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Construction

May 22, 2020
New twist on flexible building material

New twist on flexible building material

An emerging line of materials based on an organised intertwined or interlocked inner architecture has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry, according to researchers. A global research team headed by Monash University is leading the development of archimats. Archimats can be engineered to have superior strength, enhanced ductility, a high tolerance to damage, good… ...

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May 20, 2020
Job fears as COVID-19 strikes building market

Job fears as COVID-19 strikes building market

A new home building plunge of more than 40 per cent has been forecast as the COVID-19 crisis sees major building group Fletcher Building slash its workforce by 1500. The Housing Industry Association says half a million jobs are at risk in the next year based on the latest figures for new home starts in… ...

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May 18, 2020
Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

A critical Townsville rail connection, a Central Queensland airport terminal upgrade and a racing club rejuvenation are among the projects regional councils have put forward in a COVID-19 fightback plan. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) on Friday submitted its list of shovel-ready proposals to the State Government on behalf of its 77 member councils.  ...

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May 16, 2020
Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

The Federal Government has shortlisted three firms to lead the $800 million contract for Defence facilities at the new Greenvale training area in North Queensland. The shortlisted companies for the managing contractor role are CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction and Lendlease Building. The work is a key part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative… ...

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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport… ...

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May 15, 2020
Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program. The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works…. ...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs… ...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when… ...

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May 14, 2020
Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Pembroke Resources has received key federal approvals for its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project, south-east of Moranbah in Central Queensland. The final approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act pave the way for the granting of mining leases and the start of construction, the company says. It follows the grant of… ...

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