Industry Report – Projects

Keep track of Australia’s major infrastructure projects – current and planned – by following CIN’s Industry Report each Tuesday and Friday. As well as reading the latest project updates, you can build your own database of projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.SOUTH AUSTRALIAROADSSturt Highway Duplication, Greenock (Proposed)Principal: Transport Energy and InfrastructureScope: 4.5km new carriageway to duplicate existing two-lane highway at Seppeltsfield Road-Greenock Road 60km northeast of Adelaide including duplicating steel frame bridge over Seppeltsfield Road, culvert to replace existing bridge at Greenock CreekStatus: Environmental comment period ends January 23; construction commencing February 2009, completion December 2009Purpose: Strengthen strategic link between Adelaide and RiverlandContractors: NAValue: Part of $159 million Sturt Highway upgrade(Update: State government call for comment on environmental reports, December 2008)VICTORIARESOURCESMurray Basin Stage 2, Kulwin (Current)Principal: Iluka ResourcesScope: Dewater and develop rutile and zircon dry mining operation to supply Hamilton heavy mineral separation plant, construct two reverse osmosis plantsStatus: Final work plan and work authority approvals received January 2009; accommodation facility completed, preparatory mine site works commenced, overburden mining commencing January 2009; first production Q1 2009Purpose: Access resource base in northern part of Murray Basin for predicted five-year mine life Contractors: NAValue: $209 million(Update: Iluka announcement of final approvals, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYReindeer Project, Permit WA-209-P, Offshore Carnarvon Basin (Proposed)Principal: Santos (45%)-Apache (55%)Scope: Unmanned wellhead platform in 65m water, 105km single gas and liquids pipeline; 215 terajoule/day onshore processing plant at Devil CreekStatus: Contract signed to supply 154 billion cubic feet of gas over seven years to CITIC Pacific’s Sino Iron project signed January 2009 subject engineering/procurement of gas plant and pipeline by mid-MarchPurpose: Develop Reindeer proven and probable reserves of 485 petajoules of sales gas and 1.6 million barrels of condensate; supply WA domestic gas market via Dampier-Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline Contractors: NA (Clough onshore and offshore construction contracts terminated December 2008; status of Emerson Stewart engineering services contract awarded September 2008 not clarified)Value: $800 million(Update: Apache announcement of sales contract, January 2009; Clough confirmation of construction contracts termination, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGJoondalup Health Campus, Perth (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: Expand hospital from 280 to 451 beds, 20-bed dialysis service, 11 operating theatres, expanded emergency departmentStatus: Construction commencing 2009, staged construction to completion 2013Purpose: Expand clinical services to Joondalup areaContractors: NAValue: $229.8 million(New project: State government announcement of go-ahead, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGAlbany Health Campus (Proposed)Principal: HealthScope: New hospital including emergency department, mental health beds, expanded renal dialysis, palliative care, cancer services, surgical centre with three theatres, scope and procedure rooms, obstetric and birthing facilitiesStatus: Detailed design commencing by April 2009, tenders 2010; construction commencing 2010, completion mid-2013Purpose: Construct Great Southern Region hospital on vacant land to replace existing hospital, largest country hospital development in WAContractors: NAValue: $135 million(New project: State government announcement of project, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGWest Kimberley Regional Prison, Derby (Proposed)Principal: Corrective ServicesScope: 150-inmate prison with separate male and female facilities on 18ha site within 50ha buffer zoneStatus: Preliminary work tenders for access roads, earthworks, civil foundations, in-ground services to be called 2009, completion 2009; main building construction to commence 2010, completion three yearsPurpose: Specific facility for Aboriginal offendersContractors: The Architectural Group, IPH (Iredale Pedersen Hook)Value: $150 million(Update: State government announcement of additional funding, December 2008)

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