Industry Report – Projects

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYROADSAthllon Drive duplication (current)Principal: Territory and Municipal ServicesScope: Duplication of Athllon Drive from Anketell Street south roundabout to connect with existing duplication adjacent to Australian Archives Repository includes upgrade of two intersections on Athllon Drive with Barr Smith Avenue and Scollay Street/Pine Island Road/Estate RoadStatus: Stage-two contract awarded February 2009, completion mid-2010Purpose: Provide greater access to future residential needs of Tuggeranong areaContractors: Group One (stage two)(Update: State government announces award of contract, February 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSPacific Highway Sapphire to Woolgoolga Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Roads & Traffic AuthorityScope: Upgrade 25km of Pacific Highway to dual carriageway between Sapphire to Arrawarra Beach Road, north of Woolgoolga includes left-in/left-out intersection at Campbell Close on western side and right-in/left-out intersection with eastern local road (the existing highway); overpasses and underpasses at the following interchanges: Gaudrons Road/Split Solitary Road, Sapphire; Moonee Beach Road/Hoys Road, Moonee Beach; Fiddaman Road/Graham Drive South, Emerald; Graham Drive North/Hearnes Lake Road, south Woolgoolga; and Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra; an upgraded local road between Sapphire and WoolgoolgaStatus: Planning approval granted February 2009, tenders to be called mid-2009, construction commencing early 2010Value: NA. Part of $2.64 billion program to continue the upgrade of highway over next six yearsPurpose: Improve driving conditions, cut travel times and save lives (New project: State government announcement of planning approval, February 2009)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGRobina Hospital Expansion (proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Two operating theatres, demolish building H, construct new south wing, construct new east wing, extend existing block A, refurbishment works, car parkStatus: Call for expressions of interest close February 27, 2009, completion mid-2012Purpose: Expand and improve infrastructure to support 179 additional bedsContractors: Baulderstone (managing contractor)Value: $287.7 million(Update: Baulderstone call for tenders, February 2009)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGRSPCA Headquarters, Wacol (current)Principal: RSPCAScope: Construct headquarters on 5ha on site of former John Oxley Youth Detention Centre, includes facilities for neglected and abused animals and Animal Care CentreStatus: Construction commenced February 2009, completion end 2009Purpose: Meet needs of RSPCA which has outgrown its current depot at FairfieldContractors: NAValue: $19 million(New project: State government announcement of commencement of project, February 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESDalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Expansion Stage 7X (current)Principal: DBCT Management (Babcock & Brown Infrastructure)Scope: Staged expansion from 60Mtpa to 85Mpta via third in-loading and out-loading stream, third shipholder and fourth berth, upgrades of coal handling equipment and increased stockpile capacity.Status: Stage 2/3 capacity increase to 85Mtpa delayed by three months to June 2009 due worse than anticipated weather conditions, February 2009; Stage 1 increase to 72Mtpa completed December 2008Contractors: Connell Hatch (consultants), Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (developer)Value: $1.3 billionBabcock & Brown Infrastructure announcement, May 2008(Update: Babcock & Brown announcement of project delay, February 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSNorthern Link, Brisbane (proposed)Principal: Brisbane City CouncilScope: Finance, design, construct, operate and maintain parallel 5km hard-rock tunnels, safety and ventilation systems, fire protection and monitoring systems, electronic tolling systemStatus: Expression-of-interest phase suspended because one of two bidding consortiums was unable to raise financial backing due current global financial situation; BCC has sent delegation of representatives overseas in bid to attract interest from contractors and investors, February 2009, BCC continuing to obtain state government approvals, including environmental-impact-statement process for project, February 2009Purpose: Underground toll road to link Western Freeway, Toowong with Inner City Bypass (ICB), Kelvin Grove to be undertaken as public private partnership, reduce congestionValue: $1.5 billion(Update: Brisbane City Council announcement of project status, February 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSPacific Motorway (M1) Upgrade (proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: Stage 1 – widen sections of M1 between Exit 73 (Nerang South) and Exit 77 (Worongary) from four to six lanes; Stage 2 – upgrade Mudgeeraba interchange at Exit 79, includes overpass bridge, traffic signals, upgrade roundabout to two lanes on 700m section Status: Construction commenced on Stage 2 Mudgeeraba Interchange, February 2009; completion mid-2010; Stage 1 completion 2011Contractors: Abigroup Contractors (Stage 2)Value: $180 million ($47 million Stage 2)(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, February 2009)QUEENSLANDWATERConnors River Dam and Pipelines Project, Isaac Regional Shire (proposed)Principal: SunWaterScope: Dam with yield up to 56,400 megalitres per annum of high-priority water, full supply level of 169.1m and storage volume of 373,700 megalitres; at least one pipeline from storage facility travelling west to northern Bowen Basin with an ultimate discharge location likely to be near Moranbah; fish way and water outlet (fish migration and water release), dam to be constructed with roller-compacted concreteStatus: Submissions on draft terms of reference for environmental impact statement (EIS) close March 9, 2009Purpose: Provide storage capacity of 153,000 megalitres (ML) and deliver an additional 70,000ML per year of water to South East Queensland on completionValue: $120 million(Update: State government call for comments on draft terms for EIS, February 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSWolston Road Connection (current)Principal: Brisbane City CouncilScope: Construct new roadway on unformed section of Wolston Road, construct bridge over Sandy Creek, upgrade Wacol Station Road and Wolston Road intersection, install traffic signals, fauna fencing includes fauna underpass via Sandy Creek bridgeStatus: Construction commenced February 2009, completion nine monthsPurpose: Improve access for vehicles in and out of industrial areas on Spine Street, Wolston Road and general areaContractors: NAValue: NA (Part of $1.2 billion Road Action Program)(New project: Brisbane City Council announcement of project commencement, February 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERAquatic Centre/Health Facility, Marion (proposed)Principal: City of Marion, state government Scope: International standard aquatic centre, GP Plus health facility Status: Discussions with Aqua43 consortium terminated; state government taking over design and construction of State Aquatic Centre and GP Plus Health Care Centre, February 2009; tenders for construction to be called early 2009; completion first half 2010Purpose: Advanced health and fitness precinct including swimming venue capable of hosting national and international competitionContractors: NAValue: $80 million (State Aquatic Centre) $27 million (GP Plus Health Care Centre)(Update: State government announcement of project status, February 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERSouthern Urban Reuse Project (proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: Construct and install pipework to transfer water from Christies Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant to Aldinga Waste Water Treatment Plant and a reticulation main connected to dual reticulation network at Seaford MeadowsStatus: Submitted to Parliamentary Works committee and Development Assessment Commission, February 2009; construction commencing, April 2009; first water, late 2010Purpose: Supply 1.6 billion litres of treated wastewater to new housing developments in Adelaide’s southern suburbs to be connected to dual reticulation system to receive recycled water for non-potable uses such as gardens; increase Adelaide’s security by conserving drinking water suppliesContractors: NAValue: $62.6 million(New project: State government announcement of funding, February 2009)

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