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Construction begins on SA $354m Regency Rd-Pym Street Project

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Works are now underway to deliver South Australia’s $354 million Regency Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project - as part of the 78-kilometre North-South Corridor - and the project is expected to support approximately 210 jobs annually during construction.

Construction of new mineral processing plant in WA to support 500 jobs

Projects

Kalgoorlie in Western Australia has been chosen as the preferred location for Lynas Corporation’s new rare earth minerals processing plant, which will support local jobs and provide a number of supply opportunities for businesses in the Goldfields region.

Throwback Thursday: Top 5 transport infrastructure news of 2019

Projects

Numerous transport infrastructure projects across Australia have marked new milestones in 2019. These milestones include contract awards, beginning of construction or new project announcements, with most of these milestones featured on the PlantMiner blog.

John Holland wins main works contract on VIC North East line upgrade

Projects

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has appointed a main works contractor for the $235 million North East Rail Line Upgrade project in Victoria, taking the project one step closer to major construction.

$135m West Wyalong Solar Farm project given the green light

Projects

A new solar farm is anticipated to be built in West Wyalong after the New South Wales Government gives planning approval to Lightsource BP for its proposed $135 million renewable energy project.

Primero secures $115m contract for works at Koodaideri Project WA

Projects

Primero Group has been awarded a $115 million works package by Rio Tinto, marking a new milestone on the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia with another major contract award.

Lendlease appointed to deliver Cairns Convention Center expansion

Projects

The $176 million Cairns Convention Centre expansion in Queensland is set to deliver hundreds of local jobs as the project marks a new major milestone with the appointment of Lendlease Building Pty Limited as managing contractor.

First stage of ACT Monaro Highway upgrades set to get underway

Projects

The first stage of works to improve the Monaro Highway in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is set to get underway this month, following the announcement that funding for the $200 million worth of upgrades will be accelerated.

Works begin to deliver new hydrogen facility in SA

Projects

As early works commence on a $11.4 million green hydrogen processing facility in South Australia, the State takes a step forward to transforming its energy system with Australian Gas Networks’ (AGN) Hydrogen Park SA (HyP SA).

Throwback Thursday: Top 5 mining industry news of 2019

Projects

The mining industry is one of the biggest industries that inject billions into the Australian economy and in 2019, a number of mining projects have marked new milestones - whether it be project announcements, contract awards or construction commencement - which was covered on the PlantMiner blog.

Bruce Highway near Tiaro to be upgraded for better flood resilience

Projects

More works are set to get underway to improve Queensland’s Bruce Highway as the State Government announced a joint investment amounting to approximately $107 million to fix the highway near Tiaro.

Construction underway on $237m Armadale Rd-North Lake Rd Bridge WA

Projects

Works have commenced on a new bridge over Western Australia’s Kwinana Freeway, which is set to help bust congestion and improve traffic flow on one of Perth’s busiest roads.

The 5 Biggest Trends That Will Shape Australian Construction in 2020

Insider, Technology

Australia’s construction industry has seen phenomenal growth since the turn of the century. In the last quarter alone, construction has contributed to roughly $33 billion AUD in the national economy (known as Gross Domestic Product/GDP), a figure that has more than doubled since 2001.

NSW secures $570m funding for vital road and rail projects

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New South Wales residents will benefit from a $570 million investment from the Australia Government that will deliver congestion-busting upgrades and make regional roads safer for all motorists.