News bulletin 39:
News bulletin 39: 8 Oct 2019


Expressions of Interest have opened to build the $352.2 million Rookwood Weir in central Queensland. The tender process will take place early next year, with the contract awarded by mid-2020 and the project is expected to take four years to complete.

Yvonne Pengilly has been appointed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) as the new Assistant Commissioner – Technical. LaFargeHolcim has appointed Magali Anderson as its first Chief Sustainability Officer as part of its Executive Committee. And Abbie Galvin has been appointed as NSW Government Architect - the first time in 200 years a woman has held the role.
 
Piling works are underway to build the new $12.8 million Camp Street Bridge (pictured) in Forbes, western NSW. Abergeldie Contractors have been contracted by the RMS to deliver the new bridge, which will be 70 m long, 11 m longer than the original, with wider lanes, shoulders, and pedestrian and cycle paths.
 
The latest Australian Performance of Construction Index has been released by the Australia Industry Group, showing the relative level of business conditions among construction companies. A reading above 50 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction.

Infrastructure NSW has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement for the Stadium Australia Redevelopment at Olympic Park in Sydney's west, which includes the design and construction and can be viewed here. Submissions are to be sent by 23 October and will be considered as part of the assessment of the State Significant Development Application by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The Federal Government has published the details of the key contacts for the Deregulation Taskforce set up to cut through red tape and get major infrastructure projects up and running sooner.