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Pindan Contracting secures $90m contract for works at Koodaideri mine

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Rio Tinto has awarded a contract valued at $90 million to construction company Pindan Contracting for the delivery of an operations village that will support the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

$350m Banana Range Wind Farm in QLD given the construction go-ahead

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The Queensland Government has given the green light to the development of a new $350 million wind farm located on the Banana Range, approximately 120 kilometres south-west of Gladstone and 20 kilometres west of the town of Biloela.

Final location of Cross River Rail stations in the Gold Coast revealed

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Following last month’s announcement of the preferred locations for three Cross River Rail stations in the Gold Coast, the Queensland Government has confirmed the final locations of each station, marking another project milestone.

$370m Geelong City Deal to boost tourism and deliver jobs

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The Australian and Victorian Governments, together with the City of Greater Geelong, are making a move to revitalise Geelong and the wider Great Ocean Road region to drive tourism growth and economic diversification.

Brabham Development in WA to support 1900 direct jobs

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The first sod has been turned to signal the beginning of construction on a massive land development in the Swan Valley in Western Australia, which will support up to 1,900 direct jobs and deliver 2,600 residential lots near the future METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Whiteman Park Station.

Mental Health Week Series: Part 4 - A Happy Workplace is a Productive Workplace!

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They say that you spend as much as one third of your life at work - so it’s no wonder that our jobs can have a massive impact on our mental health. This Mental Health Week blog series has focused so far on the individual, however it’s impossible to deny that some of the responsibility of ensuring a mentally healthy workplace lies with the employer.  

Mental Health Week Series: Part 3 – Looking After YOU!

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In the previous blog from this series we addressed the signs to look out for in your staff or co-workers that might suggest that they’re struggling with their mental health, and offered some tips on how to approach them once you you’ve noticed these signs. In Part 3 we want to focus on you. That’s right, we will be talking about the signs you need to look out for in yourself, and how you can manage your mental state before you hit rock-bottom.   

Mental Health Week Series: Part 2 - Notice the Signs, Start a Conversation!

Insider, Team

In Part 1 of our Mental Health Week blog and video series we covered some of the reasons why men might be more likely to struggle with their mental health, and what specific work circumstances and conditions could make matters worse. In part 2 we will look at the signs you should look out for in your staff or co-workers that may indicate that they’re struggling, and some strategies to help you help them.      

Works begin to deliver the Abra Base Metals Project in WA

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Works to prepare the site for the construction of a plant and mine development has commenced as part of Galena Mining’s joint venture Abra Base Metals Project in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region - approximately 200 kilometres north of Meekatharra.

Mental Health Week Series: Part 1 - Tradies, Listen Up!

Insider, Team

Here at PlantMiner, we do our best to encourage our staff to take care of their mental health and overall wellbeing. To help us do this, we invited our friends, Daniel Allan and Edward Ross from TradeMutt, to join us for a conversation about mental health, during the week dedicated to the topic across Australia. Now, we share all that we’ve learned from this conversation in this series of blogs, covering everything from how to identify if someone is struggling to strategies that will encourage mental health conversations in your workplace.   

$1bn Olive Downs Coking Coal Project in QLD reaches new milestone

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Major construction on the $1 billion Olive Downs Coking Coal Project in Central Queensland is one step closer to commencing as Pembroke Resources secures the Environmental Authority (EA) from the Department of Environment and Science.

VIC roads maintenance blitz to support up to 1100 construction jobs

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Hundreds of freeways, arterial and regional roads across Victoria are set to be upgraded as the Victorian Government invests over $870 million to fix the roads that locals rely on each day.

Kerman Contracting secures contract on $1bn Kemerton lithium project

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Albemarle Lithium is ramping up construction on the $1 billion Kemerton lithium project in Western Australia as the company awards a new contract for the delivery of infrastructure to Kerman Contracting.

Builder announced for Stage 3 of $323m Echuca-Moama Bridge Project

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A new Murray River crossing - between Victoria and New South Wales - is one stage closer to completion as the contract to deliver Stage 3 of the $323.7 million Echuca-Moama Bridge Project is awarded to McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) Pty Ltd.

New milestone reached for $749m M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade QLD

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With community consultation commencing in the coming week, a new concept footage of the jointly funded $749 million M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill in Queensland has been released, giving motorists a sneak peek of the upgrade that will get underway next year.

Preferred contractor announced for Stage 2 of Sunbury Line Upgrade VIC

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Another major milestone has been reached on the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade in Victoria, with a second package of works awarded to the Rail Infrastructure Alliance which is comprised of John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne.

TAS Great Eastern Dive upgrades progresses to the next stage

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The Tasmanian Government is progressing works to upgrade the Great Eastern Dive to improve safety for locals and tourists alike, attracting more visitors to experience what the region has to offer.

$200m mining contract for QLD coal mine awarded to Downer EDI

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A new $200 million contract has been awarded to Downer EDI for the delivery of mining services and other associated works at the Goonyella Riverside coal mine located in Moranbah, Queensland and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).

CPB Contractors win $761m contract to deliver Monash Freeway Upgrade

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The second stage of Victoria’s Monash Freeway Upgrade is one step closer to beginning construction with the design and construction contract - valued at approximately $761 million - awarded to CPB Contractors.