Industry Report – Projects

Several major local and international corporations have expressed interest in the project, according to Water Minister Tim Holding. The tender process will lead to requests for proposals in late September. CIN’S Industry Report brings you the latest updates on major infrastructure projects – current and planned – across the nation each Tuesday and Friday. By tracking these updates, you can build your own database of substantial infrastructure projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.NEW SOUTH WALESPORTSPort Botany Expansion (Proposed)Principal: Sydney Ports AuthorityScope: Staged 60ha reclamation, new container terminal, five shipping berths, dedicated road and rail access, tug and support vessel facility, public access facilitiesStatus: State budget 2008 allocation of $287.6 million*; construction to commence 2009; first berths ready 2012Purpose: Cater for growth Contractors: Baulderstone Hornibrook and Bilfinger Berger in joint venture with Jan de Nul NVValue: $1 billion(*State budget June 2008)QUEENSLANDROADSEastern Busway (Current)Scope: 17.7km two-lane dedicated roadway from Buranda to Capalaba via Carindale in eastern BrisbaneStatus: Stage 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital to South East Busway at Buranda under construction, completion late 2009; next stage 2.7km section from Buranda to Mains Avenue, Coorparoo approved including 560m cut and cover tunnel, bus station at Stones Corner and terminal at Langlands Park, construction to start mid-2009, completion early 2012*; busway corridor concept design and impact management plan approved for staged construction over 20 years*Contractors: NAValue: $465.8 million (Buranda-Coorparoo stage)(*State Government announcements June 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIABUILDINGAAMI Stadium Upgrade, Adelaide (Proposed)Principal: SA National Football LeagueScope: New convention centre, Western Grandstand upgrade, enhance roof, improve dining, bar and toilet facilities, stadium entrances, new corporate suites and officesStatus: State Government $100 million grant to SANFL over three years*Purpose: Provide world class sports and entertainment stadium, improve state’s ability to compete for major eventsValue: $100 million(State Government announcement June 2008)SAWATERDesalination plant, Port Stanvac (Proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50 gigalitre desalination plant at Port Stanvac (exact site subject to negotiations with Exxon-Mobil)Status: State budget 2008 allocation $97 million*; planning and groundwork to be completed 2008; construction to begin 2009-2010; first water delivery by end 2011Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyValue: $1.1 billion(*State budget June 2008)VICTORIAWATER/WASTEWATERWonthaggi Desalination Plant (Proposed)Principal: Victorian GovernmentScope: Desalination plant to supply up to 150 billion litres of water a year; 85km pipeline to link to Melbourne water supplyStatus: Call for public-private partnership expressions of interest June 2008*; seawater inlet/outlet pipe construction commenced; main plant construction to commence 2009, completion 2011Purpose: Create drought-resistant facility to provide around a third of Melbourne’s annual water needsContractors: Ancon Drilling ($8.5 million HDD contract, design and construction of inlet and outlet pipes for seawater sampling plant) Value: $3.1 billion(*State Government announcement June 2008)

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