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CICA on tower crane safety

CICA on tower crane safety

We are in the midst of an (un)official construction boom. According to the RLB Index Q2 2018, there are 684 tower cranes on projects in Australia at the moment with 51% of those in Sydney, 23% in Melbourne and 10% in Brisbane. Of that 684, 493 cranes are in the residential sector.

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Inland Rail takes a step closer to fruition with awarding of design contract

Inland Rail takes a step closer to fruition with awarding of design contract

Moree Plains Shire Council has welcomed the announcement by federal member for Parkes Mark Coulton that a $13.5 million contract has been awarded by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for feasibility design work on the Inland Rail project between Narromine and Narrabri.

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Pick and carry crane road safety

Pick and carry crane road safety

In this Crane Safety Bulletin, I bring to your attention the to the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2018 (No. 1).

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New Melbourne train stations promised by Opposition

New Melbourne train stations promised by Opposition

The Coalition says if it wins the state election, it would spend $487 million upgrading and extending the train line from Cranbourne to Clyde, creating two new stations at Cranbourne East and Clyde.

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Melbourne Airport rail construction set for 2022

Melbourne Airport rail construction set for 2022

Construction on a rail link to Melbourne Airport could begin within four years with the Victorian government pledging up to $5 billion towards the long-awaited development, matching the federal government's commitment for the project.

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Residents evacuated; work to dismantle crane continues

Residents evacuated; work to dismantle crane continuesLock icon2

On Monday night, strong winds in Melbourne caught the jib of a luffing tower crane and took it over the back. 88 residents were evacuated, though the MFB had earlier said that about 300 people were forced to leave their homes, and work to dismantle the unstable crane is ongoing.

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Andrews government outsources suburban roads fix

Andrews government outsources suburban roads fix

The Andrews government plans to outsource billions of dollars of critical repairs and upgrades for some of Melbourne's most stressed suburban roads, in a public-private partnership that will leave taxpayers to repay the costs over the next 20 years.

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ABB awarded demolition contract for Hazelwood

ABB awarded demolition contract for Hazelwood

ENGIE has awarded the contract to oversee the demolition of Hazelwood Power Station to international industrial technology organisation ABB.

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Metro Tunnel preferred proponent announced

Metro Tunnel preferred proponent announced

This week, the Victorian government named its preferred proponent to deliver a $1 billion package of works in support of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.

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Major milestone achieved on Thompsons Road upgrade

Major milestone achieved on Thompsons Road upgradeLock icon2

Thompsons Road is a vital east-west corridor in Melbourne's south-east growth region. Extending from EastLink in Carrum Downs to Berwick-Cranbourne Road in Clyde North, this essential freight and transport route carries around 26,000 vehicles each day.

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