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Darwin project demobilisation

On March 29, 2017

Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction has demobilised approximately 800 of its people from the Ichthys LNG Tanks Project in Darwin. In conju...Read more

Agreement reached on Inner City Bypass Upgrade project

On March 28, 2017

Transurban announces that an in-principle agreement has been reached with Brisbane City Council to deliver the $60 million Inner City Bypass ...Read more

Infrastructure Construction: Infrastructure to fall $13.4 billion this year

On March 28, 2017

The latest infrastructure construction figures show strengthening public infrastructure investment in transport and utilities – while mining ...Read more

Half a billion dollar roads package announced for Queensland

On March 27, 2017

The Australian and Queensland governments have today announced a roads package worth more than half a billion dollars for Queensland. Premier...Read more

Major projects secure existing jobs and generate new ones

On March 24, 2017

Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the Palaszczuk Government’s massive infrastructure program continues to secure existing jobs and generate new ones...Read more

NorthernPathways to deliver new Grafton Correctional Centre

On March 23, 2017

The NorthernPathways consortium is pleased to be named Preferred Bidder for the New Grafton Correctional Centre (NGCC) project. The state-of-...Read more

Gas grants and new exploration area to boost local supply

On March 22, 2017

The recipients of the first round of PACE Gas Grants have been announced today, with five exploration and development projects to share in $2...Read more

Welcome news on Cloncurry mine plan

On March 21, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government today welcomed the latest milestone in plans for the development of the Altona copper-gold project near Cloncurry i...Read more

Inland Rail steams ahead with two project declarations

On March 21, 2017

The second phase of the market testing is close to being finalised for the historic Inland Rail project. While this market testing process co...Read more

Funding approved for Mackay Ring Road Stage 1 project

On March 20, 2017

A pledge fulfilled and local jobs on the way—that's the benefit for the Mackay region with the Coalition Government's approval of almost $400...Read more

Securing Australia's energy future with Snowy Mountains 2.0

On March 17, 2017

The Turnbull Government will start work on an electricity game-changer: the plan for the Snowy Mountains Scheme 2.0. This plan will increase ...Read more

Major Project Status For Ammaroo Phosphate Project

On March 17, 2017

The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Verdant Minerals Ltd’s $750 million Ammaroo Phosphate Project, which ha...Read more

Queenslanders to set new water quality targets

On March 17, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government’s is asking Queenslanders to help set new water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef and other catchments. En...Read more

Updated Berrimah Farm Area Plan Finalised

On March 15, 2017

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Nicole Manison has approved an updated Area Plan for the $300 million Berrimah Farm rede...Read more

Major Step Forward For $850 Million Project

On March 14, 2017

More than 1700 construction jobs and 600 ongoing jobs in the Territory could be created following the signing of a Project Facilitation Agree...Read more

Bruce Highway widening works to start near Rockhampton

On March 7, 2017

New pavement widening and safety works between Bajool to Midgee, south of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway are set to roll out with WHBO Infr...Read more

Australia's 100 most important infrastructure proposals

On March 6, 2017

Infrastructure Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has identified 100 projects and initiatives as national priorities...Read more

NSW needs procurement reforms enacted quickly

On March 6, 2017

Industry has welcomed the report tabled today from the Inquiry into the Procurement of Government Infrastructure Projects by Alister Henskens...Read more

Watpac finalises contract for Herston Quarter construction works

On March 6, 2017

Watpac Limited (‘Watpac’ or ‘Group’) today announced it has been awarded a contract for $325 million by Australian Unity to deliver a number ...Read more

Breaking ground on Queensland’s solar boom

On March 3, 2017

Kidston:Work has commenced on the $126 million Kidston Solar Project in North Queensland, the first solar farm to begin construction under th...Read more

Parklands Village emerges as a riot of colour

On March 2, 2017

The Gold Coast’s Parklands redevelopment is emerging in a blaze of colour, with developer Grocon well advanced in creating the new 29-hectare...Read more

Construction is underway at Grocon's $40 million Greenwich Fairfield Apartments

On March 1, 2017

Construction has commenced on Grocon’s $40 million Greenwich Fairfield project in Melbourne’s inner-suburban Fairfield. The official start o...Read more

Charlton to Kingsthorpe highway upgrade to start

On March 1, 2017

Construction of the $160 million Warrego Highway Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 project between Charlton and Kingsthorpe will begin s...Read more

New coal mine takes key step forward

On February 28, 2017

Queensland’s latest coal mine proposal - the $1 billion Olive Downs mine near Moranbah - is a step closer after been given coordinated projec...Read more

Future-proofing mine site infrastructure

On February 27, 2017

Although Australia’s mining investment boom may be slowing down, production levels are not. During the construction boom, new mining assets w...Read more

$13 billion tourism investment pipeline in Queensland to deliver jobs

On February 27, 2017

Strong investor confidence in Queensland’s tourism potential has seen the State’s tourism infrastructure pipeline increase to $13 billion in ...Read more

Dwelling approvals fall in December

On February 10, 2017

The number of dwellings approved fell 2.5 per cent in December 2016, in trend terms, and has fallen for seven consecutive months, according t...Read more

Eco Logical Australia Joins Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company

On February 6, 2017

Coffey is pleased to welcome Eco Logical Australia (ELA), a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, to the Tetra Tech family. “ELA provides inno...Read more

Drone Technology aiding Legacy Mine Remediation

On February 3, 2017

Drone technology is now being used to inspect Legacy Mine sites in the Northern Territory. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken V...Read more

Approval for Yeelirrie uranium project

On January 23, 2017

The Liberal National Government has granted environmental approval for Cameco's Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to 17 strict conditions.Read more

Dwelling approvals fall in November

On January 16, 2017

The number of dwellings approved fell 2.9 per cent in November 2016, in trend terms, and has fallen for six months, according to data release...Read more

New appointments for the MRA

On December 13, 2016

Planning Minister Donna Faragher has today welcomed Paul Lakey and Mayor Jo Dawkins to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board, for th...Read more

New funding for roads in Northern Australia

On October 28, 2016

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is developing Northern Australia and improving the economic outlook with priority road upgrades announced today.Read more

Continued strength in dwelling approvals

On October 10, 2016

The number of dwellings approved, in trend terms, rose 0.6 per cent in August 2016 and has risen for nine months, according to data released ...Read more

Funding to support vital Western Australian roads under the Northern Australia Roads Programme

On September 28, 2016

More than $360 million is being rolled out for new road upgrade projects in northern Australia, with almost $90 million being invested in the...Read more

Delivering on our Fracking Moratorium election commitment

On September 19, 2016

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today delivered on a key election commitment by announcing a moratorium and independent scientific inquiry into...Read more

Health Headquarters moves to select tender process

On August 22, 2016

Hundreds of construction jobs will be created in Darwin and Palmerston with the Northern Territory Government proceeding with a select tender...Read more

New Director General of Transport appointed

On August 22, 2016

Transport Minister Dean Nalder has announced the newly appointed Director General of the Department of Transport, Richard Sellers, will take ...Read more

Preferred proponent selected for Darwin ship lift

On August 19, 2016

The Northern Territory Government will contribute up to $100 million towards a ship-lift facility at East Arm that will position Darwin as th...Read more

Laing O'Rourke secures another major project in the Top End

On August 12, 2016

Laing O’Rourke has secured another major Defence project being confirmed as managing contractor for the Planning Phase of the Larrakeyah Rede...Read more


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