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Mar 11, 2021
Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

The State and Federal governments have each committed another $7.5 million to raise the crest height of Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland by 700mm. The move would unlock 10,000 additional megalitres of water, increasing the yield to 86,000 megalitres for water users and taking total project cost to $367 million. Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher… ...

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Mar 01, 2021
Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Wilmar Sugar has reached a major milestone in its $10.6 million Victoria Mill evaporator project, with the biggest component lifted safely into the factory. It took a 400-tonne crane with a super-lift to shift the top cone and body of the new evaporator into place at the Ingham district mill. Herbert regional operations manager Adam… ...

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Feb 23, 2021
BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac has been appointed to build the $94 million Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) for James Cook University in Townsville. Site preparations have already begun and construction is set to kick off next month. The project is expected to directly create about 300 construction jobs and at least 80 per cent of subcontractors and suppliers… ...

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Feb 16, 2021
Quarantine camp tipped to bring hundreds of jobs

Quarantine camp tipped to bring hundreds of jobs

A proposed quarantine accommodation facility near Toowoomba would create 350-400 jobs in construction and could be completed in 14 weeks, says Wagner Corporation chairman John Wagner. Mr Wagner met with Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Treasurer Cameron Dick today. They were in town to mark progress in the construction of the Toowoomba Wellcamp Trade… ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Sugar Terminals Limited has appointed BESIX Watpac to deliver a $22 million project at its Townsville Bulk Sugar Terminal. The company is replacing the roofs on Shed 1 and Shed 2 during 2021 and 2022. The work is expected to kick off next month and will extend the life of the sugar export infrastructure in… ...

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Jan 28, 2021
New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

Researchers from RMIT say they have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products incorporating recycled waste that results in material up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete. Professor Yufei Wu from the School of Engineering led the development of the Rubberised Concrete Processing Technology (RCP-Tech) and said it offered an efficient and… ...

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Jan 11, 2021
Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Central Queensland-based company Wisely Services has been appointed as principal contractor for North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation’s Bowen wharf repair project. The works are due to start this month and will take about six months to complete, weather permitting. Conducted as part of NQBP’s maintenance and repairs program, the project includes the repair or replacement… ...

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Dec 12, 2020
Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

National Cabinet has agreed that Infrastructure Australia will now evaluate project proposals which require more than $250 million in Commonwealth funding – an increase from the previous threshold of $100 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move would better focus Infrastructure Australia‘s business case...

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Dec 09, 2020
Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project, with a package of works expected to employ 70 people. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9km of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62ha of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Hall Contracting is… ...

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