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$160m investment to upgrade the Outback Way - Australia's longest shortcut

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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 secures second contract on BHP South Flank project

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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.

Tropicana JV approves development of $105m Boston Shaker mine in WA

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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.

EOIs for $1.75bn Regional Rail Revival in VIC released to market

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.

Perth roads get $96m funding for congestion-busting projects

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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.

North QLD roads to benefit from $730m investment for upgrades

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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.

Kalium Lakes marks new milestones for its WA Beyondie Project

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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.

$551m Adelaide City Deal to boost economic growth, tourism and innovation

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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.

VIC's $2.2bn Northern and South Eastern Road Upgrades mark new milestone

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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.

Development go-ahead given to $215m Mitchell Freeway extension WA

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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.

Geelong-Melbourne fast rail project gets $2bn investment boost

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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.

Works on large-scale Merredin Solar Farm in WA now underway

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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.

WA's METRONET projects secure new $200m investment

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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.

New Centenary Bridge set to be delivered for Jindalee QLD

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Queensland’s Jindalee is set to have a second river crossing on the Centenary Motorway with tenders for detailed design for the project released to market.

Key intersection upgrades set for Adelaide with $194m investment

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Adelaide is set to benefit from a $194 million investment from the Australian and South Australian Governments which will deliver a number of upgrades on congested roads across the region.

EOIs called for $150m Queensland Performing Arts Centre's new theatre

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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.

Tender for NT $49.9m Keep River Road project released to market

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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.

Upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction reflects changes in Australia's heavy equipment landscape

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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 on new waste-to-energy facility in Kwinana now underway

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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.

$355m City Deal to revitalise Geelong VIC

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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.

$450m Dulacca Wind Farm in QLD secures development approval

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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.

New milestone marked on Melbourne Airport Rail Link project

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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.

VIC Evans Road level crossing removal fast-tracked

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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.

UGL-Cape JV wins contract for works at WA Karratha Gas Plant

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CIMIC Group’s UGL Limited, together with its joint venture partner Cape, has been awarded a contract by Woodside Energy Limited for works on the Karratha Gas Plant (KGP) in Western Australia.

Round 3 of Building Better Regions Fund to deliver 330 projects across Australia

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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.

$200m Gunnedah Solar Farm in NSW given the green light for construction

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Approval has been granted to Photon Energy by the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission for the development of the $200 million Gunnedah Solar Farm that will have a capacity of 165MW.

Metro rail line for Western Sydney Airport receives $7bn investment

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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.

Construction commences on Acciona's $288m Mortlake South Wind Farm VIC

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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.

Two north-east Perth road upgrades to create 750 jobs

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Two north-east Perth road upgrades mark new milestones. Works on the Wanneroo Road - Ocean Reef Road interchange are now underway and the contract to deliver road widening works on Reid Highway.

BGC Contracting wins mining services contract at WA Ramone Gold Project

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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.

QLD's $1bn Gladstone Energy and Ammonia project to create 1000 jobs

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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).

Works underway on $20m safety upgrade on QLD Mount Lindesay Highway

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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.

Decmil secures $72m contract for Warradarge Wind Farm WA

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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.

Works continue for $21.8m Bundaberg rail crossing project in QLD

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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 to deliver works on Cadia gold operations expansion NSW

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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.

Early works contractor announced for $375m Mordialloc Freeway project VIC

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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.

Lendlease to undertake next phase of $370m Gold Coast Airport redevelopment

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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.

Infrastructure Priority List 2019: projects across TAS, ACT, NT and interstate

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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.

Proposed $10bn gas project in QLD Surat Basin given the go-ahead

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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.

$400m Yandin Wind Farm in WA ready for construction

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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.

QLD Government invest $112m for safety upgrades on high-risk roads

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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.

Snowy 2.0 receives Federal approval and almost $1.4bn in funding

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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.