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Building and Construction Projects in Australia

The Rise and Rise of Parramatta

The Parramatta CBD skyline will change forever with more than $8 billion being invested in building and construction opportunities. Already a major transport hub, dining and shopping precinct and sporting and events destination, this investment will accelerate Parramatta’s journey to become Australia’s Next Great City.

The State Government has identified Parramatta to join the City of Sydney as the dual CBDs that will drive the state economy. The $2 billion Parramatta Square development is underway with the Western Sydney University city campus set to host 3,500 students daily when it opens in 2017. Add to that a $1 billion dollar light rail, a $900 million investment in Westmead bio-medical precinct, relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and a new $300 million 30,000-seat stadium, scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Featuring interviews with NSW Premier Mike Baird, Danny Rezek, Partner Deloitte Australia, Tara Cheesman, Smart City Project Officer Parramatta City Council and Wally Scales Director Knight Frank.

Find out more about the future planned for Parramatta

Employment Trends – What’s going on?

Employment Trends           With September’s employment figures due out next week, and with the ANZ Banking Group’s Monthly survey in job advertisements released today, I wanted to have a look at what’s going on and what these statistics mean. ANZ’s survey released online today would have you...

So What’s New – Who’s Innovating in Australia?

Innovation   All this recent talk on innovation and changing our international competitiveness across sectors has got me thinking on this topic. So, Who's innovating in Australia? At the same time as this discussion has been stimulated (from the appointment of our new Prime Minister) the Group of Eight...

Flexible Work – Are We Really Still Talking About This?

Flexible Work Post   In the constant debate over flexible work arrangements and the success or failures of this mode of employment, a number of key items keep coming up for discussion. Reading the Brisbane Times article today titled “Why do so many managers still...

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Mega Construction Project

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Mega Construction Project.

A great documentary video posted on YouTube about the events surrounding the Construction of one of Australia’s best known icons.

On 28 July 1923 JJC Bradfield turned the first sod for the start of construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, though the designed was still not complete.

The World’s Future Mega Projects

A great video posted on YouTube that outlines some visionary mega projects for the future 2015 – 2030.

A documentary on the ten most ambitious mega-projects currently under development around the world, featuring: Dubai World Central Airport (United Arab Emirates); Songdo International Business District (South Korea); Tokyo-Osaka Maglev Train (Japan); Masdar City (United Arab Emirates); The Grand Canal (Nicaragua); National Trunk Highway System (China); International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] – Fusion (France); World’s Tallest Building (Azerbaijan); Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (India); King Abdullah Economic City (Saudi Arabia).

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Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building

As part of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion Project
Progress is being made on the new Clinical Services Building at Blacktown Hospital

Project: Clinical Services Building
Principal Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Value: $145 Million
Duration: 2 Years

In May 2013, NSW Health Infrastructure awarded Laing O’Rourke the contract for the design and construction of the new, seven-storey clinical services building as part of the of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion.

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Expansion at Blacktown Hospital includes:

  • A new seven-storey clinical services building adjoining the current main hospital building with a new comprehensive cancer care centre (including radiation and medical oncology) and the establishment of comprehensive care centres for cardiology, respiratory and aged care
  • Additional emergency department places and a co-located psychiatric emergency care centre unit
  • An additional 170 inpatient beds including additional intensive care and high dependency beds
  • Additional outpatient clinics and treatment space
  • An in-centre renal dialysis unit
  • Additional cardiac catheterisation capability with one new cath lab and refurbishment of the existing lab – complete
  • A new digital operating theatre
  • The establishment of a nuclear medicine service
  • Expansion of support services including medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology
  • A new subacute mental health facility called the Melaleuca Unit with a consumer-led model of care – complete
  • A six level multi-storey car park with 622 car parking spaces – complete
  • Extensive refurbishment of the existing main hospital building – underway
  • A new main corridor to connect the new and existing buildings (called the hospital street) with information, reception, retail and convenience services
  • A new access road to Blacktown Road
  • An arts and culture program promote well-being, healing and a sense of place, including a major foyer work, photography and mosaics
  • Stage 2 planning. –

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