The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has awarded a $710M contract to the Northern Express Group to deliver and operate a new motorway in New Zealand.
A joint venture between John Holland and Commercial & General has been named as the exclusive preferred proponent by the state government of South Australia to redevelop the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Multiplex has completed construction on the fourth tower of the Walker Corporation’s $2.5bn Collins Square development in Melbourne, Australia.
Jacobs Engineering has been appointed as a member of the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte joint venture (FHSW JV) to provide design services for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Project in Queensland, Australia.
Multiplex has been selected by M&L Hospitality to build a boutique hotel at 65 Sussex Street in Sydney’s central business district (CBD), Australia.
Multiplex has won a contract from Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to deliver a new club stand at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia.
Construction has started on a AUD400M ($302M) lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia.
Contractor Multiplex has secured a contract to build a $206M learning and teaching building for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Contractor Multiplex has bagged a contract from Frasers Property Australia to build the final residential stage of its ‘Wonderland’ development at Sydney’s Central Park.
CPB Contractors and its alliance partners have reached contractual close with Main Roads Western Australia to deliver the Roe 8 project in Perth, Australia.
A joint venture of Seymour Whyte and Fulton Hogan has secured a $442M design and build contract for the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway section of the Bruce Highway upgrade in Queensland, Australia.
Australian contractor Multiplex has celebrated the topping out of the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) $125M biological sciences building in Australia.
The government of New Zealand and Auckland Council have signed an agreement to finance half the cost of Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project.
Aecom has been selected by Ratch Australia as the owner’s engineer for the AUD360M ($270M) Mount Emerald Wind Farm in North Queensland, Australia.
UK-based construction and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Vicinity Centres to manage the retail delivery of its AUD350M ($264M) Chadstone Shopping Centre redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia.
Laing O’Rourke Australia has won an early contractor involvement (ECI) contract for the first stage of the AUD250M ($188M) Sydney Opera House’s Building Renewal Programme in Australia.The renewal programme — which represents the largest package of works since the Opera House opened in 1973 — includes upgrades to the Opera House‘s two largest internal performance spaces, the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre.It will also include upgrades to the entry and foyers and new creative learning and function centres.Laing O’Rourke will work with the Opera House and its design teams to ensure the programme is as efficient as possible. Each project will progress through a series of review points before moving on to the construction phase.Laing O'Rourke Australia’s managing director Cathal O’Rourke said: “We are excited and honoured to be working on this landmark building and look forward to collaborating with the Opera House and its design teams to identify the smartest, most efficient and sensitive solutions for this important project.“The work the Opera House has already done to digitally map the entire structure — combined with Laing O’Rourke’s Digital Engineering expertise — will help deliver the best result for the venue’s 8.2M annual visitors, thousands of performers and the wider Australian community, who all feel a sense of ownership over the UNESCO World Heritage site.”The programme will be carried out over the next five years.
A joint venture between KBR, SMEC Australia and US-based Jacobs Engineering has been appointed to oversee design at the Darlington Upgrade project in Adelaide, Australia.The design JV was subcontracted by the Gateway South Consortium — comprising Fulton Hogan and Laing O’Rourke — which was recently selected to design and build the AUD620M ($440M) road project.The Jacobs, KBR and SMEC Australia JV will be responsible for the reconfiguration of the existing 3.3km-long road from the Southern Expressway to north of Tonsley Boulevard, and the design of a lowered, non-stop motorway.Jacobs’ senior vice president of buildings and infrastructure Patrick Hill said: “We are proud to be involved in this landmark transport project for South Australia and look forward to working closely with the other members of the Gateway South team.“This project represents an excellent opportunity to leverage our proven experience and expertise on major transport infrastructure projects.”The majority of the detailed design and approvals work is set to commence in 2016, with all ground works anticipated to be finished by 2018.
Australian construction firm Watpac has been selected as the preferred builder by the Australian Unity to deliver the $1.1bn Herston Quarter project in Brisbane, Australia.This selection follows the recent announcement of Australian Unity — a healthcare, financial services, and independent and assisted living organisation — as the preferred tenderer for the project by the Queensland government. The development — located next to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital — will include the construction of a public rehabilitation hospital, a private hospital, residential aged care, retirement living and student accommodation.It will also feature health research, childcare, a co-working hub, and education and training facilities.The first stage of works is expected to begin in 2017.
The government of Australia has unveiled plans for a new $100m high school in Adelaide.
Australian construction firm Brookfield Multiplex has completed construction work on a residential building in Southbank, Melbourne.The $124M project, named Platinum Tower, includes 438 apartments available in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom options.The development, designed by Squillace, features a swimming pool, a sauna, a spa, a gym, private dining, winter gardens and a sky lounge with views of Melbourne CBD, Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay.The tower’s podium includes retail space, a ground level restaurant and café and concierge facilities for residents. It also provides nine levels of car parking.Brookfield Multiplex Victoria regional managing director Graham Cottam said: “We are delighted to deliver another premium residential tower to Melbourne’s skyline. We have drawn on our specialist expertise to meet construction challenges associated with delivering high-rise towers in the busy CBD environment.”The project created 1,900 jobs during construction and was completed in just under two years.