News bulletin-39:
News bulletin-39: 2 Oct 2018

A three-tower $800 million apartment and hotel complex to be built on the north bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s Docklands has been given the green light. It will include 700 apartments, a 168-room hotel and public plaza.

The Victorian Government is looking for construction companies to help deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. The Registration of Interest has just been opened, led by Rail Projects Victoria.

New Institute Gold Member Lend Lease will design and construct a new railways station development in Sydney’s Martin Place as part of the Sydney Metro. The new public precinct will include office space, retail, restaurants and more.

Global behemoth Amazon is moving into the construction prefab sector, investing in a start-up that manufactures sustainable, custom single and multi-family homes.

AMP Capital and BIS Economics have forecast a slowdown in the construction industry saying the signs are now evident and the decline will continue for one to two years.

Institute Silver Member GHD, in a JV with Jacobs, has been appointed to deliver a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for the 300-kilometre greenfield section of the Inland Rail Program in NSW in a joint venture with Jacobs Engineering Group.

CPB Contractors, as part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA), along with John Holland and Aecom, has been awarded a $1 billion package of works by the Victorian Government in support of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.

Image: Metro Rail Project concept. Source: Vic Govt.