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International consortia bid for Melbourne Metro Tunnel
19 Aug 2016
Three consortia featuring international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America have been shortlisted to build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.
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Global data centre provider expands Australian presence
18 Aug 2016
Equinix, a NASDAQ-listed provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has completed a US$28 million expansion of its Melbourne data centre.
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Western Distributor project attracts international investors
6 Jul 2016
Three international consortiums have been shortlisted to bid on Melbourne’s A$5.5 billion Western Distributor project.
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Italian and Australian constructors team up for Perth rail link
16 Mar 2016
An Italian-Australian joint venture has been selected to build the A$2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link – a major infrastructure project funded by the Western Australia State Government.
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Launch of Australia’s first 15-year Infrastructure Plan
1 Mar 2016
Australia’s first 15-year Infrastructure Plan, released on 17 February 2016, provides a positive reform and investment roadmap for the country.
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Private sector expressions of interest for Northern Australia Roads
15 Dec 2015
The Australian Government has invited private sector expressions of interest for the A$600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Energy infrastructure group wins bid for Northern Australia gas pipeline
3 Dec 2015
The energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has won a competitive bid to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) in Australia’s north.
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Singapore group to develop heritage Sydney buildings into luxury hotel
1 Oct 2015
Singapore’s Pontiac Land Group will develop the heritage Lands and Education Department buildings in Sydney into a 240-room luxury hotel.
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Australia digging deep
31 Aug 2015
Australia will be digging deep over the next few years. ‘We are about to embark on the largest series of major infrastructure tunnel projects ever undertaken in this country,’ said Hugh Funder, the A ...
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Boeing invests in Port Melbourne facility
5 Aug 2015
US aviation giant, Boeing, will invest an additional A$70 million into its Australian facility at Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne.
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Major investment in infrastructure for Northern Australia
10 Jun 2015
The Australian government has established a A$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to provide concessional loans for the construction of major infrastructure projects such as ports, ra ...
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China’s CCCC expands its Australian presence
28 Apr 2015
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC)’s A$1.15 billion acquisition of Australia’s John Holland Group has been finalised, paving the way for two giants of the construction industry to work t ...
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Australia’s sound fundamentals attracting global tourism investors
15 Apr 2015
Offshore investors have dominated capital flows into Australian hotels over the past six years, accounting for two thirds of the total transaction volume with inflows totalling in excess of A$6 billio ...
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China’s top entrepreneur group visits Australia to talk business
8 Dec 2014
Eighteen members of the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) visited Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in early December to discuss business opportunities with Australian industry and government representatives ...
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Australian Government infrastructure asset sales page now live
22 May 2014
The Australian Government, in its 2014-15 Budget last month, committed to an A$5 billion Asset Recycling Initiative to unlock additional funding for new public infrastructure projects through sales of ...
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Australia’s infrastructure plans signal opportunity for Western European pension funds
11 Dec 2013
Australia’s significant greenfield infrastructure pipeline and brownfield public asset sales are creating a compelling investment alternative for pension funds in Western Europe seeking stable cashflo ...
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Canada’s OPTrust opens office in Australia to advance Asian investment
5 Nov 2013
The OPTrust Private Markets Group has opened an office in Australia to underpin its focus on infrastructure investment in Asia.
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Australian infrastructure a good investment fit for Gulf sovereign wealth funds
16 Oct 2013
The stable, long-term returns offered by Australia’s major infrastructure projects are a good match for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) sovereign wealth funds, according to the Australian Trade a ...
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