Industry Report – Projects

Each Tuesday and Friday, CIN brings you the latest updates on major infrastructure projects – current and planned – across the nation. By tracking these updates, you can build your own database of substantial infrastructure projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.NEW SOUTH WALESROADSInner West Busway Project (Proposed)Principal: TransportScope: 3.5km of new, dedicated, peak-hour bus lanes, a city-bound bus lane through Drummoyne to Terry Street at northern end of Rozelle during the PM peak, moveable barriers in Drummoyne to create bus lane for morning peak, new three-lane bridge over Iron Cove to allow for 24-hour dedicated bus lane, new bus bay, bus shelter and footpath widening Status: State government project approval, April 2009Purpose: Improve bus travel times along Victoria Road corridorContractors: NAValue: $175 million(New project: State government announcement of project approval, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSNewell Highway Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Roads and Traffic AuthorityScope: Upgrade of highway, includes new line-marking and signposting, upgrade number of minor intersections, more overtaking opportunities, new signs warning drivers of upcoming intersections, sealing along side roads on approaches to highway, removal of roadside hazards such as light posts and utilities, and installation of safety barriers where roadside assets cannot be relocatedStatus: State government announcement of project funding, April 2009; construction commencing mid-2009, completion over three yearsPurpose: Improve road safety for heavy vehicles, drivers, visitors and local communitiesContractors: NAValue: $30 million(New project: State government announcement of project, April 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYROADSMcMillans Road Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: NT GovernmentScope: Construct 500m extension of a second inbound lane along McMillans Road between Vanderlin Drive roundabout and Peter McAulay Centre, includes improved intersection in and out of Crocodylus Park and Peter McAulay CentreStatus: Call for tender commencing April 24, construction commencing June 2009, completion before end 2009 dry seasonPurpose: Reduce congestion as motorists approach Vanderlin Drive roundaboutContractors: NAValue: NA (New project: NT government announcement of commencement of tender process, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERAdelaide Desalination Project, Port Stanvac (Current)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50-gigalitre desalination plant based on reverse osmosis technology with features to allow for upgrade to 75GL or 100GL per annum at Port Stanvac, includes intake and outfall conduits to draw raw seawater into facility and return approved waste systems to Gulf of St VincentStatus: Adelaide Aqua commenced site and major construction work for main plant construction, April 2009; first water December 2010 Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyContractors: Preferred construction bidder Adelaide Aqua (Acciona Agua-United Utilities-McConnell Dowell-Abigroup Contractors); McConnell Dowell-Built Environs (transfer pipeline); shortlist for carbon neutrality – AGL, International Power, Momentum Energy and Trust PowerValue: $1.374 billion(Update: State government announcement commencement of site and major construction work, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARAILHallett Cove and Hallett Cove Beach Stations Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Canopy shelter, platform realignment to reduce height and distance gaps between platform and trains, access ramps and handrails, improved lighting and CCTV, improved walking and cycling links with stations, provision of additional car parking to be investigatedStatus: State government release of concept plans, April 2009; construction commencing mid-2009, completion end 2009Purpose: Part of state government’s $2 billion investment to transform Adelaide’s public transport network into a vibrant, state-of-the-art and sustainable system, providing faster, cleaner, more frequent and efficient services for commutersContractors: NAValue: $8 million(New project: State government announcement of concept plans, April 2009)TASMANIAROADS/RAILLyell Highway Junction Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Infrastructure, Energy and ResourcesScope: Upgrade junction of Midland and Lyell Highways at Granton, just south of Bridgewater Bridge includes construction of single-lane roundabout, upgrading of Forest Road junction to west and relocation of existing rail crossing lightsStatus: Contract award April 2009, construction commencing end April 2009Purpose: Part of comprehensive plan to upgrade northern approaches to Hobart, upgrade safety and provide employment.Contractors: Downer EDI WorksValue: NA (part of $14 million package of works)(New project: Federal government announcement of contract award, April 2009)VICTORIAROADSUpgrading of Roads and Intersections, Wonthaggi (Proposed)Principal: Bass Coast Shire CouncilScope: Upgrade key roads and intersections including 4700m of road reconstruction on Lower Powlett Road between Bass Highway and Williamsons Beach carpark; upgrade Lower Powlett Road and Bass Highway intersection with turning lanes in both directions; 560m of road reconstruction on Webb Road; 2835m road reconstruction on West Area Road to Graham Street; new roundabout at Graham Street and Webb Road intersectionStatus: State government announcement of funding as part of Victoria’s Wonthaggi desalination project, April 2009Purpose: The environmental effects statement for the Wonthaggi desalination project identified some sections of road that could be improved to help manage traffic related to the projectContractors: NAValue: $12 million(New project: State government announcement of funding as part of Victoria’s desalination project, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATERSouthern Seawater Desalination Plant, Binningup (Proposed)Principal: Water CorporationScope: 50GL a year desalination plant expandable to 100GL, 30km trunk main DN1400 MSCL pipeline, initial 32-megalitre summit tank near HarveyStatus: State government environmental approval obtained April 2009; subject federal environmental approval, April 2009; plant commissioning 2011Purpose: Second desalination plant supplying WA integrated water networkContractors: Preferred consortium Southern SeaWater Alliance (led by Spanish companies Tecnicas Reunidas and Valoriza Agua, with partners AJ Lucas and WorleyParsons) Value: $955 million(Update: State government announcement of state environmental approval, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYLNG Precinct, James Price Point, Kimberley (Proposed)Principal: State developmentScope: 3500ha high-tech onshore LNG processing precinct to process natural gas pumped from offshore fields into LNG, includes accommodation, ancillary services and land and sea bufferStatus: Heads of agreement between Woodside, state government and Kimberley Land Council on behalf of traditional owners, relating to the establishment of an LNG precinct in the James Price Point area, has been signed, April 2009; next step in process is development of indigenous land use agreement in negotiation with traditional owners to be registered by early 2010; environmental approvals process to be completed by late 2010; construction commencing mid to late 2011Purpose: Potential sites for future LNG processing precinct Contractors: NAValue: NA(Update: Woodside announcement of signing of HoA for Kimberley LNG precinct, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIARAILKewdale Freight Complex Redevelopment (Proposed)Scope: Expand and redevelop interstate intermodal freight terminal, includes providing power, water and sewerage services, creation of drainage basins, new entry roads and demolition works. Status: Civil work contract awarded April 2009, completion November 2011Purpose: Meet increased interstate container traffic demandContractor: Georgiou Group (civil works)Value: $14.5 million(Update: State government announcement of contract award, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYWind Farm, near Mt Barker (Proposed)Principal: Mt Barker Power CompanyScope: 8400-megawatt per annum wind farm, three 800-kilowatt wind turbines, on a private farm 4km from Mt BarkerStatus: Federal allocation of $4.2 million funding, April 2009; Mt Barker Power Company seeking to raise additional $4.2 million from investors, April 2009; project completion November 2010Purpose: Support local electricity system and reduce transmission and distribution losses, reduce greenhouse gas emissionsValue: $8.4 million(New project: State government announcement of federal funding, April 2009)

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