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State Government invests $100m to fix regional VIC roads

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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.

UGL Limited wins $180m contract for works at SA Prominent Hill Mine

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ElectraNet Pty Ltd has awarded CIMIC Group company UGL Limited a $180 million contract to deliver infrastructure that will connect the Prominent Hill Mine to the South Australian electricity grid.

CPB secures construction contract for NSW's $1.6bn The Northern Road upgrade

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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.

Civilex contracted to deliver works on VIC's $1.8bn Western Roads Upgrade

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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.

Shortlisted builders announced for VIC's $2.2bn Suburban Roads Upgrade

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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.

Hutchinson Builders appointed to build Cbus Property's new NSW mixed-use project

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Cbus Property has awarded Hutchinson Builders the contract to build a new mixed-use development at the site of the former Westpac Credit Card Services Building in Epping, New South Wales.

Ballarat Line Upgrade to include new train station at Cobblebank

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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.

$375m Mordialloc Freeway in VIC marks new project milestone

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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.

Barminco wins $240m mining contract at Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine WA

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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.

VIC's $711m Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 nears construction

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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.

Zenith Energy set to build new solar farm at Nova mine in WA

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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 appointed to build $700m thermal Waste to Energy plant in WA

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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.

Western Areas green lights development of Odysseus nickel mine in WA

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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.

Work begins on new $40m helix-shaped cycle and pedestrian bridge in NSW

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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.

VIC Government to invest $318m towards upgrading Barwon Heads Road

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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.

Barminco secures $335m in work contracts for Agnew gold mine WA

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Gold Fields has awarded Barminco Holdings two four-year contracts with a combined value of $335 million, which extends Barminco’s existing mining services at the Agnew gold mine in Western Australia.

Green light given to construction of $164m Bomen Solar Farm in NSW

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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.

SRG Global wins $20m contract for works at QLD's Blackwater coal mine

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Downer Group has awarded a $20 million contract for works at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Blackwater coal mine in Queensland to SRG Global - a merger between SRG and Global Construction Services.

Downer wins contract to build 349MW Limondale Solar Farm in NSW

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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.

EOIs open for northern sections of VIC's M80 Ring Road Upgrade

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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.

$131m Yan Yean Road Upgrade in VIC to boost local jobs

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Yan Yean is going to see a boost in local jobs with the $131 million Yan Yean Road Upgrade Project that is being delivered by local workers as well as businesses while utilising local materials.

Construction of 200MW Kiamal Solar Farm to create 300 local VIC jobs

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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.

BMD-Fulton Hogan JV to deliver first section of Inland Rail

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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.

Construction begins on Mitchell and Kwinana Freeway upgrades in WA

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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.

Thiess wins $1.2bn mining services contract for Mt Arthur Coal mine NSW

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BHP has awarded a $1.2 billion contract to CIMIC Group company Thiess for mining services at the Mt Arthur Coal mine in New South WalesHunter Valley.

VIC's North East Rail Line upgrade secures $235m in funding

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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).

New $280m mixed-use innovation hub to rise in Parramatta NSW

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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.

$223m invested towards two major local VIC road upgrades

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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.

Approval given for further development of Mt Carlton mine in QLD

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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.

Jobs boost in Geelong with VIC wind farm developments

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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.

Bechtel chosen as preferred contractor for Pluto LNG expansion in WA

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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 QLD natural gas operations expansion to create up to 350 jobs

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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.

EOIs to deliver Warrnambool and Geelong line upgrades opened

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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.

Stage 2 of $40m Buntine Highway upgrade in NT set for construction

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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.

$277m EPC contract for Sunraysia solar farm in NSW awarded to Decmil

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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 secures second contract on $370m Moorabool Wind project in VIC

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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.

Works underway on $104.1m Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 4

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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.

Downer wins work contract for BHP's Port Hedland iron ore operations

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BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd has awarded a three-year general maintenance services contract to Downer EDI for works at its Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) operations located in Port Hedland.

Registrations of Interest open for QLD sections of Inland Rail

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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.

Monadelphous wins $240m contract for works at BHP's Pilbara mines

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Monadelphous has secured a major contract valued at approximately $240 million for works at various BHP Billiton mining operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Construction begins to upgrade Horsham roundabout on VIC's Western Highway

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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.

Early works commence on VIC's $711m Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2

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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.

Wisely Group wins contract for works at Blackwater coal mine QLD

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Mackay-based Wisely Group has been awarded a three-year contract by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for maintenance works at the Blackwater coal project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Rio Tinto invests $1.55bn to further develop two Pilbara operations

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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.