Industry Report – Projects

QUEENSLANDROADSEastern Busway (Current)Principal: Queensland TransportScope: 17.7km two-lane dedicated roadway from Buranda to Capalaba via Carindale in eastern Brisbane including 560m cut and cover tunnel, Stones Corner bus station, Langlands Park terminalStatus: Stage 2 construction contract for 1.05km section between South East Busway, Buranda and Main Avenue, Coorparoo awarded December 2008, construction commencing mid-2009; completion early 2012; Stage 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital-South East Busway at Buranda completion late 2009Purpose: Reduce travel time and road congestionContractors: Thiess-Sinclair Knight Merz (Stage 1), Sinclair Knight Merz-Maunsell AECOM (Stage 2 design), Queensland Transport-Sinclair Knight Merz/Maunsell AECOM-Leighton Contractors (Stage 2 construction)Value: $465.8 million (Buranda-Cavendish Road) (Update: State government announcement of award of Stage 2 construction contract, December 2008)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGCairns Base Hospital (Current)Principal: HealthScope: Clinical wing with aged care, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, cardiac care, day surgery facilities; refurbish B Block with specialist clinics and pathology services; redevelop emergency departmentStatus: Completion of sale of Mackay Airport to fund hospital redevelopment, December 2008; car park redevelopment commenced October 2008, completion January 2010; clinical block construction commencing February 2010Purpose: Meet growing health services demand, provide additional 168 bedsContractors: APP Corporation (project managers and programmers), Daryl Jackson, MSJ and FaB (architects and principal consultants), Bassett Consulting Engineers (building services engineers), Arup (civil and structural engineers), Davis Langdon (quantity surveyors)Value: $446 million(Update: State government announcement of funding status, December 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIABUILDINGAAMI Stadium Upgrade, Adelaide (Proposed)Principal: SA National Football LeagueScope: New convention centre, Western Grandstand upgrade, enhance roof, improve dining, bar and toilet facilities, stadium entrances, new corporate suites and officesStatus: SANFL to be allocated $2.6 million in 2008-09 and further $10 million in 2009-2010 to begin redevelopment and substantially upgrade stadium food, drink, toilet and patron amenities, the remaining contribution to stadium refurbishment is delayed three years, December 2008Purpose: Provide world-class sports and entertainment stadium, improve state’s ability to compete for major eventsValue: $100 million(Update: State government announcement of funding status, December 2008)TASMANIARESOURCESGunns Pulp Mill (Proposed)Principal: Gunns LimitedScope: 820,000tpa bleached kraft pulp mill and associated infrastructure in Tamar Valley, north of Launceston Status: Three environmental modules relating to hydrodynamic modelling not approved in current form, Gunns to resubmit these modules for approval and completion of environmental impact management plan (EIMP) by March 3, 201l; negotiations continuing with banking syndicate to reach financial close, talks continuing with potential joint venture partners, January 2009Purpose: Add value to forest resource with environmental best practice facilityValue: $2.2 billion(Update: Federal government announcement of non approval of three out of a total 16 environmental modules, January 2009)TASMANIAWATER/WASTEWATERMeander Dam PipelinesPrincipal: Primary Industries and WaterScope: Four water delivery pipelines: Hagley-Whitemore, Caveside-Dairy Plains, Quamby-Osmaston and Rubicon area to deliver 15,000ML water per annumStatus: Contract awarded for Quamby pipeline, December 2008, construction commencing early 2009Purpose: Ensure Tasmanian agriculture continues its record of sustained growthContractors: Shaw ContractingValue: $16.7 million(New project: State government announcement of contract award for first of four pipelines, December 2008)TASMANIABUILDINGPrinces Wharf Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, Hobart City CouncilScope: Renew Princes Wharf, including Shed 1 and its immediate surrounds, car park and part of Castray EsplanadeStatus: State government announcement of detailed public consultation to develop plan for renewal commencing early 2009Purpose: Rejuvenate under-utilised sites to create dynamic public spaceContractors: NAValue: NA(Update: State government announcement of commencement of consultation, December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTSAustralian Marine Complex Infrastructure Upgrade (Current)Principal: Planning and InfrastructureScope: Transfer and lay-by wharf, 99m x 53m floating dock, self-propelled modular transporters system Status: 99m x 53m floating dock delivered December 2008, sidewall modules to be fitted prior to commissioning June 2009Purpose: Enhance WA’s ability to bid for major maintenance and construction projects across marine, defence and resource sectorsContractors: John Holland (wharf extension, $17 million), Georgiou Group (transfer and lay-by wharf, $15 million), Wormall Civil (earthworks, civil works, subsea cluster)Value: $174 million(Update: LandCorp announcement of arrival of floating dock from Vietnam, built by Strategic Marine [AMC builder], December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYLNG Precinct, Kimberley (Proposed)Principal: State DevelopmentScope: Liquefied natural gas processing precinctStatus: James Price Point, 60km from Broome, named as site for precinct, exact location to be determined after consideration of cultural, heritage and environmental values and further technical studies, December 2008Purpose: Northern Development Taskforce report on potential sites for future LNG processing precinct Contractors: NAValue: NA(Update: State government announcement of site decision for LNG precinct, December 2008)

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