Archived News for Industry Professionals - August, 2012
The Queensland Government has held the first Moreton Bay Rail Link industry briefing, attracting over 300 business representatives to hear from State Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson.
Mr Emerson took the opportunity to outline the State Government’s plan to release the Request for Proposals to industry on August 24.
“The level of interest from the construction industry ensures there’ll be healthy competition between the proponents,” Mr Emerson said.
The Port of Melbourne Corporation’s (PoMC) $1.6 billion redevelopment of its Webb Dock facilities has taken the next major step after the awarding of major civil and maritime design contracts.
The Federal Government has announced the final stage of funding for the design and planning work for the Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link in a bid to have the project ‘shovel ready’ as soon as possible.
Newly ASX listed coal miner Yancoal has posted its first half year ASX report, posing a $415.7 million after tax for the 2011-12 year, while admitting that adverse market conditions may hamper its growth.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not oppose Qube Logistics’ acquisition of Macarthur Intermodal Shipping Terminal (MIST).
A new report released by the Australia Institute has warned that the country risks significantly underestimating its contribution to global climate change if it fails to adequately measure fugitive emissions from coal seam gas wellheads.
The Federal Government has released a report aimed at assisting companies and local governments make informed decisions about where and how to build key infrastructure assets in the face of a changing climate.
The Federal Government has welcomed the release of the long awaited Manufacturing Taskforce Report, which has found that the sector can continue to prosper and grow if it takes advantage of key emerging opportunities in the Asian region.
The mining sector’s continual growth is producing significant flow-on benefits for the country’s information and communication technology sector, according to a new report released by IDC.
Gas giant Santos has confirmed that the planned Moomba 191 dedicated shale well is commercially viable and will soon begin production of the country’s first dedicated shale well.
WorkSafe Victoria has announced a team of inspectors will be visiting housing construction sites across the state as part of the 12-month Operation SafeSite campaign.
A new multi-million dollar coal seam gas (CSG) industry supply plant has been officially opened in Toowoomba, and will begin supplying pipeline systems to the state's growing industry.
The Queensland Government has launched a new service that will provide landholders and regional councils throughout the state with access to information about exploration and mining activity in their local area.
The Queensland Government has opened the first round of the new Supporting Women Scholarships, aimed at assisting women to enter traditionally male dominated industries.
The ongoing and increasingly public debate over TAFE funding in Victoria has descended into an unseemly brawl, with thousands of teachers descending on Central Melbourne to protest the cuts.
The Victorian Government has launched the next phase of its $80 million New Norlane project, announcing the builders who have won the tenders who will deliver the project aimed at revitalising the suburb.
The New South Wales Government has announced the formation of an inquiry into construction industry insolvency to help safeguard the interests of sub-contractors in the sector.