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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes’ plans for a major tourist attraction between Rockhampton and Yeppoon are set to bring a raft of civil works opportunities, with the site’s existing surf lake set for a rebuild as the development kicks off. Head of project delivery Lewis Glynn said the company had started informal approaches to gauge interest from suitable… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Apr 01, 2021
Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

The $2.9 billion Urannah project has taken another step forward with the release of final terms of reference for the environmental impact statement. Proponent Bowen River Utilities estimates up to 1200 full-time jobs would be created during two years of construction on the Central Queensland development and 600 full-time jobs once it is fully operational…. ...

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Mar 30, 2021
‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in the Charters Towers region has earned co-ordinated project status.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said Queensland’s Coordinator-General had made the declaration for the project, which would now undergo a full environmental impact assessment process “The Queensland Government supports progressing investigations into the cons...

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Mar 26, 2021
Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

North Queensland’s Mendi Group has lodged an application to start stage one of a new housing development project in Charters Towers. The proposed development, Grand Secret Estate, is located near the Charters Towers Showground and will initially see 17 new lots ranging from 5,000sq m to 1.05ha in size released. Further stages featuring smaller block… ...

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