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The development will be one of the world’s largest wind farms and will have the potential to provide electricity to three states across the country.Silverton Wind Farm will create 800 construction and operational jobs, and generate substantial economic benefits to the Broken Hill and Silverton communities.Each Friday, CIN brings you the latest updates on major infrastructure projects – current and planned – across the nation. By tracking these updates, you can build your own database of substantial infrastructure projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.NEW SOUTH WALESENERGYSilverton Wind Farm, near Broken Hill (Proposed)Principal: Silverton Wind Farm Developments (EPURON, Macquarie Capital Wind Fund)Scope: Wind farm on 32ha crown land. Stage 1 to provide 282 wind turbines. Stage 2 to provide a further 316 turbines and 305km power line linking Silverton Wind Farm to Victoria’s Red Cliffs substationStatus: State government approved Stage 1, June 2009; Stage 2 requires further environmental assessment and approval, June 2009Purpose: Australia’s biggest wind farm with Stage 1 to generate enough energy to power 200,000 householdsContractors: NAValue: $2.2 billion(New project: State government announcement of Stage 1 approval, June 2008)NEW SOUTH WALESBUILDINGCochlear Global Headquarters, Macquarie University, Sydney (Current)Principal: CochlearScope: 24,000sq.m six-storey building includes integrated office fit-out, data centres, research laboratory, two basement-level car parks, manufacturing facilities including clean roomsStatus: Contract awarded June 2009, construction commenced June 2009, completion late 2010Purpose: Global headquarters for Australian implant hearing specialist Cochlear in the emerging Hearing Precinct at Macquarie UniversityContractors: WatpacValue: $128 million(New project: Watpac announcement of award of contract, June 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYURBAN DEVELOPMENTURBAN DEVELOPMENTBellamack Development, Darwin (Current)Principal: Planning and LandsScope: Develop new suburb to deliver 700 homesStatus: Construction commenced June 2009; completion 4-5 yearsPurpose: Residential subdivisional development in PalmerstonContractors: Brierty (project management through wholly owned subsidiary Bellamack); Urban Pacific (development management); Brierty (housing works), Wolpers Grahl (headworks)Value: $130 million(Update: Brierty announcement of commencement of construction, June 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYWATERDarwin River Dam Upgrade (Current)Principal: Power and WaterScope: Raise existing concrete spillway by 1.3m, modify existing embankment with installation of a wave wall; modify dam intake tower and outlet works and upgrades to Darwin River Dam pump stationStatus: NT government announcement of commencement of construction, June 2009Purpose: Increase water supply by raising level of Darwin River Dam to meet growing Northern Territory needs for power and waterContractors: NAValue: $15 million(New project: NT government announcement of commencement of project, June 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESGalilee Coal Project (Northern Export Facility), West of RockhamptonPrincipal: Waratah Coal, Metallurgical Corporation of ChinaScope: 1.4Bt coal from new open cut mines in EPC 1040 and EPC 1079 near Alpha, new 490km railway line, new 40Mtpa two-berth export terminal at Abbot Point, near BowenStatus: State government declared project to be a significant project requiring an environmental impact statement (EIS). Terms of reference for EIS available at Whitsunday Regional Council, 67 Herbert Street, Bowen, Barcaldine Regional Council, 43 Dryden Street, Alpha, Isaac Regional Council, Grosvenor Complex, Batchelor Parade, Moranbah and State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane. Public comment period closes June 29, 2009; first coal production late 2013first coal production late 2013Purpose: Previously referred to as China First Project. New open cut coal mine to service international export energy markets for thermal coal assist economic recovery of state by providing 6000 construction jobs and 1500 during operationContractors: Metallurgical Corporation of China (engineering, procurement and civil contractor)Value: $6.5 billion(Update: State government announcement of EIS consultation period, June 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESMoorvale Coal Mine, Northern Bowen BasinPrincipal: Macarthur Coal (C&M Management)Scope: 40Mt recoverable low volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal and thermal coalStatus: Sedgman awarded three-year extension of contract for coal handling and preparation plants, June 2009Purpose: Coal producing mine with mining expected to continue until 2016Contractors: Sedgman (coal handling, preparation and train loading); Orica (blasting); Leighton Contractors (surface mining, fleet management)Value: NA(Update: Sedgman awarded extension of CHPP contract, June 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESCoppabella Coal Mine, near MoranbahPrincipal: Macarthur Coal (C&M Management)Scope: 2.17Mt 9% ash low volatile PCI coalStatus: Sedgman awarded three-year extension of contract for coal handling and preparation plants, June 2009Purpose: Coal producing mineContractors: Sedgman (coal handling, preparation and train loading); Orica (blasting)(Update: Sedgman awarded extension of CHPP contract, June 2009)QUEENSLANDROADSIpswich Motorway Upgrade, Dinmore to Goodna (Proposed)Principal: Main RoadsScope: Extensive upgrade to 8km motorway extending just after Ipswich/Logan Interchange at Goodna through to Warrego and Cunningham Highway at Dinmore includes widening Ipswich Motorway to six lanes, safer ramp access, new cycle paths, improved pedestrian access and new network of local service roadsStatus: Detailed design underway, June 2009, construction commencing mid-2009; completion 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: Main Roads announcement of project status, June 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIADEFENCEEnhanced Land Force Stage 1 – Joint Logistics Unit, South Facilities Project, Edinburgh Defence Precinct, Adelaide (Proposed)Scope: New storage and workshop facilitiesStatus: Call for tender closes 25 June 2009; construction commencing September 2009; completion December 2010Purpose: Provide new facilities to meet modern requirementsContractors: NAValue: $18-22 million(New project: Defence call for tender, May 2009)TASMANIAROADSBrighton Bypass (Proposed)Scope: Midland Highway alignment to bypass Brighton and Pontville including 9.5km dual carriageway, South Brighton and Tea Tree Road grade separated interchanges, minor main rail line realignment and Jordon River crossingStatus: Successful tenderer VEC/Thiess Joint Venture to hold industry briefing at 8.30am, June 10 on Level 1, 45 Murray Street, Hobart, June 2009, project completion 2012Purpose: Cut travelling time, improve safety, facilitate access to proposed Brighton Transport HubContractors: VEC/Thiess Joint VentureValue: $164 million (Update: State government announcement of contract award and industry briefing, June 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGPrinces Wharf Redevelopment (Proposed)Principal: Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, Hobart City CouncilScope: Renew Princes Wharf, including Shed No. 1 and its immediate surrounds, car park and part of Castray EsplanadeStatus: Design team consortia lead by Morris-Nunn + Associates announced as successful tenderer for design solution services, June 2009; another round of formal public consultation to be held later in 2009 when a draft design solution has been prepared, prior to seeking planning approvals, June 2009Purpose: Rejuvenate under-utilised sites to create dynamic public space that is accessible to the community and can host a variety of public activities and eventsContractors: Design Team: Morris-Nunn and Associates (architecture and project team leader), Tony Caro & Associates (urban design), Spackman Mossop Michaels (landscape architecture), Ian Roberts (cultural management), Graeme Corney (heritage consultant). Cundall (ecologically sustainable design)Value: NA(Update: State government announcement of successful design team consortia, June 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGOgilvie High School Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: EducationScope: Construct new student centre to include catering and domestic style kitchen classrooms, canteen, student hubs, toilet facilities, external works and courtyard terracing also includes upgrade of existing general classroomsStatus: Call for tender closes June 24; construction commencing July 2009; completion May 2010Purpose: Provide state of the art learning facilitiesContractors: NAValue: Over $4.1 million(Update: State government announcement of call for tender, June 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGYoung Adults Prison, Murdoch (Proposed)Principal: Corrective ServicesScope: Convert Remand Centre currently onsite to 80-bed prison includes workshop on corner of Bramanti Road and Murdoch Drive, extend perimeter fence to include new workshopStatus: State government announcement of project, May 2009; completion end 2011Purpose: Convert Rangeview Juvenile Remand Centre to Young Adults Prison, specifically for males of 18-22 years, and relocate juveniles currently housed at Rangeview Remand Centre to new facilities in Banksia Hill Detention CentreContractors: NAValue: $36.3 million (Part of $655 million custodial accommodation program)(New project: State government announcement of project. May 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIABUILDINGBanksia Hill Detention Centre, Canning ValePrincipal: Corrective ServicesScope: Expand capacity of centre to 214 bedsStatus: State government announcement of project, May 2009; completion 2011Purpose: Accommodate juveniles detainees including detainees transferred from Rangeview Remand Centre, MurdochContractors: NAValue: NA (Part of $655 million custodial accommodation program)(New project: State government announcement of project, May 2

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