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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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$400 million project to redevelop former Perth Girls School is approved by Development WA

July 1, 2022

The Major East Perth project is to deliver 742 new apartments, including 242 build-to-sell apartments constructed across two 25-storey towers.  The remaining 500 apartments will be the largest build-to-rent development in the State, delivered in a 15 to 37-storey development. It will include a significant number of affordable apartments, as well as 100 social housing apartments, and a range of Special Disability Accommodation apartments. The new precinct will also include the refurbishment of the State heritage-listed school building into a creative mixed-use space. This space will include a microbrewery, restaurants and cafés, creative industry offices, art gallery and performance spaces …

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$257 billion Construction Opportunity for Australia in 2022/2023

May 31, 2022

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its Construction Market report saying that it expects the dollar value of construction work to increase by 2.8%, generating over $256 billion of opportunities in 2022/23. Leading the way will be residential and engineering construction, creating an expected additional 35,000 jobs during 2022. In residential the current boom in activity is expected to run for another two years as the value of work done increases by a further 2.0 percent in 2022/23 and 1.1 percent in 2023/24. Meanwhile, engineering construction activity is set to surge amid a massive pipeline of transport projects, work on clean …

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Annual home prices in Australia soaring at fastest level since 1989

October 1, 2021

House prices in Australia have continued to rise and have grown by more than 20 percent compared to last year, the fastest pace since mid-1989. And while CoreLogic’s national home value index rose by 1.5 percent in September, this is just over half the rate in March. According to Research Director Tim Lawless of CoreLogic, the slowing growth conditions are caused by higher barriers to entry for non-homeowners and fewer government incentives to enter the market. Despite rising housing values, household income has remained the same, which results in potential buyers having difficulty in raising money for deposits. Lawless stated …

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Statement – Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

June 11, 2021

Leach Welshpool Alliance, comprised of Georgiou Group Pty Ltd, BG&E Pty Ltd and Golder Associates Pty Ltd has started work on improving the safety and bust congestion of Perth’s most dangerous intersections – he Leach Highway and Welshpool Road interchange. The project will deliver a new grade-separated intersection with Leach Highway bridging over Welshpool Road; an at grade roundabout at the intersection of Leach Highway and Welshpool Road; and an upgrade of the Leach Highway Bridge over rail south of the interchange. The design of the interchange will improve traffic flow and is expected to reduce peak travel times, while …

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WA’s $1.3B pipeline of infrastructure projects

May 7, 2021

Western Australia has been allocated a budget of $1.3 billion for major infrastructure projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that investments into infrastructure projects would make WA roads safer, improve public transport and reduce travel times while creating more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs across WA. Some of the main projects funded include: $347.5 million for METRONET: Hamilton Street-Wharf Street Grade Separations and Elevation of Associated Stations, including Queens Park Station and Cannington Station and an enhanced METRONET Byford Rail Extension project, with new grade separated rail crossing at Armadale Road and an elevated station at Armadale; $200 million …

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Construction Tradies and Professionals in Massive Demand

April 14, 2021

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has published the Job Vacancy data which shows higher vacancy levels for many trades than they were before the COVID outbreak. Vacancy levels for electricians, have risen for eight consecutive months and now stands at 1, 958-the highest level on record since October 2019. The vacancies for plumbers are also at their highest levels since June 2018 whilst demand for painting trade workers stand at three-year highs. Vacancies for architects, construction manager and various engineering roles are almost back to pre-COVID levels. Although current levels of construction employment are below those seen during …

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Perth Build-to-Rent Tower Gets Nod

March 31, 2021

Sentinel Real Estate has secured approval for its third project in Perth. The project, to be built on the corner West Coast Highway and Manning Street will comprise 175 apartments in a mix of sizes atop a three-storey mixed mixed-use podium. The 21-storey build-to-rent project will be developed and leased by Sentinel and will feature four commercial tenancies, 230 bike parking bays, 215 car parking spaces and end of trip facilities for commercial tenants. The first stage of the three-stage development, known as Element 27, has been in operation and tenanted since early 2019. The second stage is under construction …

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Major infrastructure projects developing Northern Suburbs into a hub of activity

January 14, 2021

The first of several major infrastructure projects that will help create Perth’s second CBD – the Stirling City Centre – is now complete. The Mitchell Freeway’s new northbound lane between Cedric and Hutton Streets reached official completion today, enabling unimpeded access into the Stirling commercial hub. The $16.5 million project created 50 jobs and will save drivers two minutes off their previous peak period journey – cutting travel time between Cedric to Hutton from eight minutes to six. In the five years to December 31, 2019, there have been a total of 331 crashes recorded on Mitchell Freeway northbound between …

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New $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

November 24, 2020

WA Museum Boola Bardip, officially opened on Saturday 21st November 2020 in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre. The new $400 million museum will introduce Western Australians to incredible exhibitions, experiences and stories on display in the spectacular new building. Boola Bardip means “many stories” in Whadjuk Noongar language. The museum has been developed with a ‘People First’ approach and its content and experiences have been informed by four Community Panels – WA Museum Aboriginal Advisory Committee, the Whadjuk Content Working Group, and the direct engagement of more than 54,000 people across WA. As well as its Aboriginal cultural materials …

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