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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 C ...
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Germany’s DB Schenker opens A$8.5m logistics centre in Australia
8 Oct 2013
DB Schenker has opened a state-of-the-art distribution centre in Melbourne, an investment of A$8.5 million as the German logistics company marks 50 years in Australia.
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China’s robust travel activity signals infrastructure investment opportunities in Australia
25 Sep 2013
Rising numbers of visitors from China have underscored opportunities for Chinese investment in Australia’s tourism infrastructure, according to the Australian Trade Commission’s (Austrade) representat ...
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NSW economy to benefit from civil construction boost: BIS Shrapnel
17 Sep 2013
The New South Wales (NSW) economy will grow over the next three years on the back of rising construction activity, including a raft of large public infrastructure projects, according to a report by ec ...
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Chinese investor expands Australian tourism portfolio
26 Aug 2013
Dr Benny Wu, the owner of Hong Kong-based Chang Yuang Group, has added to his hotel portfolio in Australia with his latest acquisition in tropical far north Queensland.
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Australia invites private investment in next phase of $60bn infrastructure plan
16 May 2013
The Australian Government has unveiled the next phase of its $60 billion road and rail infrastructure investment program as part of its 2013-14 Budget, expanding its pipeline of public-private partner ...
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Australia opens Manufacturing Industry Innovation Precinct headquarters
9 May 2013
Australia has opened new headquarters for its Manufacturing Industry Innovation Precinct in a move that bolsters the nation’s reputation for innovation and sharpens its competitive edge in a global ma ...
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Australia’s infrastructure schedule swells to $60bn
2 Apr 2013
Infrastructure projects listed on the National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) website have nearly doubled in less than a year, according to a statement from Infrastructure and Transport M ...
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Highlighting the Australian investment opportunities in Infrastructure
27 Nov 2012
International businesses were reminded why Australia remains a highly attractive investment destination, with significant infrastructure opportunities, during a recent speech by Minister Albanese.
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Australian infrastructure pipeline grows by A$1 billion
19 Sep 2012
Australia has listed an additional A$1 billion worth of major infrastructure investment projects in just three months, according to the National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS).
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Hotel occupancy rates rise to new levels
7 Sep 2012
Australian hotel occupancy rates have continued to grow with the March quarter 2012 surpassing its peak pre-GFC rate, according to new research from Deloitte Access Economics.
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