Tag: infrastructure investment


Depoliticising Australian Infrastructure

Throughout Australia, and around the world, there are a tremendous number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline. This makes for a competitive playing field in which countries and jurisdictions with the most attractive conditions are favoured by bidders and investors. In the past, Australia has fared reasonably well in relation to some of its global…

8 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic


Growing a potential pipeline of investable infrastructure projects

Deconstructing the problem A report compiled by law firm Allens places Australia’s colossal and growing infrastructure deficit at $300-770 billion. Not helping matters is the hefty 11.8 million national population increase forecast over the next thirty years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics; signifying yet more demand for the nation’s already overburdened network of infrastructure…

25 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic


Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael…

28 Sep 2016, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Huge boosts in sight for Melbourne’s rail infrastructure

As one of the largest cities in Australia and a key business and social hub, Melbourne relies on extensive and reliable transport infrastructure. Railway engineering professionals based in the area, then, will be keen to hear about the state government's latest project - a large-scale undertaking to boost Melbourne's existing rail network and ensure it…

17 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Peter Reidy

This February, New Zealander Peter Reidy took over the reins at KiwiRail from Jim Quinn. Mr Reidy, who previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer Infrastructure Services and a number of different leadership roles at Downer EDI will continue to implement KiwiRail's transformation strategy initiated by his predecessor. Attendees at the 2014 NZ Rail…

13 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Is Queensland’s freight rail set to go national?

Queensland could be incorporated into the national rail network, a move that may result in more railway engineering investment in the state. The Newman government is in talks with the federal government to see whether such a development would benefit Queensland rail industry. The Commonwealth's Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) now manages 8,500 km of…

6 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Solutions needed to spur future mining engineering investment

Mining engineering investment in Western Australia needs a kick-start, a new report has revealed. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and PricewaterhouseCoopers research found infrastructure spending for the resources industry is vital for the sector's economic development. CME director Nicole Roocke said: "The resources sector relies on a range of public…

17 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Public infrastructure needs could boost engineering investment

Public infrastructure in Australia is due an overhaul, which could provide a much-needed boost for the country's engineering sector. That is the upshot of a new report by Deloitte, as the company examined the state of the economy in the final quarter of 2013. According to the firm, public infrastructure has been in the headlines…

6 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Spotlight on Mozambique: Value of rail investment for end-to-end mining logistics solutions

Transport solutions play a key role in differentiating coal companies. An efficient and productive supply chain is a value-add investment and from negotiating rail access agreements and allocation, to rollingstock improvements and upgrades in train control system, mining companies are investing in this competitive advantage that logistics affords. Mozambique’s Moatize Coal Basin is one of…

5 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

ARA calls for more rail engineering investment

Road congestion could drop by as much as 60 per cent by investing more money in rail engineering projects, an industry organisation has claimed. Research commissioned by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) suggested rail investment would be significantly cheaper than road-building initiatives and would achieve the same results. The data showed rail would cost 57…

3 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Drilling begins on QLD underground bus and train project

Geotechnical drilling investigations have begun on Queensland's $5 billion underground bus and train project, with work commencing beneath the Brisbane River. Premier Campbell Newman, who joined main roads minister Lawrence Springborg and lord mayor Graham Quirk at the Sea Lift 7 barge where the drill is located, said it is a significant milestone for the…

21 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

VIC Regional Rail Link reaches milestone

Victoria's Regional Rail Link (RRL) is progressing on schedule, with the project reaching a major milestone, according to the state government. Public transport minister Terry Mulder said the opening of platforms 15 and 16 at Southern Cross for Bairnsdale, Geelong, Traralgon and Warrnambool line trains means the first package of work for the RRL is…

7 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1