Archived News for Engineering Professionals - March, 2013
Melbourne will be home to the tallest sky-scraper in the Southern Hemisphere after State Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, officially gave the project his seal of approval.
The Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, has announced the reappointment of Michael Deegan as the Infrastructure Coordinator, a position with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Infrastructure Australia.
Leighton subsidiary Visionstream has been awarded a $334 million contract by the National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) to roll out fibre optic broadband in Victoria, Queensland and southern NSW.
Brutal cutbacks in spending in the engineering industry has seen the sector plummet to post-GFC conditions, according to consultancy industry specialist Consult Australia.
The Queensland Government has announced the formation of an $80 million 'betterment' fund aimed at ending the 'madness of replacing vulnerable infrastructure' with replicas that are destroyed in flooding.
Civil and mining engineering company Briety has been awarded a $15 million contract to deliver an access road project for Atlas Mining’s Abydos Mine Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Building materials company CSR has announced it will shed 150 jobs as it urgently seeks to stop the profit hemorrhaging from its Viridian glass manufacturing subsidy.
Construction contractor John Holland has announced it ahs been awarded a $148 million sub-contract as part of the $870 million Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) at the Australian Defence Force’s Holsworthy Army Barracks.
Rail logistics giant Aurizon and GVK Hancock have announced the signing of a new agreement to deliver a multi-million joint rail and port infrastructure project to unlock the massive coal reserves of Queensland’s Galilee Basin.
The Queensland Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that aims to provide clearer definitions and regulations surrounding the construction of flood levees.
Construction and engineering specialist Theiss has announced it has signed a new contract to deliver further civil works on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Western Australia.
Australia needs to adapt to a change global labour market, where work can be moved around the globe at the stroke of a pen and restructuring is increasingly becoming a regular occurrence, according to the Australian Workplace Productivity Agency (AWPA).
Housing and engineering construction have recorded the highest levels since 2010, with the Australian Industry Association's key index showing the sector is inching closer to expansionary territory.
The Federal Government has announced it will commit funding to towards the Westconnex road project, subject to a number of conditions outlined by the Prime Minister.