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New milestone reached on $1bn M1 Varsity Lakes-Tugun Upgrade

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Queensland’s $1 billion M1 Varsity Lakes to Tugun Upgrade is another step closer to beginning construction as the first project design is released for public viewing.

Toowoomba business wins $35m works contract on Carmichael Project

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Toowoomba-based business Wagners has been awarded a $35 million works contract for Adani’s Carmichael project in Queensland, which will get the company to assume the lead contractor role for quarry operations at the Galilee Basin mine.

EOIs sought for $180m Townsville Ring Road Stage 5

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Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to design and build the $180 million Townsville Ring Road Stage 5 project has been released to market, keeping the ‘road boom’ rolling in the region.

Rio Tinto invests $1bn to develop Greater Tom Price operations in WA

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In a move to sustain the production capacity of its iron ore business in Western Australia's Pilbara region, Rio Tinto has approved a $1 billion investment for its Greater Tom Price operations.

Throwback Thursday: Top 5 resources sector news of 2019

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Throughout 2019, numerous projects in the resources sector have been announced or commenced construction. On this new Throwback Thursday series of posts, we will be looking back on the five most viewed resources sector stories of 2019 on the PlantMiner blog.

$1bn funding boost to deliver major transport projects in VIC

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More than $1 billion in funding is being invested by the Australian and Victorian Governments towards the delivery of road safety improvements and congestion-busting projects across the State.

WA gets $940m infrastructure funding boost to bust congestion

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Western Australians are set to benefit from a $940 million infrastructure funding boost from the Australian and State Governments, which will help deliver a number of congestion-busting projects across Western Australia.

CPB-Downer JV selected as preferred contractor for METRONET projects

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A new major milestone has been reached on two of Western Australia’s METRONET development with the announcement of the NEWest Alliance as the preferred contractor for the projects.

More works included in SA Port Wakefield highway project

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Improved traffic flow, safety and freight productivity as well as reduced congestion will be delivered through an expanded scope of the Port Wakefield Overpass and Duplication Project in South Australia.

Construction begins on $95m new Avon River Bridge in VIC

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Construction has commenced on the $95 million Avon River Bridge replacement project at Stratford, marking a new major milestone on the Gippsland Line Upgrade in Victoria.

$115.2m South Gippsland Highway upgrade in VIC nears construction

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Victorian motorists will soon travel through a straighter and safer South Gippsland Highway with construction anticipated to commence in early 2020 on a $115.2 million road realignment project.

QLD secures $1.9bn funding for road and rail projects

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A massive $1.9 billion funding boost has been committed by the Federal Government to build safer and better road and rail infrastructure for Queensland.

EOIs sought for the construction of $175m Albany Ring Road in WA

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Expressions of Interest for the design and construction of the $175 million Albany Ring Road in Western Australia has been released to market, with major construction works anticipated to commence in late-2020 - subject to the granting of necessary environmental and heritage approvals.

QLD Rockhampton-Emu Park Road upgrade now underway

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Construction is now underway on the Rockhampton-Emu Park Road upgrade in Queensland that is set to improve access for Type 1 road trains to local abattoirs.

$415m investment to fast track congestion busting projects in SA

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A $415 million infrastructure package has been committed to help bust congestion and improve safety on South Australia regional roads as well as help drive jobs and strengthen the local economy.

Proposed $500m hybrid wind and solar farm to be built in SA

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A new $500 million hybrid solar and wind farm is set to be built in South Australia as Spanish company Iberdrola steps into the Australian renewable energy market.

More works get underway on $344m Great Northern Highway in WA

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Western Australia’s $344.75 million Great Northern Highway upgrade between Muchea and Wubin is progressing well, with works now underway on upgrade projects at Walebing and Wubin.

Builder announced for SA Golden Grove Road upgrade

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Major construction on the first stage of the $20 million Golden Grove Road upgrade in South Australia is ready to commence in late 2019, with the major works contract awarded to South Australia-based company Civil & Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd.

Hazell Bros to begin works on Richmond Road upgrade in TAS

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Another section of Tasmania’s Richmond Road Master Plan is set to begin construction this month following the awarding of Hazell Bros as the winning tenderer to deliver the safety upgrades.

Bauxite Hills Mine Stage 2 Expansion in QLD nears construction

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Metro Mining Limited has secured a 9-year Loan Facility amounting to approximately $47.5 million from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to get works underway on the Bauxite Hills Mine Stage 2 Expansion in Queensland.

Work begins to remove 4 level crossings in Preston VIC

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Four dangerous and congested level crossings in Preston, Victoria will be permanently gone by the end of 2022 as early works commence to remove the Bell Street, Cramer Street, Murray Road and Oakover Road level crossings.

New hydrogen processing facility in VIC to create 400 jobs

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Work is now underway to deliver a new hydrogen export pilot project located at the AGL Loy Yang site in Traralgon in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

Decmil wins $41.4m contract on Carmichael rail project in QLD

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As works are ramping up on the Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, Adani awards two new contracts with a total value of $41.4 million to Decmil.

New milestone reached for QLD Lindum level crossing upgrade

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Community consultation has commenced for the Lindum level crossing upgrade in Queensland, bringing the project a step closer to becoming a reality.

Works begin on $75m Capricorn Highway duplication in QLD

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Construction has commenced on the $74.99 million Capricorn Highway duplication between Rockhampton and Gracemere in Queensland and the project is anticipated to create more than 180 local jobs.

EOIs out to market for $215m Mitchell Freeway Extension WA

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Western Australia’s $215 million Mitchell Freeway Extension between Hester Avenue to Romeo Road marks a new major milestone with the release of Expressions of Interest for the design and construction contract.

GR Engineering secures EPC contract for Carosue Dam plant expansion WA

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The mineral processing plant expansion at the Carosue Dam gold operations in Western Australia is one step closer to commencing construction as Saracen Gold Mines Pty Ltd - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited - awards the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to GR Engineering Services.

Acciona Clough JV wins new WA Koodaideri Project contract

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The Acciona Clough Joint Venture (ACJV) will continue delivering works at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia with the award of a new construction contract from Main Roads WA.

Registration of Interest begin for $100m Barton Highway Upgrade NSW

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Registration of Interest for the design and construction of the first stage of the Barton Highway Upgrade in New South Wales have been released to market, with industry partners invited to submit their interests.

Broad Construction to deliver new $130m educational facility in QLD

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A new Inner City South State Secondary College in Dutton Park, Queensland is on track to welcoming its first Year 7 students in 2021 with the announcement of CIMIC Group company and CPB Contractor’s wholly-owned subsidiary Broad Construction as the preferred builder for the $130 million school development.

$35m WA Kwinana Freeway on-ramp project begins construction

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Construction is now underway on a new southbound freeway on-ramp from Manning Road in Como, Western Australia which will help bust congestion at eh Canning Bridge and Kwinana Freeway interchange.

$1.2bn clean fuels processing plant in NT to create over 400 jobs

A new clean fuels condensate processing plant is set to be built in Darwin, Northern Territory and the $1.2 billion project is anticipated to support up to 400 jobs during its construction and about 140 ongoing jobs once operational.

EOIs called for the construction of NSW's M6 Stage 1

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Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to deliver a new underground motorway from Arncliffe to Kogarah in New South Wales has been released to market.