fbpx

Local Government

Jun 23, 2021
Townsville Budget brings $300m capital works plan

Townsville Budget brings $300m capital works plan

Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes a $304.1m capital spend on infrastructure across the city, which is forecast to support close to 900 jobs. Mayor Jenny Hill said the council’s strong financial management meant it was heading into the new financial year on good footing and, importantly, without the need for a rate rise. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

Read More
Jun 22, 2021
Mount Isa council to outlay $38.5m in capital works

Mount Isa council to outlay $38.5m in capital works

The Mount Isa City Council has handed down its 2021-22 budget, with $38.5 million earmarked for capital works and no increase to current debt. Residential rates will increase by 3.75 per cent overall across all property rating categories in 2021-22. Mayor Danielle Slade said this year’s budget reflected the measures the council had to take… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

Read More
Jun 15, 2021
More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

Douglas Shire Council today endorsed a $50 million operating budget and a $16.047 million capital works program in the 2021/22 Annual Budget. It includes increases in utility and waste collection charges by 3.3 and 5.38 percent respectively and a general rate increase of 2.8 percent. Across the next 12 months, Council will spend $19.045 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

Read More
Jun 15, 2021
Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone Regional Council will increase service charges by 4.9 percent next financial year. Residential rates will increase in line with CPI. That’s the message in the 2021/22 Operational Plan and Budget with the theme titled ‘Collective Delivery’. Building community capacity The budget was focused on building community capacity and supporting economic development and growth, said… This co...

Read More
Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

Read More
May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

Read More
May 26, 2021
Council rolls out work to improve water delivery

Council rolls out work to improve water delivery

BMD Constructions has won the contract to construct two new water clarifiers at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant in Townsville in a $27.5 million project. And tenders for the construction of a duplicate pipeline between Ross River Dam and the treatment plant are set to be released later this year in fast-tracked works expected to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

Read More
May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… This content is for iQ I...

Read More
May 21, 2021
‘Grand old dame’ ready for a facelift

‘Grand old dame’ ready for a facelift

Townsville’s Victoria Bridge is set for a makeover, with work starting next week to replace sections of the deck on the 132-year-old structure. Townsville City Council infrastructure services committee chairperson Kurt Rehbein said local tradespeople from JMac Constructions would carry out the work over the next three to four weeks. “Victoria Bridge is the grand… This content is for i...

Read More
Menu