Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESRAILGlenfield Transport Interchange Project, South West Rail Link (Proposed)Principal: Transport Infrastructure Development CorporationScope: New flyover at Glenfield Junction to carry Up East Hills Line over Main South Line; new and modified rail systems and infrastructure; platform reconfigurations and alterations at Glenfield Station including new lifts, platform, footbridge and overhead concourse; Railway Parade modifications Status: Construction commencing mid-2009; completion 2012Purpose: Extend south-west rail access via new passenger line from Glenfield Station to Leppington with stations at Edmondson Park and Leppington, stabling facility west of Leppington stationContractors: Glenfield Transport Interchange Alliance (Macmahon-MVM Rail, Bouygues)Value: $1.36 billion (South West Rail Link)(Update: Macmahon announcement of preferred proponent nomination, December 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESRAILMinimbah to Maitland Third Rail Track, Hunter Valley (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track CorporationScope: Construct additional track between Maitland and MinimbahStatus: Construction commencing 2009, completion 2012Purpose: Increase Hunter Valley coal rail capacity Contractors: NAValue: $270 million(New project: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESRAILCootamundra to Parks Track Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track CorporationScope: Replace 301,000 sleepers with concrete sleepers over 201km between Cootamundra and Parkes, increase ballast depth and replace badly worn railStatus: Sleeper production commencing May 2009, installation commencing July 2009, completion five monthsPurpose: Bring line up to interstate network standardContractors: NAValue: $91.5 million(New project: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESRESOURCES Snapper Mineral Sands Mine, Murray Basin Principal: BemaxScope: Dredge mining operations on 5.9Mt ore reserve in saline aquiferStatus: Engineering, procurement and construction management contract awarded December 2008Purpose: Produce concentrate for transport and final processing at Broken HillContractors: Ausenco (EPCM)Value: $130 million (approx)(New project: Ausenco announcement of award of contract, December 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESPORTSFourth Coal Terminal, Kooragang Island (Proposed)Principal: Port Waratah Coal Services Scope: Construct 90Mtpa coal terminalStatus: PWCS gained land lease December 2008, project subject ACCC approvalPurpose: Facilitate growth of Hunter Valley coal industryContractors: NAValue: NA (New project: State government announcement of plans for future port capacity, December 2008)QUEENSLANDRAILAcacia Ridge Track Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track CorporationScope: Replace wooden sleepers with concrete sleepers from Acacia Ridge to New South Wales border, construct 52km dual gauge line from Acacia Ridge to BromeltonStatus: Construction commencing February 2009 subject ARTC-state government agreement, completion December 2009Purpose: Reduce transit times, allow narrow gauge Queensland trains and standard gauge national trains to access proposed industrial development at BromeltonContractors: NAValue: $56 million(New project: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)QUEENSLANDROADSIpswich Motorway Upgrade, Dinmore to Goodna (Proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: Upgrade 8km motorway from four to six lanes, construct service roads, pedestrian bridges, demolish 17 bridges, construct 31 new bridges, 70 new retaining walls, precast concrete barriers, relocate underground cables and sewerage pipes, environmental investigationsStatus: Additional federal $25 million funding announced December 2008, construction commencing early 2009, completion late 2012Purpose: Provide safer, more reliable motorwayContractors: Origin Alliance (Main Roads, Abigroup, Fulton Hogan, Seymour Whyte Constructions, SMEC Australia, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia)Value: $1.14 billion(Update: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIAENERGYHoneymoon Uranium Mine, 400km northeast of Adelaide (Proposed)Principal: Uranium One Inc (51%)-Mitsui & Co (49%)Scope: 400tpa in-situ recovery wellfield process plant and related infrastructureStatus: Engineering, procurement, construction management contract awarded December 2008; production commencing 2010Purpose: Develop indicated resource of 6.5 million pounds of U3O8 to produce 880,000lb per annum over six-year mine lifeContractors: Ausenco (EPCM)Value: NA(Update: Ausenco announcement of award of contract, December 2008)TASMANIAROADSBrighton Bypass (Proposed)Scope: Midland Highway alignment to bypass Brighton including 9.5km dual carriageway, South Brighton and Tea Tree Road grade separated interchanges, minor main rail line realignment and Jordon River crossingStatus: Commencing March 2009, completion mid-2012Purpose: Cut travelling time, improve safety, facilitate access to proposed Brighton Transport HubValue: $164 million(Update: Federal government announcement of earlier commencement as part of $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)VICTORIARAILWestern Victoria Track Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track CorporationScope: Upgrade poor quality track sections in western Victoria including re-railing, increasing ballast depth and eliminating gap between concrete sleepers Status: Commencing April 2009, completion seven monthsPurpose: Complete non-upgraded sections of Melbourne-Adelaide line between Maroona and South Australian borderContractors: NAValue: $105.7 million(New project: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYSquare Kilometre Array (SKA) Radio-Astronomy Project, north of Geraldton (Proposed)Principal: CSIROScope: International radio telescope comprising several thousand receiver dishes centred on WA core siteStatus: International SKA Steering Committee short-listed Australia and South Africa as sites; WA government purchased Boolardy Station as facility centre December 2008 Purpose: Global radio telescope 50 times more sensitive and 10,000 times faster than current technologyContractors: NAValue: $2.5 billion(Update: State government land purchase to support Australian bid, December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSMandurah Entrance Road (Proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: Dual carriageway from Perth Bunbury Highway (under construction) to Mandurah Status: Commencing mid-2009, completion mid-2010Purpose: Cater for expected traffic increasesValue: $130 million(New project: Part of federal government’s $4.7 billion nation-building package, December 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTStyles Road Development, Port Hedland (Proposed)Principal: LandCorpScope: Develop 120ha site east of Port Hedland town centreStatus: Preferred proponents announced December 2008Purpose: Develop land bordered by Cooke Point Drive, Styles Road and Wilson Street including varying residential lots, affordable housing, commercial centres and mixed use Contractors: Preferred proponents Satterley Property, Leighton Contractors and Ngarda Civil and MiningValue: NA(Update: State government announcement of preferred proponents, December 2008)

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