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Canberra awards PPP light rail contract THE Australian Capital Territory (Act) government has awarded a $A 710m ($US 515.4m) public-private partnership (PPP) contract to the Canberra Metro consortium to build, operate and maintain the initial 12km phase of Canberra's light rail network from Gungahlin to the city centre.
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THE Australian Capital Territory (Act) government has awarded a $A 710m ($US 515.4m) public-private partnership (PPP) contract to the Canberra Metro consortium to build, operate and maintain the initial 12km phase of Canberra's light rail...
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THE Australian federal government published its 2016-17 budget on May 3 and while transport investment is heavily skewed towards road projects, a decline in future funding for rail foreshadowed in the 2015-16 federal budget appears...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for a PPP contract with an estimated value of around $A 6bn ($US 4.5bn) to build Melbourne's new Metro Tunnel including...
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THE state government of Western Australia has awarded the SINRW joint venture of Salini Impregilo, Italy, and local company NRW Pty a contract to design, construct and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link, which will connect Perth's...
victorian-state-budget-prioritises-rail-investment
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria published its 2016-17 budget on April 27, making provision for numerous rail projects and allocating more than $A 3.2bn ($US 2.4bn) to improve public transport. The centerpiece of...
contract-awarded-for-melbourne-suburban-upgrade
A consortium including Lend Lease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, and Aurecon has signed a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.2bn) contract with the government of the Australian state of Victoria for works associated with the upgrade...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto said in its first-quarter operation review published on April 19 that its AutoHaul project to convert its Tom Price heavy-haul railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to driverless...
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TRANSPORT for London has named Mr Mark Wild as the next managing director of London Underground and he will start his new role in June.Wild is currently special advisor to the minister and secretary of...
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The government of the Australian state of New South Wales has announced the start of the tender process to build twin-bore railway tunnels under Sydney Harbour and the city centre for Stage 2 of the...
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AUSTRALIAN prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull announced on April 8 that the federal government will commit $A 220m ($US 168m) towards the Murray River Basin Rail Project, which seeks to enhance freight reliability and capacity...