Workplace Injuries FY18

The ABS today released its survey into workplace injuries between July 2017 and June 2018. Construction featured prominently in the results with 21

Victoria gains second new road building body

Hot on the heels of a reconstituted country roads authority, Regional Roads Victoria (RRV), Victoria is gaining a similar body to cover other parts

New lane to open on the Tullamarine Freeway

A fourth inbound lane opened this morning along the 2km stretch between Melrose Drive and Bulla Road in time for the

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten commits $2.24 billion to Brisbane’s Cross River Rail

Infrastructure is set to become a key battleground in the next federal election with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

Upmarket retailer sues state over Sydney’s bungled light rail project

An upmarket Swiss watch retailer is suing the state government for $4 million for losses it claims to have suffered from construction of Sydney's d

$24 billion infrastructure package revealed in Budget 2018

More details have emerged about what will be in the federal budget, with billions of dollars earmarked for roads and rail over the next decade and

NSW Settles Light Rail Dispute

After claims and counter-claims regarding the project, the NSW state government has agreed to pay an additional $576m to PPP developer ALTRAC and s

State’s record $13.7 billion building blitz

The state government will spend $13.7 billion on roads, railways and other infrastructure around Victoria in just 12 months in an unprecedented ele

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;...

Mirvac shows the faith in Melbourne market

In a sign of confidence in the Melbourne market, Mirvac has announced commencement on its $300m Yarra's Edge development after selling 60% of units

Coming Soon: Leaders In Construction Interview Series

We believe in order to help the construction community, it is extremely important to tap into the experience and expertise of leaders in the indust

CLARA secures federal funding for fast rail business plan

A consortium that said it would privately fund a fast rail line from Melbourne to Sydney will get a share of $20 million in public funding from the

Acciona to face Sydney light rail inquiry

The head of a company at the centre of the NSW government's troubled CBD light rail project is expected to face a parliamentary inquiry.

ABS Building Approvals September 2018

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Major Road Projects Authority begins operations

The VicRoads Major Projects Division has become a new dedicated authority called the Major Road Project Authority (MRPA).The MRPA

$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...

Construction at Badgerys to begin in February

Western Sydney Airport is preparing for takeoff after the federa

Barangaroo South gets development gong

Lendlease's Barangaroo South mixed-use project in Sydney has taken out the top gong as the country's best development at this year's Property Counc

Workers Leg Crushed at Northconnex Site

News Corp is reporting that a 26 year old worker suffered serious leg injuries on the NorthConnex project when a massive 1 tonne cuttin

Rozelle Interchange shortlist announced

Construction of the M4-M5 Link, the most important stage of WestConnex is moving ahead with applicants shortlisted to build the WestConnex Rozelle

Construction industry needs to build trust for subcontractors

A comprehensive review of the security of payment laws in the building and construction industry reveals more protec

Infrastructure Australia calls for a renewed commitment to infrastructure reform

Infrastructure Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has called on Australia's governments to renew their commitment to infra

$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...

Victoria launches centralised Amendment Tracking System (ATS) to digitally lodge and track planning ammendments

The Victorian State Government is making it quicker and easier to lodge and track planning amendments through a suite of digital planning tools lau

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...

$5.1 billion of solar in the pipeline

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are on the cusp of the next building boom - and it will be powered by the sun.</span

Macquarie Group seals deal for new Martin Place metro station and towers

Taxpayers are likely to bear only a small portion of the cost of a new $378 million metro rail station underneath Sydney’s existing Martin Place

Developer Sought for 60ha Sustainable Community

The South Australian government is searching for a “visionary” developer to help deliver a sustainable masterplanned 60ha residential community. The greenfield site is one of the largest broadacre landholdings in...

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...

Green light for Automated Vehicles in Victoria

The Victorian State Government is leading the way on automated vehicle technology with historic legislation passing Victorian Parliament last week

$250m Gas Terminal One Step Closure

The NSW State Government has today approved the proposed $250m LNG terminal upgrade in Port Kembla in response to the states growing gas-supply con

Cherry Tree Wind Farm Underway

The first sod has been turned on the 57.6MW Cherry Tree Wind Farm development near Seymour in Victoria. Due to be completed in 2020, the project is

Melbourne Airport proposes $15b rail link

High-speed trains would get travellers from Melbourne's CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes through a seven kilometre subway under a proposal bac

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...

Installation of New Zealand’s first trapdoor hydroslide!!

The $300 million rebuild anchor project is set to open in early 2022 following a series of delays. Crown rebuild agency Ōtākaro said the hydroslide tower would include five slides,...

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...

CPB Seymour Whyte JV win Western Highway Duplication contract

A joint venture between CPB Contractors and Seymour Whyte Constructions has secured the contract to build a 12.5-kilometre duplication of the Weste

Construction of a $320 million national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in Canberra

The federal government has announced plans to construct a $320 million national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in Canberra. The new cultural precinct will house the world’s largest...

Detailed design has commenced on North East Link; Australia’s largest road project, which includes Victoria’s longest road tunnels

Work has commenced on the detailed design of Australia’s largest road project, North East Link; as the project moves into the delivery phase, led by Spark Consortium who have signed...

BMD Awarded contract to build a better Hallam Road

Drivers are a step closer to a better Hallam Road with builder BMD Group winning the contract to build the Andrews Labor Government’s major upgra

First residents move in to Australia 108, Melbourne’s tallest building

The first residents are set to move into a new super skyscraper to be crowned Melbourne’s tallest building.Southbank tower Aust

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...

How Fletcher Building lost NZ$660m in a construction boom

Cantilevered over the art-deco facade of an old bra factory in Auckland’s city centre is a half-built steel-and-concrete structure that is one of

Level Crossing Removal – Pakenham stations

Designs have been unveiled for the new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations, being built as part of the fast-tracked project to remove level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and...

Major redevelopment of Sydney Harbourside Arts Precinct begins

Work on Stage One of the redevelopment of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct on Sydney Harbour is set to begin with the NSW Government having signed a con

M12 link to Western Sydney Airport revealed

The federal government has released an early design of the planned M12 Motorway to Badgerys Creek airport.The 16-kilometre road w

Turnbull buys Snowy Hydro scheme from NSW and Victoria for $6bn

The Federal Government has announced it will spend $6 billion buying out New South Wales' and Victoria's shares in Snowy Hydro Limited.<

West Gate Tunnel construction suspended after being blocked in Parliament

The multi-billion-dollar West Gate Tunnel project has been blocked by Victorian Parliament's Upper House, after the Opposition united with the Gree

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.

Edith Cowan University announces designers for $695 million ECU City Campus project

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has announced that a consortium of leading local, national and international architects will design the new $695 million ECU City Campus, with the appointment one of...

NorthEastLink Industry Briefing

The NorthEast Link Authority has held an industry briefing on accepting expressions of interest in supply for the project.To find

Builder chosen for Maroochydore apartment development

Cube Development has appointed National Construction Management as the project builder for its Nature project in Maroochydore’s Cotton Tree, Queensland. Nature was originally planned to include 13 luxury residence in...

GURNER™ wins battle against Planning Minister Richard Wynne with permit for Fitzroy North development

After two years of fierce public and legal battles, luxury developer, GURNER™ has won approval for a landmark three-tower project in one of the i

Queen Victoria Market redevelopment permit rejected by Heritage Victoria

The redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market is up in the air after Heritage Victoria banned some of the historic sheds from being temporarily re

Frasers wins approval for world’s most sustainable mall in Melbourne

Frasers Property Australia will today kick off construction of what it claims is the world's most sustainable shopping centre, after receiving plan

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...

The last domino falls on WestConnex

The final stage of the WestConnex project has been awarded with JV partners CPB and John Holland winning the $3.9Bn M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange. Cons

‘Australia’s tallest skyscraper’ risks turning Melbourne into ‘Asian mega city’

But opinion is divided on whether the $2 billion project will even go ahead, with one planning expert predicting that it's nothing more than a stun

New P-turns open as a part of Streamlining Hoddle St project

Melbourne motorists face a big change at one of the city's busiest intersections following the introduction of a new road rule – the P-turn.<

Hansen Yuncken to deliver Skycity’s $330 million Adelaide Casino expansion

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has today announced that local building company Hansen Yuncken has been contracted to deliver the majority of works for

Quay Quarter tower; 50-storey glass skyscraper set to rival Barangaroo

Barangaroo may be the poster-child of Sydney’s rejuvenation, but another contender is set to hog the development limelight as AMP Capital begins

Work Starts on Parkville Station

This week work commenced on the new underground train station in Parkville - part of the $11Bn Metro Tunnel Project. The new station is expected to

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...

Developer Sought to Deliver 4ha NSW Healthcare Precinct

The NSW government is on the hunt for a developer to help deliver a premium healthcare precinct across a 4.66ha hilltop site in north-east Sydney. The site is home to...

Using Ecoloop solution to strip out and recycle the aluminium from the original cladding, reducing environmental impacts and waste.

PROJECT COMPLETION | Prior to the Christmas break we handed over another completed project to happy clients. 452 St Kilda Road included a cladding upgrade spanning 18 levels of a...

Crane used to winch man from 20m below ground after accident in Forrestfield rail tunnel

Worksafe WA has taken control of a construction area on the Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link project where a worker was injured and knocked unc

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’...

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 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)...

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...

Royal Adelaide Hospital cost saga continues with potential rebuild of emergency rooms

Less than eight months after the opening of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA's new Health Minister says the emergency department may have to be part

Victorian government buys Seven’s Docklands HQ for $100 million

Development Victoria, a state government agency, has bought the Docklands home of the Seven Network for about $100 million from the building's owne

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...

Sydney light rail tests tram for first time as project struggles with delays

The first tram has hit the tracks on Sydney's light rail system for testing, despite construction delays.It is being tested night

Court orders stay on $280m claim over Royal Adelaide Hospital delay

In a major blow to JV CPB Contractors and Hansen Yuncken, builders of the new $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Federal Court has

Expressions of Interest released for North East Link

Expressions of Interest are being called for the North East Link Project in Melbourne, making trips 40% faster for commuters.The

Elon Musk turns Sydney transport depot into green energy hub

Lord mayor Clover Moore's plan to make half of Sydney's power come from renewable energy has been supercharged by the launch of the city's first in

Geelong is on the move…

The State and Federal Governments have announced a $355m project to revitalize the Geelong area including a $170m convention center, $10m towards t

Project Awarded: Broken Hill Murray Darling water supply pipeline

Construction of the Broken Hill water supply pipeline has been awarded to Australian engineering contractor John Holland, set for completion by the

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...

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...

ISPT Announces Construction Partner for Vic Uni City West Tower

Probuild Constructions has been announced as the primary construction partner by developer ISPT in building the new City West tower for Victoria Un

Ballarat hospital to get $461 million revamp

Ballarat in regional Victoria will have its hospital revamped in a $461.6 million upgrade.Today's 2018/19 budget will include a c

Demolition in Denmark goes badly wrong, crushing the building next to it

A library and music school in Denmark have been damaged after a 53-metre-high silo toppled the wrong way during a demolition.V

McConnell Dowell awarded Jane St, Penrith Upgrade

The Jane St works (part of the larger Mulgoa Rd/Castlereagh Rds Upgrade project) has been awarded to McConnell Dowell Constructions. This $105m pro

Tower 5 ‘tops out’ at Collins Square

Walker Corporation has reached a major construction milestone at Collins Square, with the fifth and final commercial tower having "topped out".

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...

Cross River Rail station to transform Gabba accessibility and safety

The Queensland Government announced the new design for the Gabba station precinct would include a land bridge spanning Main Street at Kangaroo Poin

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...

ARTC signs $2.4B in contracts for critical Inland Rail sections

The Inland Rail project has achieved a new milestone with the award of two major civil works contracts for critical sections of tracks in New South Wales and southern Queensland....

ACT law courts $160 million revamp will ‘improve access to justice’

Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay and ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Helen Murrell poured the final section of concrete to mark completion of the new

WestConnex final stage gains approval despite lack of junction design

The $7.2 billion final stage of the WestConnex toll road has gained government planning approval, despite the fact that the final shape of a major

Australian-first delivered 36 hours early

Let's stop for a moment and appreciate what the Darlington Upgrade Project achieved over the weekend. We still can't get over it.<

$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...

$400 million Port Botany freight line upgrade to ease Sydney congestion

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a $400 million upgrade to Sydney’s rail network as part of the $24 billion infrastructure package t

RCR Tomlinson Trading Halt Continues

RCR Tomlinson has been in a trading halt since Monday 12th November after requesting suspension of trading with the ASX. Little is known of the det

Pulse hits the beat on Cross-River Rail

The QLD government has announced Pulse Alliance as the winner of the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail Alliance. The group includes: CPB, UGL, DIF, BAM and G

Office Vacancies Review

The latest Australian Office Market Report commissioned by the Property Council of Australia has highlighted a number of significant trends in majo

Metro Tunnel works ramp up at City Square for Town Hall Station

Metro Tunnel works in City Square are entering the next phase, with piling to get underway to build the new Town Hall Station up to 35 metres benea

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...

CIMIC Announce new CEO and COO

CIMIC Group today announced the promotion of Michael Wright to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, from Deputy Chief Executive Officer,

Developer Plans 17 More Storeys for Homebush Tower costing $44 Million

A developer wants to add 17 storeys to an approved eight-storey mixed-use building in Sydney’s Homebush, to take advantage of zoning changes, during construction of the project. Three eight-storey buildings...

Massive boost for regional rail after Victoria secures extra $600m from Turnbull

Victoria's regional rail system will get a $1.57 billion overhaul after the Turnbull government agreed to contribute an additional $600 million to

$6 billion Metro Tunnel Contracts Signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling hav

VLocity Trains A Step Closer For Warrnambool

Work will soon be underway to bring VLocity trains to Victoria’s south west for the first time, as construction progresses on the overhaul of the Warrnambool Line. The Australian and...

GALLERY: Mini TBM arrives for West Gate Tunnel’s Winter works blitz

A new “mini” Tunnel Boring Machine has arrived on site at the West Gate Tunnel project ahead of a major construction blitz.Ac

Victorian Heart Hospital to be built by John Holland Group

The Victorian government has released early designs of Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital.Designed by Conrad Gargett an

Canberra Metro to lose millions each month light rail is delayed

Canberra Metro stands to lose between $2.8 million and $4.7 million each month Canberra's light rail project is delayed, money it will never recoup

$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...

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...

Melbourne Metro site shut down by asbestos find

Workers discovered a large exposed asbestos pipe while digging up St Kilda Roa

New lanes open on the Monash Freeway tonight

Drivers on the Monash Freeway can look forward to some welcome relief, with more than 30 kilometres of new lanes opening this week – under budget

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...

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...

Seymour Whyte Shareholders Approve Take-Over

Seymour Whyte Limited Shareholders  today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the scheme of arra

Melbourne train loop to unlock major development deals

Melbourne developers and residents are in for a windfall of new transit retail, office and residential projects as the city looks to future-proof i

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...

Are you on the right track? Or need a new train of thought..

Are you on the right track?Once we become adults, and usually without realising it, we humans have formed a lifelong relat

Aconex receives $1.6 billion takeover offer from Oracle

US technology giant will buy ASX-listed construction software group Aconex in a $1.6 billion deal. The deal, to be done unde

Cladding loans to be offered to thousands of apartment owners

Owners of thousands of apartments across Victoria covered in combustible cladding will be able to get their buildings repaired via a loan paid off

QLD Miners Celebrating as State Government Funds Roll In

The mining industry in Queensland is celebrating Christmas in July early this year as the state government announces a number of multi-million doll

Inland Rail Turns Dirt

INLink was awarded the $310m first leg of the project between Parkes and Narromine in October. Expected to deliver nearly 100 jobs for locals the u

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...

Infrastructure Australia lists its top priorities for funding

The projects that will shape Australia's future been revealed by Infrastructure Australia — with New South Wales scoring more than double the num

Melbourne to get its first timber commercial office building

Melbourne is set to get its first timber commercial office building.The wood engineered structure with an end value of $56 millio

NBN Co posts $4.2bn loss for FY17

NBN Co posted a net loss of $4.2 billion for full-year 2017, as boss Bill Morrow took a small cut to be paid over $3.5 million.Th

John Holland awarded $225m Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion

Sunshine Coast Council's largest construction project will now get underway, with council today announcing John Holland has been awarded a contract

Engineering Construction Data for Dec Released

The ABS has released its Engineering Construction Work Done data for December today with mixed results. Overall activity was down 3.7% QoQ and 5.1%

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...

Elizabeth St closed due to ‘fallen metal’

A metal panel has fallen about 100 metres from a Melbourne CBD building hit by a crane cable, miraculously missing pedestrians passing below.<p

Bouygues Construction announces the acquisition of AW Edwards

Bouygues Construction is pursuing its development strategy in Australia and strengthening its position on the construction market with the acquisit

Gender Pay Gap Agency Report 2018

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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...

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,...

Future Submarine builder commits to gender parity

Naval Group, designer and builder of the SEA 1000 Future Submarines program, has stated the intent to achieve a 50:50 gender ratio in its workforce

$330 million casino construction kicks off in Adelaide

Construction work is about to start on the $330 million expansion of the Adelaide Casino, with the redevelopment to include new bars, restaurants,

EOI open for Sydney’s Sirius building at The Rocks

An Expressions of Interest campaign kicked off on Friday for the iconic Sirius building at The Rocks, with the NSW government looking to invest in

Construction activity reaches record high

Construction activity expanded to an all-time high in March, with the new orders, employment and delivery sub-indexes all reaching record highs.</p

Liverpool Hospital to receive $740 million transformation

The New South Wales government has committed $740 million to transform Liverpool Hospital into the largest stand-alone facility in Australia by 202

EOIs set to open for $944m Brisbane Metro project

Construction of the Brisbane Metro is a step closer with more than 200 business leaders from local and international companies attending a special

Construction Advisor is sad to advise that we lost a close friend

The Construction Advisor family is sad to announce the passing of our close friend Nigel Tilley in a road accident on 13th February 201

Rio Tinto announces $3.5Bn mine in WA

If mining construction is in a trough someone forgot to tell Rio as they announce the go-ahead on the $3.5Bn Koodaideri iron ore mine in WA. The pr

First sod for $300 million Constitution Place

Construction of the $300 million Constitution Place development in Canberra's city east has commenced with Chief Minister Andrew Barr tuning the fi

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...

Victorian government’s new bill to mandate minimum local content on major projects

The Victorian Government has taken the ‘Local Jobs First Bill’ to the State Parliament, which seeks to increase share of local workers and busi

St Moritz a welcome starter in quiet times

In an environment where more projects seem to be 'topping-out' than 'breaking ground', confirmation that Tim Gurner's $550m St Moritz development i

UGL awarded $170m Tailem Bend Solar Farm

CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded contracts by Equis Energy to build and maintain the Tailem Bend 127MWDC Solar Farm in South Australia.

Seek’s new $150 million Cremorne HQ given green light from VCAT

Listed online jobs board Seek is set to get its new $150 million headquarters in Cremorne, the fast growing tech-focused office market on the CBD f

$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...

South Australia Budget 2018–19 — What property investors need to know

The South Australia budget has been handed down and there are a few things that investors should keep an eye out for that could raise the value of


Last week’s joint announcement by Planning Minister Rich

First look at Brisbane Airport’s new runway

Costing close to $1.3 billion, Brisbane's new runway project is the biggest aviation construction job in Australia's history.Now,

High Court backs donor laws on Queensland

Construction and developers go hand-in-hand so it is worth noting the decision handed down today by the High Court in relation to political donatio

Works ramp up on the West Gate Freeway

Drivers getting off the West Gate Freeway at Williamstown Road will use a new off-ramp from this week as work powers ahead on the congestion-b

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...

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...

Work starts on 21-storey skyscraper Miramar in Geelong

A luffing crane has been installed and currently stands at 40 metres but will climb to more than 80 metres as buildi

Two More Level Crossings Gone For Good On The Road To 50

Two more dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s outer-east have been removed months ahead of schedule this morning and two brand new train stations are now open – as...

CIMIC’s CPB Contractors Wins $400m Airport Runway Works In JV

CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has been awarded the $400 million Airfield Works contract by

VIC Government announces $9M hazardous waste facility

A new hazardous waste recycling facility with the capacity to process a third of the Victoria’s solvent waste each year will be built in Dandenong. According to Environment Minister Lily...

Final Opal Report Released

Engineers have delivered their long awaited report into the Opal tower cracking investigation. The report identified key issues around the internal

The largest demolition project in Brisbane since the Executive Building

Work has begun to tear down the nine storey Landcentre building at Woolloongabba for the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project.Pr

Apple claims milestone: 100% green power

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Tuesday morning (6am Melbourne time) announced the creator of the iMac and iPhone had reached its milestone of al

11,000 New Car Parks For Stations Across The State

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for commuters to find a car park, building over 11,000 new spaces at stations across the

EOI’s received for M80 Ring Road Upgrade Northern Sections

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Downer proposes $500 million Adelaide Airport light rail link

The builder of Adelaide’s East End tram extension, the Downer group, has lodged an unsolicited bid with the State

Melbourne to build largest contemporary art gallery in Australia

Victoria is hoping to secure its place as the country's "cultural capital" with plans to build the largest contemporary art gallery in Australia.</

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...

Melbourne Airport gets its first new hotel since 2002

Melbourne Airport is to join forces with AccorHotels to build a dual-branded, 464-room hotel in its new property precinct, The Hive.

Advance Australia Where? – Underground

As NSW commits to the $6.4Bn Sydney West Metro Project tunneling from the CBD to Parramatta, we thought we would take stock of the state of infrast
Four Routes Announced For North East Link

Four Routes Announced For North East Link

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Victoria Bans Dry-Cutting Crystalline Silica Products

The Victorian State Government has launched a blitz on the construction industry banning dry-cutting products containing crystalline silica. The mo

$500 million mixed-use development planned for Penrith

Construction work on ESQ, the $500 million East Side Quarter project in Penrith designed by Turner Architects will begin later this year, according

Shortlist announced for $1 billion Rail Infrastructure Alliance

Bidders have been shortlisted for the final package of works in the Metro Tunnel project –  

Queensland agrees to 50-50 split for M1 upgrade

Queensland's busiest road will receive a much-needed upgrade after the state government agreed to a 50-50 funding split with its federal counterpar

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...

Opal Tower Structural Failure Drags On

The Opal Tower structural failure identified on Christmas Eve when residents reported cracking sounds looks set to drag into the new year. It is fa

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...

Perth Children’s Hospital to open 2.5 years late

Perth Children's Hospital will open next May, two and a half years later than initially planned.Health Minister Roger Cook said t

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...

Fatal Fall From Elevated Stillage

Worksafe Victoria is reporting a fatality after a worker fell from a stillage that was being lifted by a forklift. As the worker was oxy-cutting be

Construction Contractors in Victoria – Change is coming

The new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (VIC) is about to come into force and it has significant implications for the construction industry.
Major security of payment upheaval needed: Murray Review summary

Major security of payment upheaval needed: Murray Review summary

Released to the public on 21 May 2018 by John Murray AM, the ‘Review of Security of Payment Law – Building Trust and Harmony’ report is a for

Work starts on Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

Construction has started on Australia's largest wind farm near Beaufort in Victoria.The 149 turbine Stockyard Hill Wind Farm loca

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...

WeWork takes whole office building at Sydney’s Barangaroo

Global space, community, and services company, WeWork will lease all six floors of commercial office space at 1 Sussex St, Sydney, and is understoo

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...

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...

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...

Vicinity Plans Seven-Tower Redevelopment at Brisbane Shopping Centre

Retail landlord Vicinity Centres is stepping up efforts to diversify its shopping mall portfolio, lodging plans for a mixed-use precinct of seven buildings at its Buranda Village Shopping Centre in...

22 Year Old Dies in Cherrypicker Workplace Accident

A young man has died in a workplace accident at a construction site on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.Emergency services were called t

$29 million contract awarded at Port of Port Hedland

The Nelson Point Tug Haven upgrade project has reached a significant milestone, with a $29 million contract awarded for the design and construction of a revetment wall in Nelson Point...

Guy’s $19b fast rail plan promises quick country commutes in 10 years

Defunct stations would be rebuilt, new train tracks laid and two brand new train fleets bought to achieve the Coalition’s $19 billion “European

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...

Construction industry set to benefit from AU-first Robotics Roadmap

Australia’s first Robotics Roadmap is set to benefit the construction industry with guidance and by supporting the development of new robotic tec
Probuild loses in High Court appeal on subcontractor payment claim

Probuild loses in High Court appeal on subcontractor payment claim

Security of Payment High Court Appeal Lost - Liquidated Damages not considered in Adjudication. $1 Million cross claim not relevant. Judgment 14

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...

Mernda trains on track six months ahead of schedule

A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month, with the first test train on track in preparation for passenger tra

Murrayville to Ouyen freight line is set to reopen

The Murrayville to Ouyen freight line is set to reopen following upgrade works as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $440 million Murray Basi

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...

2019 Dates you should keep an eye on

As 2019 gets underway and we all shake off our collective summer slumber, Construction Advisor wanted to bring together all of the important global

VIDEO: Flinders Street Station lit up by massive LED lighting system

Victorians will see Flinders Street Station in a whole new light following the unveiling of a new state of the art LED lighting system.<

Liberals promise $5 billion to replace 55 road intersections with underpasses

More than 50 of Melbourne's busiest road intersections will be removed in a bottleneck blitz by replacing traffic lights and roundabouts with under

Lack of infrastructure investment delays driverless cars

A lack of investment in infrastructure has pushed Australia off the road map when it comes to autonomous vehicles, a

NSW’s $2.3bn new trains too wide to get through tunnels

The NSW Government has an embarrassing problem with $2.3 billion worth of new trains that are on order — they’re too wide to go through the tun

Man seriously injured on West Gate Tunnel worksite

A worker is in a critical condition after being struck by heavy machinery on a West Gate Tunnel worksite on Thursday morning.The

$130 million Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project announced for Ballarat

On Wednesday Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan revealed details of the Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project, which focuses on separating

Melbourne Metro Tunnel a year ahead of schedule

The $11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel is set to open a year earlier than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.The new

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...

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...

New lane opens on Swan Street Bridge

Drivers on the Swan Street Bridge will have a faster and less congested journey, with the new fifth lane eastbound opening to traffic on the histor

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...

Federal campaign launched after Pacific Highway subcontractors bailed out by NSW Government

Australia's construction commissioner has launched a campaign aimed to ensure subcontractors in the sector get paid on time.The A

May opening for $1.2b Perth Children’s Hospital after water deemed safe

The state government can finally open the plagued $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital almost three years after the original scheduled date.<

Bolte Bridge safety barriers to be installed

Bolte Bridge is set to receive permanent barriers to prevent suicide, with installation beginning this week.Transurban head of as

Workers Injured on Gold Coast Project

News Corp is today reporting that 3 workers were injured on the Jewel development at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The 3500kg beam fell appro

Architect Shortlist for NGV Contemporary Announced

Four Australian design teams have been short-listed in the competition to design and deliver the National Gallery of Victoria’s new contemporary art gallery. The Victorian government has announced that design...

The Cladding Issue Is Still Making Headlines

Cladding was a hot topic in 2018 with the delivery of a number of reports after the Grenfell Tower fire on the state of the local industry and its

$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...

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...

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,...

Work begins to add lanes to the West Gate Freeway

Work is about to get underway to widen the West Gate Freeway and build the citybound entrance for the West Gate Tunnel.From today

North Melbourne Station construction underway on the Metro Tunnel

Construction has started on the new North Melbourne station – one of five new underground stations being built as part of the $11 billion Metro T

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...

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....

Gap Road Sunbury Level Crossing Removal works begin

Major construction is just weeks away from starting to remove Sunbury’s dangerous and congested Gap Road level crossing, with a contract awarded and final designs revealed for the project. The...

CityLink Tulla Widening slashes 13 minutes from peak hour commute

Drivers are travelling faster, getting to the city sooner and spending less time in traffic between Melbourne Airport and the CBD, following the op

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...

UGL awarded Bannerton Solar Park

UGL, a Cimic (ASX:CIM) group company, h

Whyalla back in business

Mr Gupta today announced a $600m expansion to the Whyalla steel mill set to deliver 2500 local jobs and give much needed certainty to a city that h

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...

Expressions of Interest open to bid on $300m Mordialloc Bypass

Expressions of interest now open to build the $300 million Mordialloc Bypass.The nine-kilometre bypass will link the Mornington P

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...

Getting On With Airport Rail Link

The search is on for businesses, investors and constructors with the know-how and experience to help deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.<p

First look inside Australia’s tallest timber tower

Lendlease has released images of the inside of its engineered timber office building under construction at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to

McConnell Dowell/Lendlease Joint Venture Advisors for Melbourne Airport RDP

The McConnell Dowell/Lendlease Joint Venture (ML-JV) has been appointed as advisors during the design phase of Melbourne Airport’s Runway Develop

Supreme Court Throws Out Solar Regulation

Back in April we reported on new regulation in Queensland restricting the installation of solar panels to licensed electricians. Today, the Supreme

Probuild and Watpac facing bans over CFMEU flags and posters

The building industry watchdog is considering sanctions against Watpac and Probuild that could see the tier-one contractors banned from bidding for

Kane Constructions picks up Bio21 Stage 2C Facility at Melbourne Uni

Kane Constructions has been awarded the $16m Bio21 Stage 2C project at Melbourne University. The construction will include new laboratories, refurb

NSW Government waters down building products legislation

Building industry stakeholders are outraged that the NSW government has covertly and substantially watered down legislation to reduce non-compliant

Sydney’s west receives $139M for new infrastructure

$139 million in funding is available for eight Western Sydney councils in round two of the Accelerated Infrastructure Funding (AIF) program. Round 2 will provide $139 million to co-fund and...

A $250 million boost for bridges, heavy vehicle infrastructure

The Federal Government is investing $250 million in initiatives to improve heavy vehicle safety and to keep freight moving. Applications are now open for the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and...

Qld company fined $405k for worker deaths

Loved ones of a construction worker crushed to death by a concrete slab at Brisbane's Eagle Farm Racecourse believe a company's $405,000 fine for i

Construction begins at Australia’s first Surf Park

Construction has today kicked off on URBNSURF Melbourne at Tullamarine Airport, marking the first of three surf parks planned for Melbourne, Sydney

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...

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...

Abandoned Sydney train tunnels to turn into entertainment or dining hub

Abandoned train tunnels and underground platforms will be revived into restaurants or bars under a New South Wales government bid to up tourism.</p

More bad news for Sydney Light Rail

The Sydney Light Rail Project continues to draw bad press, this time as contractor Acciona faced up to a parliamentary inquiry into the project. Be

Sydney building spend ticks over $60b, no slow down in sight

There is a $62 billion building boom across Sydney's city, from infrastructure projects to commercial, residential and developments sites, which ha

Doric to complete troubled Cooper & Oxley project in Perth

The owner of the unfinished hotel, cinema and office complex at 500 Hay Street, Subiaco that helped push builder Cooper & Oxley into administra

New $295 million gas power plant for South Australia

AGL will begin construction this week on&

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VicRoads and Downer EDI fined $1.55 million over worker’s death

VicRoads and roadworks firm Downer EDI have today been convicted and fined a total of $1.55 million over the 2011 death of a traffic controller.</p

Ultimatum given to Nylex silo site developers to clean up heritage listed site

The developer behind the proposed revamp of Richmond’s neglected Nylex site has been given 21 days to clean up the former maltings buildings on t

John Holland wins contract for New Frankston Station

Frankston’s new train station is a step closer, with work on the multimillion-dollar transformation to kick off this month and be complete by the

Asbestos fears at Anglesea after botched demolition of former Alcoa power station

Residents on Victoria's Surf Coast are calling for a judicial inquiry into whether they have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibres after Alcoa's

Driving innovation, shortening timelines and lowering costs of projects using CLT

The Australian construction industry is embracing true innovation with its utilisation of <a href="https://www.holzd

GALLERY: Bold new designs revealed for Metro Tunnel stations

Melbourne will boast five new stunning landmarks when the underground stations for the Metro Tunnel open in 2025.Minister for Pub

$2 billion Barangaroo Central contract awarded

The NSW government has finally signed on the consortium consisting of Grocon, Scentre Group and Aqualand as developers of the $2 billion Barangaroo

Major gas leak at Sydney Metro site shuts down CBD

Roads reopened on Sunday around Sydney's Martin Place after a high-pressure gas main was ruptured by an excavator, closing down a section of the CB

More Pain for Lend Lease as Metro Tunnel Project Blows-out

The hits just keep on coming for LendLease with The Age revealing the Metro Tunnel project cost has blown out by up to $2Bn. The compan

York Civil goes into administration

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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...

Private partner to manage Western Sydney Airport build due to labour shortages

The federal government will outsource management of its $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport project to a "delivery partner" due to "capability shor

Construction begins on $6.8 billion West Gate Tunnel

Construction has begun on the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel, despite key planning approvals and legislation not having passed Parliament.<br

$600 million Train Link between Lalor and Epping

A vital train link connecting Lalor to Epping North and Wollert has taken a “major step forward” with the Victorian State Government set to spe

Melbourne airport rail to transform Victoria

Melbourne airport’s long awaited rail link will be designed to enable new high-speed regional train services running to Geelong and Ballarat, Pre

Green light for $3.4 billion Snowy Mountains 2.0 hydro-electric project

The historic Snowy 2.0 project has the go-ahead, and its construction is likely to create more than 5000 jobs.The giant hydro-ele

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Lawyers are preparing a class action against construction companies who have installed dangerous combustible cladding on buildings, in a move a Mel

Fulton Hogan wins Melbourne Airport Project

Fulton Hogan today announced it has been awarded the $300m Melbourne Airport Northern Works Package. This project is an important step towards the

Sydney’s NorthConnex toll road delayed by up to six months

The $3 billion NorthConnex toll road under construction in Sydney's north is likely to be up to six months late opening to motorists due to technic

New $95 million Avon River Bridge out to market

The replacement of the Avon River Bridge in Stratford is one step closer to commencing.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Inf

Breaking down the Boy’s Club Model in Construction …and building up something positive in its place

"No way could you have a pussy* at the wheel because you need to get things done and this is how we

First sod turned for $3.8 billion Perth apartment precinct

A $3.8 billion apartment and mixed-use development is set to transform the area surrounding Belmont Park racecourse, which sits adjacent to the new

Fire engulfs construction site on Macquarie Street in Sydney’s CBD

A huge blaze broke out on a construction site in Sydney's CBD on Thursday morning.A witness said there was a "huge amount of dama

Federal Infrastructure Spending Melbourne… Election Pledges

As another election roles around we thought we would take a moment to look at the infrastructure spending promised for the Melbourne region. Both p

Tasmania’s $200 million ports infrastructure boost

In Devonport, bigger berths will be provided to cater for the new Spirit of Tasmania ferries and for private operator SeaRoad.Con

$20 million contract awarded for NSW rail centre

A $20 million contract has been awarded to deliver major electrical works at Dubbo’s Mindyarra Maintenance Centre in New South Wales. Six locals will be recruited to carry out the...

Design, landscape plan revealed for Sydney’s $2B M12 project

Public consultation is now open for the design and landscape plan for the future of the M12 Motorway in Sydney. The design concept includes landscaping ideas, innovative Aboriginal art and also shared...

Probuild Turns First-Sod on VU City-West

Probuild has announced the turning of the first-sod at the long awaited Victoria University 'City-West' development. With development applications

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...

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...

US construction developer to acquire TeamBinder document management and collaboration solution

A US-based construction software developer has unveiled plans to acquire QA Software of Melbourne, in an attempt to realise global expansion plans.

Graphene-infused concrete could pave the way for on-road EV charging

Perth-based minerals company Talga Resources has created a graphene-infused concrete with high electrical conductivity that it says could eventuall

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....

Mirvac JV’s $160m Waterloo Office Tower Approved

A $160-million over-station development has been given the green light as part of Sydney’s $900-million Waterloo Metro Quarter development. The New South Wales government has approved the plans for a...

Maribyrnong River Third Works Package

Almost a century on from the construction of a remarkable heritage-listed rail bridge over the Maribyrnong River Valley, a more modern equivalent will be built to help make Melbourne Airport...

Barwon Heads Road Upgrade Gets Underway

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in Geelong are a step closer to safer and more reliable journeys with contracts awarded to deliver the much-needed Barwon Heads Road Upgrade. The project will...

Multiplex Commences Work on $100m LaTrobe Project

Multiplex has commenced work on the new $100m student accommodation project for La Trobe University in Bundoora. The largest mass-timber project in

Broadspectrum Wins Kwinana Maintenance Contract

Broadspectrum has announced that it has been awarded the $140m 4+2 year maintenance contract at BP Kwinana Refinery. Handover is to commence immedi

Lendlease and Samsung Bouygues to deliver crucial M4-M5 Link

The Lendlease Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture (LSBJV), comprising Lendlease Engineering, Samsung C&T Corporation and Bouygues Construction has b

Tradies take care of their tools more than they take care of their health, study reveals

A new study reveals that tradies are almost twice as likely to take care of their tools than their health despite having one of the highest injury

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...

Green light for $120m solar farm in Queensland

Development approval for the renewable energy project was granted by the Banana Shire Council in April this year after a development application wa

Heatwaves, infrastructure and resilient cities

It’s 5pm on a Friday after a week of 40-degree days in Melbourne, and commuters are lined up at platforms on Flinders Street Station, desperate t

$450 million Princes Highway upgrade contract awarded

The state government has gone with a different construction company to design and build the final stage of the Princes Highway upgrade.<

Hoddle St roadworks shut down after asbestos discovery

Work on a section of the Hoddle Street upgrade construction project has been shut down after the discovery of a small amount of asbestos, VicRoads

$75 billion for five new cities

A UTOPIAN vision of Australia adding new cities and a high-speed rail network is a step closer.Private group CLARA wants to build

Opposition Leader plans to resurrect controversial $5.8 billion road and tunnel project

If Matthew Guy wins the 2018 state election the East West Link will go ahead, and could potentially be built at the same time as the North East Lin

Sydney Metro West on the way

It must be an election year, both parties in NSW have committed to delivering the Sydney Metro West Project. The anticipated 8 year, $6-8Bn project

The March Quarterly is Here!

The March edition of the Construction Advisor Quarterly is here and it's a bumper!Sign-up now to get access to the most co

Worker Fatally Injured After Contacting Power Lines

A 27 year old male has tragically lost his life after the EWP he was operating in whilst trimming roadside trees contacted overhead power lines in

Central QLD prepares for $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Road

Central Queensland is preparing for its biggest infrastructure project to date, the $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Road, with the state’s Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey this week holding...

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...

Brisbane Cross River Rail gets go ahead

The government of the Australian state of Queensland has given approval for work to begin on Brisbane’s $A 5.4bn ($US 4.07bn) Cross River Rail pr

South Korea to tear down $109 million Olympic stadium after 4 uses

In the past, Olympic host cities spent billions of dollars on grandiose structures that soon become “white elephants.” Montreal’s “Big O”

Materials Contracts Awarded for Anzac Station

As work continues on the April construction blitz on rail infrastructure in Victoria, Metro tunnel has announced the award of two key supply contra

Metro Tunnel HQ opens in Melbourne CBD

A new high-tech visitor centre in the heart of the CBD will help Victorians learn about the progress and benefits from the Andrews Labor Government

Victoria St apartment tower to replace Melbourne’s last CBD petrol station

Melbourne's last CBD petrol station will give way to a 20-storey apartment tower set to look out to Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens.<p

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...
CONTRACT AWARDED: Ballarat Line Upgrade Kick Starts Regional Rail Revival

CONTRACT AWARDED: Ballarat Line Upgrade Kick Starts Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival starts today with Lendlease, Coleman Rail an

Expressions of Interest open to complete $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road Upgrade

The M80 Ring Road upgrade has reached another important project milestone, with Expressions of Interest now open to

Skills shortages in rail construction in Australia

Today the Australasian Railway Association released its skills capability study report in association with BIS Oxford Economics.T

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...

Construction and AI

Nothing is worse than having an itch you couldn’t scratch an entire generation (or three) don’t know what I’ve

Box Hill crane accident puts worksite safety in the spotlight

Much later, when he finally climbed down, he covered his face and wept.A man in his 40s died and another was left clinging to lif

Hurstbridge trains back on track

Good news for Hurstbridge-line commuters in Melbourne, with trains finally returning and the new Rosanna station opening this morning, after an ext

Commercial Finance Commitments – ABS data release…

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Groups shortlisted for two major Sydney Metro contracts

Six tenderers have been shortlisted to bid for two major contracts for Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project.<

New Chandler Highway Bridge Underway

Major work is underway on the new Chandler Highway bridge that will slash travel times, improve rel

Southern Program Alliance

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested

$100m in Freeway Upgrades for Victoria

The Federal government is committing $100m to upgrade the Calder and Hume Freeways ($50m each) as reported by The Age. The money will be spe

Man trapped at Sydney construction site

Emergency crews are working to free a man trapped 15 metres down a pit after construction material collapsed on him at a building site in Sydney's

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...

Queensland beats Victoria in battle for Army’s $5bn light armoured vehicle spend

Queensland has won the race to build $5 billion worth of fighting vehicles as part of the largest purchase in the Australian Army's history.

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...
Massive boost for regional rail after Victoria secures extra $600m from Turnbull

Massive boost for regional rail after Victoria secures extra $600m from Turnbull

Victoria’s regional rail system will get a $1.57 billion

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...

CIMIC announced as preferred contractor on TasWaters development

The Joint-Venture between UGL and CPB has been announced as the preferred contractor on Taswaters $600m capital works project. The project will del

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...

Construction Advisor Announces the Launch of The Quarterly Report

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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...

Cranbourne line peak hour train services set to double under Labor election promise

Under the plan, eight kilometres of single track between Dandenong and Cranbourne would be duplicated to address the "bottleneck" on the line, Publ

WorkSafe Tower Crane Safety Alert

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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,...

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...

Updated EWP guidelines in WA

Working with EWP's in WA? The department of mines, industry regulation and safety has just released updated guidelines for EWP use.<

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...

Construction starts at Brisbane riverfront apartment after sales rush

Work has started on the riverfront apartment building Rivello in Brisbane after 90-plus per cent of apartments sold for more than $133 million in just ten weeks. The sales rush...

Snowy 2.0 awards Civil and Electro-Mechanical Package

Clough has announced that in partnership with Salini it has been awarded the $5.1Bn Civil and Electro-Mechanical components of the Snowy 2.0 Projec

Turning construction on its side: Probuild cuts building time, labour costs

Probuild cut two months from construction time and 5 per cent in overtime on a residential tower in central Melbourne by copying the manufacturing

Lendlease spared prosecution over site accident

According to SafeWork SA, South Australia’s agency for monitoring and enforcing workplace healthy and safety rules, two female pedestrians were s

Mortlake South Wind Farm Underway

Acciona has announced commencement on its $275m Mortlake South wind farm. Long in the making, the project was originally granted planning approval

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...

Westconnex extends tender amid infrastructure capacity shortages

NSW is still trying to attract bidders to build a key link in its $17 billion WestConnex freeway even though a tender for the job closed last Frida

Aconex co-founder celebrates $80m pay day

Rob Phillpot is more than $80 million richer, after the company he co-founded was bought for $1.6 billion.In 1998 Rob Phillpot an

Coalition promises $300m in park-and-ride spaces

The government is under fire today after announcing $300m to upgrade parking in at 30 train stations around Melbourne. The state opposition has att

Costco to develop distribution site the size of 20 football fields

The rise in demand for bulky goods has led the US-based giant Costco to buy 14 hectares - about the size of 20 football fields - in western Sydney,

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...

Next Gen Trams new stabling & maintenance facility

The Victorian Government is investing $1.85 billion in 100 Next Generation Trams and a proposed new state of the art tram maintenance and stabling facility in Melbourne’s west to house...

Court dismisses charges against developer E Kalis over Hobart Myer site collapse

E Kalis Property Propriety Limited was charged with breaching the Building Act over the collapse of the Hobart rivulet wall at the site.

AGL to build $400m gas-fired power plant

AGL Energy will spend up to $400 million to build a new gas-fired power station near Newcastle in NSW, as it pushes forward with plans to shut down

The legal battle begins. Crown, Lend Lease

The NSW government did not guarantee James Packer's Crown Resorts and global infrastructure giant Lendlease would have uninterrupted harbour views

NSW overhauls mega projects amid cost blowouts

NSW is making the biggest overhaul in decades to the way it tenders for and delivers infrastructure projects to create a more "collaborative" relat

Construction of Qld’s Hydrogen Training Centre commenced

The first sod has been turned on the Queensland Government’s $20 million Hydrogen Training Centre of Excellence at Beenleigh. The new facility is a key part of the government’s plan...
Unlucky for Vegemite, Bunnings Sausage, Shane Warne and the dreaded Station McStationface

Unlucky for Vegemite, Bunnings Sausage, Shane Warne and the dreaded Station McStationface

There will be no Dustin Martin Station in Melbourne either, as a public competition to name the Metro Tunnel railway stops largely came down to one

Contract Awarded For 1,055km Australian Rail Upgrade

The project involves standardising and upgrading 1,055 kilometres of rail freight lines to improve

RCR Appoints Adminstrators

After 8 days of negotiations and a trading halt, RCR Tomlinson has announced that it has appointed administrators after failing to secure additiona

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...

Renewables in Victoria

Fairfax media (The Age) is reporting that the Victorian Labor party is pushing its green credentials in the lead up to the State election th

HRIA Hits off in Melbourne

The Hire and Rental Association (HRIA) conference is back in town - this time Melbourne. The industry has been in limbo as i

Perth Children’s Hospital finally opens

More than 300 people gathered for the official opening ceremony of the Perth Children’s Hospital on Saturday amidst much fanfare – and close to

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...

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...

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...

Huge contracts awarded for $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport

The Federal Government says bulldozers will hit the Western Sydney Airport site by the end of the year, triggering the physical and symbolic start

Frankston bus space ‘shemozzle’

The Young Street improvements project in Frankston has been labelled an “absolute shemozzle” by State Liberal MP Neale Burgess, who addressed P

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...

$280m wind farm at Granville Harbour under construction

A massive wind farm project that’ll power up to 46,000 homes is due to start generating electricity by mid 2019.The $280 millio

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.

Trial for scheme to ensure subbies get paid every time

A new trial system to ensure construction sector subcontractors are paid on time, all the time, will be introduced on State Government projects fro

Laing O’Rourke lands $500m Australian rail package

Laing O’Rourke has been officially awarded a contract worth about AU$500m (£270m) for work on the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East project in Melbourne, Australia. It has been appointed as...

Are you eligible for a $500 SafeWork NSW safety rebate?

Did you know that small businesses may be eligible for a $500 rebate from SafeWork NSW for spending on safety initiatives? The rebate is available

Queensland University announces LendLease as developer of new solar project

Queensland University announced Friday that it has committed to the Warwick Solar Farm with LendLease Energy & Technology business unit to deli

Builders Rise To The Challenge Of Raising 200m Tower On Netball Court-size Block

It’s a piece of land the same size as a netball court but it’ll soon have a needle-thin, 57-sto

LendLease leads construction shares lower

It hasn't been a good 2018 for construction shares. Looming fears of a housing market correction, international trade uncertainty and political ins

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...

Construction supporting the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

In 2015, BMD entered into a partnership with the Clontarf F

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...

Bring on 2019!

Construction Advisor is ringing in the new year with a major milestone!With a big final push (and just minutes to spare) we hit 5

$1 billion Rail Infrastructure Alliance works package awarded

Contractors have been selected to build the twin tunnel entrances of the Andrews Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel Project, which will see dozens o

NELA Shortlist Announced

Today the state government announced CPB and Laing O'Rourke have been shortlisted to deliver Stage 1 of the $15.8 billion North East Link Project.

John Holland and Laing O’Rourke win contract for Sydney Metro Station

A joint venture partnership between John Holland and Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a contract for upgrade works on Sydney Metro’s Sydenham St

How prepared is your workforce for the flu season?

It is only May but warnings are already coming through of a big flu season with industry to suffer. Reports indicate that so far this year the viru

The fallout from RCR…

The postmortem of RCR Tomlinson entering administration is well underway with media and commentators all contributing to the deb

GPS tracking cuts WA building site thefts

The WA building industry has resorted to GPS tracking and mobile phone detection technology to crack down on building site theft costing tens of mi

Sinkhole brings Forrestfield Airport link project to standstill

WORK has stopped indefinitely on excavation of the train tunnels in the new Forrestfield Airport link after a sinkhole brought the project to a sta

$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,...

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...

Melbourne’s Busiest Intersection Is About To Get Busier

At least they waited until the tennis was finished... One of Melbourne's busiest intersections - Punt Rd and Swan St, is abo

Worksafe Victoria to hold Crystalline Silica Information Session

Worksafe Victoria is holding an information session on the back of recent regulation reforms around crystalline silica cutting procedures and the r

Multiplex wins preferred tenderer on Queens Wharf

What with the Easter break we almost missed the award of preferred tenderer for the Queens Wharf Main Works package to Multiplex. The $3.6Bn projec

28 Construction Industry Deaths so far in 2017

Latest Safe Work Australia figures show 157 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year. Transport postal and warehousing has once

FIFOs have say on mental health

Fly-in, fly-out workers are encouraged to contribute to the State Government’s latest draft code of practice aimed to help promote and maintain F

Approval for NSW’s biggest wind farm

One of the biggest wind farm projects in the country has been approved by the NSW Government, with the company behind the venture saying it will in

$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...

Apple upgrades with shiny new vision for Federation Square store

Apple has released a new vision for its flagship store to be built in Melbourne's Federation Square after a public backlash against the original de

Government promises $1.5 billion to build new Footscray Hospital

Footscray’s crumbling hospital will be rebuilt at the Victoria University Footscray Park campus under a $1.5 billion plan announced on Sunday.</p
Melbourne to build mini-CBDs to cope with the population boom

Melbourne to build mini-CBDs to cope with the population boom

Towering over the low-lying suburbs, it sticks out like a beacon, calling people towards the economic heart of the c

Marriott strikes deal with Greaton Group to bring $200 million Westin to Adelaide

Hotel giant Marriott International has strengthened its grip on Australia's luxury hotel sector, after striking a deal with developer Greaton Group

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...

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...

Jaydo wins $10m Carlton Main Renewal Project

Construction company Jaydo has been announced as the winner of the $10m Carlton Water Main Renewal project. The pipeline, built in 1878 runs the le

Acoustic deck to absorb vibrations at Metro Tunnel site in Parkville

The builders of Melbourne's giant Metro Tunnel rail project under the CBD say sensitive medical equipment in Parkville's r

Teenager suffers electric shock while walking near Sydney light rail construction

A 15-year-old girl has been hospitalised after suffering an electric shock while walking near an "exposed wire" at the light rail construction in S

What Happened to Construction Companies in 2018?

As 2018 draws to a close, Chanticleer may hold court on the annual awards for corporate winners and losers but here at Construction Advisor&

$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...

Perth Children’s Hospital contractor John Holland demands $300m for project changes

The head contractor of Perth Children's Hospital, John Holland, is seeking $300 million in compensation from the State Government for changes to th
Manslaughter charge laid after fatal workplace incident

Manslaughter charge laid after fatal workplace incident

International construction giant Multiplex Constructions and RAR Cranes have been charged over a fatal Canberra worksite death.Th

SA to be home of Australia’s first green hydrogen power plant

A multimillion-dollar hydrogen electrolyser power plant will be constructed near Port Lincoln in South Australia, marking a ­significant indicator

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...

Another Crane Incident Strikes Melbourne

Channel 7 news is reporting that a large concrete slab has fallen from a crane lift on a Clayton building site in Melbourne today. Thankfully no-on

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...

Kerry and Ryan Stokes tracking rise of the machines with iSeekplant

Rich lister Kerry Stokes and son Ryan are making bigger inroads into machinery and industrial services under a deal between a disruptive private co

Large roadsign crushes car on freeway

A freak incident on Tuesday saw a large road-sign fall on a car on the Tullamarine fwy. The driver suffered injuries to her neck and arm and was tr

Delivering Stage Two Of The Monash Freeway Upgrade

More relief is on the way for drivers in the south east, with the Andrews Labor Government getting early works underway on the second stage of the

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...

Decmil Group raises $50 million to fund growth

Decmil Group Ltd (ASX:DCG) has raised $50 million in an oversubscribed share placement to institutional and professional investors.<

Proposal for Victoria’s first residential skyscraper over railway lines to go to VCAT

Plans for the first high-density apartment tower to be built over railway tracks in Melbourne have stalled after a local council rejected the propo

Freeway upgrades between Russell Rd and Roe Hwy to ease congestion

Major widening works on the final section of Kwinana Freeway between Russell Road and Roe Highway northbound are set to begin after a joint announc

Onsite Rentals Acquires Prime Rentals

Construction equipment company the Onsite Rental Group has today announced the acquisition of Queensland based Prime Rentals. The move will bolster

Erect Safe and Lendlease fined $150,000 for Barangaroo workplace injury

Scaffolding company Erect Safe has been fined $90,000 after a labourer was struck with scaffolding that fell from a forklift being driven by an unl

$820m Oxley Highway to Kundabung section of Pacific Highway dual carriageway upgrade now open

The last five kilometres of dual carriageway on the Oxley Highway to Kundabung Pacific Highway upgrade is now open to traffic, announced <span

Slater and Gordon considers flammable cladding class action

Slater and Gordon is considering a  class action on behalf of owners and residents of apartments in Victoria with flammable external cladding.

Lendlease sells Melbourne Quarter tower for $550m

Lendlease has sold a yet-to-be-constructed 25-storey commercial office tower in its Batman's Hill urban renewal project in Melbourne for about $550

Victoria suffering from a shortage of truck drivers for major upcoming projects

VICTORIA faces a shortage of people to drive trucks during the building of its major infrastructure projects, the trucking industry says.<br

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...

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...

Lendlease seated nicely for Carillion contracts

Australia's Lendlease and other major construction contractors are in the box seat to take over key projects once controlled by the UK's second lar

Work begins on business case for Frankston line extension

The Labor Government has commenced the business case and is doing the planning work for a future extension of the Frankston line to Baxter.<

SA’s Torrens to Darlington early works get underway

More than $85 million in preparatory early works are now underway on the $9.9 billion Torrens to Darlington (T2D) project in Adelaide, the final piece of South Australia’s 78-kilometre North-South...

Hong Kong giant lobs $13b takeover bid for Australia’s biggest gas network

The giant Hong Kong-based investment and energy business CK Infrastructure has launched a $13-billion takeover of Australia's largest gas network o

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...

Canberra construction worker ‘extremely lucky to be alive’ after bobcat fell on top of him

The building site in Kambah was shut down after the accident late on Wednesday.ACT WorkSafe Commissioner Greg Jones said the man

NSW Announces $55m Mental Health at Work program

NSW Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has announced a new $55m program to address mental health in the workplace. The program includes a new

Victorian opposition leader vows to build $30 billion ‘super highway’

The Victorian Coalition has vowed to spend $30 billion on East West Link and two other toll roads for Melbourne if it wins power in November - but

Safety blitz leads to $820,000 in fines and prosecutions in NSW

SafeWork inspectors have issued $115,000 in fines after a safety blitz of more than 460 construction sites in NSW.The blitz revea

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)....

Sydney light rail investigation finds four others received shocks at CBD site

A damning investigation into how a teenager received an electric shock while walking near the Sydney light rail construction site has found four ot

 Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW

New South Wales looks set to add more than 460MW of new large-scale solar capacity, with German-based developer Belectric confirming it was ready t

New 700 Bed Prison Announced in Victoria

The Victorian State Government has announced a new 700 bed maximum security prison to be constructed near the existing Barwon facility in Lara. In

VicRoads to get new Regional Roads Victoria divison

The biggest road maintenance blitz Victoria has ever seen will fix hundreds of regional roads, giving drivers safer, faster and more reliable journ

Jam Factory on Chapel St set for stunning 450m revamp

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The December Quarterly Launch!

Christmas has come early at Construction Advisor with the release of the December Quarterly!Perfect for summer reading at the bea

$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...

Brisbane’s Green Bridges $550 million investment

Brisbane City Council is providing more transport options and responding to a growing population, making it easier for residents and visitors to travel around our city now and into the...

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...

$352m funding finally secured for Rookwood Weir

Decades of waiting by Central Queensland farmers appears to be nearly over, with the last chunk of funding for the construction of a major water in

BHP IO shipments resume after derailment

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Semi-autonomous robot assembles IKEA chair frame in 20 minutes

When it comes to robots stealing our jobs, there's one task that plenty of people would be happy to relinquish: assembling flat-pack furniture.

Contruction Rental Industry Consolidation is heating up

Hot on the heels of the Onsite Rental Group acquisition of Prime Rentals announced earlier in the week, the AFR is today reporting that N

Acciona claims details of utilities withheld

The Spanish contractor holding up the NSW government’s CBD light-rail project by suing the government for $1.2 billion is expected to allege the

Evan Mitchell from How and Y talks to us about Millennials

Rosemary caught up with the co-founder of HOW&Y, Evan Mitchell, to discuss Millennials in the Construction industry, and the problems of this g

Lendlease to build Osborne South Shipyard

he $535 million infrastructure build of the Osborne South Shipyard, which will be the home of the build for Australia’s Future Frigates, will cre

WA jumps into timber building with 10-storey hotel

Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city

Watpac to be acquired by Besix

In a somewhat muted announcement Belgian construction company Besix will complete a compulsory acquisition of ASX listed constructor WatPac. The mo

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...

GR Engineering announces award of EPC contract with Thunderbird Mineral Sands

GR Engineering last week announced it had been awarded the $366m contract for engineering, procurement and construction contract with Thunderbird O

CIMIC’S CPB Contractors wins Pacific Highway Upgrade works

CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, has been selected by Roads and Maritime Services to deliver main civil work for the Devils Pulpit to Richmond

‘Under review’: NorthConnex toll road project at risk of late opening

The opening of the $3 billion NorthConnex tunnel project to motorists in northern Sydney could be delayed after the construction contractor put it

Major blow to Perth Construction

In a major blow to residential/non-residential construction in Perth, The <a href="

Torrens to Darlington unveils reference design

Adelaide’s $9.9 billion Torrens to Darlington (T2D) Project has taken another step forward with the release of its reference design. The release, which is open to community feedback, shows for the...

Victoria’s AFL stadiums set to receive $500m in state-funded upgrades

AFL grounds will get nearly $500 million in state-funded upgrades, with almost half the cash going to a makeover of Etihad Stadium.<

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...

West Gate Tunnel worker dies in hospital

A worker injured building Victoria's biggest road project to date, the West Gate Tunnel, has died in hospital following an <a href="https://constru

Timber is back in fashion with GPT office tower announcement

Hot on the heels of Multiplex announcing the construction of the $100m timber La Trobe University student accommodation project, GPT Group is plann

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...

Labor pledges $538m for two new Adelaide tramlines

SA Labor has unveiled another major public transport election promise, committing to extend the tram line along O'Connell Street into North Adelaid

Building site on fire at Circular Quay

Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at a construction site at busy Circular Quay which broke out just after 9am on Tuesday morning. Nearby bu

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....

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...

Forklift Driver Injured In North Shore

An incident in North Shore this morning has seen a forklift driver injured after reportedly falling from the vehicle and it subsequently rolled ove

Worker crushed to death by bitumen roller in rural Victoria

A 58-year-old man has been killed by equipment at a landscape suppliers in Victoria's north west today.The Murray Basin Rail Proj

California mandates solar for new homes

Builders in California will be required to fit solar panels on most new homes from 2020 under new building standards, a move that is the first in t

Thousands on meth at work in SA: report

Close to 5,000 South Australian workers in safety-sensitive industries such as construction and mining turn up to their jobs under the influence of

Melbourne’s west, north may get raw deal, says study

Commuters in Melbourne's west could get the short end of the stick under Labor's proposed $50 billion suburban rail loop, research suggests.

Perth Children’s Hospital wastewater recycling system to stay switched off

A wastewater recycling system at Perth Children’s Hospital will not be switched on when the scandal-plagued facility opens next month.

Changes to Victoria Long Service Leave Act

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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...

Solar boom ‘bringing hundreds of jobs’ to Queensland’s Darling Downs

One council alone has approved one wind and 11 solar projects worth $6 billion."We've got $1.2 billion of that under construction

India goes to the polls… Why you should be paying attention

India goes to the polls between 11th April and 19th May with votes to be counted on 23rd May. T

$50 million plan to stabilise Victoria’s energy grid with big batteries

Two large-scale, grid-connected batteries will be installed in regional Victoria, in a bid to shore up the state's electricity supply.</

Hames Sharley to design $750m development at Brisbane’s Albion Station

A 3.5-hectare site centred on Albion station in Brisbane will be transformed into a mixed-use “community hub,” with the Queensland government r

Arup settles $2.2b Airport Link claim

Bankrupted toll road Airport Link’s lenders will get some of their money back after international engineering and design group Arup agreed to set

CLARA Consortium announced to deliver proposal to Federal Government

CLARA is pleased to announce that the following companies have come together with CLARA to form the ‘CLARA Consortium to deliver the CLARA Propos

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...

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...

Victorian subcontractors to be registered under proposed Labor legislation

Thousands of tradespeople will need to be registered to work in Victoria under a new government proposal aimed at stamping out second-rate building

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...

Inland Rail agreement with NSW paves way for construction

NSW has signed a bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth for the Inland Rail, paving the way for the Australian Rail Track Corporation to begin w

Mordialloc Freeway shortlist announced

Drivers in Melbourne’s south-east are a step closer to the congestion-busting Mordialloc Freeway, with two contractors now shortlisted to start w

Grocon likely developer for Telstra’s suburban exchanges

Telstra, which on Wednesday said it was looking to sell $2 billion worth of assets, already has one likely taker for its suburban telephone exchang

Pacific Highway Iluka Road and Devils Pulpit awarded to BMD Constructions

ALL contracts, totalling $3 billion, have now been awarded on the 155km Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade.

Worker dies after trench fall on building site north of Melbourne

A worker and young father of two has died on a construction site north of Melbourne after he fell into a trench.Rescue teams from

Green light for $500m to turn the Monash into a 10-lane mega highway

Half a billion dollars in federal money has been unlocked to turn the Monash Freeway into a 10-lane mega highway.The national ind

Bendigo hospital wins top property honour

Bendigo hospital, the largest regional hospital development in Victoria, has been named the state’s development of the year by the Property Counc

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...

Victoria’s ‘biggest ever rail project’

Victoria could become home to the nation's biggest transport project after Labor pledged to build a $50 billion underground rail loop connecting Me

Wesfarmers eyes strife-ridden NZ group Fletcher Building

One of the big questions hanging over newly installed Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott is where he will look to invest shareholders’ cash once he has de

150 day terms on Mackay Ring Road

Reports that local small and medium businesses are being boxed out of winning supply contracts for the Mackay Ring Road project because of lengthy

2019… Lawyers, litigation, legalize, class actions and commercial risk.

2018 ended with a bang! And it wasn't just the fireworks... Commercial disputes at Barangaroo, Sydney Light Rail, the collap

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...

Daniel Andrews pledges nearly 800 new kindergartens if Labor re-elected

ALMOST 800 new kindergartens would be built over the next decade as part of an Andrews Government plan to expand early education for three-year-old

DECMIL wins contract for Plenty Road Upgrade Stage 1

Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced that DECMIL has won the contract for the first stage of the $139.4

Second Tesla “big battery” to power Victorian farm

US battery maker Tesla has again been selected to team up with French renewables developer Neoen on another ground-bre

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...

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...

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...

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...

WestConnex $700 million blowout revealed in leaked letters

WestConnex contractors have demanded another $700 million to finish the second stage of the controversial project, leaked letters show.<

Victoria’s massive tunnel boring machines on track for early 2019

Some of the largest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the world are on track to arrive in Melbourne on time in early 2019 to build the West Gate Tun

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...

Tenders open for NSW school building program

More than 50 tender opportunities for builders, engineers, architects and project managers are available as part of the NSW Government’s school building program. The program will see $3.3 billion invested...

Rokewood at the last hurdle

West Wind Energy's proposed $1.5Bn wind farm located in Rokewood (south of Ballarat) has passed its final planning and environmental hurdle and loo

BESIX Watpac to upgrade iconic Sydney ferry wharves

BESIX Watpac has been appointed Managing Contractor by Transport for New South Wales for the design and delivery of upgraded Ferry Wharves in iconic Sydney harbourside locations. The contract has...

Submarine construction site on track in SA

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said the application to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council is an important step and keeps the government

$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...

First Queensland government Project Bank Account construction projects announced

The Palasczuk Government has today announced the first three government construction projects that will benefit from the implementation of Project

Sydney’s Light Rail behind schedule, NSW an ‘unhappy customer’

The Transport Minister has declared "NSW is an unhappy customer" after delays to Sydney's Light Rail. Just 14 kilometres of

NorthConnex on track to open next year

Tunnelling and construction of the NorthConnex is more than 50 percent completed with the NSW Government confident the $3 billion project will open

Lendlease chairman David Crawford to step down

The chairman of construction group Lendlease, David Crawford will retire from the board following the conclusion of this year's annual general meet

NSW country roads to get $600 million boost

Dangerous country roads across NSW will get safety upgrades thanks to a $600 million funding boost.The NSW government on Sunday a

Trench Collapse in Melbourne

Two plumbers working on a building site in Epping were lucky to escape with their lives after a 4 meter deep trench they were working in collapsed.

Main Roads QLD Renews Contract With Downer DM Roads

Downer's DM Roads has been awarded the 5 year $140m maintenance contract for the North Coast District Road Assets. DM Roads has held the contract w

Norway is building the world’s tallest plyscraper

Norway is set to break records for tall-timber construction with a new structure in a town just north of Oslow. Mjøstårnet will be more than 80 m

Additional $75m scope for Mordialloc Bypass

People in Melbourne’s south-east will get home faster and spend less time stuck in traffic, with the construction of the Mordialloc Freeway.<

Construction Advisor Launches Optimise Q – Wellbeing for the Construction Industry

As the construction industry attempts to process the ground-breaking Swinburne study and its implications, Construction Advis

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...

VIC Budget to fix cladding… if it’s theirs

The Age is today reporting that the state budget includes $160m over four years to fix flammable cladding on 95 government owned buildings. However

Canberra crane driver ‘overrode’ alarm before it rolled, killing construction worker

The crane driver, Queenslander Michael Watts, has been charged with manslaughter and risking death or serious injury

$8 billion World Trade Centre proposed for Western Sydney

A proposal for a World Trade Centre comprising four towers has been submitted to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.Aerotr

$16.5 billion North East Link Corridor A Confirmed

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed Corridor A is the preferred route for the long-awaited North East Link.The budget announced

Gold Coast Airport awards southern terminal contract

Gold Coast Airport has announced Lendlease as the winner of the southern terminal expansion project. Due to commence in mid-2019 the project is exp

Construction begins at Western Sydney Airport

Work to build Western Sydney Airport has begun, with ground broken today on the once-in-a-generation project.     “

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...

$722m rail upgrade plans get tick of approval

Sunshine Coast rail duplication has been placed back on the to-do list by <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 16px;"

ADCO kicks off work on the new DPI offices in Orange

Redevelopment of the old Orange Base Hospital site has commenced with ADCO taking the reigns of the $75m project. Soon to be home to the Department

Queensland cracks down on solar farms

New regulations come into force on 13th May 2019 under the Code of Practice 2019 and the Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019.

Shortlist announced for $5.4bn Cross River Rail Construction

The Queensland Government yesterday announced the shortlisted companies for the contract to build Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure pr

$588 million Southern Program Alliance contract awarded to Lendlease, Acciona Coleman and WSP consortium

A Lendlease, Acciona Coleman and WSP consortium has been awarded the contract to remove four level crossings at Station Street/Bondi Road Bonbeach,

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...

Westconnex motorway could be completed 18 months late

Sydney's Westconnex motorway could be completed up to 18 months late, after the new owners of the road claimed a crucial part of the project will o

Near miss: concrete panel crushes cars in East Perth

Worksafe is investigating after a large concrete panel fell off a building site in East Perth, crushing two cars.The incident hap

Engineers Australia presses for national registry to deliver engineering projects

The lack of national registration for engineers threatens the successful delivery of billions of dollars of Australian infrastructure projects, Eng

Seven Group opens new $40m WesTrac facility

Seven Group Holdings has opened a new WesTrac heavy machinery facility in Western Sydney to support the city’s future infrastructure boom.

Optus Stadium announced the winner of the Australian Construction Achievement Award

The builder of Optus Stadium, Multiplex Constructions, has won an award for its work on WA’s new sporting coliseum.Multiplex wa

Sydney construction startup Sitemate has raised $1.3 million

Sitemate, a project management startup focused on the construction industry, has closed a $1.3 million funding round to fuel its next phase of grow

First trains run on Melbourne’s sky rail

The first trains are running on Melbourne's controversial 1.4-kilometre "sky rail", and will open to passengers on Thursday.Test

Thousands of human teeth discovered under Melbourne’s CBD

More than half a million artefacts have already been dug up as part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project, but this is the most bizarre discovery

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...

$551.7 million Ballarat Line Upgrade contracts signed

This week, contracts were signed by a consortium comprised of Lendlease, Colem

Thunderbirds are go at Iron Bridge

FMG has today announced the approval of stage 2 on its Iron Bridge Magnetite project. The US$2.6Bn (AUD$3.7Bn) mine is located 145km south of Port

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...

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...

Questions over Darlington Upgrade Concrete Failure

Two sections of the Darlington upgrade shot-crete walling have failed and collapsed leading to questions about the structural integrity of the fini

Two new tramlines promised for Adelaide

SA Labor has unveiled another major public transport election promise, committing to extend the tramline along O'Connell Street into North Adelaide

Genoa bridge collapse

Dozens of people were killed in Tuesday's collapse, with rescue workers toiling for a third day in hopes of finding survivors trapped under the rub

QLD approves $1 billion wind farm

A billion-dollar wind farm planned for central Queensland is set to be the biggest in the state and one of the largest in Australia.

MONA’s $300 million HOMO could be world’s most ambitious Living Building Challenge project

Hobart's Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) has plans underway for an art-studded five-star hotel, and it’s been revealed that it's going for Livin

NSW to ban dangerous aluminium cladding

The same aluminium cladding that caused the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London more than a year ago will be banned in NSW as of next Wednesday.</

$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....

International Terminal for Avalon Airport

Plans to build an international terminal at Victoria’s Avalon Airport, near Geelong, will boost jobs and the state’s export markets.

Open dialogue needed for construction industry well-being

One of the worst things for 39-year-old Melbourne-based widow Donna Shanahan is not knowing why her husband Brett chose to drive into the bush one

$110m for fast-tracking of North East Link detailed plans in Victorian Budget

Up to 140 businesses and 75 homes in Melbourne's northeast could be compulsorily acquired to build a road if the Andrews Government wins the next e

NSW M6 motorway Stage 1 awarded

NSW Government delivers Stage 1 of the M6 motorway to UGL, CPB Contractors, (part of CIMIC Group) and Ghella. The project has an estimated cost of $2.5 billion and will...

Massive shed finished as 24/7 digging starts on Metro Tunnel

The first of three massive sheds to be built in the CBD to reduce noise, dust and light from construction of the Metro Tunnel is now complete, maki

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...

$6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Contracts Signed, Construction Starts January

Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Andrews Labor Government today signing contracts to build the vital alternativ

Fieldwork design rent-to-buy apartments in Melbourne’s Kensington

Fieldwork has designed an eight-storey apartment building in the Melbourne suburb of Kensington, three kilometres from the CBD, that will be sold u

Mernda trains on track for September tests

Good news for Melbourne’s north with LXRA yesterday announcing that the first test trains running to Mernda by the end of September this year.</p

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...

CONTRACT AWARDED: Rail Systems Alliance – Metro Tunnel

The Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project will install 55 kilometres of nex

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...

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...

Does the construction industry need a royal commission?

The Age is reporting that the industry group Builders Collective of Australia has called for the government to launch a Royal Commissio

Seymour Whyte Awarded Additional Contracts On Woolgoolga To Ballina – Pacific Highway Upgrade

Seymour Whyte Limited (ASX:SWL) (The Group) is pleased to announce that Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded additional packages of work on

CPB & UGL awarded $1.376Bn Sydney Metro & Southwest Project

CIMIC Group companies CPB Contractors & UGL today celebrated the award of the $1.376Bn Sydney Metro City and Southwest project. This project wi

Latest design released for Melbourne’s North East Link

Residents in Melbourne’s North East have had the first look at updated designs for Victoria’s biggest ever transport infrastructure project –

Construction worker fell several metres on Melbourne CBD project

A construction worker has been rescued after he fell several metres on a building site in Melbourne’s CBD.A MFB spokesman confi

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...

Work starting on next stage of Hoddle Street

A new and improved Punt Road and Swan Street intersection in Richmond is a step closer with major construction 

It’s getting hot out there

As the mercury rises to welcome everyone back in 2019 it is worth taking a moment to ensure that you and your team are using best-practice heat man

Stop-work order lifted at Toowoomba Second Range Crossing viaduct

Work has resumed on the largest bridge under construction on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.Transport and Main Roads Directo

Backing secured for major airport serving Melbourne’s south-east

“The airport would initially be the size of Canberra’s but could grow to be bigger than Tull

Melbourne suburban roads get $2.2 billion revamp

Melbourne's suburban roads will have 550km of extra road built as part of a $2.2 billion state government plan to bust congestion.<p

More than $100m to fast-track Monash Freeway upgrade

The Victorian state government will invest more than $100 million in savings to fast-track upgrades on the state's busiest freeway which will total

Grocon responsible for safety, coroner rules over fatal wall collapse

Construction giant Grocon was responsible for the safety of a wall that collapsed on Melbourne’s CUB site in 2013, killing three passing pedestri

Plans revealed for second engineered timber building at Barangaroo

Lendlease is seeking planning approval for another engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South – a seven-storey “sister building” t

CSR confirms sale of Veridian Glass

Building materials group CSR today confirmed the sale of its Veridian Glass business to Crescent Capital Partners. The glass business has been a di

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...

New $1.2bn blowout for NSW light-rail project

Australia’s biggest light-rail ­project, from Sydney’s CBD to the eastern suburbs, is in disarray amid demands from its Spanish subcontractors

North East Link design revealed

Bridges covered in greenery, 25 kilometres of cycling and walking paths and better noise standards will form part of the proposed $15.8 billion Nor

Mining Boom 2.0

Jean-Sebastien Jacques has confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in mining circles - Rio has hit gold (and copper and silver). The Winu project c

Solar River Project to create hundreds of jobs for Goyder region

Hundreds of South Australian jobs will be created and thousands of homes powered with the construction of a $450m solar power project near Robertst

New Hospital for West Melbourne

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority has announced a new $1.5Bn Hospital to be constructed in Footscray. The new facility is

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...

M1 Pacific Motorway extension contract

Transport for NSW is calling for registrations of interest from prequalified contractors to deliver extension of the M1 Pacific Motorway to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace in the Hunter...

Lendlease to foot bill, replacing cladding on Royal Women’s Hospital

Lendlease will cover the cost of replacing combustible cladding on Melbourne's Royal Women's Hospital, in what Victoria's top health property offic

Tradesman trapped after falling off scaffolding in North Fitzroy

Emergency services freed a tradesman who fell six metres from a ledge at a construction site in North Fitzroy on Tuesday morning.

The Latest RLB Crane Index

The latest Ryder Levitt Bucknall (RLB) Crane Index report offers an interesting insight into the changing landscape of construction in Australia. W

$2 billion Moonee Valley development plans unveiled

Dubbed “The Vision for the Valley”, an ambitious $2 billion redevelopment of Moonee Valley, taking up to 15 years to complete. Plans would see

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...

Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm

Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm nea

NEXTDC to invest over $2b in data centres

Data centre operator NEXTDC will invest $2.25 billion in its three new sites to prepare for an influx of data from the likes of drones, precision m

Work starts on $4 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade

Work is now underway on the Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade, the biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s arterial road network to slas