Infrastructure – States on the move…

It looks like the State governments, along with some federal assistance are beginning to get their respective States moving. The number of funded infrastructure projects either started or about to start, all goes well for work within your home State. Check out the list below or go online, it would appear that there is plenty of work coming up and this all bodes well for the transport sectors.

It is a great time to be positive and aware of what projects are forthcoming and where you and your business can benefit from work available.

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Victoria

Coming off the recent sale of the Port of Melbourne for $9.7 billion and awaiting a Federal government ‘top-up’ of $1.46 billion, Victoria is ready to launch head first in to a number of major infrastructure projects. Victorian Premier, Mr Daniel Andrews would call these ‘shovel ready’.

Here are some major projects but not all;
• Melbourne Metro Rail Project – 9klms, 5 stations from Kensington – South Yarra
• Western Distributor Road Project
• Monash Freeway Upgrade
• Citylink Tullamarine widening
• 50 Rail crossing removals
• Avalon airport rail link
• Bendigo metro rail
• Box Hill Bus interchange

New South Wales

Premier, Mr Mike Baird announced in June 2014 a budget of $20 billion to ‘turbo charge’ NSW.

Some of the projects include;
• WestConnex northern and Southern extensions
• Western harbour Tunnel
• Sydney Rapid Transit – second Harbour rail crossing
• Parramatta Light rail project
• Regional Road Freight corridor
• Regional Growth Roads
• Eastern Creek intermodal terminal
• Prioritise further road/rail projects to serve Badgerys Creek airport

Queensland

The State of Queensland is also identified some major upgrades works which are funded and to be carried out;

• Ipswich motorway – Rocklea to Darra
• Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
• Pacific motorway – Gateway motorway Merge upgrade
• North Coast line capacity improvement project
• Dawson highway – Gladstone to Biloela Bridge replacement
• Rockhampton Road Train access – Stage 1
• Kawana Way and Nicklin Way – Sunshine Coast University Hospital intersection upgrade

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