INFRASTRUCTURE

Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t Kobelco

Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t KobelcoLock icon

Rock-ripping toughness and outstanding fuel efficiency made the Kobelco 50-tonne SK500LC-9 the ideal machine for Sydney company Megex Civil to add to its fleet.

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NSW government signs major tunnelling contract

Construction of the twin metro rail tunnels that will run under Sydney Harbour and the CBD will soon commence, after the government signed a major tunnelling contract this week.

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NSW Budget builds for the future

The NSW government this week unveiled a robust 2017-18 Budget position that will continue record levels of investment in infrastructure across the state

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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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Unprecedented demand draws Procore to Australia

Unprecedented demand draws Procore to AustraliaLock icon

In April, California-based construction technology provider, Procore, opened its first office in the Asia Pacific, settling on Sydney as its base for the region. At the time, the company said "significant demand across Australia and New Zealand" had attracted the team to this part of the world.

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Tasmanian government calls for tenders for highway upgrade

The federal and Tasmanian governments are calling for tenders for the Midland Highway upgrade, which aims to make a stretch of road that's seen multiple head-on collisions much safer.

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Tenders shortlised for M4-M5 link

Tenders shortlised for M4-M5 linkLock icon

Last week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres toured tunnelling work on the new M4 and announced two joint ventures have been shortlisted to build the M4-M5 link.

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Case study: Takeuchi TB210R - not your typical club visitor

Case study: Takeuchi TB210R - not your typical club visitorLock icon

Over in Gladesville, 10km northwest of Sydney, one local club wanted to reach new heights and improve access for its less mobile visitors. Thus, the Gladesville Bowling and Sports Club decided to replace its stairs with a new elevator, challenging work due to access limitations.

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Qld budget: infrastructure a major focus

The Labor government will go on a "massive infrastructure spend", including fully funding the Cross River Rail project.

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Fastest pace of growth recorded since 2014

National construction growth has picked up in May, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group/Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI). The PCI has increased by 4.8 points to 56.7 - its fastest pace of growth since September 2014.

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