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Tanami gold mine expansion in NT to get underway

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Newmont Goldcorp has announced that it will push through with the second expansion of the Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory which will extend Tanami’s mine life to 2040 as well as open opportunities for further exploration and development of the mine.

CPB Contractors wins $331m contract to deliver M80 Ring Road upgrade

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Victorian drivers will soon experience reduced congestion and safer travels along the M80 Ring Road, with upgrades set to commence following the award of the design and construction contract - valued at $331 million - to CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors.

Work begins on $615m Gawler Rail Line upgrade in SA

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Construction is now underway on the electrification and modernisation of South Australia’s Gawler Rail Line and the $615 million project is anticipated to deliver up to 250 jobs a year during the delivery phase.

$542.4m contract awarded for removal of 4 VIC level crossings

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The removal of four dangerous and congested level crossings and the construction of two new train stations in Victoria are set to get underway soon with a $542.4 million contract awarded to the alliance between John Holland, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

Construction of QLD Coomera Connector Stage 1 to be prioritised

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The Queensland Government will be prioritising the construction of the Coomera Connector - dubbed as the "second M1" - to help relieve congestion from the M1 as well as support the growing communities in northern Gold Coast.

Tender released for $32m WA Mandurah Station car park building

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The tender has been released for the design and construction of a new multi-storey car park at the Mandurah Station in Western Australia which will cater to the growing demand for parking and access at this METRONET station.

RCR Mining Technology wins contract for works at WA Cloudbreak mine

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RCR Mining Technology (RCRMT) - a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRW Holdings - has been awarded a new contract for a design and construct equipment package from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) for the Cloudbreak iron ore mine in Western Australia.

Contractor appointed for $481m Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3

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A major milestone has been reached on the $481 million Bruce Highway - Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale development that will take the project one step closer to beginning construction.

$52m groundwater treatment plant upgrade in WA to support 120 jobs

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Perth will soon have a more secure water supply as works commence on the $52 million upgrade to the Neerabup Groundwater Treatment Plant located east of Tamala Park in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Builder appointed for new Queen's Wharf Brisbane pedestrian bridge

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Construction is ready to commence by March of next year on a new pedestrian bridge over the Brisbane River towards the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development as Destination Brisbane Consortium awards the construction contract to Fitzgerald Constructions Australia.

BMD to deliver works on WA Mitchell Freeway widening project

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Works are now underway to widen the Mitchell Freeway between Hutton Street and Cedric Street in Western Australia and BMD Constructions has been a $16.5 million contract to deliver the project.

Western Sydney Metro project to commence construction in 2020

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Another major milestone has been reached on the massive Sydney Metro development in New South Wales, with the announcement of the confirmed locations for seven Western Sydney Metro stations. This will get construction underway on the project as soon as next year.

The Top 6 Construction Projects You Missed Out On This Year

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PlantMiner’s Online Construction Marketplace is routinely relied upon for the procurement of plant and equipment on some of Australia’s largest projects. We've compiled this list of the top 6 construction projects that have come through our marketplace so far in 2019, to give insight into some of the opportunities that were available to PlantMiner suppliers (and that you may have missed out on) this year alone.   

Adani awards $100m contract for Carmichael rail project

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Adani has awarded a new $100 million contract to Martinus Rail for the delivery of a rail link that will connect Adani’s mine in central Queensland to Abbot Point Port north of Bowen.

FMG turns to renewable energy to power its Chichester Hub in WA

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Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) is making a move towards utilising solar power to provide up to 100 per cent of daytime energy to its Chichester Hub iron ore operations in the Pilbara and the company has signed an agreement with Alinta Energy for the development of the Chichester Solar Gas Hybrid project.

Tenders released for $352m Rookwood Weir project in QLD

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Expressions of Interest have now been opened for submission for two major work packages for the $352 million Rookwood Weir project which will boost water security in Central Queensland.

$1bn investment to upgrade and build new water infrastructure in NSW

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The Australian and New South Wales Governments are jointly committing $1 billion for a water infrastructure package that will help rural and regional communities that are impacted by the drought.

$865m Cadia gold operations expansion in NSW given the green light

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The Cadia Valley gold operations in New South Wales is set to be expanded with the Newcrest Board approving a two-stage $865 million expansion project that will increase the mine’s processing capacity to up to 33Mtpa during the first stage.

Golding Contractors to undertake civil works at QLD Bowen Basin mine

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Golding Contractors - a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRW Holdings - has been awarded a contract valued at $35 million by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for civil works at the Blackwater Mine located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

MACA Civil to deliver works on $3.7bn Iron Bridge project in WA

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MACA Civil has been awarded a $26 million contract to deliver bulk earthworks on the $3.7 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia that is being developed by Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) subsidiary FMG Magnetite and joint venture partner Formosa Steel.

EOIs released for Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail

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The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) - the project delivery team for the Inland Rail project - has released two separate Expressions of Interest to build the 171-kilometre section of Inland Rail between Narrabri and North Star in New South Wales and to deliver about 1.44 million sleepers.

McConnell Dowell-Decmil JV to deliver $375m Mordialloc Freeway VIC

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Major construction activities on the $375 million Mordialloc Freeway in Melbourne’s south-east is now underway and the McConnell Dowell - Decmil Joint Venture has been officially awarded the contract to design and build the project.

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!

Insider, Team

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.