Renewable energy projects are becoming more widespread in Australia as we become more conscious of our greenhouse gas emissions. This year, Australia welcomed various renewable energy projects - from solar and wind farms to pumped hydro developments.
Maryvale in New South Wales will soon welcome a new large-scale solar farm as the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the construction of the $188 million Maryvale Solar Farm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.