Industry Report – Projects

The project is in addition to the upgrading of the Cotter Dam, which will commence in August 2009.Every 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 board.AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYWATER/WASTEWATEREnlarged Cotter Dam (Current)Principal: ACTEW Scope: Construction of 76m-high roller compacted concrete wall with 50m-wide crest and associated works, which will take the capacity of the dam from 4GL to 78GLStatus: Construction commencing August 2009, completion April 2011Purpose: Long-term water securityContractors: Bulk Water Alliance (ACTEW, ActewAGL, GHD, John Holland, Abigroup)Value: NA(Update: ACT government announcement of project status, March 2009)AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYWATER/WASTEWATERMurrumbidgee to Googong pipeline (Proposed)Principal: ACTEWScope: Pump station and pipeline from Murrumbidgee, near Angle Crossing, to Googong DamStatus: Project approval March 2009, regulatory approval processes to commence including Environmental Impact Statement with both NSW and ACT governments, March 2009, construction commencing February 2010, completion July 2011Purpose: Deliver 20GL of water to ACT and help provide future water securityContractors: Bulk Water Alliance (ACTEW, ActewAGL, GHD, John Holland, Abigroup)Value: NA(Update: ACT government announcement of project approval, March 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSPacific Highway Upgrade, Shark Creek Stage 3 (Proposed)Principal: Roads & Traffic AuthorityScope: Stage 3 (final stage) realign and reconstruct 1km section of Pacific Highway, 34km north of Grafton, improve existing highway alignment, remove roadside vegetation including two mature fig trees, widen road shoulders. widen culverts, reconstructing pavement, work to join previously upgraded sections of highwayStatus: Environmental assessment for Stage 3 on display until April 17, 2009, at RTA Regional Office, 31 Victoria Street, Grafton, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, and Clarence Valley Council Office, 50 River Street, Maclean, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm; Stage 1 completed December 2005, Stage 2 completed December 2008Purpose: Improve travel conditions, road surface, highway alignment, road safety and enable existing 80kph speed restrictions within area to be removedContractors: NAValue: $5.6 million(Update: State government announcement of community consultation, March 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSPacific Highway Upgrade, Banora Point (Proposed)Scope: Upgrade Pacific Highway to provide 2.5km dual carriageway from northern end of Barneys Point Bridge through to southern end of Tweed Heads bypass, includes six-lane divided highway with improved alignment, connection of south-facing ramps at Barneys Point Bridge with southern interchange roundabout, 100m-wide landbridge, 330m viaduct, realignment of Laura Street to meet with Short Street and existing Pacific Highway at four-way intersection with traffic lights, new northern interchange, with north-facing ramps connecting to Darlington Drive intersection, south-facing ramps connecting directly to Minjungbal Drive and an extension of Minjungbal Drive, passing below proposed upgrade and connecting to Darlington Drive; and realignment and upgrade of existing coastal cycle pedestrian route through Banora PointStatus: Planning approval granted for upgrade to commence six months ahead of schedule due to accelerated funding granted in December 2008, $4.7 billion Nation Building Package, March 2009; preconstruction activities commencing including further field investigations, property acquisitions and start of tender process for construction, March 2009Purpose: Part of $5.6 billion federal-state program to upgrade full length of Pacific Highway to double-lane dual highway standardContractors: NAValue: NA (Update: State government announcement of planning approval for early project commencement, March 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYDEFENCERAAF Base Darwin Redevelopment Stage 2 (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Construction of new facilities and upgrade of existing facilities, including new joint logistics unit (north) headquarters, new mechanical equipment workshop, new administrative facility for the fuel equipment maintenance section, new vehicle wash bay, upgrade of 114MCRU supply facilityStatus: Registrations of interest close May 5, 2009, project’s anticipated timeframe is from September 2009 to September 2011Purpose: Replace inadequate facilities, provide modern facilities to support Air ForceContractors: NAValue: $49.832 million (contractor’s activities $16.8 million)(Update: Defence call for registrations of interest, March 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIABUILDINGSPolice Headquarters, 100 Angas Street, Adelaide (Proposed)Principal: South Australian Police (SAPOL)Scope: 40m-high, 9-storey building to provide 18,000sq.m office accommodation, includes meeting spaces, cafe, access to underground car parkStatus: Commercial and General Corporation appointed as developer March 2009, construction commencing early 2009, completion late 2011Purpose: Provide up-to-the-minute facilities to better equip police to keep communities safeContractors: NAValue: Project value $100 million (fit-out $38 million)(Update: State government announcement of selected site and appointment of developer, March 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGPrinces Wharf Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, Hobart City CouncilScope: Renew Princes Wharf, including Shed No. 1 and its immediate surrounds, car park and part of Castray EsplanadeStatus: Call for tender for design services for Princes Wharf Shed No 1, includes collaborative design solution, place management solutions and management of construction as “superintendent” for project, closes April 22, 2009Purpose: Rejuvenate under-utilised sites to create dynamic public space that is accessible to the community and can host a variety of public activities and eventsContractors: NAValue: NA(Update: Call for design tender, March 2009)VICTORIAROADSGeelong Ring Road, Stage 4A/4B (Proposed) Principal: VicRoadsScope: Stage 4A 2.5km Geelong Ring Road connection from the Ring Road north of Princes Highway to Anglesea Road. Stage 4B 5km link to continue west from Anglesea Road to Princes Highway, near Draytons Road at Mt DuneedStatus: Construction of Stage 4A commenced March 2009, completion end 2010Purpose: Secure Geelong’s future and meet expected population and tourism growthContractors: Fulton Hogan (Stage 4A)Value: $125 million(Update: State government announcement of commencement of construction, March 2009)VICTORIADEFENCERAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Redevelopment of existing base facilities, includes engineering services upgrade, construction of new air traffic control tower and support facilities, construction of new consolidated physical training facility, refurbishment of School of Air Warfare facilities, refurbishment and new flight-line maintenance facilities, new chapel and community support facilities, demolition works, construction of new commercial facilities, new 25m zero-template firing range and passive security worksStatus: Registrations of interest close April 29, contract award August 2009, construction completion December 2013Purpose: Upgrade facilities to meet modern requirementsContractors: NAValue: $90 million(New project: Defence call for registrations of interest, March 2009)VICTORIAWATER/WASTEWATERNorthern Water Plant, Geelong area (Proposed)Principal: Barwon WaterScope: Integrated sustainable water management facility where trade waste from Shell Geelong Refinery and sewage from northern Geelong catchments will be treated to provide Class A recycled waterStatus: Call for tender for Peer Advisor for Stage 1 detailed design and cost estimation closes April 8, Stage 1 works commencing mid-2009Purpose: Provide Class A recycled water for use within the refinery and nearby communityContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: Barwon Water call for tender, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYKarratha Power Station (Proposed)Principal: ATCO PowerScope: Initially two 43MW high-efficiency gas turbines which could be augmented with heat recovery steam generator that would generate electricity from waste heatStatus: Construction commenced March 2009, first power February 2010, station operating at full capacity April 1, 2010Purpose: Supply electricity to residential and business consumers in North West Interconnected System under long-term contract with Horizon Power, ongoing development of region and contribution to the stateContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government announcement of project commencement, March 2009)

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