The $407 million Darlington Point Solar Farm development near Griffiths in New South Wales has marked new milestones with project developer Edify Energy together with its partner Octopus Investments reaching financial close, taking the project one step closer to construction.
A new bridge over the Kilcoy Creek along the D’Aguilar Highway in Queensland is set to be constructed later this year to replace the existing 85-year-old timber bridge, improving road conditions for all motorists passing through the route.
Work continues to deliver the Sydney Metro and Southwest project in New South Wales, as a third tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Wendy begins digging into the next stage of the 31-kilometre twin tunnels that will run under the centre of Sydney and deep beneath the Sydney Harbour.
New South Wales is one step closer to having its largest solar farm development, with the State Government giving the go-ahead in December 2018 to the construction of the 900MW Yarrabee Solar Farm.
Planning approval has been granted by the State Government to the Golden Plains Wind Farm in Victoria, taking the $1.5 billion renewable energy project one step closer to construction. This wind farm is lodged to become one of Australia’s largest wind farms.
Following the announcement of a preferred builder in September 2018, construction is now underway on the $47 million Kwinana Northbound Smart Freeway project - Perth's first smart freeway - that will deliver better travel between Perth’s CBD and the southern suburbs.
Construction on the Coffs Harbour Hospital expansion in New South Wales is set to begin in April 2019, with CPB Contractors appointed by the State Government to deliver the main works for the project. CPB Contractors was awarded a $116 million contract for this project.
In October 2018, Western Areas has green lighted the development of the Odysseus nickel mine in Western Australia. Now, the $299 million project moves forward with early capital works underway and post definitive feasibility studies (DFS) planning also in progress.
Downer EDI starts the year strong with a new contract award from Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Downer has secured a five-year rail renewal services contract for Rio Tinto's rail network in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. This adds to the Downer’s existing contract for track construction and tyre management services.
Before 2018 ended, another CIMIC Group company has been awarded a works contract valued at approximately $180 million. UGL Limited has secured a multi-year contract for works across BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Bowen Basin, Queensland coal operations.
Works have commenced on Albemarle Corporation’s $1 billion lithium plant development in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) - located approximately 17 kilometres north east of Bunbury - in Western Australia.
A new milestone has been reached on Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) $1.69 billion Eliwana iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region with NRW Holdings being appointed as the contractor to deliver Stage One of the rail component of the project.