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How drones are changing mining

On April 27, 2017

They’re performing with Lady Gaga at the Superbowl and taking over toy store shelves; drones are becoming ubiquitous. Our trials suggest they...Read more

Feasibility Study into second Darwin LNG Train

On April 27, 2017

The Territory Labor Government will contribute $250,000 towards a feasibility study into the potential expansion of ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Li...Read more

New lanes to ease congestion on the Deagon Deviation

On April 27, 2017

A key milestone has been reached on the $1.14 billion Gateway Upgrade North project, with the opening of two new southbound lanes along the D...Read more

Stage 3 alignment for the Cairns Southern Access Corridor on the Bruce Highway released

On April 26, 2017

The preferred alignment for the 10 kilometre duplication of the Bruce Highway between Edmonton and Gordonvale has been released, paving the w...Read more

Cruise ship terminal plan steams ahead

On April 13, 2017

Plans for a new mega-cruise ship terminal near the mouth of the Brisbane River have progressed, with stakeholders reaching in-principle agree...Read more

Boundary Road Interchange Upgrade project – new bridge opened ahead of schedule

On April 12, 2017

BMD Constructions has successfully opened the new Boundary Road Bridge over the Bruce Highway at Narangba, ahead of schedule. This is a key t...Read more

Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway

On April 6, 2017

Coffey has been selected by Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (FHSW JV) as the provider for the primary geotechnical testing package o...Read more

$190 Million Project Awarded Major Project Status

On April 4, 2017

More than 650 construction and operations jobs could be created following the awarding of Major Project Status to KGL Resources Limited’s $19...Read more

PDR Engineers Joins SMEC in Milestone Acquisition

On March 31, 2017

On 27 March 2017, PDR Engineers (PDR) joined SMEC, enhancing PDR’s engineering capabilities and strengthening SMEC’s presence in northern Aus...Read more

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

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

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

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

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


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