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Jun 01, 2020
Funds to help households cyclone-proof homes

Funds to help households cyclone-proof homes

Queensland homeowners will be able to cyclone-proof their homes through the Household Resilience Program after a a $21.25 million top-up of the scheme. The work it generates is hoped to provide a solid boost for local tradespeople and was among the elements of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy announced last month. Federal Emergency Management Minister… ...

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May 30, 2020
CBD laneway development taking shape

CBD laneway development taking shape

The roof structure is finished and developer Martin Locke has shared a video update as construction of Townsville’s new Flinders Lane project continues. Mr Locke’s firm is delivering the public laneway development for the Townsville City Council. The CBD venue will feature a two-storey retail/food and beverage precinct opening out onto an interactive public laneway… ...

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May 30, 2020
Awards celebrate high achievers of housing

Awards celebrate high achievers of housing

Queensland builder BJ Millar Constructions has won this year’s HIA–CSR Australian Home of the Year award. And a house in Cairns was named the HIA-CSR Australian People’s Choice Home. The 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards were announced online for the first time in HIA history due to COVID-19 restrictions. The winning home – overlooking the… ...

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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for… ...

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May 28, 2020
Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

A $40 million project at RAAF Base Townsville is being hailed as a shining example of local procurement policies.  Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the new facilities for the CH-47 Chinook helicopters were being constructed using local companies and employees.“Some 90 per cent of the project is being delivered by local businesses,” Ms Price… ...

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May 27, 2020
Cairns Esplanade revamp moves into the fast lane

Cairns Esplanade revamp moves into the fast lane

Cairns Regional Council will fast-track redevelopment of the Esplanade Dining Precinct, with construction expected to cost about $30 million. The council has endorsed concepts for the revamp, including work on Shields St between Abbott St and the Esplanade. Construction had been scheduled to kick off in November 2020 for Shields St and November 2021 for… ...

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May 26, 2020
Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

The property firm behind the redevelopment of Dunk Island says the Far North Queensland project remains a high priority as it undertakes a restructure. Mayfair 101 says the appointment of receivers by the IPO Wealth Fund’s trustee, Vasco Trustees Limited, does not directly impact on its assets in the Mission Beach area, which are not… ...

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May 25, 2020
Builders seek backing for $13.2b stimulus plan

Builders seek backing for $13.2b stimulus plan

The building industry has released its own COVID-19 recovery plan, with a $13.2 billion price tag and the promise of 105,500 construction jobs across Australia. Master Builders Australia says the stimulus action plan it has put forward would spark more than $30 billion in new economic activity. Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn. “We are… ...

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May 23, 2020
FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

Murray Moule and Chris Barker from FGF with Botanica’s Robert Wallace and Gavin Third at the development site. ...

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