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Jul 14, 2020
Bumper capital works spend for Rockhampton

Bumper capital works spend for Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council has announced a record $170 million capital works program to stimulate the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The council said also that the average residential ratepayer would benefit from a rates freeze, delivered through a $70 reduction to be applied to the first rates bill when it was issued… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Jul 10, 2020
Western works tipped to employ 470 people

Western works tipped to employ 470 people

Improving Mount Isa’s water infrastructure and refurbishing the Birdsville Tourist Park are among the projects in the North and Far West to win COVID Works for Queensland funding. The program is part of the Queensland Government’s $6 billion economic recovery strategy Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs. In announcing the projects, Local Government Minister Stirling… This content is for i...

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Jul 09, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste transfer stations to stationery, intersection upgrades to odour control and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Fri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMMBRC009861: Griffin Sports Complex Moreton Bay Regional CouncilFri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMIRC010017: Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Provision of Business Applications Solutions Consultants Isaac Regi...

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Jul 09, 2020
Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

A $6.4 million facelift for the Rockhampton airport terminal is among the council projects across Central Queensland to attract funding under a COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the upgrade funded under the COVID Works for Queensland program would see dedicated passenger lounges installed. “There’s no better time to be investing… This content is for...

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Jul 09, 2020
Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Fogarty Park in Cairns will soon have all-weather options for markets and other events after the council secured funding for a new turf surface and upgraded drainage It’s one of 11 projects in the region to share $7.42 million in funding through the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Cairns Regional Council… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 09, 2020
NQ councils welcome cash for projects

NQ councils welcome cash for projects

A new water park in Charters Towers and upgrading the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre pool in Townsville are two of the North Queensland projects made possible through the $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. The program will also expand Wi-Fi coverage in Ayr and Home Hill and upgrade facilities on Palm Island and within… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Jul 07, 2020
New home for engineers

New home for engineers

The peak industry body for public works engineers has a new base in Brisbane. The Institute of Public Works Engineers Queensland (IPWEAQ) has set up business in a building called Public Works Professionals. It’s also home for aligned groups including Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), Local Government Finance Professionals…...

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Jul 07, 2020
Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Gladstone Regional Council has handed down its 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget, outlining its priorities over the next 12 months. The Budget features a $64.8 million capital works program, which includes $27.2 million in State and Federal Government contributions. Key capital projects to be funded this financial year include:• $3.2m for Benaraby Landfill Cell Development•… This content ...

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Jul 06, 2020
New damage mapping app REDI to roll

New damage mapping app REDI to roll

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has developed an app to help councils make more informed infrastructure investment decisions. The Repeat Events and Dollars Index (REDI) is an interactive web-based mapping tool that identifies the most likely and costly sites at risk from natural disaster. Incorporating almost 10 years of geocoded damage data across approximately 600,000 locations,… ...

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