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2020 Infrastructure Priority List highlights $58bn worth of projects

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The Australian Government has welcomed the recent release of Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List which highlights about $58 billion worth of high-priority and priority projects and initiatives across different sectors.

Gladstone selected to host new $1.61bn hydrogen project

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Queensland is set to see a boost in jobs as well as a significant boost in the local renewable hydrogen industry as Hydrogen Utility (H2U) selects Gladstone as the location for it’s $1.61 billion H2-HubTM Gladstone project.

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market to receive $35m upgrade

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The Queen Victoria Market is up for an upgrade as the City of Melbourne releases plans for a $35 million revamp that will help improve essential services for traders at the heritage-listed landmark.

$470m vanadium mine project in QLD to create hundreds of local jobs

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A $470 million vanadium mine is one step closer to beginning development in North West Queensland as Multicom Resources’ proposed Saint Elmo Vanadium Project receives a prescribed project status.

VIC's $11bn Metro Tunnel marks new major milestones in 2020

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Victoria’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project has reached major milestones as it celebrates five years since commencing work as well as completing the first section of the tunnel with tunnel boring machine (TBM) Joan breaking through at the western entrance in Kensington.

Massive $2bn wind farm approved for development in QLD

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A massive renewable energy project is set to rise in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region as the State Government grants development approval to a $2 billion wind farm - one of the largest wind farms in the southern hemisphere to be connected to the grid.

WA Mogumber-Yarawindah road upgrade commences construction

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Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region will soon experience better freight movement as works commence to upgrade the Mogumber-Yarawindah road, which also launches the $87.5 million Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network road upgrade program.

Tenders released to build Phase 1 of WA Stephenson Avenue Extension

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A major milestone has been reached on the Stephenson Avenue Extension project in Western Australia with tenders released to market for the delivery of Phase 1 of the multi-stage project.

New express road to Melbourne Airport to be built by Seymour Whyte

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It will soon be easier and faster for travellers to get to the Melbourne Airport as construction is set to commence soon on a $60 million express road that will connect the Tullamarine Freeway to the airport’s Terminal 4 car park.

Contractor appointed to deliver $130m NSW Parramatta Square project

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A new civic, cultural and community building is set to rise in Parramatta, New South Wales as construction takes a step closer to beginning on the 5 Parramatta Square development, with Australian contractor Built appointed to deliver the $130 million project.

Downer wins second WA Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal contract

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A new major milestone has been reached by the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal Project in Western Australia as Downer EDI gets appointed to deliver the road component of this METRONET development.

Rio Tinto invests $98m to build new solar farm for Koodaideri Project

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Rio Tinto will be committing to renewable energy to power operations at its Koodaideri mine in the Pilbara with a $98 million investment to build a new solar farm together with a lithium-ion battery storage system.

Early works begin on VIC M80 Ring Road & Monash Freeway upgrades

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Early works on two of Victoria’s busiest freeways has commenced as geotechnical drilling gets underway on the $518 million M80 Ring Road between Sydney Road and Edgars Road as well as on the second stage of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway Upgrade.

$944m Brisbane Metro begins work at South Brisbane site

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Another new major milestone has been reached by the $944 million Brisbane Metro project with early works commencing in South Brisbane. This follows the beginning of construction on the new state-of-the-art Brisbane Metro depot in January.

Spiecapag-Seymour Whyte JV to build new NSW water pipeline

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Central Coast Council is moving forward with the delivery of a $61 million pipeline project between Mardi and Warnervale in New South Wales with the construction contract awarded to joint venture partners Spiecapag Australia and Seymour Whyte.

Fulton Hogan wins contract to build new $342m NSW Nowra Bridge project

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A new bridge over the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales is one step closer to beginning construction with the contract to design and build the $342 million Nowra Bridge project awarded to Fulton Hogan.

New $200m alumina plant set to be built in Gladstone QLD

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Queensland’s Gladstone region has been chosen as the preferred location for a new $200 million high purity alumina industrial plant developed by Alpha HPA and the project is expected to support up to 100 regional jobs.

Clough appointed to deliver first Alcore Production Plant in NSW

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Alcore Limited - a subsidiary of Australian Bauxite Limited - has awarded Clough Projects Australia to design and build the first Alcore Production Plant located in New South Wales.

Galena Mining awards $74m EPC contract to GRES at Abra Project WA

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Galena Mining Limited, through its subsidiary Abra Mining Pty Ltd, has awarded GR Engineering Services (GRES) a $74 million contract for engineering, procurement and construction services at the Abra Base Metals Project in Western Australia.

QLD M1 Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade to commence construction soon

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Construction is set to commence by mid-2020 on Queensland’s M1 Pacific Motorway - Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade as crucial funding from the Federal and Queensland Governments has been secured.

Construction of new 120MW solar farm in QLD to create 200 jobs

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Work is now underway on Shell Australia’s new 120MW industrial-scale solar farm near Wandoan in Queensland and the project is expected to support up to 200 jobs during its construction.

$164m worth of contracts for regional road upgrades awarded to CPB

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CPB Contractors - a CIMIC Group company - has been awarded contracts valued at approximately $164 million to deliver upgrades on two vital regional highway projects - the South Gippsland Highway Upgrade in Victoria and the Mackay Northern Access Upgrade in Queensland.

NRW secures $70m bulk earthworks contract for FMG Iron Bridge Project

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More works are set to get underway at the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia with a new bulk earthworks contract - valued at approximately $70 million - awarded to NRW.

Kerman Contracting wins $55m Western Turner Syncline 2 contract

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Mondium - a joint venture between Monadelphous and Lycopodium - has awarded a $55 million contract to Kerman Contracting for works at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline 2 (WTS2) project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

$125m investment to deliver new on-dock rail at the Port of Melbourne

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With the support of the Victorian Government, a new on-dock rail is set to be built at the Port of Melbourne to help reduce truck movements as well as improve productivity and further enhance Australia’s premier port.

METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link is one step closer to construction

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Environmental approval has been granted by the Department of Environment and Energy to METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link (TCL) in Western Australia and with all necessary State and Federal approvals in place, the project is one step closer to beginning major construction works.

$2.4bn Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project begins construction

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New South Wales’ $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project has commenced construction and it is set to transform the Greater Parramatta region.

SRG Global wins $90m works package at WA Kwinana Alumina Refinery

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SRG Global has secured a $90 million multi-disciplinary asset services contract from Alcoa of Australia following the announcement in December 2019 that the company was named as the preferred tenderer.

Barminco awarded $200m mining contract at Savannah Mine WA

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Barminco - a subsidiary of Perenti Group - will be delivering underground mining services at the Savannah Nickel Mine in Western Australia’s Kimberley region with a $200 million contract award from Panoramic Resources.