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Apr 17, 2020
Green light for $10b Surat Gas Project

Green light for $10b Surat Gas Project

Arrow Energy has given the green light for the first phase of its $10 billion Surat Gas Project in southern Queensland, with construction set to begin this year. It is expected to create 200 construction jobs during phase one, with a further 800 construction and operating roles over the life of the project. The commitment… ...

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Apr 17, 2020
Taddio wins Toowoomba Carnival Lane contract

Taddio wins Toowoomba Carnival Lane contract

Toowoomba-based construction company Taddio Building Group has been awarded the design and construction tender for a new laneway development. Toowoomba Regional Council’s Carnival Lane project will develop a pedestrian walkway and multi-functional public space at 174 Margaret St in the Toowoomba CBD. Mayor Paul Antonio said construction was expected to start in the next couple… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

The Civil Contractors Federation of Queensland is calling for a works program similar to a flood recovery program to be rolled out state-wide in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This would be in addition to the acceleration of QTrip (Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program) spending under the proposal being advocated by the peak industry… ...

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Apr 13, 2020
Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

The State Government is looking at fast-tracking projects and boosting investment in the road network as it works to safeguard jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he had recently convened the first in a series of high level meetings with civil contractors on the issue. “Nothing is… ...

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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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