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Brisbane Airport to install largest rooftop solar system in Southern Hemisphere

The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing in a solar PV 6MW system, consisting of 22,000 rooftop panels capable of generating more than 9,315,000 kilowatt hours a year. The system, spanning an area of 36,000 meters squared, will be installed across six sites at Brisbane Airport (BNE). Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal alone will support 1.98MW […]

Australian Government calls for proposals for faster rail

The Federal Government is seeking proposals for the development of business cases to bring faster rail to Australian urban and regional areas as part of the Faster Rail Prospectus. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, and Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, launched the Faster Rail Prospectus in September 2017, which will start the […]

Six new water treatment plants for Tasmania

TasWater has confirmed six new water treatment plants and a new reservoir will be built to service Tasmania’s Derwent Valley and Central Highlands areas. The Central Highlands townships of Wayatinah and Bronte Park will be serviced by brand new water treatment plants with details of the plans for the new water systems outlined to residents […]

$86 million Ellerton Drive project contract awarded

A $86 million contract has been awarded for the extension of Ellerton Drive in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. WBHO Infrastructure is expected to soon start work on the project which will extend Ellerton Drive to connect Queanbeyan East to Old Cooma Road. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said, “With the population of […]

Identifying infrastructure data and information gaps for better planning

The Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), which looks at how data can be used to make better infrastructure planning decisions,  has been released for public comment. Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, said there are big opportunities to use data to deliver better infrastructure services to Australians. “The Data Plan […]

Plan to boost freight and reduce congestions at Fremantle Port

Tuck congestion to Fremantle Port in Western Australia will be reduced following an increase to the freight on rail subsidy in the 2017-18 State Budget. An allocation of $19.4 million over four years – equating to an additional $9.8 million – will enable the container rail subsidy to increase from $30 to $50 per Twenty-foot Equivalent […]

EastLink awarded top five star sustainability rating

Melbourne’s EastLink has been awarded a top five star sustainability rating for the second consecutive year by the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment. The internationally recognised GRESB Infrastructure Assessment covers the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 160 infrastructure assets located around the world. EastLink spokesperson Doug Spencer-Roy said, “To be awarded GRESB’s top five star […]

Registrations of Interest open for Inland Rail

Registrations of Interest to construct a section of the historic Inland Rail project are now open. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said this is a once-in-a-generation project for regional Australia, and will provide significant opportunities for businesses and suppliers including construction companies to build the 107km Parkes to Narromine section. “The Parkes to […]

New NSW solar farm approved

The $150 million 250MW Limondale Solar Farm, just south of Balranald in the Riverina, has been approved. Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the Limondale Solar Farm could power 94,000 homes and would provide a boost to the local economy. “Our focus on developing clean energy sources is supporting state and national environmental […]

New Sydney Metro station design released

The New South Wales Government has released the design for the new Bankstown Station which will be future-proofed for potential underground platforms. The station will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards as part of Australia’s biggest public transport project. The design allows for the construction of potential underground platforms as further solutions are explored for […]

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