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Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project in QLD nears construction

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Genex Power has reached a new major milestone that can get construction going on the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) later this year. 

$120m worth of infrastructure projects to support 165 jobs in SA

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The South Australian Government will be fast tracking the delivery of approximately $120 million worth of new infrastructure projects – as part of its $1 billion economic stimulus package – to help support jobs and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

McConnell Dowell signs with BMA for QLD Hay Point Terminal upgrade

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McConnell Dowell has signed an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for works on the Shiploader 2 and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) project at the Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, near Mackay. 

New 1026MW MacIntyre wind farm in QLD to create up to 400 jobs

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CleanCo – a State-owned renewable energy company – is set to deliver a new wind farm near Warwick in Queensland and this new clean energy project is going to become part of the 1,026MW MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct in the Southern Downs. 

Works begin on VIC Cheltenham and Mentone level crossings removal

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Works have commenced to remove three level crossings - at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone - as well as build two new stations in Cheltenham and Mentone in Victoria. 

BHP to create 1500 jobs across its Australian operations

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic affecting businesses and industries across the globe, BHP is making a move to support jobs by pledging to hire about 1,500 additional people to add to the company’s workforce across its operations in Australia. 

TAS Hobart to Sorell Corridor upgrades one step closer to construction

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More works will soon begin on Tasmania’s South East Traffic Solution development with the release of designs for major projects along the Hobart to Sorell Corridor. In addition, the Australian Government has approved a $92.6 million funding for the delivery of the three major projects. 

$679m worth of contracts for VIC Cranbourne Line Upgrade awarded

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The next stage of Victoria’s Cranbourne Line Upgrade is one step closer to construction as two major contracts get awarded for works on the project that will deliver better and more reliable train services for Melbourne’s south east. 

NRW secures $48m airport upgrade contract at BHP's Olympic Dam mine SA

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Upgrades to BHP’s Olympic Dam airport is set to get underway with the award of a $48 million construction contract awarded to NRW Holdings Limited’s wholly owned subsidiary NRW Contracting Pty Ltd. 

Early civil works contract at Corunna Downs mine awarded to MACA Ltd

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Atlas Iron Pty Ltd has awarded MACA Limited a $38 million contract for early civil works at the Corunna Downs Iron Ore Project located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

SRG Global wins $70m drill & blast contract for 2 WA gold operations

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SRG Global Ltd has recently secured a $70 million five year contract that will get the company to deliver drill and blast services for Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited at two of its Western Australia operations.

Shortlisted builders for $852m Bunbury Outer Ring Road WA revealed

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Two consortia are now shortlisted and will be invited to submit detailed proposals for the design and construction of the $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project in Western Australia. This new milestone takes the project one step closer to beginning construction.

Port of Townsville's $193m upgrade now underway

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A much needed upgrade to the Port of Townsville is now underway as the first rocks are laid for the new 2.2-kilometre protective rock wall, which will pave the way for the delivery of up to six new berths at the port.

Major works on $1.4bn Monash Freeway upgrade Stage 2 commences

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Stage 2 of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway upgrade in Victoria is now under construction and the centre media of the road corridor has been transformed into a work site. The beginning of construction is being supported by an additional $367.5 million funding committed by the Federal and State Governments.

New WA METRONET railcar manufacturing facility begins construction

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Construction on a new $46 million railcar manufacturing facility in Bellevue is now underway and Subiaco-based company FIRM Construction has been appointed to build the project as part of the wider METRONET railcar development in Western Australia.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: TAS, NT, ACT & National projects

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Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February, which highlights approximately $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects and initiatives. The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

Major earthworks begin on $5.3bn Western Sydney International Airport

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Major earthworks are now underway on the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, reaching a new milestone on this massive project.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across South Australia

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Infrastructure Australia’s annual Infrastructure Priority List was released in late February and it includes about $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects. The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

Stage 4 of $323.7m Echuca-Moama Bridge project gets underway

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Works are now underway on upgrades to two intersections as part of the $323.7 million Echuca-Moama Bridge project, which will deliver a new Murray River crossing between Victoria and New South Wales.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Western Australia

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Infrastructure Australia has released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February and it highlighted approximately $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects and initiatives. This year’s list contains six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

EOIs released for $78m Mitchell Freeway southbound upgrade in WA

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An additional third lane on the Mitchell Freeway between Hodges Drive and Hepburn Avenue in Western Australia is a step closer to construction with the release of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to market.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Queensland

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In late February, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List and this year’s list highlights $58 billion worth of nationally significant projects. The 2020 Infrastructure Priority List contains six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

Early works begin on $342m Nowra Bridge project in NSW

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As planning and design progresses for the $342 million Nowra Bridge project in New South Wales, early works have also commenced on the new Shoalhaven River crossing.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across Victoria

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Infrastructure Australia has released its annual Infrastructure Priority List in late February and it highlights about $58 billion worth of infrastructure projects that hold national significance. This year’s list includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

$1.03bn M1 Varsity Lakes-Tugun upgrade in QLD marks new key milestone

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Queensland’s $1.03 billion M1 Pacific Motorway - Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade reaches another key milestone prior to construction - which is expected to commence in mid-2020 - with the completion of designs for two of the work packages.

2020 Infrastructure Priority List: projects across New South Wales

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In late February, Infrastructure Australia released its annual Infrastructure Priority List which highlights infrastructure projects that hold national significance. This year’s list includes six high priority projects, 17 priority projects, 36 high priority initiatives and 88 priority initiatives as well as 37 new infrastructure proposals.

QLD Smithfield Bypass upgrade expanded with $12m funding commitment

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An additional $12 million has been committed to expand the scope of the Smithfield Bypass project in Cairns, Queensland. With this new funding, the project will be expanded to Skyrail Drive.

Local builder to deliver $24m Ewen Maddock Dam upgrade in QLD

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Construction is ready to commence this month on a $24 million upgrade to the Ewen Maddock Dam in Queensland, with Sunshine Coast-based contractor Buderim’s Hall Contracting awarded the contract to deliver the works.

Builders appointed to deliver SA Port Augusta-Port Wakefield projects

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The South Australian Government has awarded CPB Contractors, together with Aurecon Australasia and GHD, the contract to deliver three major projects under the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Regional Projects Alliance (RPA).

Contracts up for grabs to build $662m QLD Bruce Highway upgrade

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Another Bruce Highway upgrade in Queensland is one step closer to commencing works as contracts are being advertised for the construction of the $662.5 million upgrade project between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).