Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESRESOURCESMt Arthur Coal Underground Mine, south of Muswellbrook (Proposed)Principal: Mount Arthur Coal (BHP Billiton)Scope: 8Mtpa coal over next 21 yearsStatus: Extension to underground coal mine approved, December 2008Purpose: Supplement existing coal productionContractors: NAValue: $320 million(Update: State government announcement of project approval, December, 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESRESOURCESGlennies Creek/Integra Coal Project, near Singleton (Proposed)Principal: Integra Coal OperationsScope: Open cut and underground mining operations extracting 7.7Mtpa over next 10 yearsStatus: New open cut mine approved, December 2008Purpose: Maximise resource utilisation, extend economic life of mineContractors: NAValue: $7 million(Update: State government announcement of project approval, December 2008)QUEENSLANDROADSBlunder Road Upgrade Stages 6 and 7, BrisbanePrincipal: Brisbane City CouncilScope: Stage 6 includes deviation of Blunder Road between Wadeville Street and Blunder Creek, construct new section of four-lane roadway on new alignment with option for six-lane roadway in future; Stage 7 includes road widening of Blunder Road between Blunder Creek and Crossacres Street to four lanes with option for six lanes in future, bike lanes, bus stop baysStatus: Detailed design and planning underway; Stage 6 commencing mid-2009, completion two years; Stage 7 commencing 2010, completion two yearsPurpose: Improve safety, reduce congestion, divert traffic from residential areas and increase public transport optionsContractors: NAValue: Part of $1.2 billion Road Action Program(Upgrade: Brisbane City Council advice of project status, December 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERAdelaide Desalination Project, Port Stanvac (Proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50-gigalitre desalination plant at Port Stanvac (exact site subject negotiations with ExxonMobil), 2.5km seawater intake and outlet pipelines, capability to upgrade to 300ML/dayStatus: Successful tenderer for pipeline connecting plant to Happy Valley water treatment facility announced December 2008; commencing mid-2009; call for expressions of interest for provision of electricity, renewable energy, carbon permits and carbon offsets, December 2008; construction contract award due 2009, completion 2010Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyContractors: Construction short list – Addwater (Veolia Water-John Holland), Water First (Degremont-Thiess-Thiess Services), Adelaide Aqua (Acciona Agua-United Utilities-McConnell Dowell-Abigroup Contractors); McConnell Dowell-Built Environs (transfer pipeline)Value: $1.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of award of pipeline contract and call for expressions of interest, December 2008)TASMANIA BUILDINGRokeby High School Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: EducationScope: Refurbish classroom area to create learning facility, staff accommodation and meeting rooms, includes 100-seat conference roomStatus: Tenders called December 2008, construction commencing February 2009, completion May 2009Purpose: Provide leading-edge learning facility for pre-service teachersContractors: Morrison and Breytenbach (Architects)Value: NA(New project: State government announcement of call for tenders, December 2008)VICTORIABUILDINGNew Melbourne Public Schools (Proposed)Principal: Education – Axiom Education Victoria ConsortiumScope: Design, build, finance and maintain 11 new public schools with long day care centres and community centres in six schools and aquatic centre with 25m pool in one schoolStatus: State government announcement of consortium, December 2008; five schools set to open in 2010: Casey Central Secondary College, Cranbourne North East Primary School, Derrimut Primary School, Point Cook North P-9 School, Taylors Hill Primary School; six schools set to open in 2011: Cranbourne East P-12 School, Lyndhurst Primary School, Mernda Central Primary School, Craigieburn West Primary School, Kororoit Creek Primary School, Truganina South Primary SchoolPurpose: Deliver new schools in key growth areas, play crucial role in growing communities with long day care and aquatic facilitiesContractors: Axiom Education Victoria consortium (ABN Amro, Abigroup, UGL Services, Hayball, Gray Puksand – construct and operate hospital for 25 years under public-private partnership); YMCA (community centres, long day care, aquatic centre)Value: $255 million(New project: State government announcement of contract award to consortium, December 2008)VICTORIAROADSGeelong Ring Road, Stage 4A/4B (Proposed) Principal: VicRoadsScope: 2.5km extension to Anglesea Road, Waurn Ponds including Princes Highway overpass, bridgeworksStatus: Contract awarded for Stage 4A, December 2008, completion 87 weeksContractors: Fulton HoganValue: $380 million (overall project) (Update: VicRoads announcement of award of Stage 4A contract, December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSBunbury Port Access Road, Stage 1 (Current)Principal: TransportScope: 7.8km road from Bunbury Inner Harbour to outskirts of city, includes construction of new bridge over Collie River on Old Coast Road at EatonStatus: Contract awarded December 2008, pre-construction commenced, major construction commencing early 2009, completion December 2009Purpose: Make access between port and city centre saferContractors: Macmahon ContractingValue: $40.9 million(Update: State government announcement of contract award, December 2008)

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