Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESWATER/WASTEWATERHunter Water Treatment Program, Newcastle region (Proposed)Scope: Design, construct and commission plants and pipeline, includes upgrade of 12 existing sewerage-treatment plants, provide operator trainingStatus: Preferred contractor named. March 2009; construction commencing, April 2009; completion, five yearsPurpose: Cater for growth in catchment areaPreferred contractor: Abigroup, CH2MHILLValue: $200 million(New project: Abigroup announcement of award of contract, March 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSF5 Freeway Upgrade (Current)Principal: Roads and Traffic AuthorityScope: Widen 11km section of F5 Freeway between Brooks Road, Ingleburn and Narellan Road, Campbelltown; Stage 1, widen between Brooks Road and St Andrews Road to four lanes in each direction; Stage 2, widen between St Andrews Road and Raby Road to four lanes in each direction; Stage 3, widen between Raby Road and Narellan Road to three lanes in each directionStatus: Contract awarded, January 2009; construction Stage 1, commenced January 2009 – completion 2010; Stage 2 construction commencing, mid-2009 – completion, mid 2011; Stage 3 construction commencing, late 2010 – completion, late 2011Purpose: Improved travel times and safety for local and long-distance traffic; improved road surface; extra lanes to improve traffic flow and to alleviate congestionContractor: Nace EngineeringValue: $140 million(New project: State government announcement of contract award, February 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSAlstonville Bypass, Bruxner Highway (Proposed)Principal: Roads and Traffic AuthorityScope: Construction of 6.6km Bruxner Highway bypass at Alstonville and Wollongbar, bypass to commence at Sneaths Road, Wollongbar, and rejoin highway at Tropical Fruit Research Station at Perrys Hill, east of AlstonvilleStatus: Construction contract awarded, February 2009; construction commencing mid-2009 after relevant construction and environmental clearances are finalised, March 2009.Purpose: Quicker journey times for local and through-traffic, reduced through-traffic and congestion in Alstonville and WollongbarContractors: Professional Engineering Service (site-management services, $3 million); Reed Constructions Australia (construction)Value: $102 million(Update: RTA announcement of contract award, February 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESBUILDINGAustralian Securities and Investment Commission Fitout, Sydney (Proposed)Principal: ASICScope: Consolidate existing premises in Martin Place, Castlereagh Street and Market Street to a combined location at 100 Market StreetStatus: Public Works Committee conducting inquiry into proposed fitout – public hearing to be held on March 13 in Yurra Room, Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney commencing at 12.30pm, March 2009Purpose: Provide “A-grade” accommodation that meets high environmental and security standardsContractors: NAValue: $30.8 million(New project: Federal government announcement of project, March 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYWATER/WASTEWATERDinah Beach Floating Pontoon (Proposed)Principal: InfrastructureScope: 70.5m floating pontoonStatus: Call for tenders closes March 26, 2009; contract award, three weeks after tender period; completion mid-2009Purpose: Make launching a boat easier with a pontoon for anglers to tie their vessel before they park their vehicles and trailersContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: NT government call for tenders, March 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAROADSRest Areas Construction and Upgrade, Adelaide to Port Augusta (Proposed)Principal: Federal transport-state transportScope: Construct five new rest areas and upgrade eight in the following locations: north bound (to Port Augusta) – 6km north of Port Wakefield (MM211), 13km south of Redhill (MM 153), 7km south of Crystal Brook (MM 121.02), 8km south of Warnertown (MM 99.7) and 72km south of Pt Augusta (MM 72.05); south bound (to Adelaide) –73km south of Port Augusta (MM 73), near Crystal Brook (MM 113), 5km south of Redhill (MM145.5), 6km north of Snowtown (MM160.7), 3km south of Lochiel (MM185.9), 7km south of Lochiel (MM188.5), Dublin (MM 247.1), Virginia (MM 278.5); includes general improvements to rest-area route signing and other general amenity improvements at various locationsStatus: Federal government announcement of funding, February 2009; construction commencing March 2009Purpose: Provide more places for heavy-vehicle drivers to stop and rest, providing vital road-safety outcomes and better working conditionsContractors: NAValue: $9 million(New project: Federal government announcement of funding, March 2009)VICTORIAROADSWestern Ring Road (M80) Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: VicRoads, TransportScope: Upgrade entire M80; first section to be upgrade is between Tullamarine Freeway and Sydney Road, includes include an extra lane in both directions, reconfigured interchanges and ramps, implementation of traffic management initiativesStatus: VicRoads inviting industry to submit proposals to deliver the section of works in partnership with Brumby government with aim of having alliance contract in place in July 2009; construction commencing early 2010; entire project completion, five yearsPurpose: Improve safety, ease congestion and improve travel times along one of Melbourne’s key transport corridorsContractors: NAValue: Project $2.25 billion(New project: Federal government announcement of first section of M80 to be upgraded, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGFiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch (Current)Principal: HealthScope: 643-bed, 135,000sq.m floor space, major metropolitan hospital on 32.4ha greenfields siteStatus: Managing contractor for stage-one design and construction appointed to progress hospital design to point where major subcontracts for construction works will be tendered, February 2009; site-clearing works and bulk earthworks completed, January 2009; construction of main hospital buildings commencing mid-2009; completion, late 2013Purpose: Major centre for trauma, burns, heart and lung transplants as part of new health precinctContractors: Brookfield Multiplex (managing contractor); Silver Thomas Hanley-Hassell-Hames Sharley Consortium (design), Utilibiz (design and construction management); Brierty (site clearing and bulk earthworks); WE Bassett & Partners (design development-mechanical delivery); BG & E (structural and civil, design); NDY Management (fire engineering, design and development); IBMS (integrated low-voltage system, design development); STH Architects (architects); Wood & Grieve (electrical, lifts, ICT)Value: $1.76 billion(Update: State government announcement of appointment of managing contractor, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYReindeer Project, Permit WA-209-P, Offshore Carnarvon Basin (Current)Principal: Santos (45%), Apache (55%)Scope: Unmanned wellhead platform in 65m water, 105km single gas-and-liquids pipeline; 215-terajoule-per-day onshore processing plant at Devil CreekStatus: Contract awarded to Clough Projects Australia satisfies condition precedent in gas sales agreement with Sino Iron (subsidiary of CITIC Pacific), March 2009Purpose: Develop Reindeer proven and probable reserves of 485 petajoules of sales gas and 1.6 million barrels of condensate; supply WA domestic gas market via Dampier-Bunbury Natural Gas PipelineContractors: Clough Projects Australia (engineering, procurement, fabrication of onshore gas plant)Value: $800 million(Update: Santos announcement Apache’s award of contract to Clough, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESOrebodies 23 and 25, near Newman, Pilbara (Current)Principal: BHP Billiton (85%), Mitsui & Co Australia (5%), Itochu (10%)Scope: 10Mtpa iron ore at Orebody 23 which consists of a single pit and Orebody 25 which has three pitsStatus: Five-year contract extension awarded to HWE Mining, March 2009Purpose: Orebody 23/25 deposits are two of several deposits that make up Mount Newman mine, which is one of the largest single-pit open-cut iron ore mines in the worldContractors: HWE Mining (complete mining services)Value: NA(Update: Leighton announcement of subsidiary HWE Mining contract award, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTSouth Hedland Town Centre Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: LandCorp, Town of Port HedlandScope: Construct new main street, new roads; upgrade existing roads; create land parcels for up to 600 townhouses and apartments, and additional commercial and retail spaceStatus: State government announcement of $23-million funding from Royalties for Regions program, March 2009, streetscaping and road improvements commencing mid-2009, first englobo (land which is undeveloped land with potential for further subdivision) lots to be offered to developers through design tender process early 2010Purpose: Revitalise South Hedland town centreContractors: NAValue: $23 million(Update: State government announcement of funding, March 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESNorth West Iron Ore Alliance, Port Hedland (Proposed)Principal: NWIOA (Atlas Iron, BC Iron, Brockman Resources, FerrAus)Scope: Develop two new multi-user berths and associated infrastructure to export 50Mtpa iron ore through inner harbour by 2013Status: Scoping study and simulation modelling confirms proposed facility capable of handling NWIOA’s 50Mtpa, also confirms Port Hedland Port Authority’s ultimate development plan to support port capacity of 320Mtpa, February 2009Purpose: Facilitate emergence of new generation of iron ore producersContractors: NAValue: NA(Update: North West Iron Ore Alliance announcement of successful completion of scoping study, March 2009)

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