Archived News for Engineering Professionals - December, 2012
Construction of the new $870 million Moorebank Units Relocation Project in Holsowrthy has begun, following the turning of the first sod by Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney.
North Strathfield Rail Underpass contract winner announced
The New South Wales Government has announced it has awarded Macmahon Holdings/Bouygues Travaux Publics Australia the $260 million project to deliver the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project.
State of the Cities released
The Federal Government has released the annual State of the Cities report card, concluding that while the nation’s major cities remain among the world’s most liveable, they are increasingly affected by extreme weather events.
Commission to examine major projects approval process
The Federal Government has requested that the Productivity Commission conduct a study to benchmark the country's major project development process against international best practice.
Construction downturn eases finds report
The ongoing downturn in construction in Australia has eased in November, with activity declining at a slower rate in the month - up 1.2 points to 37.0 (readings below 50 indicate a contraction in the industry with the distance from 50 indicative of the strength of the decline).
Manufacturing taskforce announced
The Federal Government has announced the formation of a new manufacturing taskforce to assist Australia in making the most of the opportunities presented by the Asian Century.
NT commits to biggest ever road work
The Northern Territory Government has reiterated its commitment to the $103 million Tiger Brennan Drive duplication work, which will bt the largest road project ever undertaken in the Territory’s history.
Port of Cairns EIS detailed
The Queensland Coordinator-General’s has released the terms of reference for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed upgrade to the Port of Cairns.
Government announces anti-dumping reform
The Federal Government has announced sweeping reforms to the country's anti-dumping law, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard pledging to protect the nation's struggling manufacturing industry.
Sydney Water signs off on major upgrades
Sydney Water has signed a $100 million Collaborative Services Agreement (CSA) with Schneider Electric and Thompson Controls for the upgrade of 33 water and wastewater treatment plants.
Governments throw Port Pirie $350 million lifeline
The Federal and South Australian Governments have reached an in-principle agreement with Nyrstar to fund the transformation of the Port Pirie smelter into an advanced poly-metallic processing and recovery facility.
SAFC unveils key infrastructure projects
The South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) has called for the South Australian Government to immediately investigate the viability of introducing toll roads to assist in funding of a number of key transport infrastructure projects vital to the State’s growth.
Victoria turns the tap on IWCM funding
The Victorian Government has opened a $50 million fund aimed at supporting the development of iIntegrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) projects across the State under the Living Victoria initiative.
Manufacturing continues freefall
The country’s manufacturing sector is continuing to struggle, with an ongoing fall in new orders keeping the industry in the red this November, according to the latest Australian Industry Group’s (AI Group) latest Australian Perfoemrnace of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI).