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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.