The Australian Government has further allocated $160 million towards safety upgrades to Australia’s longest shortcut - the Outback Way. To date, approximately $330 million has been invested to deliver upgrades on the highway.
Monadelphous has won its second contract for works on BHP’s South Flank Iron Ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The new $104 million contract adds to Monadelphous’ previous award, bringing the company’s value of secured work to $212 million.
The Tropicana joint venture - comprised of AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group - has given the green light and is set to begin the development of the $105 million Boston Shaker Underground gold mine in Western Australia by June of this year.
More works on Victoria’s $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program are set to go underway soon with Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to build and design three regional rail lines released to market.
The Australian Government has invested $96 million towards congestion-busting projects for Perth to get locals home safer and sooner - including projects to remove bottlenecks in three areas as well as widen the Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways and the construction of a new train station.
The Federal Government has announced that it will invest $730 million towards projects that will upgrade or seal approximately 700 kilometres of key North Queensland roads, opening up the region to more traffic as well as more business.
Following the granting of all necessary mining approvals in February 2019, Kalium Lakes Limited’s Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project (BSOPP) in Western Australia - about 160 kilometres south east of Newman - has since then marked a number of new project milestones.
Adelaide is set to benefit from $551 million in funding with the three levels of government - Federal, State and Local - signing off on a City Deal that will help boost economic growth, tourism and innovation in the region in the next decade.
A new major milestone has been reached on the $2.2 billion Northern and South Eastern Upgrades with the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) urging shortlisted builders to respond and send in their plans for the upgrades by mid-2019.
The Western Australian Government has given the development go-ahead to the $215 million Mitchell Freeway extension to Alkimos, with the project anticipated to support up to 1,200 jobs during the construction phase.
A $2 billion investment from the Australian Government is set to make a fast rail from Melbourne to Geelong into reality. The proposed high-speed train is anticipated to make travelling between Melbourne and Geelong last for only 32 minutes.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held earlier this month to signal the beginning of construction of Risen Energy Australia’s 132MWdc Merredin Solar Farm located in Western Australia’s Central Wheatbelt region - approximately 260 kilometres east of Perth.
Two of Western Australia’s METRONET projects receive a total of $200 million in funding from the Federal Labor, helping the projects move forward towards construction.
Queensland is one step closer to getting a new performing arts venue at the Queensland Performance Art Centre (QPAC) with Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a managing contractor now open for submission.
Upgrading the Northern Territory’s Keep River Road is one step closer to becoming a reality with the tender to deliver the project released to market.
Heading into their first unreserved auction for the year, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continue to have their finger on the pulse as the world’s largest auctioneer of the heavy equipment and trucks sector.
Ritchie Bros. Regional Sales Manager for Australia North, Dale Spedding, provided us with exclusive insights on the current climate of the construction, agriculture and aggregate industries and how they are affecting the buying and selling of heavy equipment and trucks throughout Australia in 2019.
Construction is now underway on Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility - named Avertas Energy - located in the Kwinana Industrial Area approximately 40 kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia.
A $355 million City Deal has been signed off by the Australian, Victorian and Local Governments for Geelong to help boost the local economy and tourism industry. This major investment will help fund a number of projects that will revitalise Geelong and the Great Ocean Road regions.
The development of a 56 wind turbine wind farm in south west Queensland has been approved. Renewable Energy Systems’ $450 million project is set to support up to 400 jobs during construction and 35 once operational.
The proposed Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL) in Victoria is one step closer to becoming a reality with a Heads of Agreement signed by the State and Commonwealth Governments.
Melbourne’s south east regions - Lyndhurst, Cranbourne West and Lynbrook - will soon benefit from a $1 billion road and rail package of works, with the delivery of the Evans Road level crossing removal fast-tracked.
Approximately $204.3 million has been invested through the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the delivery of up to 330 infrastructure projects and community initiatives in regional communities across Australia.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments will each be investing $3.5 billion towards the delivery of a metro rail line in time for the opening of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport at Badgerys Creek.
Works are now underway on Acciona Energy Australia’s wholly-owned $288 million Mortlake South Wind Farm in Victoria. This is the company’s fifth wind farm development in Australia, and it will have a capacity of approximately 157.5MW.
Northern Star Resources Limited has awarded a $30 million contract to BGC Contracting for the delivery of mining services and initial site infrastructure as part of the development of the Ramone Gold Project in Western Australia.
Australian Future Energy’s (AFE) $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia project is one step closer to beginning development with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Major construction works to improve safety on the North Maclean section of the Mount Lindesay Highway north of Brisbane, Queensland is now underway. In February of this year, SEE Civil Pty Ltd was appointed to carry out the works for the $20 million project.
Following the announcement of a contract award for the Mordialloc Freeway project earlier this week, Decmil Group announced that it has won a $72 million balance of plant (BOP) works contract for the Warradarge Wind Farm in Western Australia.
More works are underway on the $21.8 million Bundaberg rail resignalling project in Queensland with works to upgrade the Bourbong Street crossing commencing this week. This is the second out of the four crossings to be upgraded under the multi-million dollar investment.
Jacobs Engineering has secured a contract from Newcrest Mining for works on the planned expansion of the Cadia gold operations located in the Cadia Valley approximately 25 kilometres from Orange in central New South Wales.
Following the release of the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) in October 2018, the $375 million Mordialloc Freeway project in Victoria marks another major milestone with the announcement of a preferred contractor to deliver the early works for the project.
The next phase of the Gold Coast Airport’s $370 million redevelopment - also known as Project LIFT - is one step closer to construction take off with the appointment of Lendlease as the contractor to deliver the project.
In mid-February, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List which shows 121 vital infrastructure projects that will help build the nation. It includes eight high-priority and 10 priority projects as well as 29 high-priority and priority initiatives.
The Queensland Government has granted approval to the State’s largest resource project in almost a decade - Arrow Energy’s $10 billion Surat Gas Project - and it is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs for the region.
Alinta Energy is pushing ahead with the construction of what will be Western Australia’s largest wind farm - the 214MW Yandin Wind Farm located approximately 4 kilometres south of the town of Dandaragan and 150 kilometres north of Perth.
Nine high-risk roads in Queensland are set to for safety upgrades with the Queensland Government investing approximately $112 million towards the delivery of these projects that will help in reducing accidents on the road.
The Federal Government has given its approval to the development of the multi-billion dollar Snowy Hydro expansion - also known as Snowy 2.0 - and current Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that almost $1.4 billion in equity is going to be invested towards the project.