Archived News for Engineering Professionals - November, 2012
The Victorian Government has announced it introduce sweeping reforms to the oversight of the state's building industry regulation to meet 21st century requirements.
Global giant General Electric has opened its new technology and learning centre in Perth, which is designed to support the growing oil and gas industry in the region.
The Tasmanian Government has unveiled plans for a $2 billion wind farm on King Island, a project that would see the State host the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Australia is sinking record quantities of cash into resources and energy projects, with the latest data showing that a record $268.4 billion has been spent on the sector this year alone, according to the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Engineering contracting firm Theiss has announced it has been awarded two new contracts, valued at approxminately $220 million, with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).
Deakin University’s $55 million Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is set to proceed after the Federal Government announced it will receive $21.5 million in funding under the Regional Priorities round of the Education Investment Fund.
The Federal Government has selected the Theiss and McMahon Contractors joint venture to deliver the $762 million Pacific Highway upgrade between Frederickton and Eungai, with work expected to begin in the middle of next year.
The Federal Government is calling for companies interested in completing survey and geotechnical investigations of the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Ballina.
Melbourne Airport has announced the preferred orientation of its forthcoming third runway, which will be included in the airport’s draft Master Plan to be published for public comment early next year.
Rail freight company Pacific National Coal has announced it has commenced work on the $20 million expansion works of its Nebo Train Maintenance Facility in Queensland.
The Western Australian Government has announced it has granted approval for the $1.8 billion proposal by Rio Tinto to increase and extend the life of its Yandicoogina Iron Ore project in the Pilbara.
The Victorian Government has announced ‘an historic partnership’ in the establishment of a new national aviation services precinct that will provide training facilities, maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
A delegation of top RMIT academics has landed in China in a bid to establish a research collaboration with one of China’s leading technological universities, Tsinghua University.
Works on shifting the Great Northern Highway to the north of its existing alignment have begun, marking the beginning of stage two of the $274.5 million Port Hedland Improvement Program.