Urban Development

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Contracts awarded for Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations

The Victorian Government has moved forward with the next step of the Bendigo and Eaglehawk station upgrades, with the award of two contracts for the preliminary design of the $15.8 million redevelopments. The Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, announced that Arcadis Group has been awarded the contract to undertake […]

Kennedy developmental road upgrade begins

Works have begun on the $53 million Kennedy Developmental Road Upgrade, designed to improve freight reliability and efficiency for North Queensland. The project is funded under the $600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme. Works officially kicked off in late July 2017 on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and […]

Cairns receives road infrastructure boost

The Queensland Government has announced $152 million in funding for  a new bypass road at Smithfield in Cairns with construction set to begin in 2018. Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, made the announcement at the Smithfield roundabout along with Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, Member for Barron River, Craig Crawford and Minister Assisting […]

Smart communities code for building sustainable cities

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have announced a partnership to develop a Code for Smart Communities, in order to aid the development of sustainable cities. SCCANZ Executive Director, Adam Beck, said that the Code for Smart Communities will set new benchmarks for smart cities and […]

Greater protection needed for vital infrastructure corridors

Infrastructure Australia has launched a new policy paper compelling Australian governments to act to protect vital infrastructure corridors and avoid cost overruns, delays and community disruption when delivering new infrastructure. The third paper released as part of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series, Corridor Protection: Planning and investing for the long term, shows that protection and early […]

Three sections now open on Midland Highway

Three stages along the Midland Highway in Tasmania, between Kempton to Melton Mowbray and Mangalore to Bagdad, are now open to motorists. The Australian Government invested $400 million and the Tasmanian Government $100 million towards the Midland Highway Upgrade Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said, “The Midland Highway Ten Year Action Plan […]

Infrastructure boost for Whitsundays

The Queensland Government has invested more than $10 million in infrastructure for the Mackay, the Whitsundays and Isaac regions as part of its Building our Regions program. Minister for State Development, Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the Queensland Government was partnering with Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday councils on projects in East Mackay, […]

New maritime hub to revitalise Newcastle

The NSW Government has announced funding to renew the Fitzroy Street shipyard slipway to reactivate the Port of Newcastle and the Hunter as a major marine ship repair and maintenance precinct. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, said defence company Thales Australia will begin stage one of a phased redevelopment of the […]

Contract awarded for Ballarat Line upgrade

The Victorian Government has announced an experienced consortium has been chose to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. The consortium of Lendlease, Coleman Rail and SMEC were chosen following a competitive process, and will duplicate 18km of track between Deer Park West and Melton, paving the way for future electrification to Melton. “We’re not […]

Clayton station design released

Final designs have been released for the new Clayton Station, one of five stations being rebuilt as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. Lighting, modern toilets, CCTV and a ground-level waiting room will all be features of the modern facility, set to open in 2018 when trains begin running on a […]

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