Energy and Infrastructure Opportunities

New Acland Stage 3 Project

New Hope Group commenced operating the New Acland open cut coal mine north-northwest of the Oakey Township in southeast Queensland’s Darling Downs region in 2002. The company has received relevant approvals for the New Acland Stage 3 Project and key to executing the Project is the installation of appropriate infrastructure.

New Acland Mine will work in partnership with contractors and suppliers to build key Stage 3 infrastructure, including a materials handling facility, train load out facility, rail lines, roads, bridges and dams. Skilled teams will also be needed to oversee key demolition and rehabilitation projects on site. When and where possible, New Hope Group’s preference is to buy local products and engage local contractors and suppliers. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are being sought for a number of work packages as and when these packages are released. This page will be updated regularly as the project progresses. Additional information regarding the procurement process will be published as the work packages are released.

Lagoon Creek Crossing Construction Package 
New Acland Coal (NAC) intends to construct an at-grade creek crossing across Lagoon Creek as a part of the NAC3 expansion and is seeking expressions of interest for the works from suitably capable and experienced contractors.

Please access the documents below for further information and to submit an expression of interest.
EOI Fact Sheet and Invitation to Participate
EOI Questionnaire


Inland Rail

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is focused on a timely delivery of the Inland Rail project and with support from governments, in partnership with the private sector and hand-in-hand with the community, they will ensure as many of the benefits as possible from Inland Rail will flow into local regions.

As of 26 November 2018 ARTC had 187 live contracts for materials, goods and services worth $637 million. This major project is expected to deliver an estimated 2,300 new jobs in the Darling Downs region and with the ARTC committed to using local suppliers and labour where possible it provides local businesses with opportunities.

TSBE is developing a Rail Capability Profile for the region. This profile will help TSBE recognise suitably skilled and experienced suppliers and contractors in the region and will be utilised to identify potential skill shortages.

If you haven’t registered your interest yet please click HERE to register, if you have registered keep your eye out for a supplier assessment to be released shortly.

Pumped Hydro

For more information on BE Power's Big-T Pumped Hydro project, please click here

CSG Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Phase Opportunity

The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phase for a project involves ongoing work over a long period of time – until project close. Three currently sanctioned projects exist in the Surat Basin, with each having a project life of up to 20 years due to offtake agreements of the sold gas. Project life is however, dependent on existing tenements for existing infrastructure, which can extend a project’s life.

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Contracts

Contracts for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phase of projects will be dealt out to large high value firms for a long term period. Supply chain businesses can work with these O&M contractors who run or maintain the plants by providing certain products and services to assist them with their operations.

TSBE has been advised that many of the larger companies are largely self-sufficient for work of a specialised technical nature. Often, their divisions can provide in-house comprehensive mechanical and electrical services to manage and maintain their facilities and equipment. This operational segment can also offer consultancy services focusing on plant optimisation and asset management.

Current examples of contracts in the O&M phase of Surat Basin gas projects include Veolia Water, Transfield Services, GE Oil & Gas and Siemens.

Engagement Process

In time, strong opportunities will also present for trade-based businesses (servicing/call-outs/shutdown assistance/technical assistance/part replacement) and metal fabricators (facility repair/maintenance/small extensions). Opportunities will also present for pipeline maintenance, require some land easement, access management – weed, pest, regrowth controlling.

Guidance for Suppliers

TSBE can offer support and assistance to suppliers looking to compete for work in coal seam gas (CSG) projects. To better understand how your business can put its best foot forward when competing for work in the CSG industry please review TSBE’s Guidance for Suppliers Fact Sheet.

Other Opportunities

There are a number of other opportunities that TSBE can assist businesses in the supply chain gain access to. Some of these opportunities exist within the following areas:

  • Major Projects 
  • Local Government Procurement
  • State Government Procurement
  • Defence – Familiarisation with opportunities for procurement with Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)


A number of State and Federal grants are available for application. Please follow the links below for more information:

Queensland Government Grants 

Federal Government Grants

If you have any queries about TSBE membership please contact: [email protected].