Industry Report – Projects

SOUTH AUSTRALIAROADSSouth Road-Anzac Highway Underpass (Current)Principal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Underpass at South Road and Anzac Highway intersectionStatus: As at February 2009, construction is entering final stages with traffic set to begin using the structure by end March 2009Purpose: Part of a broader plan to transform 22km of South Road into a non-stop road corridor from the Southern Expressway to the Port River ExpresswayContractors: Consortium of Thiess, Leed and Parsons BrinckerhoffValue: $118 million(Update: State government announcement of project status, February 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSRoyal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Cycle Centre, HerstonPrincipal: TransportScope: 750 bicycle parking spaces, increasing to 900 spaces, 40 showers, movable dividing wall, three rainwater tanks with total capacity of 91,000 litresStatus: Construction commenced January 2009, completion September 2009Purpose: Provide end-of-trip facilities for cyclists and pedestriansValue: $8 millionContractors: Northern Busway Alliance (Abigroup, SMEC, Main Roads, TransLink)(New project: State government announcement, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAENERGYLake Bonney Wind Farm, Stage 3Principal: Babcock & Brown Wind PartnersScope: 39MW expansion to consist of 13 Vestas V90 3MW wind turbinesStatus: Approval for expansion, turbine supply agreement, balance of plant contract and land leases finalised, connection agreement in advanced stages of negotiation, January 2009, completion end 2009Purpose: Stage 3 wind farm further leverages existing grid connection infrastructure and provides BBW with electricity market exposure in region with demonstrated strong pricingContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: BBW announcement of project, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERPort Adelaide Viaduct Upgrade, 11.24km from AdelaidePrincipal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Design and construct Port Adelaide viaduct upgrade, 11.24km from Adelaide on Outer Harbour line and crosses Commercial Road, Lipson Street and College StreetStatus: Expressions of interest close March 3, 2009; mandatory briefing February 10, 2009 at 1.30pm Port Adelaide Enfield Council Town Hall, 163 St Vincent Street, Port AdelaidePurpose: Due to long period of deferred maintenance, structural steelwork, track and station are all in extremely poor conditionContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government call for tender, January 2009)VICTORIABUILDINGSunshine Hospital Redevelopment (Current)Principal: HealthScope: Stage 2, includes new university teaching and research facilities, four-bunker radiotherapy facility, emergency department upgrade, expansion of fast track area and construction of two negative pressure roomsStatus: Construction commenced January 2009Purpose: Access to better emergency and radiotherapy servicesContractors: NAValue: $92 million(Update: State government announcement of commencement of project, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGConstruction of 1000 New Homes, Perth and Regions (Proposed)Principal: HousingScope: Construct 1000 new homes in proposed locations: Metro North 295, Metro South 130, Metro Southeast 125, Total Metro: 550. Country: Albany 40, Bunbury 40, Wheatbelt 81, Goldfields 40, Mid West/Gascoyne 40, Pilbara 134, Kimberley 84. Total Country: 459. Total: 1009Status: State government announcement of major stimulus package, January 2009Purpose: Boost housing construction industry and reduce pressure on state’s social housing sectorContractors: NAValue: $316 million(New project: State government announcement of stimulus package, February 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESKalgoorlie Super Pit Expansion (Proposed)Principal: Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (Newmont Australia 50%, Barrick Gold 50%)Scope: 850,000oz gold per annum; deepen Super Pit to 600m, additional waste dumps with a capacity of 140Mt waste rock, expand tailings storage facilitiesStatus: Expansion approved pursuant environmental conditions addressing noise, air quality, waste disposal, vibration, heritage and cultural values; KCGM to submit rehabilitation and closure management plan before April 2010Purpose: Expand life of mine by 10 years, support local and national economyContractors: NAValue: NA (Update: State government announcement of project approval, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATERKalgoorlie Storage Pipeline Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: WA Water CorporationScope: 9.5km trunk main from Binduli reservoir to Mt Percy and Mt Charlotte storage tanks, includes excavation, installation and backfillingStatus: Construction proceeding on schedule, January 2009; completion July 2009Purpose: Double the amount of water that can be stored, provide more secure water supply and improved water quality to Kalgoorlie-Boulder residentsContractors: Water Corporation crewsValue: $21 million(Update: Water Corporation announcement of project status, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESWindimurra Project, 600km northeast of Perth (Current)Principal: Windimurra Vanadium Ltd (90%), Noble Group (10%)Scope: 5700t vanadium per annum, vanadium processing plant, serviced by Midwest gas pipeline, onsite power stationStatus: Contract award for supply of soda ash, January 2009, project progressively commissioned from January 2009, production ramp-up commencing towards end Q2 2009Purpose: Utilise one of world’s largest proven vanadium depositsContractors: GR Engineering Services (construction), Prentice Soda Holdings (soda)Value: NA(Update: Prentice Soda Holdings announcement of contract award, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGPerth Police Complex, Northbridge (Proposed)Principal: Police and Emergency ServicesScope: 15,415sq.m multi-storey complex comprising police centre, watch house and magistrates’ court, detention accommodation and refurbishment of existing Perth Police Centre in Curtin House for use by Specialist Crime Portfolio unitsStatus: State government announcement of project approval, February 2009Purpose: Concentrate resources in Central Police DistrictContractors: Peter Hunt and Darryl Jackson, Guymer Bailey (architects)Value: $113 million(Update: State government announcement of project status, January 2009)

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