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Record Employment, with an all-time high of 1.6 million, boosted by Western Australia’s Robust Economy

March 26, 2024

Recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates a 1.7% surge in Western Australia’s employment rate or 26, 319 jobs in February, which marks the state’s strongest growth in over three years. With the unemployment rate dipping to 3.6% in February, the number of unemployed in WA fell by 11,419 for the month. In February, WA’s total employment surpassed 1.6 million for the first time, with both men and women achieving record employment levels. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%, below the national rate of 3.7%, with 11,419 fewer unemployed individuals. Since the Labor government took office …

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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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WA’s Woodman Point Water Resource Recovery Facility is undergoing a $238.5 million upgrade, providing local jobs and $174 million spent with WA Subcontractors

January 16, 2024

Western Australia’s Woodman Point Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) in Perth is undergoing a $238.5 million upgrade, aiming to set a new standard in sustainable wastewater management. This upgrade is pivotal for the facility, which processes wastewater for about 900,000 homes and businesses in Perth’s southern suburbs. The upgrades, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5,600 tonnes C02-e annually, with less power needed to be purchased from the electricity grid to run the plant. Enhanced energy recovery technology will also be installed, allowing the facility to capture and reuse more biogas (mostly methane, which is naturally produced during …

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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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$110m new Mandurah Estuary Bridge in WA, creates 500 local jobs as preferred builder is announced!

October 5, 2023

The duplication of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge, located south of Perth in Western Australia, is moving forward towards construction. Georgiou Group has been chosen as the preferred contractor to design and build the project. The $110 million project will create a second, two-lane bridge on the south side of the existing one. Additionally, a four-meter-wide shared path will be built to improve community connectivity and recreational access. A universally accessible fishing platform will also be provided. The new bridge is expected to be completed by late 2025, providing safer and more efficient transport and generating around 500 local jobs. Georgiou …

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Progress continues on the Fitzroy River Bridge Replacement project in Western Australia.

August 9, 2023

The construction of a brand-new Fitzroy River Bridge in Western Australia is going smoothly, as the first deck pieces are scheduled to be installed within the next month. In December 2022, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie caused major damage to the Fitzroy River Bridge, necessitating its reconstruction. The Fitzroy River Bridge Replacement project aims to construct a new two-lane bridge over the Fitzroy River, providing a pedestrian pathway, reconstructing bridge approaches, constructing flood and scour protection, and modifying utility services. The new bridge will be six times stronger and 100 meters longer. The large-scale infrastructure project in a remote region, involving local …

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