The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund has finalised its second deal, providing nearly $30 million to a barramundi farm in the Northern Territory, two weeks after chair Sharon Warburton stepped down.
Bassendean-based Highway Constructions and Central Earthmoving have secured road construction contracts worth about $29 million, while Sheffield Resources has awarded a number of contracts at its mineral sands project near Broome.
Two Perth-based contractors have secured new work, with Decmil Group locking in a $NZ24.3 million ($22.7 million) contract for two schools in New Zealand, while NRW Holdings will undertake work for Rio Tinto in the Pilbara.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced $3.2 billion of federal government funding for Western Australian infrastructure projects ahead of next month’s budget, however, there is still uncertainty around the timing of a number of those projects.
The private consortium planning a $400 million waste-to-energy plant in Rockingham has signed a 20-year supply agreement with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council and been selected as the preferred tenderer by the City of Cockburn for a similar supply deal.