Industry Report – Projects

QUEENSLANDROADSBruce Highway Upgrade, Cooroy to Curra (Section B) (Current)Principal: Transport, Main RoadsScope: Construct four-lane divided carriageway between Cooroy to CurraStatus: Contract for bulk earthworks awarded September 2009; construction commencing September 2009; completion 2012Purpose: Improve safety and reduce congestion, boost economic activity in local regionContractors: Abigroup Construction (bulk earthworks)Value: $613 million ($488 million federal, $125 million state)(Update: State government announcement of commencement of construction, September 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSNew England Highway, Hampton to Geham, Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: 10km section of highway includes widening, shoulder sealing, intersection upgrades and dedicated turning lanesStatus: State government announced project approval, September 2009Purpose: Improve safety and efficiencyContractors: NAValue: $9.6 million(New project: State government gives project green light, September 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARAILSeaford Rail Extension (Proposed)Principal: InfrastructureScope: Extend dual-track rail line from Noarlunga to Seaford includes stations and bus/train interchange at Seaford rail terminus, park and ride at Seaford Meadows; South Australia’s longest (1.2km) elevated bridge over Onkaparinga River and River Road also includes a rail bridge over Old Honeypot Road, three new road bridges over track at Goldsmith Drive, Seaford Road and Lynton Terrace; new accesses and footbridges for cyclists and pedestrians; landscapingStatus: Detailed geographical survey released, September 2009; construction commencing mid-2010; completion 2013Purpose: Significantly improve public transport rail servicesContractors: NAValue: $291 million(New project: State government announcement of project status, September 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARAILGlengowrie Tram Depot (Proposed)Principal: Transport, Energy and InfrastructureScope: Upgrade Glengowrie Tram Depot, includes new stabling hardstand and additions/modifications to existing maintenance facilitiesStatus: Call for tender closes October 8Purpose: Part of $2 billion Public Transport Blueprint to be delivered over 10 yearsContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government call for tender, September 2009)VICTORIARAILMelbourne Metro (Proposed)Principal: TransportScope: Stage 1 major new rail tunnel between Dynon to Domain (St Kilda Road) stops at Melbourne Central and Flinders Street. Stage 2 to link Domain to Caulfield with additional tracks between Caulfield and WestallStatus: State government call for engineers and technical designers to examine possible alignment of new rail tunnel to go via Parkville and provide rail access to Melbourne University, September 2009; construction commencing 2012Purpose: Add capacity for thousands more passengers on suburban rail network and shape future growth of CBD and inner MelbourneContractors: Booz & Company (senior project manager)Value: $4.5 billion (part of $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan)(Update: State government call for tenders for engineers and technical designers, September 2009)VICTORIAROADSWestern Freeway Anthony’s Cutting Freeway Route (Current)Principal: VicRoadsScope: New Western Freeway connection between Melton and Bacchus Marsh through Anthony’s Cutting includes overpasses and bridgesStatus: Alliance partners announced, September 2009; preconstruction commenced September 2009; major construction commencing early 2010; completion early 2012Purpose: Significant travel time and cost savings for goods and produce transported between Melbourne, Ballarat, western Victoria and beyondContractors: VicRoads-John Holland-AECOM Value: $200 million(New project: State government announcement of contract award, September 2009)VICTORIAROADSYarra Glen Truck Bypass (Current)Principal: TransportScope: Southern end of new bypass to connect via roundabout in place of current Melba Highway/Healesville-Yarra Glen Road intersection. Signed truck route to continue east along Healesville-Yarra Glen Road then north via new road now under construction, which will run 1.4km to where Old Healesville Road meets Melba HighwayStatus: Construction commenced September 2009; completion late 2010Purpose: Redirect truck traffic from Melba Highway away from Bell Street via new truck routeContractors: BMD ConstructionsValue: $15 million(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, September 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADSMandurah Entrance Road (Current)Principal: Main Roads, Infrastructure and TransportScope: 7km link road from New Perth-Bunbury Highway to Mandurah RoadStatus: Construction commenced 12 months ahead of schedule, September 2009; completion 2010Purpose: Provide an efficient and safe link between the New Perth-Bunbury HighwayContractors: Southern Gateway Alliance (Leighton Contractors, WA Limestone, GHD)Value: $155 million (Update: Federal government announcement of commencement of construction, September 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATEROrd-East Kimberley Expansion Project (CurrentPrincipal: Regional DevelopmentScope: Road infrastructure for 14,000ha development including potentially Packsaddle area, Ord West Bank, Mantinea and M2 areaStatus: Expressions of interest for head contractor close October 8, September 2009Purpose: Provide necessary base infrastructure to enable development of Ord irrigation area into a world-class agricultural precinct with first release of new agricultural blocks expected by 2011-12. Funded through Royalties for Regions initiativeValue: $15 million (Update: State government call for tender, September 2009)

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