News bulletin-38:
News bulletin-38: 25 Sep 2018

The Federal Government is looking for a construction company to deliver two major Metronet projects in WA and has released a Request for Proposal. One is the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and the Yanchep Rail Extension which will represent one of the state’s biggest ever package of infrastructure works.

An Australian-first $16 million training centre will open next year in Chadstone, Melbourne, and will skill people in delivering underground construction and tunnelling projects in Victoria, including the North East Link, which has just released its latest designs. The new centre will include a replica tunnel with a full-height entrance, tunnel shaft, concrete lining spray simulators, three multi-purpose engineering workrooms, and virtual reality.

The York Civil administrators’ report has blamed the company’s failure on a number of joint venture projects that placed a strain on its financial position and time of senior management.

A development application for Albion Exchange in Brisbane has been submitted for the $750 million mixed-use development at the inner city Albion train station. The 3.5 ha site will be above and surrounding the train station and will include two residential towers of 30 and 23 storeys, and a mix of commercial, retail, and community spaces.

A private consortium has unveiled a proposal for a 27-kilometre airport rail link in Melbourne that includes new rail tracks and twin tunnels between Southern Cross and Sunshine along with a new interchange at Southern Cross station; a redeveloped Sunshine station, which will become a new ‘super hub’ for suburban, airport and regional passengers, and a new underground station at the airport.

CPB Contractors a (CIMIC) and its partners have closed a NZ$750 million contract with the NZ Government to design and construct the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility PPP project.

Image: Albion Exchange proposal. Source: Gion Property.