia Solar PV project in New South Wales is another step closer to commencing construction. Decmil Group has also been officially awarded a $277 million contract to undertake engineering, procurement and construction as well as operations and maintenance of the solar farm.
Zenviron is now set to build the two sections of the $370 million 321-MW Moorabool Wind Farm in Victoria, with Goldwind Australia awarding the company its second contract that will get Zenviron to also build Moorabool South. This award brings the company’s total contract value to $130 million for the Moorabool wind project.
Construction is now underway on the $104.1 million Bruce Highway - Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 4 that will improve safety and access for heavy vehicles, visitors and local motorists from Kate Street to Aumuller Street.
Registrations of Interest (ROI) for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) has been announced for the Queensland leg of the massive Inland Rail development that will run between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Construction has commenced on the safety upgrade to the Horsham roundabout, one of busiest intersections along the Western Highway in regional Victoria. This upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Following the announcement of shortlisted contractors in September, Victoria’s $711 million Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 marks another milestone with early works commencing at the Narre Warren site.
Rio Tinto, together with its joint venture partners Mitsui and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, will be investing approximately $1.55 billion in order to sustain production capacity at two Pilbara operations that make up part of the Robe River Joint Venture.