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Sep 28, 2020
Cement-free concrete may help cure our sewers

Cement-free concrete may help cure our sewers

RMIT University engineers have developed a zero-cement concrete which they say will free sewage pipes from corrosion as well as clogging caused by fatbergs. The material is a composite of nano-silica, fly-ash, slag and hydrated lime. The researchers say the concrete they have developed can withstand the corrosive acidic environment found in sewage pipes, while… ...

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Sep 27, 2020
$33b plan to four-lane the Bruce Highway

$33b plan to four-lane the Bruce Highway

The LNP plans a $33 billion Bruce Highway boost if it wins the next state election – taking the key regional route to four lanes from Cairns through to Gympie. The massive 15-year construction effort is forecast to create an estimated 6820 full-time jobs a year, adding up to more than 100,000 jobs over the… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Queensland planners sweep national awards

Queensland planners sweep national awards

Queensland planners have dominated the National Awards for Planning Excellence, taking out six of the 12 categories. Winners were announced at the Planning Institute of Australia’s first virtual awards presentation livestreamed on YouTube. Queenslanders won the awards for Planner of the Year; Great Place; Public Engagement and Community Planning; Hard Won Victory; Improving Planning Processes̷...

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Sep 25, 2020
LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

An LNP Government would build a rocket launch site near Abbot Point to help the Queensland space industry lift off, State Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said. The proposed $15 million investment to construct a government-owned orbital rocket launch site is forecast to create 300 jobs – 100 jobs in construction and 200 secure jobs when… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Genex Power is working to finalise financing for its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project after a the State Government this week reaffirmed its commitment of $132 million towards transmission infrastructure. The 250MW energy project, being built at the old Kidston gold mine site, has a total construction pricing of about $600 million, excluding transmission costs,… ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Footy stadium rebuild leads CQ recovery charge

Footy stadium rebuild leads CQ recovery charge

The State Government has committed $25 million towards delivering a 10,000-seat stadium at Rockhampton’s Browne Park. The funding is intended to deliver the first phase of the Browne Park redevelopment, which in time would enable the ground to stage NRL games along with concerts and performances of international significance. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said… ...

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Sep 23, 2020
State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

A pledge of $30 million for Big Rocks Weir outside Charters Towers and $10 million to support the DriveIT project in Townsville are among the economic kick-starters in a North Queensland recovery plan outlined today. A multi-million-dollar State Government support package to secure more than 1000 resource and manufacturing jobs by ensuring the continuation of… ...

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Sep 20, 2020
‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

The Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) group is targeting Queensland politicians in a campaign to fight millions of dollars from public infrastructure projects flowing to foreign-owned construction companies. The seats of Townsville and Mundingburra are firmly in their sights as the six-week campaign will focus the blowtorch on marginal seats ahead of the State election. AOC… ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) has welcomed specialist rail infrastructure company Martinus as a member of the group, which aims to fight for a fairer deal for homegrown mid-tier contractors on major public projects. Martinus delivers medium to large scale rail infrastructure and systems across the country and in New Zealand, with current projects including Adani’s… ...

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