News bulletin 13:
News bulletin 13: 9 Apr 2019


There are long-term plans to upgrade the four-lane Warrego Highway to the standard of a motorway between Dinmore and Helidon Spa in south-east Queensland as traffic is expect to double over the next two decades.
 
Downer has flagged its intent to buy 50% of a waste to resource company in Victoria that handles construction materials and a range of other types of industrial waste.
 
In people moves, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has appointed its next CEO who will commence in the role mid-June. And engineering consultancy, Umow Lai, has a new managing director.
 
The construction contract for the new Mangere Bridge in New Zealand is expected to be awarded in the next few months. Work will begin mid-year, with the build expected to be complete by the end of 2021. The new bridge will include parts of the old bridge to ensure its heritage isn't lost.
 
In Adelaide, construction is about to start on two major road projects to address congestion – the Cross Road-Fullarton Road Intersection at Highgate and the Portrush and Magill Roads intersection at Maylands. 

CIMIC's CPB Contractors has scored two contracts – The Northern Road Upgrade between Eaton Road and Littlefields Road in Western Sydney for $119 million and the Christchurch Metro Sports Facility worth NZ$221 million.

Image: The Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa. Source: Nexus Infrastructure.