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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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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… Th...

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Mar 19, 2020
Report outlines major project pipeline growth

Report outlines major project pipeline growth

The five-year infrastructure pipeline of major projects has grown in Queensland by more than $10 billion in the last 12 months, according to a new report. The Queensland Major Projects Pipeline report is produced by Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA) and Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ). It details the pipeline of major infrastructure projects within… This content...

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Mar 06, 2020
Major project work faces coronavirus challenges

Major project work faces coronavirus challenges

The potential to shut down work camps and delay building supplies are among the concerns facing major construction projects as the impact of COVID-19 reverberates around the world. Queensland Major Contractors Association chief executive officer Jon Davies said there may also be issues around whether project contracts covered businesses if problems arising from the coronavirus… This content...

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Mar 06, 2020
Novel concrete bends the rules

Novel concrete bends the rules

A new type of concrete that is made out of waste materials and can bend under load has been developed and patented by Swinburne University of Technology researchers.  This material incorporates industrial waste products such as fly ash – a by-product of coal-fired power stations. Its developers, Dr Behzad Nematollahi and Professor Jay Sanjayan, say it is… This content is for ...

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Mar 06, 2020
JCU scores $46m NAIF loan for accommodation plans

JCU scores $46m NAIF loan for accommodation plans

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will pump $46 million into a seven-storey accommodation development at James Cook University in Townsville. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt today announced the loan for the $53 million project to be built on the Douglas campus, with JCU contributing about $7 million. “The residence will… This content...

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Mar 04, 2020
‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

Powerlink has completed a $6 million mountainside project to maintain the transmission line connecting Barron Gorge Power Station to the grid in Far North Queensland. Helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and specialised equipment were used to complete maintenance work on 18 electricity transmission towers along the line near Cairns, supporting 17 jobs in the process. Energy Minister… This cont...

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Mar 03, 2020
Cairns builder wins $1.7m Dunk Island contract

Cairns builder wins $1.7m Dunk Island contract

Cairns-based Bryant Building Contractors has won a contract for the Dunk Island Spit bar construction as redevelopment plans for the tourist destination advance. Mayfair Iconic Properties described it as the first major contract milestone following the purchase of Dunk Island in Far North Queensland in September 2019 by the Mayfair 101 Group. It says the… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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