News bulletin 32:
News bulletin 32: 20 Aug 2019

Construction on Emu Swamp Dam in Queensland is now set to commence following agreement from the Queensland Government to match funding with the Federal Government.

Lendlease has been awarded the main works contract to construct the new acute services building for Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, which will employ 600 workers in 2020.

In Victoria, the state planning minister has refused to extend the planning permit to redevelop Melbourne's historic Windsor Hotel and build a 26-storey tower behind it after it had been extended three times since 2010.

Brisbane City Council has approved a development application for a narrow 30-storey tower (pictured) to be built on top of a 135-year old heritage-listed hotel. And the City of Parramatta in NSW has lodged a reworked design in the DA for its civic building on Parramatta Square.

The Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 – An Assessment of Australia's Future Infrastructure Needs – is available now and features 14 key messages.

CPB Contractors has reached contractual close to deliver Auckland Airport’s Taxiway Mike and Remote Stands Stage 2 project, to the tune of NZ$221 million.

The list of the world's largest 10 contractors for 2018 based on sales figures shows Chinese companies dominate the sector. In related news, a subsidiary of Bechtel, which comes in at number 10, has launched a $97.2 million fund to invest in construction technology raised with money from CEMEX and others.

Image: The proposed 30-storey tower to be built on top of the Grosvenor Hotel in Brisbane is illustrated on the left.