Global professional services giant AECOM has announced the appointment of Michael Batchelor as the company’s new Chief Executive of its Australia and New Zealand arm and will be taking the position at the start of October.

The Victorian Government has opened a $1 billion housing development in one of the largest infill projects in Melbourne’s south east corridor.

Drinking water has begun to flow from the new Victorian Desalination Plant through the 84 kilometre underground pipeline and into Melbourne’s Cardinia Reservoir.

Mining giant BHP Billiton has submitted a request to the South Australian Government to extend its 15 December deadline for the extension of its Olympic Dam works.

The Federal Government has announced its intentions to extend the 476 visa program to increase the number of overseas engineering graduates eligible to work in Australia by an estimated 900 per cent.

Declining manufacturing activity has been exacerbated by a significant drop in manufacturing new orders, according to a findings released by the Australian Industry Group (AI Group).

Cordell Information and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) have released the 2012 Housing Industry Association-Cordell Construction 100, tracking the activity of engineering construction and non-residential building sectors of the top 100 companies in these sectors.

The Queensland Government has announced the proposal to build a shipping channel in Gladstone Harbour has been declared a significant project by the state’s Coordinator-General.

The Queensland Coordinator-General has declared the proposed upgrade of the Port of Cairns a significant project, meaning it will now progress to its environment assessment stage.

Queensland’s Co-ordinator General has delivered the finalised terms of reference for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for QR National’s $2 billion Central Queensland Integrated Rail Project.

The Queensland Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships are now open for women wanting to study in male dominated fields.

The Western Government has released the new Perth Stadium Project Definition Plan (PDP), marking the end of the 12-month planning process and the start of the procurement phase.

Global logistics specialist DHL has announced work has started on its new $45.8 million Sydney facility, with construction due for completion early next year.

The Queensland Government has announced it is now considering an independent review of Seqwater’s report into the January 2011 floods.

The Federal Government has announced a $1 billion growth in investment projects over the last three months according to the National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS).

The Queensland Government has opened more than $33.5 million in new funding for local government bodies in the state to help build essential infrastructure and implement flood commission recommednations.

Leighton has announced the production of the first large scale amount of drinking water from its Victorian Desalination Plant.

The Victorian Government has handed the terms of reference to the Construction Code Compliance Unit (CCCU) to undertake an extensive investigation and report on the current state of compliance with the law and codes of practices in the Victorian building and construction industry.

Spanish Company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has been given the green light to develop the country’s largest photovoltaic solar plant in the ACT.

The Federal Government has awarded Fulton Hogan the construction contract for the $288 Majura Parkway project.

The New South Wales Government has provided an update on the ongoing maintenance and upgrade work on the state’s grain rail lines.

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