Projects Update – National Government Infrastructure Project Pipeline

Hello and welcome to Qualified Today’s Projects and Jobs Update newsletter. This month we thought we’d focus on infrastructure and regional development projects that are currently being tendered and/or under construction. These are all government contracts and so have a little more certainty around proceedings as they are not dependent upon private sector finance and the difficulties faced by current resource prices. This isn’t an exhaustive list of current subcontractors who are looking for employees, rather it is a general snapshot of what’s going on and what’s coming up for National Government Infrastructure work. Have a look and happy job hunting!


NSW – Hospitals, Hospitals, Hospitals

Currently 3 hospitals are under construction around the Sydney metro and Central Coast region being:

Gosford Hospital Redevelopment: Construction started in Q4 2015 – Due for Completion in 2019

St George Hospital Redevelopment: Construction started in Q1 2016 – Due for completion in 2018

Sutherland Hospital Redevelopment: Construction started in Q4 2015 – Due for completion in 2018

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Northern Territory – Palmerston Hospital

Palmerston Hospital: Currently laying second floor suspended slabs – Due for completion 2018

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Queensland – Roads, Roads, Roads

Lots of work happening on the Bruce Highway at various points from Brisbane all the way up to Cairns. Other upcoming work includes:

Warrego Highway Toowoomba: Scheduled to start Q2 2017 – Completion Q3 2018. This is duplication from two to four lanes of various sections.

Warrego Highway Dalby – Miles: Scheduled start Q3 2017 – Completion Q4 2018. Doubling of lanes and signalisation of intersections.

Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1): Scheduled to start Q3 2017 – Completion Q2 2020. Check out


South Australia – Schools and Hospitals

New City High School: Scheduled to start Q4 2016 – Completion due Q4 2018. This is a new high school in the city with a capacity of 1000 students on the current Royal Adelaide Hospital site. Project value between $50m – $100m

Modbury Hospital Redevelopment : Starts Q3 2016 – Completion due Q2 2018. Redevelopment of the emergency department and provision of a new rehabilitation and therapy centre.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Redevelopment – Stage 3A: Construction expected to start Q1 2017 – Completion due Q2 20118. $100m – $250m project


Tasmania – Massive Macquarie Point project, Ducks, and Stinky Sewers

Macquarie Point Project: Construction scheduled to begin Q3 2016 – Completion Due 2026. Massive $500m – $1B project to remediate and redevelop the Macquarie Point site. Check out for updates.

 Kingborough Sewerage Strategy: Upgrade of Blackmans Bay Sewage Treatment Plant doubling its capacity, removal of various treatment plants and new pump stations at other sites. Construction due to start Q1 2017 – completion due Q4 2020. $25m – $50m project.

 Duck Irrigation Scheme: Duck river to Mill creek dam storage with distribution through 60km of pipeline. Start Q2 2017 till Q2 2018. Value $25m – $50m

Various Sewer and Treatment Plant Upgrades scheduled for late 2017, early 2018 start including:

Northern Midlands Sewer Improvement Plan: $50m – $100m

Launceston Sewer Improvement Plan: $100m – $250m

Hobart Sewer Improvement Plan: $250m – $500m


Victoria – Rail & Roads

Murray Basin Rail project: The Murray Basin Rail project is a multi-phased project to standardise freight rail between Mildura and Geelong and improve the rail transport infrastructure in the Murray Basin region.

Stage 1 – Major periodic maintenance on the Mildura and Hopetoun lines.
Stage 2 – Upgrades to the Maryborough to Ararat, Maryborough to Dunolly, Dunolly to Yelta and Ouyen to Murrayville lines.
Stage 3 – Upgrades to the Dunolly to Manangatang and Korong Vale to Sea Lake lines.
Stage 4 – Upgrades to the Gheringhap to Maryborough lines.

The Victorian Government has committed up to $220 million to deliver the $416 million project, partnering with the Commonwealth Government to deliver the nationally significant project.

Stage one works have commenced and involve a package of essential maintenance works of the Mildura freight line, between Yelta and Maryborough with a planned completion date in mid 2016. Next stage of work to commence mid to late 2016. For more info check out


Western Highway Duplication – Ballarat to Stawell: The project will enhance 110 kilometres of the Western Highway from Ballarat to Stawell, reducing travel times, enhancing safety and improving the suitability of the Western Highway for road freight transportation. Project is currently underway however work is due for completion around 2018. Project funding is in the $700m – $800m range. For more info check out


Drysdale Bypass: The Victorian Government has committed $109 million to construct the Drysdale Bypass, including three million to improve safety and traffic flow in High Street. The Drysdale Bypass will be approximately six kilometres long, from Jetty Road to north of Whitcombes Road, and will include a shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists. For more info check out


Western Australia –

Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant Interim Upgrade to 150ML/day: Construction due to start Sep. 2016 to deliver an upgrade to primary & secondary treatment assets to enable the wastewater treatment plant to treat 150ML/day. Due for completion 2019 with a project value of between $100m – $250m for more info check out


Karratha Health Campus: The $207.15 million Karratha Health Campus will be the biggest investment in a public hospital ever undertaken in regional WA. Landcorp, through contractors Downer EDI Works commenced preliminary earthworks at the new Karratha Health Campus location in mid-2014 and handed over the site to WA Country Health Service in June 2016.

Construction of the new Karratha Health Campus is due to commence later in 2016 and expected to be completed in 2018. For more info check out


Mandurah Gordon Road Waste Water Treatment Plant  12-16 ML/day Upgrade: $25m – $50m upgrade which goes to tender in 2018.