Industry Report – Projects

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYBUILDINGSEddison Park Youth, Woden Valley (Proposed)Scope: Youth recreation facilityStatus: On-site consultation session to be held from 9.30-11.30am, Saturday, February 28, 2009; funding allocated, February 2009; construction commencing mid-2009Purpose: Create a youth-recreation space which will possibly include skate plaza, play equipment, performance areaContractors: NAValue: $1.4 million(New project: ACT announcement of federal funding, 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYURBAN DEVELOPMENTSmith Street Walkway, DarwinPrincipal: InfrastructureScope: 300m walkway between the Mall and Waterfront, includes shade structures, public-art componentStatus: Concept plans approved, February 2009; design and ongoing maintenance costs being finalised prior to commencement of construction; project completion by end of dry season 2009; public-art component completion by end 2009Purpose: Provide safe and easy access between waterfront and CBD, includes public-art component covering interpretative experience of history of Darwin from cultural perspective including Chinese heritage and bombing of DarwinContractors: Macmahon ContractorsValue: $3.2 millionQUEENSLANDROADSAirport Link, Brisbane (Current)Principal: BrisConnections (Public-Private Partnership)Scope: 7km toll road and tunnel connecting North-South Bypass Tunnel, Inner City Bypass, 750m flyover above airport roundabout, local road networks at Bowen Hills to northern and east-west arterial roads, 3km Windsor to Kedron section of Northern Busway,Status: UGL Infrastructure – Thiess John Holland Alliance announced, February 2009; BrisConnections has 45-year concession to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain; construction commenced, November 2008; completion mid-2012 Contractors: BrisConnections Consortium (Macquarie Capital Advisors– Thiess-John Holland); UGL Infrastructure Alliance–Thiess John Holland Alliance (mechanical, electrical and civil works for tunnel fit-out)(Update: UGL Group announcement of alliance, February 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGUlverstone Showgrounds Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Central Coast CouncilScope: Multi-use sport and recreation facilities, community-club facilities, 1000 tiered seats, shared paths, motor-home rest areaStatus: Construction commenced February 2009; completion, October 2009Purpose: Provide for local community groups to run development camps/clinics and host national championshipsContractors: Matthews ConstructionsValue: $5.12 million(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, February 2009)VICTORIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTArden Street Oval Redevelopment, Melbourne (Current)Principal: North Melbourne Football ClubScope: New training and administration facilities, accommodation for State Fencing Centre, gymnasium, sports hall, and life and learning centreStatus: Construction commenced February 2009; completion, end of 2009Purpose Provide major boosts for elite sport and community facilities Contractors: Hacer GroupValue: $15 million(New project: State government announcement of commencement of construction, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSMundijong Road Extension, Perth (Proposed)Principal: City of Rockingham, PlanningScope: Extend Mundijong Road by 5km to the Kwinana FreewayStatus: Land and funding for project secured by City of Rockingham, February 2009, tenders to be called June 2009Purpose: Reduce freight and commuter traffic along other roads in region(New project: State government announcement of project approval, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATEROrd River Irrigation Area Stage 2 Expansion (Proposed)Principal: Regional DevelopmentScope: Road infrastructure for 14,000ha development including, potentially, Packsaddle area, Ord West Bank, Mantinea and M2 areaStatus: First land release to consist of 8,000ha irrigated agricultural land, with release to potentially be a mix, with a number of 400-500ha lots; environmental assessments and preparation of environmental management plans underway, February 2009Purpose: Provide necessary base infrastructure to enable development of Ord irrigation area into a world-class agricultural precinct with first release of new agricultural blocks expected by 2011-12Value: $15 million Update: State government announcement of project status, February 2009WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTAlkimos Coastal City Development, 40km north of Perth (proposed)Principal: LandCorpScope: Planning and development of 710ha of 900ha urban-zoned landStatus: Shortlisted developers announced February 2009, detailed proposals to be submitted by May 2009Purpose: Provide residential development around public transportContractors: Shortlisted developers (Mirvac, Delfin Lend Lease and Satterley Consortium)Value: NA(Update: State government announcement of shortlisted developers, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGZiva Spa Resorts Point Samson, Pilbara (Proposed)Principal: Witt Property GroupScope: 112 apartments, two restaurants, spa, swimming pools, tennis courtsStatus: Awaiting development approval from Roebourne Shire Council, February 2009; construction commencing April 2009; completion, late 2010Purpose: Help establish Point Samson as one of Australia’s premier tourist destinationsContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: Witt Property Group announcement of project, February 2009)

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