About 1,000 jobs for Queensland’s Mackay and Whitsundays regions are set to be generated from the planned major expansion of Tassal Group’s prawn farm near Proserpine. In addition, the company has also acquired a 7,000-hectare beef property which will be turned into a major aquaculture facility.
Western Australia’s METRONET Bayswater Station Upgrade has reached a new milestone with the announcement of two shortlisted proponents to design and build the project.
Following the award of a $424 million contract for works on the Campbelltown Hospital Redevelopment, CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has secured yet another contract from the New South Wales Government to deliver Stage 1 of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment project at Kingswood in Western Sydney.
Monadelphous Group has announced that the company has secured its first contract with Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd. The contract is for major construction works at the new Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia.
The $280 million Granville Harbour Wind Farm in Tasmania is on track to begin generating clean energy in the fourth quarter of 2019 as the first concrete foundation is being laid for one of the 31 Vestas turbines included in the project.
A new major milestone has been reached on the Ocean Reef Marina development in Western Australia, with the environmental approval granted to the marine section of the project.
Civmec has secured a contract from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) for works on the $1.7 billion Eliwana iron ore mine and rail development located approximately 90 kilometres north-west of Tom Price in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Lendlease has announced that it has been awarded the contract to deliver main works on the Prince of Wales Hospital’s new Acute Services Building in New South Wales. The company is expected to have approximately 600 workers on site during peak construction.
The first sod has been turned and construction is now underway on the final stage of The Northern Road Upgrade in New South Wales. Stage 6 works will be carried out between Eaton Road and Littlefields Road in Luddenham.
Construction is now underway on the $28.7 million Karel Avenue upgrade in Western Australia, which is set to relieve the bottleneck in Perth’s southern suburbs. In June, Georgiou Group was awarded the contract to deliver this project.
Works are now underway on a 244MW wind farm developed by CWP Renewables - in partnership with investment firm, Partners Group - located approximately 30 kilometres north of Yass in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands region.
Construction is set to commence soon to upgrade Victoria’s Sunbury Line in preparation for new high-capacity trains for when Metro Tunnel is fully built. The contract to deliver the first package of works on the Sunbury Line Upgrade has also been awarded, marking a new major milestone on the $2.1 billion project.
A new $400 million ship lift facility - the largest in Northern Australia - is set to be built at East Arm in the Northern Territory. Local company Paspaley Group will be partnering with the State Government for the delivery of this project.
The Queensland Government has committed approximately $351 million to get works going on the next stage of the Gold Coast Light Rail project, which will extend the light rail by seven kilometres between Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads as well as build eight new train stations.
Construction is now underway on Qantas Group’s new pilot academy at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport in Queensland. This project is expected to support more than 400 direct and indirect jobs during its construction.
A new Victor Harbor Causeway - also known as the Granite Island Causeway - in South Australia is in the works and plans as well as designs for the project has been released for consultation.
Construction on the second stage of the O’Herns Road Upgrade in Epping, Victoria is one step closer to commencing, with the announcement of the preferred builder to deliver the project.
The $176 million Cairns Convention Centre expansion in Queensland has been revealed to be much bigger and better than what was expected. In addition, the project will be able to generate up to 570 jobs.
A new major milestone has been reached by the much anticipated Morley-Ellenbrook Line development in Western Australia, with the route and station locations finalised. This takes the project to the next stage of planning which will get estimated project costing, design, scope and bus/train operations finalised.
The Queensland Government joins in on the delivery of the Emu Swamp Dam in the Granite Belt with a $13.6 million investment to get work underway on the new dam.
Plans have been revealed for the $58 million upgrade of the Lyell McEwin Hospital emergency department (ED) and Short Stay Health Unit in Adelaide, South Australia. The project has also been submitted for planning approval.
Anglo American’s Board has given the approval to develop the Aquila Hard Coking Coal project located in the Bowen Basin near Middlemount in Central Queensland, extending the mine life of the Capcoal underground / Grasstree mine operations for another six years.
Venture Minerals has appointed local contractor Shaw Contracting as the preferred tenderer to undertake mining and processing works for the planned restart of the Riley Iron Ore Mine operations in Tasmania.
Rio Tinto has awarded Perth-based BGC Contracting and Monadelphous Group contracts with a combined value of more than $250 million for works at Robe River Joint Venture’s West Angelas iron ore operations in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
The $54 million Evans Road level crossing removal project in Lyndhurst, Victoria has marked new major milestones, with the alliance between Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Fulton Hogan awarded the contract to deliver the project; and the beginning of site establishment for construction.
The beginning of construction on a new pedestrian bridge over the Brisbane River is one step closer, with the tender process progressing to the assessment stage. The contract to build the Neville Bonner Bridge is set to be awarded soon and construction to begin in early 2020.
Local property developer Mackycorp has been given the go-ahead to begin the development of a 23-storey A-grade office tower located at the corner of Bigge and Scott streets in Liverpool in Sydney’s southwest.