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  • Western Sydney Airport site officially declared at Badgerys Creek

    Western Sydney | 26 August 2015

    Regulations naming Badgerys Creek as the site for Western Sydney's airport were proclaimed today. The milestone continues progress towards an operational airport for Western Sydney. The development of the draft Environmental Impact Statement and draft airport plan are already well underway and are expected to be released for community consultation before the end of 2015.

  • Construction to start on major Cape York road upgrade

    Infrastructure Investment | 26 August 2015

    Work will start this week to upgrade a 29 kilometre section of the Peninsula Developmental Road north of Coen on Cape York Peninsula, as part of the Australian and Queensland government’s $260 million Cape York Region Package. Works will improve accessibility to Cape York Peninsula for the local community and benefit local industries, and support tourism and local jobs.

  • Two new high-level bridges under construction

    Infrastructure Investment | 26 August 2015

    The Australian and Northern Territory Governments are working together to deliver key infrastructure with construction of two new bridges to commence in September at the crossing of the Victoria Highway and Saddle Creek.

    These bridges will be accessible to motorists all year round being built to a height that will withstand extreme flooding.

  • Work commences for new safer bridge over the Collie River

    Infrastructure Investment | 26 August 2015

    Construction is underway on the new $16.54 million safer bridge over the Collie River near Burekup in Western Australia.

    Works will include building a new bridge with safety barriers as well as a new culvert across the Collie River Floodway. Around 1.7 kilometres of the South Western Highway in Burekup between Russell Road and Raymond Road will also be realigned.

  • Concrete plans for the Pacific Highway

    Infrastructure Investment | 25 August 2015

    Works on the Halfway Creek to Glenugie section of Pacific Highway upgrade are well underway, with two concrete mixing plants being built to supply more than 80,000 cubic metres of concrete to the project. This section of Highway is part of the larger Woolgoolga to Ballina Highway project, which will support about 2,500 direct jobs at the project's peak.