WA to fast track major projects, minimise tendering costs

New measures to minimise the cost of tendering and maximise the spread of work for small and medium construction contractors are expected to bring forward more than 1000 local jobs and 24 projects.

Final boring machines launched on Metro Tunnel Project

The final two tunnel boring machines have been launched to continue progress on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.

Tenders to be called for Charles Darwin University City Campus construction

Early works will begin soon on the new Charles Darwin University City Campus with tenders expected to be issued to shortlisted contractors soon.

Contractors sought to build METRONET’s Lakelands Station

Contractors have been invited to submit a Request for Proposal to deliver METRONET’s Lakelands Station, as part of the Western Australian Government’s early contract involvement process.

Site safety initiative targets worker engagement at ground level

A new national safety initiative called the Site Safety Alliance aims to make it easier, faster and more cost-effective to engage workers in a culture of safety.

Detailed design tenders open for Darwin art gallery

Tenders are now open to deliver a detailed design for a new art gallery at the State Square Precinct in Darwin’s CBD.

Trimble launches next generation of paving control for asphalt pavers

Trimble has launched an automatic screed control system to improve the accuracy and productivity in applications of asphalt paving.

Tenders open for works on last stage of North-South Corridor

A tender has been released to engage geotechnical experts for investigation works on on the final 10.5 kilometres of South Australia’s North-South Corridor project.

Agreement locks in construction of Queensland’s largest solar farm

A landmark power purchase agreement will allow for the construction of Australia’s largest solar farm, the $570 million Western Downs Green Power Hub in south east Queensland.

Proposed $2.9B Urannah Dam declared coordinated project

Queensland’s Coordinator-General has declared the proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam a coordinated project, which has the potential to create up to 1200 construction jobs.

Construction index sees sharpest ever fall

The Australian Performance of Construction Index has dropped by 16.3 points to 21.6 in April, the weakest overall performance of the construction industry since the survey began in September 2005.

Mirvac lodges planning application for new Melbourne office tower

Mirvac Group has lodged a planning application to build a 31-storey office tower at 383 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.