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Apr 09, 2020
Roma contract win for Woollam Constructions

Roma contract win for Woollam Constructions

Woollam Constructions has won the building contract for Roma’s new $5.95 million health student accommodation precinct. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning minister Cameron Dick said construction works would begin on site in August. “The build will create 15 new jobs for the town, which is great news for local subbies,” he said. “Woollam Constructions… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
MATES rise to tough times

MATES rise to tough times

MATES In Construction has launched an information campaign to support Queensland workers facing mental health issues related to the COVID-19 crisis. MATES Queensland chief executive officer Jorgen Gullestrup said the industry-based suicide prevention charity had received an increase in demand for its support services in recent weeks. “We want all construction workers to know that… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
CopperString construction plans take a step forward

CopperString construction plans take a step forward

CopperString 2.0 proponents are releasing a formal Request For Proposal (RFP) for construction of the $1.5 billion power scheme. Townsville businessman John O’Brien, founder and executive chairman of the project, said backers had decided to proceed with the next stage of procurement by issuing the RFP to qualified contractors. “Today is another key milestone for… ...

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Apr 06, 2020
Sewage and slag a great mix for stronger concrete

Sewage and slag a great mix for stronger concrete

Researchers have found a way to make stronger concrete – with ‘sewage-enhanced’ steel slag. Steel slag, a by-product of steel making, is often used as a substitute aggregate material for making concrete. Engineering researchers at RMIT University examined whether slag that had been used to treat wastewater could then be recycled as an aggregate material… ...

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Apr 06, 2020
Port project paves way for local supply opportunity

Port project paves way for local supply opportunity

Adbri Masonry has used sand from the Burdekin and blue metal from Calcium to supply 2500 specialised industrial pavers for Port of Townsville’s new container terminal area. Port of Townsville general manager infrastructure and environment Marissa Wise said typical industrial pavers would not withstand the weight of stacked containers and the constant movement of large… ...

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Apr 03, 2020
Strong construction scene in Townsville as COVID-19 hits

Strong construction scene in Townsville as COVID-19 hits

Townsville’s construction scene has strong momentum as it hits the coronavirus challenge, according to local economist Colin Dwyer. Mr Dwyer, from DS Economics, said activity was considerably stronger now than a year ago and he counts about $2.9 billion worth of work on the list he compiles of significant local projects either underway or likely… ...

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Apr 02, 2020
Construction kicks off on  $5.2m Cannonvale depot

Construction kicks off on $5.2m Cannonvale depot

Newlands Commercial Constructions is set to begin work this month on a new $5.2 million Ergon depot in the Whitsunday region. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the new development on Galbraith Park Drive in Cannonvale would replace the ageing Proserpine depot, which was badly damaged by severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie three years ago.  “Newlands… ...

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Mar 31, 2020
Altum keen to move ahead with resort development

Altum keen to move ahead with resort development

Altum Property Group has taken the next step towards building a $2 billion development on Great Keppel Island in Central Queensland, lodging their substantial Financial Management Capability Assessment (FMCA). Director Rob McCready said he was eager to see movement on the first stage of the 1300 holiday dwelling Great Keppel Island Resort development. It is… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
A dozer-led virus challenge

A dozer-led virus challenge

The best way to address the fallout of COVID-19 is with a dozer blade according to the North Queensland Civil Construction Association (NQCCA). There were shovel-ready projects ready to absorb labour, build infrastructure and boost the economy said NQCCA President Phil Cassell. Federally funded project priorities in Queensland include: Cairns Southern Access Corridor – $180mCairns… ...

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