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Contract awarded for Adelaide’s Tram Extension

Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend in Adelaide’s east, after the contract to build four new tram stops was awarded. This major extension project was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture – a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. Night works to locate […]

Gawler rail electrification reaches new tender phase

The South Australian Government is calling for expressions of interest for stage one of the transformation of the Gawler train line – the next phase of the tender process for the electrification project. The electrification of the Gawler Line will deliver faster, safer, more reliable and more comfortable rail services to encourage more people to […]

SA Budget boosts infrastructure

The South Australian State Budget is providing a record $2.2 billion in funding to build modern, safe and accessible infrastructure. The 2017-18 State Budget includes a major capital investment program focused on modernising and improving South Australia’s health, education and transport systems. The $2.2 billion spend in 2017-18 is the highest on record, well exceeding […]

First Australian-made electric bus launched in Adelaide

The South Australian Government has launched the first Australian designed, engineered and manufactured electric bus to be used on a public transport system in Australia. The bus, one of two electric buses and two low carbon emission diesel buses to be built by Precision Buses with the support of a $2 million Northern Economic Plan […]

Pumped hydro sites identified in SA

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage. In light of Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel’s final report on the review of the electricity market’s security, Professor Andrew Blakers, the study’s lead researcher from the ANU Research School of Engineering, said the new […]

Green light for Oaklands Crossing project

Construction on the $174 million Oaklands Crossing project will begin in 2018, following an agreement between the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments. The multi-million project is being jointly funded by the Australian Government – $95 million, the State Government – $74 million and the City of Marion – $5 million, and will take the Seaford […]

South Australia updates 30 Year Plan

The 30 year plan for Greater Adelaide, a pre-eminent strategic land use plan that guides the long-term growth of Adelaide and surrounds, has been updated with amendments highlighting the importance of good quality design. Development Plan Amendments (DPA) are proposed, with a strong focus on design quality and the interface between new buildings and their […]

$4.2 million in road upgrades to begin in Adelaide

Works are set to begin as part of an  upgrade to more than 2km of Frederick Road between Old Port Road and West Lakes Boulevard, as part of a $4.2 million road upgrade project in Adelaides western and southern suburbs. In total 2.38km of Frederick Road will be resurfaced through the $1.8 million project, with […]

Adelaide—Tarcoola Rail reaches milestone

The successful completion of 10,000 perfect welds marks a milestone on the Adelaide-Tarcoola Rail Upgrade Acceleration project in South Australia. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the multi-million dollar upgrade would enable heavier and faster trains to travel along the 720km stretch. “More productive trains means greater payloads and getting goods to […]

Torrens Rail Junction works complete

Almost 50,000 hours of construction work has been completed over 10 days as part of the $238m Torrens Rail Junction Project in South Australia. More than 375 people were employed during the closure for works including: The construction of temporary rail lines for Gawler, Outer Harbor and Grange passenger services Piling works from the River […]

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