News bulletin 17:
News bulletin 17: 28 Apr 2020

Four large-scale projects in Melbourne have been pushed through for approval by the new Building Victoria's Recovery Taskforce that includes Lendlease's Roger Teale, which has been set up to keep the industry on track during the Covid-19 crisis. Among the projects is what will become Australia's tallest tower at 102 storeys (pictured).

The Covid-19 crisis imposes a further layer of risk on major construction and infrastructure projects, according to Sydney-based global law firm Jones Day, who have prepared a 6-page white paper on the subject which is free to download.

In 1941, Australian construction companies set up shop in Lebanon to build numerous bridges and tunnels for the new Haifa to Tripoli railway line via Beirut. Don't miss the 5 minute video and extra photos for your further interest.

McConnell Dowell has signed up for early contractor involvement with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for the Shiploader 2 and Berth 2 Replacement (SABR) project at Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay. The company will work with BMA and Aurecon to complete the project by 2023.

In a joint venture with Brady Marine and Civil, Georgiou has been awarded the 790-metre $37 million Indooroopilly Riverwalk project in Brisbane on the back of successfully completing the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk last year.

A new heritage map of 27 major civil engineering sites in Tasmania including the Richmond Bridge has been published by Engineers Australia and is available to download as a pdf.