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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… This co...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… This ...

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May 04, 2021
Watpac to lead $155m Cairns Defence works

Watpac to lead $155m Cairns Defence works

Defence has engaged Watpac Construction as managing contractor for a $155 million upgrade at HMAS Cairns. Designs will be finalised around July 2022 for the NCIS-8A HMAS Cairns Building and Maritime Works package. On-site construction is set to commence in September 2022 and be completed by December 2024. The $155 million investment will support the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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May 01, 2021
Major Tarong overhaul project underway

Major Tarong overhaul project underway

A major overhaul project has kicked off at the Tarong power stations complex, south-east of Kingaroy, involving a workforce of 550. Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the Unit 1 shutdown project would run for 50 days and include 14,500 activities. “The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Apr 28, 2021
Perfect your pitch with Defence workshops

Perfect your pitch with Defence workshops

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland will be helping businesses perfect their pitch to construction contractors in the Defence industry with workshops in Charters Towers and Townsville in May. Topics include identifying unique capabilities, key discriminators and how to establish credibility; pitch delivery and feedback; and an overview of materials that may assist an organisation’s ...

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Apr 28, 2021
It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

Genex Power has pushed ‘go’ on the major construction contracts for North Queensland’s $777 million Kidston hydro build. Building the 250MW/2000MWh pumped storage hydro project as well as the electricity infrastructure required to connect it to the grid is tipped to deliver more than 800 new jobs in North Queensland. The company today issued notice… This content is for iQ ...

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Apr 23, 2021
Rookwood Weir construction moves into key phase

Rookwood Weir construction moves into key phase

The $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project near Rockhampton has reached a significant milestone, with the start of in-river construction. It follows a raft of enabling works such as the recent completion of the workers’ accommodation camp as well as road and bridge upgrades. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said it was great to visit… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Apr 22, 2021
Irrigation project announces key tenders

Irrigation project announces key tenders

The Granite Belt Irrigation Project is releasing tenders within the next five weeks for design and construction of key water infrastructure assets. The irrigation project will include a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline. The Irrigation Distribution Network and Associated Works Design and Construct Tender will open on… This content is for iQ I...

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Apr 22, 2021
Pour performance a concrete milestone

Pour performance a concrete milestone

Earth Friendly Concrete maker Wagners has achieved a milestone with Hutchinson Builders, carrying out a 310 cubic metre slab pour – believed to be the world’s largest continuous slab pour using zero-cement concrete. The slab forms the foundation for the Wellcamp Regional Distribution and Trade Centre cold room facility at the Toowoomba Wellc...

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