Hickory to start early on $280m Victoria and Vine

Following another sellout and $150m backing from the ANZ, the Gurner Victoria & Vine development in East Melbourne is set to commence construction 9 months early. The 5100sqm site includes...

Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe. Level 4, 575 Bourke Street,...

WA Industrial Relations Commission

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Fairwork Commission

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Northern & Southern Roads Tenders Terminated

In a move that will be welcomed by some but devastate others, the Victorian State Government has pulled the Northern and Southern Suburban Roads Upgrade Tenders. The tender process was...

Industry on notice in scaffolding blitz

Safework NSW is conducting a safety blitz on scaffolding in construction following a number of incidents including 3 fatalities in 2020. The blitz has already resulted in more than 800...

High-Risk-High-Touch

Because staff approach challenging circumstances with varying degrees of success due to their personality, coping mechanisms and current demands, there will be a bell-curve of response within organisations to COVID-19....

Tenders out for $750m Fishmarket Project

The tender process is now underway for the $750m redevelopment of the Sydney fishmarket at Blackwattle Bay. The major development will deliver over 4700sqm of open public space and seeks...

Worksafe Victoria Reports Fatal Fall From Ladder

Worksafe is reporting a fatal fall from a ladder on Monday morning in North East Victoria. The worker, aged in his 60’s, fell from the ladder whilst installing skylights. This...

ADCO notches up a win in tough times

ADCO is pleased to have been awarded the Design & Construct contract to redevelop the existing Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, creating the Caritas Christi Hospice...

Grid Issues Continue to Drag on Renewables

Tilt Renewables has announced that its $650m Dundonnell wind farm is only running at 30% capacity due to issues with grid connection. The Western Victoria facility was certified in 2018...

Hickory Appointed on $440m Aspire Development

ICD Property has appointed Hickory to develop its 65 story Aspire tower in King St Melbourne. The project will deliver 594 apartments in a market that has seen a significant...

Australian Building and Construction Commission

The purpose of the ABCC is to uphold the law and change behaviour to make the building and construction industry fair, efficient and productive. We achieve this through our strategic...

The Race Is On For Morley-Ellenbrook

The $863m Morely-Ellenbrook section of the Perth MetroNet is now down to a two-horse race. Ellenbrook Alliance (CPB Contractors and Downer EDI) and MELconnx Consortium (Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction) are...

Down to 3 on Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West is getting closer with the field of tenders shortlisted to 3. The $6.4Bn extension to the Metro program is expected to create 10000 direct jobs and 70,000...

Sirius Building Plans Unveiled

The Sirius public housing building has been called many things over the years but rarely beautiful. The $150m sale in 2019 led to much public debate about the appropriate development...

Kane Constructions adds $95m to the Pipeline

Hot on the heels of winning the $6-$10m Woodhouse Warehouse development in Darra (QLD), Kane Constructions has confirmed it has won the $95m Stage 2 of the Northern Hospital expansion...

Icon turns first sod on Australia’s first liquid hydrogen facility

Icon has announced the turning of the first sod on Victoria’s Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project. Launched by State Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas along with Kawasaki Heavy...

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The hawks are circling as BGC sale enters final stages

The AFR is today reporting that the sale process of BGC Contracting is entering its final stages with a number of parties involved in due diligence. Macquarie Capital is reportedly hosting...

ADCO gets underway at Osborne Park

ADCO constructions has commenced work on the $15m Rehabilitation and Neonatal Nursery project at Osborne Park Hospital in North Perth. The project will refurbish and expand on the existing facility...

Woodside to Shelve the Shelf

There are reports today that Woodside will postpone making any decisions relating to its $47Bn development pipeline in the NorthWest given uncertainty around oil and gas prices. The energy major...

NSW’s Big Build – $4.3Bn of Work

Like most states, NSW is looking to fast-track ‘shovel-ready’ projects to aid in the COVID19 recovery. Until now, most of these numbers have lacked detail but the government has now...

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Restrictions start to bite in Victoria

Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria have had a major impact on the construction sector with up to 13,000 jobs lost in the sector between July and August. Stage 4 includes...

HSA Group wins $481m Bruce Hwy Stage 3

HSA Group (John Holland, AECOM, Seymour Whyte) have today been announced as the winners of the $481m Stage 3 of the Bruce Hwy Upgrade Project in North Queensland. The Edmonton...

Jaybro

Online provider of a broad range of Civil and Building Safety Equipment Supplies. Everything from PPE, barriers and mesh, fencing and supplies. Website: https://www.jaybro.com.au/

Lendlease gets the green light on $1.2Bn Tower

Lendlease has announced that it has secured approval for its $1.2Bn tower to be developed above the new Victoria Cross metro station. The 42 storey tower will mix premium office...

Multiple Falls on Worksites in Sydney

In a horrible day for worksite incidents multiple falling incidents have resulted in a workers death in Sydney. The man in his 60’s was working on a tree before suffering...

Probuild sale blocked by Fed

Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) the South-African owned constructor has announced that the proposed sale of its Australian building arm Probuild has been blocked based on national security risks. The...

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

The Commission is an independent tribunal established to conciliate and arbitrate industrial matters in the State of Queensland. It is a court of record. Under current legislation, it derives its...

CIMIC Cleans-up in Christmas Rush

Christmas has come early for constructor CIMIC with over $570m in contracts awarded in the lead-up to the traditional break. Subsidiary CPB has been confirmed on the $423m Metronet as...

Residential Apartment Building Act to go live

September 1st 2020 sees the new Residential Apartment Buildings Act take effect in NSW. Drafted in the wake of the structural building issues identified in 2018/19 the Act is the...

ADCO to deliver $55m Leisure Centre

ADCO has been awarded the $55m contract to deliver the new St Albans leisure centre. The project includes the demolition of the existing facility and construction of a new health...

Worksafe Vic brings charges over crane incident

Worksafe Victoria has charged construction company Alliance CG and Clark Cranes with two and three offences respectively following a September 2018 incident that resulted in the death of a 48...

CPB locks in $128m in contracts

CPB Contractors has announced it has been awarded two contracts for mining and water projects in WA and QLD. The first is the construction of concrete and earthworks for a...
What’s driving margins in Construction?

What’s driving margins in Construction?

In the latest edition of the quarterly we take a look at what is happening with margins in the construction industry. Margins have been significantly impacted over the past 3...

Civmec to deliver $12.5m Submarine Rescue Facility

WA contractor Civmec has been awarded the contract to build the new $12.5m Submarine Rescue Facility for the ADF. The new development, located on a 1 hectare site, includes a...

Projects in limbo as Ralan group appoints adminstrators

Billions of dollars of apartment developments on the East Coast are in doubt after Sydney developer Ralan Group entered administration. The groups signature project – the $1.4Bn Ruby Collection on...

Workplace Manslaughter Laws Come In To Effect July 1

New workplace manslaughter legislation comes into effect in Victoria on 1st July. The new laws include a massive increase in fines for negligence that results in death and injury along...

Onsite Rental Group Goes Back to Market

Major equipment rental supplier Onsite Rental Group is going back to market looking for some fresh cash. Following a failed IPO in 2019, debt-for-equity swap in 2017 and a number...

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We’re exhibiting at the Roads & Traffic Expo in Melbourne on 17th-18th September! Our Director Rosemary Tilley will be presenting a talk: Increasing the wellbeing of people in the construction...

Incidents Remind of Need for Workplace Safety

2 Incidents on construction sites in Melbourne today are a timely reminder that even as we focus on social-distancing and virus control, workplace safety is still a major concern. A...

Mascot Towers Evacuated – Opal 2.0?

Fears of a repeat of the Opal Tower fiasco are growing after emergency services evacuate 100 apartments in the Mascot Towers complex in Sydney South. Fire and Police services attended the scene after reports of 'movement' in the basement levels. Police noted that they had no reason to fear any immediate risk to public safety and were conducting the evacuations as a precaution.

It’s not boring in Melbourne

With tunneling work on the Westgate Alternative Tunnel continuing to be on hold due to soil contamination, news today that the Metro Tunnel has ground to a halt too has...

ADCO gets to work on $80m Wantirna Aged Care

ADCO Constructions has commenced work on the $80 Wantirna Aged Care Facility. Located on Mountain Hwy, the project will deliver an additional 120 single-room accommodation places for aged care in...

Housing Industry Association (HIA)

Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the official body of Australia’s home building industry. HIA supports members, helps the residential housing industry speak with a united voice, and promotes industry standards....

NRW Acquires 100% of BGC Contracting

After a long courtship, NRW has confirmed that it has acquired 100% of BGC Contracting (excluding the building arm). The deal was done on an equity value of $116.4m with...

Wet Weather on the Jobsite – Are you Prepared?

As the cold and rain sets in, Worksafe Victoria has released a timely reminder of the hazards wet weather can bring to construction sites. Along with slippery surfaces and flood mitigation, site inspections should also identify risks such as waterlogged ground that could pose a hazard to mobile plant.

The Construction Industry Gets a Winter Chill

There is no doubt that the Construction Industry and its suppliers have felt a winter chill of late with many reporting poor revenues and frustrating delays. One needs to look...

Construction Advisor Launches Industry Insights Monthly

Construction Advisor is pleased to announce the launch of our new monthly report Industry Insights. Each month, we bring you all of the latest news, data and trends as well...

Could NE Link be put on ice?

Calls are growing in the current climate for the Andrews government to pause plans for the North-East Link Project. Already subject to court challenges by multiple councils, the project is...

New Directory for Recycled Building Products

Sustainability Victoria has this month launched a new online directory of suppliers offering recycled products for use in building and infrastructure. The directory is open to both suppliers and purchasers...
Who’s Building Australia?

Who’s Building Australia?

On the back of the news that the Federal Government blocked the sale of Probuild to Chinese buyers citing national security concerns, we thought we’d have a look at who...

$562m Frankston Hospital Another Step Closer

The $562m Frankston Hospital Redevelopment is progressing with an Industry Briefing announced for 10am on 25th March. Registrations to attend the briefing must be lodged by 5pm Monday 16th March...

Lendlease sold – Acciona takes the ‘good bits’

Spanish construction giant Acciona have today confirmed that they will acquire the engineering arm of Lendlease which has been on the market for some time now. Excluded from the deal...

Worker Dies After Crane Load Fails

A worker aged in his 50’s has passed away suddenly after a crane load fell unexpectedly on a site at Rozelle. A marine site at James Craig Rd was swiftly...

This pandemic has caused rough seas for employees

“With the arrival of COVID-19, the safe, stable ship I was sailing in just self-destructed, and I am left flailing amid the wreckage in a dark and stormy sea with...

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Icon shaking up the mid-tiers with $50m project win

Icon is muscling in on Kane Constructions territory with a $50m project win to deliver Deakin University’s new student accommodation at its Waurn Ponds campus. The interest is unsurprising given...

Field narrows to 4 for 555 Collins St

Charter Halls 555 Collins St development has shortlisted four usual suspects in the race to win the construction contract – Lendlease, Multiplex, ProBuild and CPB. The twin towers will be...

Education Is Going Vertical In Docklands

Work has commenced on the $58m Docklands Primary School with an expanded scope after the State Government announced a $10m kindergarten will be included in the plans. The school is...

CIMIC Results

CIMIC Group has announced a remarkably unremarkable set of results with 1Q NPAT of $166m on Revenue of $3.3Bn. Revenues were largely stable compared with $3.4Bn in 1Q19. Despite the...

NSW Appoints David Chandler As Inaugural Building Commissioner

NSW has appointed industry veteran David Chandler as the inaugural building commissioner in the first step to addressing the public’s concerns with the industry. Mr Chandler is an Adjunct Professor...
There’s an app for that – stock management made easy

There’s an app for that – stock management made easy

There truly is an app for everything – we’ve come across a new application called countthings. It sounds simple, but this app can analyse a picture or video and count...

ADCO wins $90m Group Flight Training Centre

ADCO has today been announced as the successful bidder for the new Qantas flight training facility to be built at Kingsford Smith Airport (Sydney). The facility will include a range...

Spoils to be shared on $679m Cranbourne Line

The Level Crossing Removal project has awarded the $679m Cranbourne Line Duplication package to two alliances. The first alliance (McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains) will deliver the...

Bridge Collapse Has Engineers Scratching Their Heads

A footbridge between Westralia Square and the Alluvion building collapsed on Monday afternoon. Luckily, cracks were noticed in the morning and the structure was blocked to pedestrians before the busy...

Steel war brewing in South West Victoria

Unions and local turbine manufacturers are in uproar as a multinational wind farm developer has chosen (cheaper) imported steel to supply the construction of the 218MW Ryan Corner wind farm....

Genex confirms $175m funding to finance Jemalong Solar

Genex Power Ltd has announced it has secured funding of $175m to finance the construction of its 50MW Jemalong Solar project in NSW. Included in the deal is the refinancing...

Who’s missing in the construction project org chart?

There is usually one role missing from an Organisation Chart which is central to achieving Project Objectives. Its missing because it’s never properly designated in the way specific roles such...

Downer’s Reconophalt Receives NSW EPA Accreditation

Downer Group has confirmed that its Reconophalt asphalt alternative product has received accreditation from NSW EPA. The product uses a high content of recycled materials ranging from soft plastics, toner...

Watpac to build $200m Geelong Civic Center

Watpac has been appointed to deliver the Quintessential Equity backed Geelong Civic Center development. The project includes 2 towers one of which will be used to centralise the Geelong council...

ETU Apprentice of the year: Hannah Watts

ETU Apprentice of the Year stands out in a line-up of strong tradeswomen 17 November 2020 Hannah Watts has been crowned the 2020 ETU Apprentice of the Year, in an...

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$1Bn project approved for Fishermans Bend

Another COVID-recession breaker project has been approved for Fishermans Bend with the new 3 tower Gurner development at Montague Street given the green light. The $1Bn development will include 700...

CIMIC Starts 2020 with a win

CIMIC has started the new decade in much the same way it ended the last winning $180m in mining services contracts. Subsidiary UGL has been named as the successful party...

RPA awards $236m package to CPB

South Australia has awarded three projects on the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta development to CIMIC contractor CPB. The works include the: Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication, Port Wakefield Overpass...
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Office Etiquette Etiquette is not a commonly-used word these days and may become a scarce commodity in a world where parents, who are normally the teachers of good manners, are...

Thiess Locks in $2.5Bn 5-year Contract

CIMIC contractor Thiess has announced that it has been awarded a 5 year mining operations contract at Jellinbah Group’s Lake Vermont Coal Mine in Queensland. The contract is worth approx....

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Stage 4 Lockdown Confirmed To Hit Construction

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has today announced the shutdown measures that will apply to business in the state under Stage 4 Lockdown. For the first time, construction has not escaped...

Town Squares on the agenda in Sydney/Adelaide

As news filters through that Adelaide’s Central Market precinct is in line for a $400m redevelopment, another piece has fallen into place in Sydney’s plans for its own town square....

Submissions open for review of dangerous goods act

Submissions are now open for the Victorian State Government review of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 with serious implications for the construction industry and its suppliers. The statement headline reads:...

Coates Hire CEO Gone

Coates Hire CEO Jeff Fraser has been shown the door after a relatively short stint in the job – taking over in 2016. He oversaw major transformation as the company...

Tenders now open for $150m Walkerston Bypass

Tenders are now open for the $150m Walkerston Bypass project between the Bruce Hwy and the Peak Downs Hwy.  A designated vehicle route for B-double and other heavy vehicles, the...

North-East Link Early Works Package Awarded

Just when you thought that CIMIC’s pipeline was bursting at the seams – the $195m early works package for the North East Link has been awarded to CIMIC company CPB...

Another Structural Failure Sends Residents Fleeing

Residents of the Green Trees Estate in Ashfield (Inner-West Sydney) were sent out into the cold overnight as the building began cracking and residents reported “popping” noises. Even more startling,...

Lendlease announced as main works contractor on $720m Randwick Campus Development

Lendlease has announced that it has been awarded the main works package on the $720m Randwick Campus hospital redevelopment. Early works commenced in October 2018 with peak construction expected in...

$346m in School Spending for the Sunshine State

In its COVID19 recovery plan, the Palaszczuk State Government has announced $346m in funding to build 4 new schools in Queensland. The facilities include 3 Primary Schools (Caloundra South, North...

CPB seems to have the midas touch with $158 Rail project in Sunbury

Adding yet another tick to the CPB pipeline, the company has confirmed the $158m Sunbury rail line upgrade to its books. The contract is an extension to the stage 1...

Apartment building gets a boost as Liberty-One breaks ground

The $210m Liberty One Tower development in Footscray, Victoria, has finally got underway after legal conflict between developer (Bensons) and financier (Atlas) was resolved. The 359 apartment, 25 level development...

Hansen Yunken Complete Early Works In Shep

Hansen Yunken have announced that early works and demolition is now complete on the $119m Greater Sepparton Secondary College project. The construction phase is now set to begin with the...
New Safety Marketplace Launches in Australia

New Safety Marketplace Launches in Australia

A new online marketplace for safety equipment and supplies has launched this week hosting products as diverse as steel-capped boots, fire extinguishers to signs and tape. The site facilitates onsite...

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Verve Constructions Joins List of Struggling Builders

Following the collapse of apartment builders Ralan Group and Stellar in 2019 another scalp has been taken in Melbourne based developer Verve Constructions. Verve was currently in various stages of...

UoN Building 1 to get underway

Hansen Yunken are set to get underway on the $25m building 1 of the University of Newcastle’s Honeysuckle campus. The new innovation hub and creative industries school building is a...

Bluescope Back On Track

In welcome news for the local building industry which has been sweating on disrupted supply chains and falling material stock, Bluescope Steel has announced that its China operations are back...

VIC Gov Announces Skyrail 2.0 and the natives are restless

The State Government today announced its plans for the Kooyong and Coburg level crossing removal projects and not everyone is happy. Both projects will be delivered as elevated 'skyrail' with works to commence shortly.

$3.3bn plan for Industrial Park

MAB Corporation has unveiled its plans for the area surrounding Melbourne’s second airport Avalon (near Geelong). The site, 255-275 Avalon Road, covers 780 hectares and needs to be rezoned from...

The skyline keeps getting higher in Melbourne

Just as Multiplex’s 108 has topped-out a new challenger is on the way for bragging rights to Melbourne’s tallest building. Beulah International has won council approval for its ‘Green Spine’...

Woodside shelves expansions on Covid19 and oil price

Energy major Woodside has announced that it has deferred up to $50Bn in in expansion plans amid the market turmoil. Key projects put on ice include the $17Bn Scarborough and...

Metronet looks local for $46m assembly and maintenance facility

The Perth Metronet Project has announced that work is now underway on the $46m multi-functional assembly and maintenance facility. Local contractor FIRM Construction has been awarded the project along with...

RFP’s open for long awaited $576m project

It’s been a long time coming, but RFP’s are now open for the $576m Bridgewater Bridge Project. Tenders will be shortlisted before the end of 2020 with the D&C contract...

Infrastructure SA Set To Deliver $8.8Bn In Projects

The Marshall Government in South Australia has announced plans to deliver $12.9Bn in infrastructure spending including $8.8Bn in near-term projects over 4 years. It is a welcome boost to the...

Confusion Reigns For Tradies in Stage 4

As Victoria enters Stage 4 COVID19 restrictions, confusion abounds with mixed messages and how businesses need to adapt to adhere to the rules. According to the DHHS website (link here):...

Fatal Construction Incident At Curtin University

In tragic circumstances a glass roof under construction at the Curtin University Bentley campus has collapsed today leading to the death of a worker. The 23 year old apprentice has...

What downturn? Shell green-lights $10Bn Arrow

In welcome news, Shell has confirmed that thunder-birds are go… sorry, Arrow Energy is a go. The JV between Shell and Petro-China has confirmed that the CSG field, expected to...

ACCIONA Green-lights MacIntyre

Call it a fresh breeze, call it a ray of sunshine, but Acciona has put pen to paper on the $1.96Bn MacIntyre wind farm. With a capacity of around 1,000MW,...

Work Commences on Howard Smith Redevelopment

Fitzgerald Constructions has been awarded the contract by Brisbane City Council to construct a new ferry terminal to service the revitalised Howard Smith Wharves precinct. The new terminal will initially...

Flagship announces winner of $85m project in Adelaide

Flagship Property Holdings has awarded its $85m Woods Bagot designed apartment project in Adelaide to builder Maxcon. The ‘Penny Place’ project is a 24 story development expected to be delivered...

GPT Settles on Preferred Design for Cockle Bay

GPT Group and AMP Capital have selected their preferred design for the $650m Cockle Bay retail and office development. Following a competitive tender, the Hening Larsen design incorporating offices, retail...

Multiplex wins $360m D&C contract in Perth

Multiplex has confirmed that it has been awarded the $360m D&C contract for Chevron’s new HQ in Elizabeth Quay, Perth. The 29 story tower has been designed by Hassell and...

Gas to flow in Victoria from 2021

The Victorian State Government today announced that it will roll-back bans on onshore gas exploration from 2021 angering some environmental groups. The ban on fracking and Coal Seam Gas (CSG)...

Probuild turns dirt on 1000 LaTrobe

Probuild has turned the first sod on Poly’s office tower development at 1000 La Trobe St Melbourne. The $500m office tower is opposite Marvel Stadium and will consist of 40,000...

Crane Driver Rescued After Fall

A crane driver was rescued this morning after an apparent slip and fall of roughly 2m inside the access structure of the machine. The driver, in his 60s, suffered head...

UGL Books Another $180m in Contracts

CIMIC subsidiary UGL has announced that it has been awarded roughly $180m in oil & gas, maintenance and turn-around works nationally. The contracts include: GLNG Ops Pty Ltd Curtis Island...

Victorian Government to Fund Cladding Rectification

The Victorian State Government is today announcing the establishment of the Cladding Safety Victoria Authority which will oversee the rectification of flammable cladding covered buildings (including privately owned). The authority...

Atlas picks MACA for $38m contract

Atlas Iron has awarded a $38m contract to MACA to deliver road upgrades at its Corunna Downs site in the Pilbara. The project includes upgrades to 22km of public road...

Melbourne Business School Looks to $150m Expansion

Melbourne Business School has announced plans to develop a $150m 12 story tower in Carlton to expand its existing facilities. The new tower would include: a cafe, shops, event spaces...

Lendlease America Launches H3 Wellness Hubs to challenge Chem toilets

Lendlease America has launched its new H3 Wellness hubs to service vertical worksites. The ‘hubs’ are designed to connect directly to sanitation, fresh water and electric services on multi-level construction...

The race is on for Melbourne’s Airport Rail Link

The State Government has finally confirmed its plans for the long awaited Airport Rail link in Melbourne. The plans are for the link to run above ground through Sunshine and...

Is The Sun Setting On The Winds Of Change In Renewables?

The AFR is today questioning the future of the renewables development pipeline as increased capacity placed downward pressure on wholesale prices. Solar in particular provided >30% of midday power on...

$570m Western Downs Given the Green Light

Neoen’s $570m Western Downs project is finally on the way after delays in the back half of 2019 reaching financial close. The project will have a capacity of 460-480MW with...

How Green is Green Energy?

Here at Construction Advisor we’re great supporters of renewable energy generation and the transition to a low-emissions economy so a recent article from Bloomberg surprised us. The article states that, in America,...

CIMIC Awarded $900m RIS Package on Cross River Rail

CPB & UGL have today announced they have been awarded the $900m RIS (Rail Integration and Systems) package on the Cross River Rail Project. The companies are part of the...

BMD Picks Up Another $163m Piece of the Bruce

BMD Constructions has been awarded the $163.3m package to deliver the Deception Bay Rd interchange as part of the Bruce Hwy Upgrade Project. The package includes 2 new parallel bridges...

Westgate Tunnel Project Sinking…

Project owner Transurban has this morning advised the ASX that JV contractors CPB and John Holland are seeking to terminate their contract to build the Westgate Tunnel Project. The project...

Seymour Whyte Locks Away Package C on the Pacific

Contractor Seymour Whyte has been awarded package C of the Pacific Motorway Project – Varsity Lakes to Tugun on the Gold Coast. The 5km stretch is the final piece of...

FMG turns first sod on Eliwana

In a welcome announcement in WA, Fortesque Metals Group has announced the turning of the first sod on its Eliwana project. The $1.7Bn iron ore mine will require up to...

Is the infrastructure boom already over or just getting started?

Data produced by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia is warning of a slump in infrastructure approvals during the pandemic. The report suggests that only $6.7Bn in projects have been approved in the...

ADCO turns dirt on $73m Geraldton Health

ADCO has this week turned the first sod on the Forward Works Package on the $73m Geraldton Health Campus Redevelopment Project. The redevelopment of the Geraldton Health Campus includes: an...

$551m Beerburrum to Nambour D&C Tenders Open

The D&C tender for the $550.8m Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade is now open. The upgrade to the 40km line will improve services to the growing Sunshine Coast region and...

EPA NSW Launches Asbestos Week

It may be aimed more at DYI’ers and home renovators, but the risk and danger is just as applicable to more established builders. Asbestos remains a major hazard on building...

Western Roads Upgrade In Doubt As Contractor Goes Under

The Vic Government Western Roads Upgrade Project is under a cloud as key subcontractor Civilink pulled the pin in August owing creditors over $13m. The head contractor, WBHO, has admitted that...

North South Corridor to get $252m

The South Australian budget will today announce $252m in funding for the final 10.5k section of the North-South Corridor project. The whole project will cost more than $5bn with the...

Like a gust of fresh breeze, Iberdrola announces $500m wind farm

As the industry continues to grapple with commercial and legal challenges with approvals and planning plunging, the announcement of a new $500m greenfield solar/wind hybrid project near Adelaide is welcome...

What does the future hold for construction in a Covid19 world?

The construction industry is bracing for what the future may hold as social restrictions expand in the effort to fight the coronavirus spread. In the early days of the virus...

McCosker and Lendlease win $352m Rookwood Weir Contract

Queensland contractor McCosker and Lendlease Engineering have been awarded the $352m contract to develop the Rookwood Weir Project. The pair are currently issuing tenders for materials, camp facilities, plant and...

CPB Wins Nepean Hospital $379m Stage 1

Hot on the heels of Lendlease being awarded the Randwick Campus Upgrade, CPB has been announced as the winning bidder on the NSW Nepean Hospital Stage 1 Redevelopment. The $379m...

Adbri downbeat on prospects

Construction Materials Supplier Adelaide Brighton has delivered its 2019 results largely in line with market expectations but flagged concerns for the near term. Revenues were down 7% year on year...

McConnell Dowell enters ECI with BMA

McConnell Dowell has confirmed that it has signed an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contract with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). The works focus on the Hay Point Coal Terminal in MacKay...

Will $6.2b be enough to fix the problem? And, who’s going to pay?

A CFMMEU commissioned report this week has put a price-tag of $6.2b on fixing the building industries ongoing flammable cladding and structural defects issues. This number is ‘conservative’ as it...

Chadstone to expand again

Chadstone Shopping Centre owners Vicinity Centres has announced a new round of investment in the site following the opening of the landmark hotel development in 2019. A further $685m will...

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Fatal fall on construction site in Liverpool

news.com.au is reporting that a 52 year old worker has died today following a fall on a construction site in Liverpool (West Sydney). The fall was reportedly from a height...

Is the construction industry on the cusp of a legal storm?

Fears are growing in the construction industry that a surge of liquidated damages claims may arise on the back of projects delayed by Covid restrictions in 2020. To date, this...

Multiplex gets the green light on SPIRE

Multiplex has been announced as the winner of the $500m SPIRE Canberra Hospital project. Multiplex beat out Lendlease in the final round of tendering and is expected to commence construction...

Preparing for the second wave

As Australia continues to navigate our way through the pandemic, many are wary of a ‘second-wave’ of infections particularly with ongoing community transmission in Victoria. The industry has been fortunate...

ADCO wins $65m mixed use development south of Newcastle

Spotlight Retail Group has awarded the $65m mixed use development at its Pacific Highway site south of Newcastle. The development includes a carpark and 3 buildings across 80,000m2. Key tenants...

McConnell Dowell Decmil JV wins Mordialloc bypass major works

The McConnell Dowell Decmil JV has today been confirmed as the winner of the $375m Mordialloc Freeway project. With early works already underway, the project is expected to be complete...

Is AEMO pulling the plug on solar in VIC?

In a sector that has seen its development pipeline slashed on the back of the RCR collapse and uncertainty on policy and commercial terms, news that AEMO has been intervening...

Shell commits to Gangarri Solar

Royal Dutch Shell has committed to its first major solar plant development in Australia with the 120MW Gangarri plant near Wandoan to proceed. The company has declined to put a...

What’s Your Plan B?

Far from sensationalising or doom-saying, we at Construction Advisor have started talking to some of our clients about reasonable preparations for the next few weeks and months in the uncertain...

As Dyldam takes on water, >$1bn in projects in doubt

Western Sydney and Brisbane apartment developer Dyldam is taking on water with reports that the company is struggling with debt as receivers repossess a number of development sites. Problems within...

John Holland Comes Out On Top At Claremont

John Holland has been awarded the $36m contract for the Claremont Station track laying as part of the METRONET project. The turnbacks will be installed by early 2021 with completion...

Covid19 Starts to Disrupt the Supply Chain

As we reported early in February, the coronavirus has started to impact on construction supply chains with everything from structural steel, joinery, facades to finishings and fittings facing delays. The...

$1Bn Housing Project in SE Melbourne

Mirvac has confirmed it will develop the 171 hectare Boral quarry site in Wantirna South. Expected to take up to 10 years to develop, the project could potentially be valued...

Probuild wins $85m Curtin Stage 1

In a welcome announcement for building in Perth after the postponement of the Far East consortium development, Curtin has awarded stage 1 of its development to Probuild. The $85m project...

Boddington to go driverless

Newmont has announced a $150m investment in an autonomous haulage system at its Boddington gold asset. Following in the footsteps of the IO majors, autonomous fleet is increasingly attractive for...

Scaffold Collapse Injures One

A scaffold collapse in Gosford (NSW) has damaged vehicles and reportedly injured a female pedestrian. The incident occurred around 3pm on Wednesday in Gosford’s Mann Street. Safework NSW is currently...

Hansen Yunken Turns Ground at Macksville

Hansen Yunken has announced commencement on the $73m Macksville Hospital Project with a sod-turning ceremony last week. Pre-works had been underway since December 2018 conducted by Acciona Ferrovial JV (PACIFICO)....

Work commences on $89m Toorak Rd Level Crossing Removal

Works are underway on the $89m removal of the Toorak Rd Level Crossing. JV partners Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro have commenced construction of the elevated rail line and are...

Industry Interviews: Commercial & Legal Risk Management

“Attempt to comply with contractual notice periods from the commencement of the project because ” Name: Philip Miles Length of Time in industry: 30 years. Expertise: Chartered QS, Lawyer –...

$350m Innovation Quarter Breaks Ground

Work has commenced on the $350m Western Sydney University/Charter Hall Innovation Quarter project at Westmead.  The mixed use development will see two towers  housing health, education, research and commercial/retail space...

Scaffold Collapse Injures 5

Five workers have been transported to hospital with serious injuries following a scaffold collapse in North Melbourne on Monday. The four-story scaffold on a site in Craigieburn came down at...

Forest Wind Breezing Towards Reality

The Forest Wind renewable project is another step closer to reality with the QLD government giving it a green light. The massive $2Bn project will deliver 226 turbines and significantly...

$76m Mitchell Fwy a 3 horse race

The shortlist for the $76m Mitchell Fwy Southbound upgrade has been narrowed down with 3 runners leading the race. H2H: WBHO Infrastructure, NRW Contracting Highways Construction Mitchell Southbound JV: BMD,...

Built steps up on $400m Liverpool Development

Built has announced that it will take on its largest development to date with the $400m Liverpool Civic Place development in NSW. The four building, mixed-use development will be delivered...

Proposals Open for Welshpool Interchange

Proposals are now being accepted for the Design and Construct contract for the $93m Welshpool Rd Interchange Project. The interchange linking Welshpool Rd and the Leach Hwy has long been...

McConnell Dowell picks up Port Nelson

McConnell Dowell has announced that it has been awarded the $29m expansion of the Port Nelson facility. The project involves extending Main Wharf North by 100m to accommodate larger vessels....

State Govt Threatens to Go-It-Alone on North East Link

The Age is today reporting that State Treasurer Tim Pallas is prepared to walk away from the PPP tender process and have the State Government build the freeway itself. The...

Robotics aren’t necessarily coming to take jobs

A growing swell of engineering investment and design is occurring that promises to ease the burden of construction work on employees – not by taking tasks away but by augmenting...

Will we marvel at the new $225m Marvel?

Marvel Stadium in Melbourne (formerly Docklands Stadium) is set for a major overhaul with a $225m redevelopment now in the works. Early conceptual drawings show a revamped façade, internal facilities...

New heat guidelines for trades in Brisbane

A new policy produced by the CFMMEU and taken up by 140 contractors and subcontractors could see workers in Brisbane stop-work when the thermometer reaches 28C and 75% humidity. The...

Another Equipment Rental Company Up For Grabs

The AFR is today reporting that storage container company Royal Wolf Holdings is back on the market seeking upwards of $300m. Owner GFN Asia Pacific is sounding out PE buyers...

Tenders Open For $460m Logan Hospital

Tenders for the $460m Logan Hospital Expansion Project are now open. The project will deliver additional clinical support areas, ED, mental health, intensive care, coronary care and maternity services. Delivered...

Bosses could be liable for worker wellbeing

The Victorian State Government yesterday introduced new workplace manslaughter laws in a bid to toughen penalties and responsibilities for employers. The new laws will include provisions for deaths attributed to...

BGC gets to work at West Angelas

BGC Contracting has announced that it has been awarded the early bulk earthworks and civil package on Rio’s West Angelas Deposits C&D expansion project. Works include roadways, concrete structures and...

Sparkies see dollar signs in the smoke signals

Last week the Victorian coroner delivered her findings into two deaths from smoke inhalation in an East Geelong fire on 13th September 2018. Her Honour found that the deaths could...

Building Ministers Solve Cladding Crisis… not really

The nations building ministers met in Canberra on Friday to finally provide a solution to the cladding crisis that has plagued the industry for the past 1.5 years. In a...

Richard Crookes to Deliver $350m IQ Westmead

The $350m Innovation Quarter Precinct at Westmead has been awarded to developer Richard Crookes Constructions. The twin tower project is aimed to deliver space for health, research, education and commercial...

As the virus freeze begins to thaw, ‘Winter is Coming’ for construction

After weathering the coronavirus storm relatively well, avoiding the most severe industry restrictions, the short-term future of construction is starting to look bleak. Following a 5.3% fall in construction industry...

Melb Airport Awards T2/3 But Will It Get Built?

Melbourne Airport has awarded the $500m T2/T3 redevelopment contract to constructor Lendlease. The project includes a significant expansion of the T2 footprint adding more retail space, additional lounges and a...

Civilex/Wamarra hit the ground at Chisholm Rd Prison

Civil Contractor Civilex and its subsidiary Wamarra have been awarded subcontractor works on John Hollands $690m Chisholm Rd Prison Project in the greater Geelong region. The new facility adds to...

New Apartment Building Guidelines for VIC

The Victorian State Government has released new development guidelines for apartment building designs. The changes include mandating the provision of communal greenspace, deep soils areas to promote canopy tree growth...

Vaughan Constructions Kicks Off $135m Distribution Centre

Construction has commenced on Woolworths new $135m distribution centre in West Melbourne. Expected to be completed by 2021, the 57,000sqm Truganina site will complement last years $560m automated distribution centre...

$300m hotel development to proceed

Chiodo Corporation has given domestic tourism a big tick confirming its plans to proceed with the $300m Accor Fairmont hotel in Port Douglas. The 253 room hotel is due to...

ADCO gets underway on $33m Brookvale Centre of Excellence

ADCO Constructions has commenced works on the $33m redevelopment of the Brookvale Oval on Sydney’s Northern beaches. The site is the home of the Manly Sea Eagles NRL team and...

Grocon hits the wall

Iconic developer Grocon has announced that it is entering administration. Following weeks of media speculation, the company attributes its decision to a stoush with Infrastructure NSW over its planned development...

Brisbane Airport Ready For Take-off

In an event full of symbolism, Virgin Australia flight VA781 took off from the new Brisbane Airport runway on Sunday marking the practical completion of the $1.1Bn project. First started...

Holiday Inn Express confirmed for Maroochydore

Plans for the $2.1Bn Maroochydore town development march on with the announcement of a new Holiday Inn Express development. The 167 room, 9 level hotel will be open in early...

Directors Penalty Notices – are you vulnerable?

‘Phoenixing’ has long been a concern in commerce with construction particularly synonymous with its use. The practice essentially is winding up a company to avoid paying creditors (including staff entitlements)...

Hazel Bros QLD wins piece of Mt Lindesay Hwy Upgrade

Hazel Bros QLD has today been announced as the winner of the $20m Rosia Rd to Stony Camp Rd section of the Mt Lindesay Hwy upgrade program. The project includes...

Perth Refinery to be shut down

British Petroleum (BP) has announced that it will shut its Kwinana refinery after 65 years of operations. At this point, Kwinana is Australia’s largest refinery operation processing up to 150k...

Fulton Hogan awarded Evans Rd LXRA

The fast-tracking of the Evans Rd level crossing removal project continues with the awarding of a $54m contract to Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains. Closed to traffic since 2005, the...

What is reverse factoring and why you should care

Cash may be king but cash-flow is the lifeblood of business – particularly small business. Payment terms have long been a concern for suppliers as different customers offer settlement on...

Board Dismissed as CRR Enters Construction

The independent board of the Cross-River-Rail project in Brisbane have been dismissed as the project moves from procurement to construction. The move isn’t a surprise as the board was originally...

LendLease Bets on Melbourne Housing Market Rebound

Lendlease has secured 113 hectares near Pakenham in Melbourne’s South East for its new Averley Estate housing development. The $120m deal grows LendLease’s pipeline by around 1500 homes to more...

Tenders open on $121m Spoilbank Marina

The earthworks tender for the $121m Spoilbank Marina development in Port Hedland has now been opened. The project is expected to take 2 years to complete and will include: 4...

Downer wins $200m contract at Goonyella

Downer EDI has confirmed that it has been awarded the $200m contract for overburden removal and mining services at BHP Mitsubishi (BMA) owned Goonyella. The contract extends an existing commercial...

Broad Constructions wins $110m Inner City Secondary

CIMIC Group subsidiary Broad Constructions has been awarded the $110m contract to build the new $110m Inner City Secondary College in Brisbane. Construction on the Dutton Park site is expected...

Built wins $40m ACMI makeover

Built has been announced as the winner of the $40m ACMI redevelopment project in Federation Square, Melbourne. This is the first major rebuild of the facility since it was opened...

Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations ACT

The ACT Work Health and Safety Council (WHS Council) is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The newly constituted WHS Council follows changes to the previous ACT...

Workplace Manslaughter Laws Now In Effect

As of 1st July 2020 new workplace manslaughter laws are now in effect with employers now liable in cases where negligence contributes to a worker dying on the job. Penalties...

Asbestos Concerns Threaten Cross River Rail

The Courier Mail is reporting that the CFMEU is raising concerns about asbestos contamination and handling on the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail project. It reports that photos and video obtained by...

CPB adds $761m Monash Freeway Project to the Pipeline

CPB has won the D&C contract on the Monash Freeway Upgrade valued at $761m. Adding 36km of new lanes and the Beaconsfield interchange, the project is due to begin in...

Thiess secures $1.3B 6 year extension at Curragh

Thiess has announced that it has secured the services contract extension at Curragh mine in Queensland – worth $1.3B over 6 years. Brands Sedgman and UGL will deliver the contract...

Downer Wins $600m Ausnet Contract

Downer EDI has today been announced as the winner of the$600m 5 year maintenance contract for power lines in Victoria. Already a key contractor for Ausnet, this announcement expands the...

COVID19 Support Program

Whilst no-one would deny that the Corona workplace environment is extremely challenging, we should take care not to frame normal human reactions to such challenges as “mental health disorders”. When...

Kane Construction to deliver $57m Australian Museum Reno

Kane Constructions has been awarded the tender to deliver the Australian Museum renovation – dubbed Project Discover. The project will include new display areas, amenities and visitor facilities. With an...

Budgeting/Forecasting? The Quarterly is here… and it’s FREE!

Now in its second year, the Construction Advisor Quarterly is still delivering the best industry insights and best of all this edition is FREE! Project lists, the latest ABS data, forecasts...

Work back underway on Metro Tunnel

Despite failing to reach an agreement with the State Government regarding the reported cost blow-outs on the project, the Cross Yarra Partnership has returned to work this week after shutting...

Audit of Construction Labour Firms Damning

An audit of construction labour firms has returned damning results with 80% breaching rules and 64% underpaying workers. The ABCC was critical of the firms and industry but stopped short...

Orange Hire Pitched to Market

Mid-tier equipment rental company Orange Hire is ringing the bell to test the market for a buyer in a pitch led by Greenstone Partners. AFR reports the company holds a...

VIC, NSW Govts in race to burn the most taxpayer money

The race is tight as news emerges of projections that the Sydney Light Rail project cost has blown-out to $2.9Bn and the Melbourne Metro is already $300m over budget and...

Shares down and dividend scrapped at Adelaide Brighton

One of the largest suppliers of concrete and cement products in the country has announced a second profit downgrade in three months and scrapped its interim dividend leading to its...

Shortlist In For $115m Wonthaggi Hospital

The final 3 bidders have been announced for the $115m Wonthaggi Hospital Development. In the running are seasoned contractors: ADCO Constructions, Kane Constructions and Watpac Constructions. The development will see...

Autodesk launches BuildingConnected in ANZ

Tech giant Autodesk launches global construction tender platform in Australia & New Zealand Autodesk is expanding BuildingConnected into ANZ, the UK and Ireland. The platform has over 1 million construction...

Cars to drive on recycled cars…

Fulton Hogan has this week unveiled the first substantial road surfacing works utilising recycled plastic from scrapped cars. The asphalt alternative is created from plastic car parts that would otherwise...

Westgate Tunnel Soil Issue Bypassed

Sometimes if you can’t kick a goal, you just have to move the posts… The Andrews State Government has announced new rules governing the handling of soil waste from tunneling...

Built turns soil on new Airport Hotel in Melbourne

Built has commenced construction on the new Ibis/Novotel branded hotel servicing terminal 4 at Tullamarine airport. The 464 room development will split the 3 star Ibis and 4 star Novotel...

CPB/Downer preferred for Perth Metronet

NE West Alliance (CPB Contractors and Downer) have been declared as preferred contractors on the Perth Metronet project. The Yanchep extension takes Joonalup north from Bulter to Yanchep and the...

Built wins $450m 60KW Project

Built has been announced as the successful bidder for Charter Hall’s 60 King William St project in Adelaide. The Cox Architecture design includes office space, retail, food and a lifestyle...

Horror Start to September

September has delivered a spate of workplace incidents across the country with a combination of falls, material strikes and machinery incidents resulting in serious injuries and death. On Wednesday a...

Georgiou Goes Hollywood on Stage 2

After delivering the early works for Ramsay Health Care’s Hollywood redevelopment including consulting areas and the mental health unit, Georgiou is now looking forward to the next stage. The $53m...

Victoria bolsters development pipeline with $4Bn in projects

In welcome news for an industry facing uncertain times, the Victorian Government has announced a string of projects around Melbourne this week including: Southbank by Beulah – $2Bn mixed use...

We’ve been busy at Construction Advisor – Check out our recent activity!

Snapshot of recent activities Facilitated workshops including Project Launches, Joint Client/Contractor Forums, Mid-term Health-checks and Lessons Learned Reviews Coached members of senior management in management skills and personal development Implemented...

Newcrest doubles down with $685m Cadia investment

Newcrest has announced a $685m expansion of its Cadia mine in NSW to be delivered in 2 stages. The expansion at the gold and copper asset comes on the back...

Block a lane? Prepare to pay in Victoria

State Roads Minister Jaala Pulford today announced a new “Road Occupation Charge” of between $173-$252 per lane per day for construction companies requiring road closures across 11 municipalities in Victoria....

The Water Is Going To Flow In Central Coast

Seymour Whyte and Spiecapag Australia (JV partners known as VINCI Group) have secured the contract to deliver the 9km pipeline from the Mardi Treatment Plant to Sparks Rd. The pipeline...

Victoria to waive PI requirement for surveyors and inspectors.

In an effort to avoid the feared shutdown of construction as surveyors and inspectors struggle to find professional indemnity insurance in the wake of the flammable cladding crisis and structural...

Road Worker Struck And Injured

A road worker collecting signage in the emergency lane has been struck by a ute on the M1 at Berowra (NSW) this morning. The incident occurred at around 3am when...

Engineers Australia Release 9-point plan

1.       Keep the focus on infrastructure projects Shovel-ready projects are a priority because construction is a labour-intensive sector that, if prioritised, can ameliorate the severe drop in consumer demand caused...

Wagners to supply Cross River Rail

Wagners has been announced as the concrete supplier for the Cross River Rail project. Precast production will commence in late 2020 and run for 9 months with tunneling scheduled to...

Decmil turns the first sod at Albany

Decmil has commenced work on the heavy haulage ring road at Albany in WA. The $175m project is expected to create around 1000 local jobs and be delivered in three...

$500k To Boost Women In Construction

The Victorian State Government will invest $500k over three years to boost the number of women in construction in the state. The money will be spent on a new online...

Worker Dies After Fall on Building Site

A worker aged in his 30’s has died today after falling up to seven stories into a void on a site in Western Sydney. The site is located between Jubilee...

Icon kicks of 2021 with $300m win

Icon has launched 2021 with the successful tender to construct the $300m The Village precinct at the old Amcor Paper Mill site in Alphington, Victoria. The mixed-use site covers 80,000m2 and...

LendLease to Deliver $150m Project in Queensland

LendLease has been announced as the principal contractor on the new $150m Queensland Performing Arts Center (QPAC). Preparatory works will commence in early 2020 with major construction to begin mid-year....

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Major Steel Manufacturer Enters Administration

SA Structural, a significant manufacturer of structural steel has entered administration. The company supplied to mining, infrastructure, non-residential and commercial builders. One major project expected to be impacted is the...

Hansen Yunken gets to work at Lyell McEwin

Following its contract award in February 2020, Builder Hansen Yunken is getting to work on the $58m expansion of the Lyell McEwin Hospital project in Adelaide. The new facilities will...

NSW Government to Provide $3m Relief to Mascot Towers

Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson today announced a $3m package to assist residents of the Mascot Towers building as they enter a second week of uncertainty on what the future holds.

Multiplex Site Shutdown After Positive Test

A Multiplex site in Melbourne has been shutdown following a 12 positive COVID19 cases in the workforce. The ‘Beyonce’ tower project (otherwise known as Premier Tower) on Spencer St in...

CPB win $424m Campbelltown Hospital Stage 2

CPB has been awarded the $424m stage two development of Campbelltown Hospital. Construction is already underway and is expected to be completed by mid- 2023. The development will include a...

Construction & Stage 4 Restrictions

Business Victoria has released its guidelines for the construction industry under Stage 4 restrictions. Along with the already published restrictions around 5 workers per site (small construction) and 25% of...

Industrial Relations Australia (IRV)

Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) is the Government’s lead agency for developing industrial relations policy and initiatives in Victoria. IRV consults with Victoria’s private sector on industrial relations matters. It leads...

Downer Doubles Down on Denny Avenue

Downer Group has been announced as the preferred contractor on both EP&C contracts for the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal Project in Perth. Managed by Metronet, the package includes realigning...

NELA Tender in disarray – Vic Labor in Damage Control

The tender process for the North East Link Project is in disarray after bombshell announcements in the space of 24 hours. On Friday, the CPB led consortium (Onelink) admitted to...

Is industry facing a tidal wave of litigation?

As the industry attempts to digest what stage 4 lockdown restrictions will mean, fears are growing around litigation linked to project delays. There is no doubt that there will be...

Plenary gets the chequered flag on $1.5Bn project

Plenary Group comprising of Multiplex, Honeywell and Compass has been awarded the $1.5Bn contract to build the new Footscray Hospital in Melbourne. The new 500 bed facility will service between...

150 to be retrenched as borer sits idle

Five months on from the discovery of PFAS contaminated soil on the Westgate Tunnel project, the two main tunnel boring machines (TBMs) remain idle with no certain plan for how...
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Defence Awards $135m Shoalwater Bay Package

Works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Facility (80km North of Rockhampton, QLD) originally began in October 2019 but Defence has now released the next package of works. The successful bidder...

Winu ramps up with production scheduled for 2023

Rio has announced that its Winu Copper project is progressing with production planned for 2023. The market is forecasting increasing demand for the metal on the back of higher energy...

Downer awarded $165m Chichester Solar Farm

In welcome news for the renewables sector, Downer has announced that it has been awarded the $165m Chichester Solar Farm and associated works package by Alinta Energy. The project will...

Hickory Appointed for $300m HOME development

Hickory Group has come out on top in the race to build Caydon Property’s $300m HOME development in Alphington. The 16 level building is another piece in the redevelopment of...

SA Capital Intentions 2020

What’s on the cards for SA investment? 1. Completion of the North-South road corridor through metropolitan Adelaide 2. A grain/minerals port on Eyre Peninsula 3. The GlobeLink upgrade of major...

Lendlease sale complete

Lendlease has this week finalised the sale of its engineering arm to Acciona Infrastructure Asia Pacific. The sale has been a long time coming – first heralded back in 2019....

Construction Advisor is a proud supporter of NAIDOC Week

Construction Advisor is a proud support of NAIDOC week, its events and message. To find out how to get involved make sure you visit the foundation website at the following...

Tenders to open for $400m project in Darwin

Once dismissed as a pipedream, tenders are now open for the $400m Darwin Ship Lift project supported by NT Industry and Capability Network. The shiplift will service gas assets, fishing,...

NSW Industrial Relations

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North East Link Shortlist Announced

The North East Link Authority has announced the shortlist of bidders for the $7Bn – $9Bn main works package on the back of CIMIC being awarded the early works package...

ACTU: Mental Health Equal to Physical Safety

The Age today reports that the Australian Council of Trade Unions has identified Mental Health as a key priority on the back of the Productivity Commission report on mental health....

UGL adds $180m to the pipeline

CIMIC Group company UGL has added approx. $180m in maintenance, shutdown and projects services contracts across QLD and WA. The contracts include a 3 year service contract to Alcoa at...

510 Church St Underway

Kane Constructions has announced commencement of its 510 Church St Cremorne office tower development. The 9 story building will include 2 levels of basement parking, ground floor commercial food space,...

Western Sydney Airport Rail Proritised

The NSW government has today announced that the Western Sydney Airport Metro Project will be fast-tracked with construction to commence before the end of 2020. The $11Bn link will connect...

Brisbane Metro on the MOVE

After an exhaustive 2 year tender process, Brisbane Move Consortium (Acciona, Arup) have been named as the preferred tenderer on the Brisbane Metro project. Brisbane Move was successful against competitors;...

$1Bn Olive Downs given the green light

On the eve of the State Election in Queensland, the State Government has granted approval for the development of the Pembroke Resources Olive Downs Coking Coal Project in Central Queensland....

NSW boosts recycled glass content in asphalt

The NSW Government has announced new guidelines for recycled glass content in asphalt used on infrastructure projects across the state. The current allowance of 2.5% glass content has been raised...

Shortlist for Sydney Airport Terminal Announced

The race is on for nod to build the new terminal at Western Sydney’s Nancy-Bird Walton Airport with 3 runners announced. Part of the $5.3Bn development, the terminal will obviously...

Master Builders cool on future of industry…

The commercial construction sector is facing a devastating downturn due to the impact of COVID-19 unless governments act to provide stimulus. Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said, “Commercial...

Downer Looks to Reshape with $400m Raising

Downer Group has today launched a $400m equity raising on the back of a $156m full year net loss. Like moving pieces on a chess-board, the company will book a...

Frankston Hospital Race down to three runners

Three consortia have been shortlisted to deliver the $562 million Frankston Hospital redevelopment. The redevelopment will transform services at the hospital, providing world-class healthcare for local families and creating up...

ADCO Making Waves In Sydney

ADCO Constructions has been awarded the $55m tender to deliver the Waves Aquatic Centre Upgrade in Baulkham Hills (Sydney). Scheduled for completion in 2021, the new facility will deliver a...

Decmil notches up $41m win at Iron Bridge

Decmil is having a good month, getting started on the $175m Albany bypass and also locking-in a $41m works contract at Iron Bridge for FMG. The project includes the construction...

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CIMIC Sells Down 50% Stake in Thiess

CIMIC Group has today announced that it has sold down 50% of Thiess mining services through Elliot Advisors (UK). The stake is valued at between $1.7-$1.9bn giving the Thiess entity...

Fatal Electrocution on Melbourne Worksite

A 21 year old worker has tragically been killed on a Melbourne Worksite on Monday evening. Little detail has been provided but it is believed that he was doing electrical...

Can Construction be done in bank hours?

On the back of the Swinburne study that identified significant issues with mental and lifestyle challenges in the construction industry, another university-backed study has shone a damning light on health...

$130m Civic Centre Project Awarded

The City of Parramatta has today announced construction company Built as the winner of its $130m Civic Centre development. The project, nominated as ‘Parramatta Square’ is part of the larger Square...

Lendlease and Multiplex go head-to-head on $500m Spire

The shortlist is in with Multiplex and Lendlease the final two runners in the $500m ACT Spire hospital project. The new facility, to be located on the existing Canberra Hospital...

McConnell Dowell to deliver new wharf at Coonawarra

McConnell Dowell has today announced that it has been awarded the 250m Wharf development at HMAS Coonawarra Darwin as part of the broader Laing O’Rourke led Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment...

Has the construction industry already caught the virus?

As measures to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus in China (and abroad) remain fluid and changing, the full impact on Australia’s imports and exports remain to be fully realized....

Easy Come, Easy Go, CIMIC To Write-Down almost $1bn

A day after announcing that it had booked between $1.7bn-$1.9bn for selling a 50% stake in Thiess Mining Services, CIMIC Group has today announced that it has failed to claw-back...

Safework SA

Industrial relations (IR) is the management of work-related obligations and entitlements between employers and their workers. It is essential that business owners and workers understand whether their workplace is covered...

Works Underway At $150m Goulburn Hospital

Hansen Yunken has turned the first sod to commence major works on the $150m Goulburn Base Hospital Redevelopment Project. With works now underway, the project is expected for completion in...

Matrak

Matrak is a cloud-based materials and progress tracking software that allows every company on a project to track and share real time information at every stage – manufacturing, shipping, installation...

McConnell Dowell wins Echuca-Moama Stage 3

McConnell Dowell has announced that it has been awarded Stage 3 of the Echuca-Moama second river crossing project. Stage 3 includes: a new two-lane road (one lane in each direction)...

Kane awarded D&C on Woodhouse Warehouse Development

Kane Constructions has been awarded the D&C contract on the $10m Woodhouse Warehouse development in Darra, Queensland. The 6000m2 development is expected to cost $6m and completion is due in...

ADCO wins $45m hotel redevelopment in Perth

ADCO Constructions has today announced that it has been appointed to redevelop the Parmelia Hilton Perth in a $45m upgrade of facilities. The project will renew the facade and guest...

Daracon to deliver Aerolab Stage 1

Daracon has been announced as lead contractor on the $13m stage 1 of the Astra Aerolab development near Newcastle. The project sits on a 76 hectare site adjoining Newcastle airport...

The October Quarterly Has Landed!

The October edition of the Quarterly is now available for download! In uncertain times, good data and insights are imperative in driving decision making. We bring you all of the...