6 December 2022

Summer Capability News 2022

article image


With 2022 almost over, and nearly three years of the challenges a global pandemic brings, here at ICN we are excited about the opportunities for local and regional suppliers with a huge range of infrastructure projects on the go across the country. Australia is truly in the middle of a construction-led recovery.

This includes major metropolitan rail upgrades in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

The Metronet project in the western capital will see the city’s first elevated rail solution as part of the city-shaping Armadale line upgrade, while the Sydney Metro West joint venture has listed its first packages for Central West Tunnelling project.

Meanwhile, we bring you the story of Stilcon, a family-owned steel business that won a major tender to supply more than 500,000 pieces to the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project.

Still in Victoria, Australia’s largest ever freight rail infrastructure project is calling for expressions of interest in the Tottenham to Albury stage. Inland Rail will travel through three states, linking Melbourne with Brisbane, transforming freight travel and delivering economic benefits to regional communities.

Further south, the Apple Isle is working towards its ambition to be a world-leading renewable energy provider with the North-West Transmission Developments (NWTD) project, a once-in-a century upgrade to the electricity transmission network.

As BAE’s Hunter Class Frigate program nears the end of its prototype stage, ICN SA will be listing some 100 requests for information from suppliers with capacity and capability to supply into the full rollout of nine frigates.

ICN NSW is partnering with the Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture joint venture on the Coffs Harbour bypass project to maximise opportunities for local businesses and suppliers.

In non-project news, ICN Queensland has released the Tier Barometer Tool (TBT), designed to help local industry suppliers understand their tier level of supply in major project supply chains.

We also bring you news of the Endeavour Awards, and our new Climate Clever initiative designed to help SME’s on their carbon reduction journey.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our SME’s for their continued support in 2022. From all of us at ICN, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Kevin Peters
Chair, ICN Executive Directors

Company Showcase – Stilcon

Local steel business shaping Melbourne’s transport future

For over more than 30 years, the Stilcon Group has played a leading role in shaping Melbourne’s built environment – from the Westgate Bridge to Deakin University, Chadstone Shopping Centre, multiple level crossing removal projects and so much more.

And now the family-owned business is playing a pivotal role in the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project, supplying and installing more than 500,000 steel components, which required an extensive and complex logistics solution to ensure the job is done effectively and efficiently.

Read more

Project News

Hunter Class to boost Australian anti-submarine capability

With the Hunter Class Frigate program (HCFP) nearly at the end of its prototype stage, BAE Systems is calling for requests for information from Australian companies with capacity and capability to be involved in the delivery of a superior anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for the Royal Australian Navy.

Read more


Major electricity transmission project slated for north-west Tasmania

Tasmania is working towards its ambition to be a world-leading renewable energy provider with the North-West Transmission Developments (NWTD) project, which will deliver low-cost, reliable and clean energy for the state and the National Electricity Market.

Read more

Inland Rail opportunities open for Victorian suppliers


Victorian suppliers are encouraged to get involved with Inland Rail, Australia’s largest ever freight rail infrastructure project, that will transform how goods are moved around Australia and generate significant opportunities for our regions and our economy, now and well into the future.

Read more

Elevated rail to improve safety and congestion

Perth commuters that use the 129-year-old Armadale line will see their journey transformed, with Perth’s first major elevated rail solution.

Read more


$1.96 billion tunnel project for Sydney Metro West

The NSW Government has awarded Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture (AFJV) the contract to design and construct the Sydney Metro West – Central Tunnelling Package, including two 11km tunnels and five stations at Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays.

Read more



Innovative solar technology slated for Port Augusta

An Australian-based clean energy company has developed world-leading solar thermal storage technology and has plans to develop a concentrated solar thermal plant (CSP) in Port Augusta.

Read more



Coffs Harbour bypass to improve safety and efficiency

New South Wales north coast businesses have a unique opportunity to be involved in one of the region’s largest ever construction projects.

Read more





Industry news 


Understand your business’s place in the supply chain

ICN Qld has released the Tier Barometer Tool (TBT), an online local industry development tool supported by the Queensland Government.

The tool is designed to help local industry suppliers understand their tier level of supply in major project supply chains.

Read more


Honouring local manufacturing businesses

ICNL was proud to once again sponsor the Global Supply Chain Integration of the Year Award at this year’s Manufacturing Monthly Endeavour Awards,and congratulate winner RoboHelix.

Read more




Upcoming Events


Be a Part of AMW2023!

Discover Australian Manufacturing! Why it is essential to be a part of AMW 2023!

The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is releasing more information about Australian Manufacturing Week 2023, to be held in Melbourne next May.

Proudly owned and operated by AMTIL, Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) is Australia’s premier manufacturing solutions event. AMTIL’s longstanding advanced manufacturing expo, AMW2023 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 9 to 12 May 2023.

More information can be found here.



Gateway by ICN

Use our powerful networking database to find your next project (big and small), or source the best suppliers across Australia and New Zealand.

Visit Site Login
Hero image
Hero image

Stay informed

Opportunities and insight delivered straight to your inbox. The latest procurement and supply chain news, events and projects in Australia and New Zealand. Just tell us your email address.


ICN help desk

Phone 1300 961 139 (within Australia)
Phone +61 2 6285 2033 (outside Australia)
Email helpdesk@icncopy