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September News – What’s on

Cyber Security for Small Businesses – 16 September This free webinar will help you understand the most common types of cyber threats to business and know how you can protect your business. This webinar is designed to help business owners stay alert and prepared. This webinar will look at a variety of topics, including malware, … Continued

15 September 2021

Sepetmber News – Industry news

Solar power in Australia outstrips coal-fired electricity for first time, The Guardian In late August, for a few minutes more than half the nation’s electricity generation came from solar power rather energy generation from coal. While experts say Australia is still a long way from peak renewable energy, it was the first time that this … Continued

September News – The Catch Up

There are always ways to improve how you do things. But many businesses owners and managers think they don’t have the time, the way they’ve always done things is the right way, they don’t want to grow the business any further, or they simply don’t know where to begin. It is possible to compete with … Continued

September News – Awarded Work Packages

Snowy 2.0 Snowy 2.0 is the next chapter in the Snowy Scheme’s history. It is a nation-building renewable energy project that will provide on-demand energy and large-scale storage for many generations to come. Work package  Company awarded          Company location Construction of Laboratory Buildings Australian Indigenous Business Services Wagga Wagga   Inland Rail – Narrabri to … Continued

September News – New work now on offer

Maragle Switching Station and Transmission Line – packages closing in Sep and Oct This newly listed $90 million UGL and TransGrid project involves a high voltage separable portion transmission and switching station in the Riverina region, approximately 500 km south west of Sydney.  The scope of the work includes design, supply, construct manage, test and commissioning … Continued

New Sydney Fish Market

The Project The new Sydney Fish Market (nSFM) will be purpose-built to expand and improve the functions of the existing Sydney Fish Market, which is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The new facility will be located within an improved public domain at the head of Blackwattle Bay, adjacent to the existing … Continued

24 August 2021

August News – Awarded Work Packages

Metz Solar Farm Work package  Company awarded          Company location Diesel supply Lowes Petroleum Service Armidale   The Metz Solar Project involves the construction, operation and commissioning of a 115 megawatt (MWac) solar farm and associated infrastructure in the area of Metz, 15 kms east of Armidale, NSW. The Project will be delivered by the EPC … Continued

13 August 2021

August News – Industry News

Newcastle Port to play critical role in Australia’s fuel security, Infrastructure Magazine Infrastructure Magazine has reported that the Port of Newcastle is critical to the Federal Government’s diesel fuel security package, part of its $260 million investment in Australia’s long-term fuel reserves and security. It’s good to see more opportunities for the Hunter region and … Continued

August News – What’s on

Developing capability statements that stand out – 19 August A capability statement gives construction businesses identity and professionalism. It’s an expanded version of their business card and a works as a member of the sales team – helping pitch the business to future customers. This workshop, tailor made for small to medium sized construction companies, … Continued

August News – The Catch Up

Looking for more stable traffic control work to support the family and seeing opportunities in the market led Des and Tish Ahoy to expanding their small family business to include a labour hire capacity and forming Ahoy Traffic Control and Labour Hire in 2020. It’s a 100 percent Indigenous owned and operated family business that … Continued

August News – New work now on offer

Sydney Gateway – Stages 1 & 3 – packages closing in Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec Transport for NSW’s $2.6b Sydney Gateway mega project is a new, above ground, toll-free connection from St Peters Interchange to the International and Domestic terminals, and beyond. Sydney Gateway will provide more efficient journeys from Western Sydney to the … Continued

Facelift for Sydney fish market

The world-renowned Sydney Fish Markets are getting a multi-million-dollar facelift to create a “foodie” waterfront destination. The new facility will be part of an improved public domain at the head of Blackwattle Bay, adjacent to the existing market, and provide linkages to surrounding areas and public transport. The design, by Danish architect 3XN, in association … Continued

1 July 2021

Getting Defence ready in the Hunter Valley

The Federal Government has invested $430,000 in a ground-breaking program designed to help suppliers break into the defence industry. Hunter Defence, a group of industry stakeholders in the Hunter Region of NSW, developed the Defence Ready program in conjunction with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) and Goal … Continued

Indigenous RTO trains bushfire clean-up workers

A conversation with an ICN consultant early last year led to an Indigenous-owned RTO company winning a major contract to train workers involved in NSW bushfire recovery. Laing O’Rourke selected Ironbark Training, based in Wagga Wagga, to deliver white card, excavator and other training to subcontractor employees working on the clean-up. Owner Dave Joyce, a … Continued

June News – New work now on offer

P0008 National Airfields Works at RAAF Base Williamtown Project (Early Design Works) – many packages closing on 30 July  Downer EDI has been engaged as the Early Contractor Involvement Head Contractor (ECIHC) for Design Phase of the $100m P0008 Airfield Works at RAAF Williamtown. Construction Phase Services should be entered in August 2021, subject to … Continued

30 June 2021

June News – Awarded work packages

Regional Rail Project – Depot Work package  Company awarded          Company location CSR Works Large Industries Dubbo Stormwater/Drainage Precision Pipe Networks Bella Vista Train Fuelling Facility Eftech International Grays Point   The project includes designing, building, maintaining and operating the new purpose-built fleet maintenance facility in Dubbo.   New England Solar Farm Work package  Company awarded          … Continued

June News – The catch up

Fritsch Bros Pty Limited is a long-running, family owned and operated automotive (auto-electrical and mechanical workshop) and electrical contracting business in Temora, a country town in the Riverina region of NSW – almost halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and close to Wagga Wagga. Jarrod says that working with ICN NSW has been a great help … Continued

June News – What’s on

Business Connect: Women supporting women in Business – 15 July Presented by Kylie Mowbray-Allen of Hello Media and hosted by Gary Wheatstone, this free, online workshop session will help women to grow their business through networking and collaborating with other women and learn how to get paid what they are worth. Book your complimentary spot … Continued

June News – Industry news

Great Western Highway $4.53B upgrades underway, Roads & Infrastructure Magazine The $4.53b infrastructure project to upgrade the Blue Mountain’s section of the Great Western Highway is on track and is expected to create 2,500+ jobs during construction in 2022 and will reduce congestion and increase safety for motorists. Read more…   Energy Renaissance to deliver … Continued

Rising Regional House Prices

Written by Ian Hudson, 7 June 2021 For some time now, there have been warning signs about skills availability in the regions of NSW. There are myriad projects on the go in our regional areas, but only some of the skills needed will be available as they progress. This means that project owners will need … Continued

7 June 2021

Opportunity for businesses to supply for energy project

You may already be aware that Transgrid’s board has now financially committed to the construction of EnergyConnect, the new transmission link from Wagga Wagga in NSW to Robertstown in South Australia, via Buronga. EnergyConnect will deliver significant benefits for NSW Electricity customers, the NSW economy and the National Electricity Market. These benefits include: Savings for … Continued

Celebrating Australian Made – Is Local Production More Expensive

Written by Ian Hudson, 26 May 2021 With Australian Made Week now underway, @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – asks the hard question. Here Ian Hudson asks whether an Australian-made product is really more expensive? There is a commonly held belief that it’s more expensive to buy Australian Made products compared to those manufactured overseas. … Continued

May News – The Catch Up

Wayne Kruger believes that success doesn’t happen overnight and that putting the time and effort into laying the foundations for good business relationships is what will pay dividends in the future. “To grow your business, you need to be actively out there engaging with people like Dusko who are there to help you, registering your … Continued

27 May 2021

May News – Industry News

$700 million investment on Shellharbour Hospital redevelopment project, The National Tribune It was announced on 20 May that the new state-of-the-art Shellharbour Hospital will be built on a greenfield site on Dunmore. The investment will also see the expansion of bed capacity and services at Bulli and Wollongong Hospitals and anew community health facility will … Continued

May News – What’s On

June 2021 Land Forces 2021 Exposition – 1-3 June The three-day Land Forces 2021 Exposition will feature a variety of exhibition, technical and scientific symposia, Innovation Program and an expanded program of free conferences presented by a cross-section of the land defence community, including industry, Army, Defence and Government. In addition to hosting senior international … Continued

May News – New Work Now On Offer

New England Solar Farm – numerous packages closing in June and July  The $500m New England Solar Farm project awarded Green Light the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project and it is currently working on the Stage one with UPC, which includes a 400MWAC solar farm, 33/330kV Substation and an operations and … Continued

May News – Awarded Work Packages

New England Solar Farm Work Packages Company Awarded Company Location Traffic Control Ahoy Traffic Control Glenreagh Power Quality Meters CSE-Uniserve Baulkham Hills Fire Water Tanks Kingspan Water & Energy Blacktown   The $500m New England Solar Farm project will occupy a 3,362-hectare site and will convert energy from solar radiation into electrical energy, which will … Continued

April News – What’s on

There are some great opportunities to enhance your industry knowledge or learn new ways of doing business. Check out what’s on offer over the next few months to enhance your skills. APRIL 2021 Business Connect – Are you tender ready? – 28 April This free workshop will go over the top requirements to ensure your … Continued

27 April 2021

April News – “I C New…” brings us together

Have your seen our “I C New…” campaign, which we’ve begun rolling out on LinkedIn and Facebook? We want to make sure that contract owners and the many hundreds of city and regional-based SMEs and suppliers can connect with each other to the deliver tens of billions of dollars of projects up for grabs across … Continued

April News – Work packages awarded

Congratulations to all the suppliers that have recently been awarded packages for significant projects in the Tweed Valley, Dubbo and New England regions. Tweed Valley Hospital Work package Company awarded         Company location Civil Works CD Civil Pty Ltd Tweed Heads Bush Regeneration Boyds Bay Tweed Heads Water Quality Eco Team Lismore   This $673.3 million … Continued

April News – New work now on offer

We have a wide variety of work packages on ICN Gateway for NSW-based suppliers for projects in Sydney, the Hunter/Northern region and also across Australia. Take a look at the packages available, which cover road works, public transport, clean energy and Defence-related activities. WestConnex M4/M5 link tunnels – 4 packages closing 30 April  WestConnex M4-M5 … Continued

April News – Industry News

We’ve brought together the key highlights of recent industry news from NSW, Australia and beyond to keep you up-to-date. House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources visiting UNE, The Northern Daily Leader The Committee, which is chaired by New England MP Barnaby Joyce, is holding an inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space industry. It is … Continued

Sydney Metro City & Southwest

The Project Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. From the north west, metro rail is being extended under Sydney Harbour, through new underground city stations and beyond to the south west. In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66lm standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city … Continued

13 April 2021

Development of Bango Wind Farm

Project Details CWP Renewables is developing the Bango Wind Farm project in NSW.  Project Approval for the Bango Wind Farm was granted in December 2018 for the construction and operation of 46 wind turbines and associated infrastructure including a substation and transformers, underground and overhead cabling, operations and maintenance facility and access tracks.  The EPC … Continued

Australia JP9711-1 Core Simulation Capability (CSimC) Australia

Introductory The JP9711 Project presents an opportunity for Australian industry to participate in an exciting and strategically important program to build and maintain an enduring and regionally superior Australian capability with an opportunity to enter export markets. Lockheed Martin Australia is committed to identifying potential suppliers with the ability to develop, integrate, build, supply and … Continued

METZ Solar Farm

The Project The Metz Solar Project (MSP or the Project) is a 115MWac, 141MWdc greenfield project located 15km east of Armidale (approximately 130km north-east of Tamworth) in NSW. The site is 430ha spread across land historically used for agricultural production. The site comprises a substation, solar panel array, and internal access tracks. The Key Project … Continued

Northrop Grumman Australia – Space Systems

The Project Australia is increasingly reliant on satellite-based capability and services, particularly where digital data and information drives decision-making. Through the 2020 Force Structure Plan the Commonwealth has outlined its approach for investing and developing space capabilities to improve Defence’s resilience and enhance a large number of space-dependant capabilities across the Joint Force. These include: … Continued

Inland Rail

About Inland Rail Inland Rail is transforming how everyday goods are moved around our vast country. It will complete the backbone of the national freight network by providing transit times of less than 24 hours for freight trains between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Creating the connectivity to shift … Continued

Inland Rail – Narrabri to North Star – Phase 1

Narrabri to North Star project The Narrabri to North Star project involves an upgrade to approximately 186km of track within the existing rail corridor and construction of approximately 2.3km of a new rail corridor. The works are required to accommodate the operation of 1,800m-long double-stacked freight trains. This project crosses the Local Government Areas of … Continued

2 April 2021

Deployable Bulk Fuel Distribution (DBFD)

Project Overview Fuel is vital to the conduct of all operations and ‘raise, train and sustain’ activities. The current deployable capability has obsolescence issues which are increasingly impacting materiel availability. JNT8190 will address this issue and provide a modern, integrated and sustainable capability. Defence needs a semi-permanent means to meet the capability requirement for distribution, … Continued

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