VICTORIA

West Gate Tunnel design gets the go-ahead

The Victorian government and Transurban's recent announcement naming the CPB Contractors and John Holland consortium, together with global engineering and infrastructure firms Aurecon and Jacobs in joint venture, as the preferred contractors to design and build the multibillion dollar West Gate Tunnel, ensures Victoria's construction momentum will continue.

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New skills training program launched

The Victorian government and Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victoria have signed an MOU to establish the Centre of Excellence in Earthmoving program.

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Clash between unions and Vic gov escalates

On Tuesday, 20,000 construction workers walked off the job to protest the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and new building code, causing the shutdown of 100 construction sites.

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Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?Lock icon

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative material for sleepers on heritage railways.

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Case study: Terefil expedites project timelines

Ground engineering and asset preservation specialist, Mainmark, says it is able to expedite project schedules for void filling with its Terefil solution.

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Three workers have been rescued after they were trapped when an elevated work platform (EWP) fell several metres in Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, on Tuesday.

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Infrastructure Victoria advises government on future ports capacity

Infrastructure Victoria has provided advice to government on the future need, timing and location of a second container port for Victoria.

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Victorian government "getting on with the job"

Themed "Getting on with the job", the recent budget will see the Victorian state government investing unprecedented amounts in infrastructure.

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Victorian budget splash raises questions about privatisation

Treasurer Tim Pallas brought down the Victorian budget this week, with a surprising list of new spending announcements. The increased spend is possible because of a big increase in the level of privatisation activity, in the form of either Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) or asset recycling initiatives.

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Business confidence in WA well below national average

New data from ServiceSeeking.com.au, a "find-a-tradie" website, says business confidence in WA is lagging well below the national average.

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