Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESRAILSydney Rail Project (Proposed)Principal: Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation-Richmond Line AllianceScope: Construct 3km new railway track and associated works between Quakers Hill and Schofields stations; new Schofields station, car parking, bus interchange, replace pedestrian level crossings at Quakers HillStatus: Macmahon announcement of subsidiary MVM Rail signing of Richmond Line Alliance, November 2008Purpose: Upgrade rail infrastructureContractors: Richmond Line Alliance (Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, Leighton Contractors, Maunsell AECOM, Sinclair Knight Merz, Ansaldo STS, MVM Rail)Value: $236 million(New project: Macmahon announcement of contract award, November 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESPORTSMayfield No. 4 Berth, Newcastle (Current)Principal: Newcastle Port CorporationScope: Upgrade former BHP ore berth, construct hardstand for cargo handling, storage or assembly areaStatus: Successful tenderer announced November 2008, construction commenced end November 2008, completion late 2009Purpose: Meet potential for general industrial and commercial freight close to Newcastle Contractors: BMD ConstructionsValue: $25 million(Update: Ports and Waterways announcement of contract award to BMD constructions, November 2008)NORTHERN TERRITORYRESOURCESIron Ore Wharf Removal, Darwin (Proposed)Principal: Infrastructure & TransportScope: Remove conveyor system, ship’s loader and redundant building structures on Fort Hill siteStatus: Tender awarded to Steelcon Constructions (NT) December 2008, demolition commenced December 2008, completion 12 monthsPurpose: Wharf no longer used and not feasible to retain structure due to its conditionContractors: Steelcon Constructions (NT)Value: $6.4 million(Update: NT government announcement of tender award, December 2008)QUEENSLANDROADSIpswich Motorway Upgrade, Dinmore to Goodna (Proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: Upgrade 8km motorway to six lanes, construct service roads, pedestrian bridges, demolish 17 bridges, construct 31 new bridges, 70 new retaining walls, pre-cast concrete barriers, relocate underground cables and sewerage pipes, environmental investigationsStatus: Contract awarded to Origin Alliance November 2008, construction commencing early 2009, completion 2012Purpose: Provide safer, more reliable motorway with significant benefits for local communities, long-distance travellers and freight haulersContractors: Origin Alliance (Main Roads, Abigroup, Fulton Hogan, Seymour Whyte Constructions, SMEC Australia, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia)Value: $1.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of award of contract, November 2008)QUEENSLANDPORTSTownsville Marine Precinct Project (Proposed)Principal: Port of Townsville, Infrastructure and PlanningScope: Construct onshore facilities including commercial ship-lift, trawler berths, barge ramp, maritime maintenance workshops, includes possible construction of boat ramps, car parking, coastguard facilities; offshore facilities include breakwater, moorings areaStatus: Project declared “significant project” requiring federal and state environmental impact statements. Draft terms of reference available until December 22, 2008 at Townsville City Council Offices, Walker Street, Townsville; Townsville City Library, Level 1, Northtown, 280 Flinders Mall, Townsville; State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, BrisbanePurpose: Meet ongoing and increasing demand for commercial marine facilities by providing an opportunity for marine-dependent industries to co-locate in sheltered, purpose-built precinctContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government announcement of project, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTS/RAILOakajee Deepwater Port and Rail, near Geraldton (Proposed)Principal: Geraldton Port AuthorityScope: Deepwater port to handle Cape-size carriers, railway line and industrial estateStatus: State government to wait for indication of federal funding before finalising agreement on development, finalisation date extended from November 30, 2008 to February 28, 2009, project feasibility mid-2009, port operational 2012Contractors: Oakajee Port and Rail (50:50 Murchison Metals, Mitsubishi Development)Purpose: Railway and export port 20km north of Geraldton for current and predicted Mid West region iron ore mines Value: $1.5 billion(Update: State government announcement of extension of finalisation date, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIARAILKwinana Freight Terminal (Proposed)Principal: PlanningScope: 1400ha site between Russell Street and Rowley Street includes 133ha core terminal area, industry park, strategic and logistic links with proposed Kwinana Outer Harbour port container facility and private port proposal at James PointStatus: Public comment period closes January 30, 2009Purpose: Create rail-based transport node for southern corridor for efficient functioning of freight network on site formerly known as Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment ProjectContractors: NAValue: NA (New project: State government announcement of project, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTRiverside Masterplan, Perth (Proposed)Principal: East Perth Redevelopment AuthorityScope: 40ha commercial/residential high-rise development of former Gateway siteStatus: Revised master plan released November 2008Purpose: Redevelop eastern CBD area alongside planned redevelopments of WA Cricket Association ground, WA Trotting Association’s Gloucester Park and Trinity CollegeValue: $880 million (EPRA $130 million, predicted private sector investment $750 million)(Update: State government announcement of revised master plan, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESRapid Growth Project 5, Stage 5, Port Hedland (Proposed)Principal: BHP Billiton Iron OreScope: Construction work to facilitate dredging at Finucane Island, includes seawall construction, placement of 750,000 cubic metres armour rock; new containment ponds for dredge materialStatus: Macmahon announcement of award of contract, December 2008Purpose: Increase Pilbara iron ore operations capacityContractors: Macmahon HoldingsValue: $50 million(Update: Macmahon announcement of award of contract, December 2008)

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