Industry Report – Projects

But all this will depend on whether the project’s feasibility is established and funding secured. If this is done, would could start next year. 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 board.VICTORIAWATER/WASTEWATERWonthaggi Desalination Plant (Proposed)Principal: WaterScope: Desalination plant to supply up to 150-200 gigalitres of drinking water per annum; 85km pipeline to link to Melbourne water supplyStatus: Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) approval received subject to management strategies to protect native species, March 2009; two short-listed bidders to present submissions end March 2009; contract award mid-2009, construction commencing later 2009, completion end 2011Purpose: Achieve long-term water security and create rainfall independent facility to provide water for Melbourne, Geelong and towns in Western Port and South GippslandContractors: Shortlist AquaSure (Degrémont-SUEZ Environnement-Macquarie Capital Group-Thiess) and BassWater (Veolia Water-John Holland-ABN AMRO Australia); Ancon Drilling ($8.5 million HDD contract, design and construction of inlet and outlet pipes for seawater sampling plant); Sides Drilling Contractors (offshore sampling plant); Latrobe Valley Engineering Services (offshore sampling plan)tValue: $3.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of EPBC approval and status of short-listed bidders, March 2009)VICTORIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTVictorian Cycling Strategy, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Roads and PortsScope: Cycling and pedestrian bridge over Merri Creek Pipe Bridge, includes Federation Trail extension off-road path from Altona to Yarraville; Mount Alexander Road on-road bicycle lanes; bridge over Maroondah Highway connecting Lilydale Warburton Trail with Lilydale Railway Station; on-road bicycle lanes in Mooroopna, Shepparton, Strathdale, Kilmore and Ballarat; off-road paths in Bright, Wodonga, Ballarat and Geelong; bike cages at 33 train stationsStatus: Construction commencing 2009-10Purpose: Establish cycling as viable, sustainable, affordable and safe transport option, reduce congestion and better integrate bike infrastructure into transport networkContractors: NAValue: $115 million(New project: State government announcement of project, March 2009)VICTORIAROADSMerri Creek Pipe Bridge, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Roads and PortsScope: Dedicated cycling and pedestrian bridge over Merri Creek Pipe Bridge between Westgarth and North Fitzroy to be constructed over new water main, which is part of Melbourne Water’s replacement of Northcote-Punt Road MainStatus: State government announcement of project, March 2009; construction of water main realignment project, including new walking and cycling infrastructure connection to commence mid-2009, completion early 2010Purpose: Linking Merri Creek and Capital City trails, part of $115 million Victorian Cycling StrategyContractors: NAValue: $594,000(New project: State government announcement of project, March 2009)VICTORIABUILDINGLonsdale Street Revitalisation, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Melbourne City CouncilScope: Upgrade streetscape; construct new Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture, Heritage and Language; lighting; activate Heffernan Lane with outdoor cafes and hawker market; pedestrian link between Greek precinct and ChinatownStatus: State government announcement of project, March 2009Purpose: Boost to vibrancy of precinct to ensure it remains sustainable and attractive for investment and cultural and tourism activitiesContractors: NAValue: $3.5 million(New project: State government announcement of project funding, March 2009)VICTORIAENERGYWave Energy Pilot, Portland, Warrnambool and Phillip IslandPrincipal: Carnegie CorporationScope: Use and develop coastal Crown land for three pilot projects, undertake marine survey and trial ocean-based technology called CETOStatus: Project approval March 2009Purpose: Determine how much energy waves can generate in each trial area, identify the most energy-intensive areas of the oceans so that their potential for generating electricity can be determinedContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government announcement of project approval, March 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESAbbot Point X50 Expansion Stage 3, Bowen (current)Principal: Ports Corporation of QueenslandScope: Upgrade existing Dump Station 1 and inloading conveyor system consisting of structural, mechanical and electrical works as follows: upgrade of Rail Unloader (Dump Station) 1 includes installation of principal supplied wagon vibrating system and vibrating feeders, extension of superstructure, modification to rail support beams, replacement of new steel hoppers and belt weighers, control room fit-out; upgrade of inloading conveyors C101/C102/C103 includes modification to concrete pedestals and installation of concrete slabs, strengthening of works to existing elevated galleries, modification to existing transfer towers, installation of drive access platforms and modifications and upgrade to conveyor systemStatus: Call for expressions of interest close April 7Purpose: Upgrade terminal capacity from current 21Mtpa to 50Mtpa(Update: Ports Corporation of Queensland call for expressions of interest, March 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGBruny Island Health Centre (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Construct health centre includes consultation rooms, meeting areas, accommodation facilities, emergency treatment room, day centre, administration and nursing officesStatus: Call for tender closes April 1, completion 2009-10Purpose: Replace substandard facilitiesContractors: NAValue: $3 million(Update: State government announcement of tender date, March 2009)VICTORIAAIRPORTSBallarat Airport Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: City of BallaratScope: Reseal runways and aircraft movement areas, construct asphalt aircraft parking apron; build and seal new taxiway, runway lighting system, install underground fibre optic cabling; new water mains, replace existing main, install underground electricityStatus: Project funding for upgrade announced March 2009Purpose: Upgrade airport in conjunction with ground school and flight operations centre, together with a student village, which is to be built as part of the Aviation Training Academy Australia, an $8 million development by Singapore Technologies Aviation Training AcademyContractors: NAValue: $3.4 million(New project: State government announcement of upgrade, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTS/RAILOakajee Deepwater Port and Rail, near Geraldton (Proposed)Principal: Geraldton Port AuthorityScope: Deepwater port to handle Cape size carriers, railway line and 6,500ha heavy industrial estate to accommodate mineral processing facilitiesStatus: State government signed development agreement with Oakajee Port and Rail appointing OPR on exclusive basis to design and construct port and railway together with 50-year lease over rail network and iron ore berth, March 2009; OPR to spend $160 million on investigative studies; state government waiting for indication of federal funding from Infrastructure Australia; subject funding and positive bankable feasibility study due end March 2010, construction to commence 2010-11, first shipments 2013-14Contractors: Oakajee Port and Rail (50/50 Murchison Metals-Mitsubishi Development)Purpose: Railway and export port 20km north of Geraldton for current and predicted Mid West region iron ore mines Value: $4 billion(Update: State government announcement of development agreement, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGRadiotherapy Centre, South West Health Campus. BunburyPrincipal: HealthScope: Construct new radiotherapy centre at South West Health CampusStatus: Architects appointed March 2009, tenders to be called October 2009, completion 2010Purpose: Provide greater access to facilities in the southwest of the stateContractors: NAValue: $15 million (New project: State government announcement of project, March 2009)

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