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WA’s $1Billion Tonkin Hwy Extension & Thomas Rd Upgrade moves to the next stage supporting approx 4,400 jobs in the future

July 22, 2024

The procurement for the $1Billion Tonkin Hwy Extension & Thomas Rd Upgrade moves to the next stage, with the shortlisted contractors being asked to submit proposals for Package 2 (Tonkin Highway extension from Mundijong Road to South Western Highway.) The shortlist of builders include: Tonkin Connect Alliance – comprised of CPB Contractors, WA Limestone, Carey, Aurecon and Jacobs Tonkin Extension Alliance – comprised of BMD, Georgiou, Civcon, GHD and BG&E Tonkin South Alliance – comprised of Acciona, NRW, AECOM and Arup Package 1, which covers the duplication of Thomas Road and the extension to Mundijong Road, has closed its request …

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Perth’s City Council’s $299.5 million budget set to include Swan River waterfront transformation

July 19, 2024

Perth is set to launch several projects in 2024-2025 to enhance its status as a livable, sustainable, and prosperous city. The City Council approved a $299.5 million budget for these projects which include: Sustainability improvements to Supreme Court Gardens Development of an East Perth sports and recreation hub Revitalization of Russell Square and upgrades to James Street Among these initiatives is the Riverfront Masterplan, revealed by Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, as one of the key initiatives. The Masterplan aims to transform the Swan River into a world-class city park, with community engagement as a crucial next step. The 2024-25 budget …

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WA Government invests $150.5 million towards Rottnest Island Infrastructure upgrades

May 15, 2024

Rottnest Island, a premier tourist destination in Western Australia, is scheduled for significant improvements funded by the state government. The 2024-25 State Budget allocates $150.5 million towards essential infrastructure upgrades to meet visitor expectations and future operational demands. Key investments include $98.5 million over eight years to develop new staff accommodations for businesses on the island. This will attract more staff, support businesses in operating beyond ferry schedules, and enhance visitor services. Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti stated that Rottnest Island is a globally recognised tourism destination. Investing in infrastructure is crucial for supporting island operations and ensuring safety. The enhanced …

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Tonkin Highway Extension – Award in late 2024 – Shortlisted Alliances Confirmed

April 11, 2024

The preferred Contractors who have been shortlisted for the Tonkin Highway Extension project are now invited to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the first stage of the extension from Thomas Road to Mundijong Road, along with the duplication of Thomas Road from Kargotich Road to South Western Highway. The shortlisted companies include the following: Tonkin Extend Alliance (consisting of Laing O’Rourke, Garli, WSP, and Arcadis) Tonkin Extension Alliance (consisting of Georgiou, BMD, Civcon, GHD, and BG&E) It is expected that an Alliance Contract will be awarded by late 2024. Additionally, an Expression of Interest has been issued for …

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$107 Million contract for Ocean Reef Infrastructure delivery awarded, supporting more than 150 Western Australian jobs.

February 21, 2024

The contract for works on the Ocean Reef Marina Development in Western Australia has now been awarded, with Georgiou set to deliver the construction of public infrastructure. The $107 million contract comprises the delivery of public infrastructure such as boat ramps, marine walls, as well as recreational spaces. These works will also include the development of lots for residential, retail and hospitality purposes. Work will begin in 2024 to create: A Family Friendly beach Perth’s first coastal pool Pedestrian Promenade Residential Living Spaces Children’s Play Spaces Recreational facilities such as change rooms, toilets, BBQs and shade structures. Construction on the …

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$50 million package of works underway on WA’s Great Northern Highway Corridor

February 16, 2024

The delivery of 11 overtaking lanes on Great Northern Highway between Newman and Port Hedland is now underway as part of a $50 million package of works. The lanes, which have been included under the Australian Government’s newly announced Great Northern Highway corridor, will help support the Pilbara region’s booming mining industry and foster economic development as well as improve road safety for heavy vehicle drivers and other road users. The major package of works is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, with the Australian Government providing $40 million and the Western Australian Government $10 million. With more than …

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NRW Contracting Pty Ltd named preferred proponent for the $225 million Reid Highway Interchanges Project in Western Australia.

January 24, 2024

NRW Contracting Pty Ltd has been appointed to lead the design and construction of two new interchanges on Reid Highway. This initiative, the Reid Highway Interchanges Project, comes with a $225 million budget, jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, who are each contributing $112.5 million. The primary goal is to replace the current signalized intersections at Altone Road and Drumpellier Drive/Daviot Road with efficient, free-flowing interchanges. This includes modifying Reid Highway to pass over Altone Road and constructing a new bridge for Drumpellier Drive/Daviot Road over Reid Highway. The project also aims to cater to cyclists and …

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Fitzroy River Bridge reopens ahead of tourist high season – 6 months ahead of schedule

December 14, 2023

The new Fitzroy River Bridge has reopened in the remote Western Australia Kimberley region, six months ahead of schedule. The Kimberley region, devastated by floods following Tropical Cyclone Ellie in early 2023, has reopened a key arterial bridge along the Great Northern Highway, connecting West Kimberley to East Kimberley. The new two-lane Fitzroy River Bridge, which connects the popular tourism hotspots Broome and Kununurra, has been completed ahead of schedule and before the 2024 high season begins in the region. Tourism Western Australia Managing Director Carolyn Turnbull expressed excitement about the new bridge, allowing more visitors to travel between Broome …

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WA Government commits $2.8 billion to build Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, with circa $13 million directed to WA subcontractors.

December 5, 2023

The Cook Labor Government is allocating $2.8 billion for the construction of the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, a crucial project to secure Perth’s future water supply. This plant, which is the third of its kind in Western Australia, will have a capacity of up to 100 billion litres and is situated near the Alkimos Water Precinct. The goal is to secure drinking water for 2.5 million people. The project, supported by the state’s budget surplus, has commenced with site preparation, overseen by Georgiou Group through a $29.8 million contract. The entire contract value will be spent locally, with almost $13 …

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EOI open for Billion-Dollar project of Tonkin Hwy Extension, supporting 2020 jobs during construction.

November 29, 2023

The Western Australia Tonkin Highway Extension project, which is valued at $1 billion has reached a major milestone by releasing the Expressions of Interest (EOI) to the market. The project aims to alleviate congestion on local roads in areas like Byford, Cardup, Mundijong, and Oakford, enhancing safety and reducing traffic pressure for the community. The scope of the project includes: 14-kilometre extension of Tonkin Highway from Thomas Road to South Western Highway as a four-lane dual carriageway Principal Shared Path (PSP) on the Eastern side of the Tonkin Highway extension for the full 14-kilometre length Connections to Thomas Road, Orton …

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