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31 March 2015
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CRANES & LIFTING 
Daredevil leaps 49m from crane in Wellington


A GOBSMACKING video posted on the Perth NZ Bombing group on Facebook this week shows a person leaping 49m from a crane in Wellington harbour.
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GMK6400 arrives downunder


RMGs installed at port


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INDUSTRY REPORT 
Projects - 27/03/2015


EACH week, 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.
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Contracts - 27/03/2015


Projects - 23/03/2015


Contracts - 23/03/2015


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CONSTRUCTION BIZ 
Balfour Beatty posts $741 million construction loss


INTERNATIONAL infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has announced a £391 million (about $A741 million) loss for its construction wing for 2014, citing poor operational and commercial controls in its UK business. The company operates primarily in the UK and the US, but has a presence in Canada, the Middle East and South East Asia (including Australia).
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Construction partnership announced


Agreement sets goal for social and affordable housing


NSW urged to seize the sustainability agenda


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$500M WestConnex Stage 1 underway


THE Rizzani de Eccher Australia and Leighton Contractors joint venture has started work on WestConnex Stage 1, which is valued at $500 million.
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Coalition re-elected in NSW


THE Coalition has been re-elected in NSW, winning 53 seats to give it a majority of 6 seats in the Lower House as of Monday morning according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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CFMEU proposes mandatory drug and alcohol testing


THE Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union have called for mandatory drug and alcohol testing as part of a proposal for an impairment policy in the construction industry. The union is recommending mandatory blanket testing including testing employers and is calling on Master Builders Australia to support the union’s proposal.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Road and Rail

$500M WestConnex Stage 1 underway

Transurban launches road congestion study

Activate, Canberra Metro shortlisted for $780 million Capital Metro project

Final section of Townsville Ring Road underway

Kilmore-Wallan Bypass to use western route

AECOM wins Mackay Ring Road contract

ARA launches key election platforms campaign

Roads to buoy up civil engineering sector

Heavy vehicle upgrades funded

$117M for local roads


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Balfour Beatty posts $741 million construction loss


INTERNATIONAL infrastructure company Balfour Beatty has announced a £391 million (about $A741 million) loss for its construction wing for 2014, citing poor operational and commercial controls in its UK business. The company operates primarily in the UK and the US, but has a presence in Canada, the Middle East and South East Asia (including Australia).
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Rinehart hits out at Roy Hill naysayers


HANCOCK Prospecting and Roy Hill Holdings chairman Gina Rinehart has again slammed government regulation as she accepted the Asian Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong last night.
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Legacy Way big winner at National Infrastructure Awards


BRISBANE’S Legacy Way motorway has scooped the Project of the Year prize at the 2015 National Infrastructure Awards.
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Watpac wins $50m Qld State Velodrome contract


WATPAC has announced it has finalised the management services contract for stage 2 of the $50 million Queensland State Velodrome project.
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Ertech wins $16m Perth Airport terminal contract


WANGARA firm Ertech has won a $16.6 million contract to carry out improvement works as part of the T1 Forecourt Project at Perth Airport.
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Indoor Skydive gets Perth tunnel approval (video)


INDOOR Skydive Australia (ISA) has received development approval for its new skydiving tunnel facility in Perth.
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Transurban launches road congestion study


TRANSURBAN has announced that it will undertake a one-year study into better approaches to funding and investing in transport infrastructure.
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Kane now able to build $23 million Artemis


KANE Constructions has been appointed preferred contractor for the $23 million Artemis project at Melbourne Girls Grammar.
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$US500 million entertainment investment between Australia and China


VILLAGE Roadshow Holdings, a subsidiary of Village Roadshow, has signed an agreement with CITIC Trust Company to establish a funds management business focused on investing in theme parks, entertainment facilities and related real estate development throughout Asia with a focus on China.
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Analyst takes aim at $A13 billion Roy Hill project


MARKET analyst Matthew Hodge has slammed the $13 billion Roy Hill mine project, claiming the timing of the development is “abominable”.
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Sun sets in Coree and rises in Williamsdale


The ACT government cited stakeholder concerns when announcing the selection of an alternate site for Elementus Energy’s OneSun Capital 10MW AC solar energy project.
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Lafarge and Holcim finally cement $A58B merger mix


MATERIALS giants Lafarge and Holcim have agreed revised terms on their €42 billion ($A58 billion) merger of equals to bring about the biggest cement and aggregates company in the world.
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Changes to Vic wind farm planning laws


THE household veto for proposed wind turbine development in Victoria has been halved so that residents can only veto projects if they are within one kilometre of their homes.
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Adelaide Hospital named the world's third most expensive building


VALUED at $A2.6 billion, the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) in South Australia has taken bronze in a list of the most expensive buildings in the world.
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