Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESURBAN DEVELOPMENTRiverstone West Precinct, SydneyPrincipal: PlanningScope: 16ha business park includes 250,000sq.m commercial floor space for office and retail outlets, 500,000sq.m industrial and light industrial floor space for warehouses, storage facilities and machinery works; precinct surrounded by 80ha conservation areas and 40ha recreation land, includes new road to improve access to M7 and Windsor RoadStatus: Community consultation commenced March 2009Purpose: Create business park close to Vineyard and Riverstone railway stations encouraging public transport use, boost economy and create jobsContractors: NAValue: $1 billion (New project: State government announcement of commencement of community consultation, March 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESBUILDINGWestmead Millennium Institute, Sydney (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Construct new building to house high technology centres in genomics, proteomics, cell imaging and flow cytometryStatus: Additional $30 million funding announced March 2009, site works commencing mid-2010, construction commencing January 2011, completion late 2012Purpose: Consolidate major health knowledge asset for people of western SydneyContractors: NAValue: $89 million(New project: State government announcement of additional funding, March 2009)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGMt Isa Hospital (Proposed)Scope: New single storey ambulatory-community health building, refurbishment and extension of emergency department-short stay ward, upgrade of lifts in Block C together with minor refurbishment of medical and surgical ward floors in this building; new outpatients, primary health and community health facilities in new building on current hospital siteStatus: Early works on electrical upgrade, lift upgrade and kiosk demolition to commence July 2009; project completion 2011Purpose: Expand and improve regional and rural health facilitiesValue: $65.2 million(Update: State government announcement of project status, March 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARESOURCESOlympic Dam Expansion (Proposed)Principals: BHP Billiton Scope: Mine, infrastructure, processing plant expansion to double production capacity possibly involving open pit mine, coastal desalination plant at Upper Spencer Gulf and pipeline, airport relocation, additional power transmission line or natural gas pipeline to onsite power generator, rail line to Pimba, road-rail transfer facility, export infrastructure at East Arm (Darwin), doubling of Roxby Downs townshipStatus: Draft environmental impact statement for expansion scheduled to go on public display in May 2009 for two months of community consultation as part of the major development assessment process, March 2009Purpose: BHP considering five-stage expansion to increase capacity from 200,000tpa to 500,000tpa copper, 4300tpa to 15,000tpa uraniumValue: $6.7 billion (Update: State government announcement of status of EIS, March 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARESOURCESWhite Dam Gold Project, 80km west of Broken HillPrincipal: Exco Resources Scope: 9.1Mt containing 330,400oz of goldStatus: Heads of agreement for Polymetals to acquire 25% interest in project; Exco and Polymetals to enter agreement to appoint Polymetals as project manager, March 2009, construction commencing mid-2009, first gold production late 2009-early 2010Purpose: White Dam represents a valuable opportunity in current high gold price environment(Update: Exco announcement of HoA, March 2009)VICTORIABUILDINGFrankston Hospital Redevelopment (Current)Principal: HealthScope: Stage 2, new theatres, relocation and redevelopment of two day procedures rooms, reconfiguration to recovery area and redevelopment of Central Sterilising Services Department, includes redevelopment and expansion of intensive care unit and high dependency unit along with the pharmacy departmentStatus: Construction of Stage 2 commenced March 2009, completion late 2010, Stage 1 completed 2002Purpose: Provide state-of-the-art hospitals and improve access to vital health services in Melbourne’s southern regionContractors: Kane ConstructionsValue: $45 million(New project: State government announcement of commencement of construction, March 2008)VICTORIABUILDINGMen’s Prison, Ararat (Proposed)Principal: JusticeScope: Construct 350-bed men’s prisonStatus: Expressions of interest for design, construction, financing and maintenance of medium-security prison adjacent to existing Ararat prison as public private partnership, close April 2, 2009Purpose: Protect the community and ensure economic benefits in local areaContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government call for expressions of interest, March 2009)VICTORIAROADSPedestrian Walkway, Bruntons Bridge (Proposed)Principal: Sustainability and EnvironmentScope: Construct pedestrian walkway on existing bridge superstructure includes span of 65m and deck height above water level of 12m on Bruntons Bridge 5km south of WalhallaStatus: Call for tender closes on April 16, 2009Purpose: Upgrade the historic Bruntons Bridge, built in 1895 and included on the Victorian Heritage Register (H1450)Contractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government call for tender, March 2009)

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