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Tasmania Opens Tender Call for Highway Upgrade
Civil
Tuesday June 13 2017

Tasmania Opens Tender Call for Highway Upgrade

The federal and Tasmanian governments are calling for tenders for the Midland Highway upgrade to make safe a stretch of road that's seen multiple head-on collisions.

Engineering Construction Work Falls 18.1 percent
Business
Friday March 31 2017

Engineering Construction Work Falls 18.1 percent

The downturn in civil construction throughout Australia is deepening as the benefit of a road building boom has failed thus far to offset the massive pull-back...

Are Taxpayers Being Conned on Transport Construction Costs?
Infrastructure
Tuesday February 14 2017

Are Taxpayers Being Conned on Transport Construction Costs?

When the Western Australian Liberal government promised to build the Forrest Highway during the state election campaign of 2001, voters were told that a $136 million...

Study Suggests Living Close to High-traffic Roadways Raises Dementia Risk
Urban Planning
Wednesday January 11 2017

Study Suggests Living Close to High-traffic Roadways Raises Dementia Risk

People who live in close proximity to high-traffic roadways appear to have a higher risk of dementia than those who live farther away, say researchers, suggesting...

Melbourne Desperately Needs Two New Freeways
Civil
Tuesday December 13 2016

Melbourne Desperately Needs Two New Freeways

Melbourne doesn't just need the North East Link freeway, it also needs the axed East West Link, Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy says.

Environmental Approval for Perth highway Extension Challenged
Environment
Friday September 11 2015

Environmental Approval for Perth highway Extension Challenged

Western Australia's Environmental Defender's Office is challenging state environmental approval of the Roe 8 highway extension, which will cut through the Beeliar wetlands.

British Road Recharges Electric Cars Wirelessly
Infrastructure
Friday August 21 2015

British Road Recharges Electric Cars Wirelessly

While electric cars are fast gaining in popularity around the world as environmentally conscious consumers seek to diminish their carbon footprint, the development of accompanying infrastructure for charging such...

Details on Second Great Dividing Range Highway Revealed
Civil
Thursday July 16 2015

Details on Second Great Dividing Range Highway Revealed

The government has announced the preferred tenderer for the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in the south of Queensland.

Tenders Open for Bruce Highway Upgrade
Civil
Tuesday April 7 2015

Tenders Open for Bruce Highway Upgrade

Tenders have now opened for the $15 million upgrade to part of Queensland's Bruce Highway.

Infrastructure
Oct 4 2018
Transurban Finalises $9.3b WestConnex Deal

Transurban has finalised its purchase of a 51 per cent stake in Sydney's Westconnex motorway.

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Infrastructure
Sep 10 2018
$15.8b Melbourne Toll Road Design Released

Melbourne's $15.8 billion North East Link will have twin three-lane tunnels stretching more than five kilometres, and 1.2km of lowered roads, according to new detailed plans.

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Civil
Aug 22 2018
Vic Govt Told to Cough up for Princes Hwy

Commonwealth funds committed to the final stage of the Princes Highway duplication are a "far cry" from what's actually needed to finish the job, the Victorian...

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Civil
Jul 5 2018
A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ -Building an East West Link and a North East Link

A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ –Building an East West Link and a North East Link

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Infrastructure
Apr 10 2018
New Freeway for Melbourne's Southeast

A planned bypass in Melbourne's southeast is set to become a four-lane freeway under a $75 million cash injection in the upcoming state budget.

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Civil
Feb 7 2018
Contract Awarded to Upgrade M1 Pacific Motorway at Weakleys Drive

Work to upgrade the M1 Pacific Motorway is ramping up with the construction contract to upgrade the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive awarded...

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