VICTORIA

Big win for Vic truck drivers

The Victorian government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for tip truck owner drivers across all government infrastructure projects.

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First in, best dressed

First in, best dressedLock icon

In our second instalment of the all-new High on cranes section, Cranes and Lifting speaks to Quick Access, an early adopter that has taken delivery of a number of firsts in Victoria, including the Genie SX-180 self-propelled boom lift.

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Melbourne Metro Tunnel project to create 7000 jobs

Melbourne's $11 billion Metro Tunnel rail project will create almost 7000 extra jobs in Victoria at the peak of construction, 2000 more than originally predicted due to three of the project packages already being awarded, or have been whittled down to, the final preferred bidder.

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Impending traffic chaos? Beware the problematic West Gate Tunnel Forecast

The recently released environmental effects statement and transportation impact assessment for the proposed West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne's western and inner suburbs have once again sparked debate about the future of mobility in Australian cities, and the ability of large road projects to provide it.

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VicRoads exemption notice proposal

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has been in discussions with VicRoads about the National Class 1 four and five axle weights and dimension exemption notice 2017 since July last year and has made headway.

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Auditor-General finds Victorian roads are rapidly deteriorating

The condition of Victoria's roads have rapidly deteriorated as vehicle usage is on the rise and VicRoads' government funding and maintenance spending has fallen, according to the latest Victorian Auditory General's Office (VAGO) report.

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Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technology

Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technologyLock icon

Max Bright & Sons is an earthmoving and civil contracting company with more than 50 years' experience in the sector and yet it is still pioneering new technology today.

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DP World deploys port crane training simulators

DP World Australia's Melbourne terminal has turned to CM Labs Simulators for its Vortex Port Equipment Simulators, which will form the cornerstone of DP World's enhanced operator training system.

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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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