Industry Report – Projects

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYURBAN DEVELOPMENTBelconnen Arts Centre, Canberra (Current)Scope: Stage 1 visual arts gallery, outdoor gallery, meeting, studios, classrooms, cafe, administration and improvements to existing Belconnen Theatre; Stage 2 performing arts theatre, studio, classroom and administration, cafe restaurantStatus: Stage 1 on track for completion mid-2009Purpose: Create arts community for Belconnen and northern CanberraContractors: Project Co-ordination Australia (Stage 1 construction), Williams Ross Architects (design)Value: $9 million (Stage 1)(Update: ACT government announcement of project status, January 2009)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGNambour General Hospital Upgrade (Current)Principal: HealthScope: Construct 96-bed ward block including 24-bed paediatric ward, two 24-bed general wards, 24-bed respiratory ward, specialist outpatients department, pre-admissions clinic, seven-chair renal dialysis training, antenatal and paediatrics clinics, relocated special care baby unitStatus: Demolition commenced January 2009, construction commencing April 2009, completion late 2011Purpose: Additional hospital facilities for Sunshine CoastContractor: WatpacValue: $150 million(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAPORTSPort Bonython Fuels Project, Port Bonython (Proposed)Principal: Port Bonython Fuels (Stuart Petroleum [85%]-Scott Group JV [15%])Scope: 500 million litres diesel fuel per annum; diesel storage tanks, workshops, amenities and tanker loading area (Stage 1), export residue refinery feed tanks and diesel distillation refinery (Stage 2)Status: Commitment of $2 million funding to complete studies and approvals leading to commencement (by end 2009) of construction of Stage 1Purpose: Tank farm and imported diesel distillation refinery with initial capacity of 500 million litres of diesel fuel a year, utilising existing port facilities, to overcome critical shortages in diesel fuel supplies to northern SAValue: NA(Update: Stuart Petroleum announcement of funding for Stage 1, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIABUILDINGLyell McEwin Hospital Car Park, Adelaide (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Multi-deck car park to provide 1242 car, 10 motorcycle and 116 bicycle spacesStatus: Commencing March/April 2009, completion early 2010Purpose: Meet increased needContractors: NAValue: $25 million(New project: State government announcement, January 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAAIRPORTSCoober Pedy Airport Terminal (Proposed)Principal: Coober Pedy Council, Department of Trade and Economic DevelopmentScope: New airline passenger terminalStatus: Developing concept, plans and specifications January 2009, completion end 2009Purpose: Fitting gateway for visitors arriving by air, increase air services and tourismContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government announcement, January 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGBrooke Street Pier Redevelopment, Hobart Waterfront (Proposed)Principal: TasPorts-Sullivans Cove Waterfront AuthorityScope: Design, build, finance, lease, operate and maintain new ferry infrastructure and associated facilitiesStatus: Hunter Developments Consortium, named as preferred developer in July 2008; withdrew from the project, January 2009; proposal subject development approvalsPurpose: Replace current ferry piersContractor: NAValue: NA(Update: State government announcement of withdrawal of developer, January 2009)VICTORIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTRedevelop Melbourne Park, Home Of Grand Slam (Proposed)Principal: Tennis AustraliaScope: Piazza-style town square, new Tennis Australia headquarters, players facilities, practice courts, seating, broadcast centre, media facilities, roof for Margaret Court ArenaStatus: State government allocation of $5 million to progress proposal, January 2009Purpose: Ensure Melbourne Park remains world-class sporting precinct and home of Australian Open tennis tournament until 2036Contractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government announcement of project, January 2009)VICTORIAENERGYBiodiesel Storage and Blending Facility, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Biodiesel Producers LtdScope: Blending and storage facility for biodiesel to be constructed at existing fuel terminalStatus: $2 million state government grant towards construction costs January 2009Purpose: Distribution centre for biodiesel produced from tallow at BPL plant in Barnawartha Contractors: NAValue: $4.3 million(State government announcement of $2 million Biofuels Infrastructure grant, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSGeraldton Southern Transport Corridor Stage 2 (Current)Principal: Planning and InfrastructureScope: 8.7km of highway built from North West Coastal Highway to Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road near airport, including connections to local roadsStatus: Construction commenced January 2009; completion early 2010Purpose: Remove heavy and oversize vehicles from built-up areas west of city’s airport, complete east-west link to GeraldtonContractors: Abigroup Contractors (design and construction); Sinclair Knight Merz (design)Value: $52 million(Update: State government announcement of commencement of project, January 2009)

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