Industry Report – Projects

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 boards. NEW SOUTH WALESROADSLawrence Hargrave Drive and Princes Highway Intersection Upgrade (Current)Principal: Roads and Traffic AuthorityScope: Upgrade intersection of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Bulli Pass includes new northbound overpass spanning Bulli PassStatus: Tenders for construction to be called early 2009, construction commencing second half 2009Purpose: Improve road safety, reduce delays, increase efficiency through free-flowing trafficContractors: NAValue: $30 million (New project: State government announcement of call for tenders, February 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESWATER/WASTEWATERSydney Desalination Plant, Kurnell (Current)Principal: Sydney WaterScope: 250 million litres/day reverse osmosis technology seawater desalination plant at Kurnell, 18km distribution pipeline beneath Botany Bay to Erskineville Status: Significant milestone reached with arrival of “Nebula”, custom-built, six-storey high, 130m-long barge that will lay pipes across Botany Bay, February 2009; desalination plant progressing on time and on budget with final commissioning in summer of 2010Purpose: Non-rainfall dependent water source Contractors: Plant – Blue Water Consortium (Veolia Water-John Holland Group), Pipeline – Water Delivery Alliance (Bovis Lend Lease-McConnell Dowell-Kellogg Brown & Root-WorleyParsons-Environmental Resources Management); Babcock & Brown Wind Partners energy supply contractorValue: $1.9 billion (Update: State government announcement of arrival of “Nebula”, February 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYBUILDINGDoug Owston Correctional Facility, 8km from NoonamahPrincipal: CorrectionsScope: Contemporary prison with modern electronic and physical security systemsStatus: Centre named after Doug Owston in recognition of his commitment to encouraging rehabilitation and education, February 2009Purpose: Introduce new era in corrections, including innovative design of facilityContractors: NAValue: $300 million(New project: NT government announcement of project status and name, February 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESDrill Core Storage Facility, Mount Isa (Proposed)Principal: Mines and EnergyScope: Purpose-built storage facility to house drill cores from mines and prospectsStatus: State government approved purchase of 2ha of land near Mount Isa airport for facility, February 2009, project completion two yearsPurpose: House growing collection of drill cores from mines and prospects in North Queensland, preserve record of past geological exploration, stimulate economyContractors: NAValue: $4 million(New project: State government announcement of project, February 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSFarrellys Lane and Bruce Highway Intersection Upgrade, near MackayPrincipal: Main RoadsScope: Construct two additional lanes, 2m shoulder, install traffic lights at intersection 2km south of Mackay City GatesStatus: Contract awarded February 2009; project completion November 2009Purpose: Provide better and safer access to Paget industrial area and residential areas on western side at OoraleaContractors: Chevron Construction CompanyValue: $14.4 million(Update: State government announcement of contract award, February 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAROADSSaleyard Road and Woodside Road, Nairne, Princes Highway Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Construct separate left and right turn out lanes from Saleyard Road, construct pathway from Princes Highway to Nairne Primary School, replace Koala Crossing with pedestrian activated crossing, footpath, kerbing, drainage improvements, pedestrian refuge on Woodside Road, installation of pedestrian crossing over rail tracks on Woodside RoadStatus: Final design work to commence, February 2009, completion end June, 2009Contractors: NAPurpose: Provide safer pedestrian access for school students on Princes Highway, near its junctions with Saleyard Road and Woodside RoadValue: $1 million(New project: State government announcement of joint state, federal and local government funding for project, February 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERAdelaide Desalination Project, Port Stanvac (Proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50-gigalitre desalination plant based on reverse osmisis technology with features to allow for upgrade to 75 gigalitres or 100GL per annum at Port Stanvac, includes intake and outfall conduits to draw raw seawater into facility and return approved waste systems to Gulf of St VincentStatus: Preferred construction bidder named, February 2009 Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyContractors: Preferred Construction bidder Adelaide Aqua (Acciona Agua-United Utilities-McConnell Dowell-Abigroup Contractors); McConnell Dowell-Built Environs (transfer pipeline)Value: $1.374 billion(Update: Abigroup announcement of preferred bidder status, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSBunbury Port Access Road, Stage 1 (Current)Principal: TransportScope: 7.8km road from Bunbury Inner Harbour to outskirts of city includes construction of new bridge over Collie River on Old Coast Road at EatonStatus: Construction moving to next level with major earthworks for Stage 1 construction of 4.7km road between Picton and Estuary Drive commencing, February 2009, project completion December 2009Purpose: Make access between port and city centre saferContractors: Macmahon ContractingValue: $40.9million(Update: State government announcement project status, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSDaddow Road Realignment (Current)Principal: TransportScope: Realign Daddow Road, includes bridge over freight railway lines at Dundas Road, road links to Abernethy Road, Dundas Road and Chisholm CrescentStatus: Construction commencing mid February 2009, completion October 2009Purpose: Free up-flow of traffic, improve local driving conditions, provide safer road and rail access to Kewdale-Welshpool industrial estate, create jobsContractors: Georgiou GroupValue: $11.8 million.(New project: Federal government announcement of project, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSGreat Northern Highway Improvements, Perth (Proposed)Principal: TransportScope: Stage 1 widen 4.3km section to two 3.5m lanes, 3.5m median, sealed 2m shoulders, overtaking and turning lanes, street lighting, underground power and telecommunications infrastructureStatus: Contract awarded February 2009, construction commencing March 2009; Stage 2 (final stage) construction commencing October 2009, completion April 2010Purpose: Tackle congestion problems in Perth’s northern suburbsContractors: Highway ConstructionValue: Part of $76 million project(Update: State government announcement of contract award, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTAlbany Protected Harbour Development (Proposed)Principal: LandCorpScope: Total, 3.4ha reclamation within Princess Royal Harbour (PRH) includes reclamation adjacent to Albany Foreshore Redevelopment area to create marina edge wall (sea wall and revetment); fishing industry hardstand, including sea wall and revetment, fishing industry wharf, jetty with fuel and sullage pumpout facilities; 130 boat pens, construction of two breakwaters, one to widen and extend existing Albany Town Jetty and one internal cutoff breakwater to separate boat harbour from existing tug boat harbourStatus: Project approved pursuant to adherence to environmental guidelines, February 2009Purpose: Complement Albany Foreshore Redevelopment Project to create tourism and entertainment precinct on adjacent foreshore areaContractors: NAValue: NA(Update: State government approval of project, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATEREsperance Wastewater Scheme Upgrade (Current)Principal: Water CorporationScope: Stage 1 pump station, 4km pipeline, Stage 2 second wastewater treatment plantStatus: Construction Stage 1 commencing February 2009, completion end 2009, Stage 2 construction commencing 2011, project completion 10 yearsPurpose: Improve flow of wastewater from existing wastewater treatment plant near Jetty Road to second wastewater treatment plant proposed for a site at Wylie Bay; cater for future needs of growing Esperance communityContractors: NAValue: $5.7million(New project: Water Corporation announcement of project, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATERMargaret River Water Infrastructure Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Water CorporationScope: New water source and water treatment plant, upgrade wastewater storage dam, construct infrastructure to facilitate re-use system, relocate tanks and pump stations from centre of Margaret River business districtStatus: Preferred new source of water is a bore into south-west Yarragadee groundwater aquifier east of Margaret River, Water Corporation to progress bore option consultations with regulators and community, subject approvals and planning results, new source to begin delivering water by 2012, project completion 5-8 yearsPurpose: Upgrade Margaret River regional supply scheme with new source of water to be used in conjunction with existing Ten Mile Brook Dam; double capacity of wastewater treatment system; cater for population growth and tourismContractors: NAValue: $100 million(New project: Water Corporation announcement of project, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATEROrd River Irrigation Area Expansion (Proposed)Principal: Regional DevelopmentScope: Road infrastructure for 14,000ha development including, potentially, Packsaddle area, Ord West Bank, Mantinea and M2 areaStatus: Earthworks on district’s main (M1) water supply channel commenced February 2009Purpose: Provide necessary base infrastructure to enable development of Ord irrigation area into world-class agricultural precinct with first release of new agricultural blocks expected by 2011-12Value: $15 million (Update: State government announcement of commencement of project, February 2009)

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