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May 14, 2020
Defence spend to help business

Defence spend to help business

The Federal Government is releasing almost $870 million of Defence estate works to the market to bolster industry as the economy recovers from COVID-19. The Estate Works Program provides facilities maintenance projects aimed at restoring or sustaining capability and addressing safety and compliance requirements of facilities and infrastructure on the Defence Estate. More than 300 wo...

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May 14, 2020
Lofty undertaking to give   ore bin a new lease on life

Lofty undertaking to give ore bin a new lease on life

When one of Mount Isa Mines’ tallest structures needed a little TLC recently, it was a job for specialised rope technicians. The copper crude ore bin at the Glencore site boasts a newly resheeted roof, anticipated to see out the life of the asset, after the 54-day project. The 35m tall, 85m long structure acts… ...

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May 13, 2020
RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

A $2.5 million project to extend the secondary wharf at Berth 10 will boost Port of Townsville’s capacity for car carriers. Townsville marine contractor Pacific Marine Group has won the contract to upgrade the roll on-roll off (RoRo) wharf extension for larger car vessels. Work has begun and is due to be completed in August…. ...

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May 12, 2020
All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

Cranes are lifting 24m long bridge decking units into place at Chinaman Creek this month as Stage 4 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project advances. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new inbound bridge, which was expected to be completed by mid-2020, boasted several interesting features. Federal MP Warren Entsch . “The 90… ...

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May 12, 2020
Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine. The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety… ...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able… ...

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May 06, 2020
Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Four projects in Cape York and Torres Strait communities have won federal funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade Project – $75,240Port Stewart Airstrip Upgrade –… ...

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May 01, 2020
Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Australia’s largest wind farm has passed a major milestone, with construction of the final turbine completed at Coopers Gap, near Kingaroy. AGL head of construction Brian McEvoy said the final blade on the 123rd wind turbine was hoisted into place by crane and fitted to the turbine hub by the rigging crew on Friday last… ...

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May 01, 2020
Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Townsville City Council has given the green light for an entertainment precinct at the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, expected to create up to 200 jobs in construction. It has approved a Material Change of Use application that paves the way for the development in Idalia. The MCU is for a mixed-use entertainment development that will comprise… ...

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