27 August 2016
Top End gets economic boost from ship-lift facility

THE Northern Territory government has announced it will contribute up to $100 million towards a ship-lift facility in East Arm, in Darwin and has named Pearl Marine Engineering (PME) as the preferred proponent.
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Government Tenders – 15/08/2016

EACH week, CIN compiles the latest government tenders across the construction sector, covering earthmoving, consulting, civil engineering and mining.
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New city neighbourhood approved for Melbourne

THE Victorian government has approved plans for Melbourne Quarter, a sustainable city neighbourhood, which will comprise three towers designed by architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects alongside some 1690 residential homes.
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Residential construction in NT “requires urgent policy attention”: HIA

THE Housing Industry Association (HIA) is releasing a series of reports on each state and territory’s residential construction market; the Northern Territory Outlook has some sobering news.
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IMAX to be demolished in $700M redevelopment

THE IMAX Sydney will be demolished as part of the $700 million Ribbon project, although it will be rebuilt as part of the overall redevelopment according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
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CIMIC divests telco investment

WHAT started three years ago has now concluded; CIMIC has agreed to sell the remainder of telecommunications company Nextgen Croup to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
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Tasmania schools get much-needed infrastructure spend

THE Tasmanian government has announced that it will be investing $110 million in education infrastructure.
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Asbestos found in plant installed in smelter

THE plaster layer of eight metal vessels installed for Nyrstar’s $563 million Port Pirie redevelopment in South Australia have been found to contain friable asbestos fibres.
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Total construction work declines 1.9% in June quarter: ABS

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics has released data about the value of construction work done in the June quarter, showing a decline driven by falling engineering work.
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Current housing boom “unlike any other” before it: HIA

THE Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released its latest National Outlook, highlighting a current boom in house building along with a consequent period of decline.
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Business case to be developed for freight rail project

A freight rail project valued at an estimated $381 million in 2011 ($416 million with inflation) now has $3 million in federal funding for a business case.
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Collaboration between University of Sydney and Lendlease

THE University of Sydney and Lendlease have been awarded a $3 million grant by the federal government to undertake a collaborative research project to develop prefabricated multi-storey housing solutions.
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Ausgrid lease stopped

THE NSW government has had to relaunch the transaction process for the partial lease of Ausgrid, after the erstwhile foreign buyers were blocked by federal Treasurer Scott Morrison.
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Workers continue to work around asbestos discovery

ASBESTOS has apparently been found on the site of the $600 million redevelopment of the Sutherland Hospital in Sydney, on Friday.
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Mitchell Freeway upgrade completes another stage

THE third and final bridge beam of the $236 million extension of the Mitchell Freeway in Western Australia is underway and expected to create a new traffic interchange at Burns Beach Road.
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State and federal IR boundaries laid out by QLD IR Minister

FOLLOWING a question by opposition industrial relations (IR) spokesperson Jarrod Bleijie regarding on-time delivery of the Commonwealth Games projects and protection against “union militancy”, Queensland IR Minister Grace Grace has laid out the boundaries between state and federal IR responsibilities.
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Green building program reinstated in Victoria

THE Victorian government has reinstated a green building program that it says could save up to $100 million in the long-term.
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Lendlease profits surge 12%

THE construction sector is still adjusting to new realities, but Lendlease has rolled with the punches to report a solid boost in earnings of 13% when compared to the previous financial year.
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Asbestos protocol in doubt for Tasmanian workers

THE Tasmanian Labor party has accused Health Minister Michael Ferguson as well as Building and Construction Minister Guy Barnett of failing to follow protocol after health staff and construction workers were potentially exposed to asbestos at the Royal Hobart Hospital building site.
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