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Local Government

Apr 26, 2018
Council work a catalyst for manufacturing plans

Council work a catalyst for manufacturing plans

Iplex Australia says it will start manufacturing glass reinforced polyester (GRP) pipe fittings in Townsville and reopen its polyethylene (PE) pipe plant in the city on the back of council water infrastructure commitments. The company has been awarded the contract to supply pipe for Stage 1 of the Townsville City Council’s Haughton Pipeline Duplication project… ...

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Apr 26, 2018
Band together to harness NAIF opportunities

Band together to harness NAIF opportunities

Column by Mark Crawley The Federal Government White Paper on Developing Northern Australia is a vision to unlock the potential and opportunities of the north and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has funds available and may approve loans to 30 June 2021 to make that happen. Recently changes were made to the Northern Australia Infrastructure… ...

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Apr 24, 2018
Iplex wins pipe supply tender

Iplex wins pipe supply tender

Townsville City Council has awarded the tender to supply pipe for the $215 million Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project to Iplex Pipelines. The pipe will be made from glass reinforced polyester, described by the council as a durable product to suit north Queensland conditions. Mayor Jenny Hill said the pipe tender was one of the biggest… ...

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Apr 24, 2018
Green light for suburban sewerage upgrade

Green light for suburban sewerage upgrade

Cairns Regional City has awarded a $5.3 million contract to Rob Carr for the construction component of a major sewerage network upgrade. The council today approved the $7.63 million Earlville Sewerage Upgrade Stage 1, which will address performance issues on the existing trunk sewer network. Homes in Westcourt, Bungalow, Mooroobool and Earlville are expected to… ...

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Apr 22, 2018
Winton a’Waltzing again as shire taps tourism

Winton a’Waltzing again as shire taps tourism

Winton Shire has marked the opening of its new $23 million Waltzing Matilda Centre with official ceremonies and a four-day  festival that clocked up 6500 ticket sales. They are the achievements of an entrepreneurial council that has embraced the benefits of tourism for many years, according to Winton Shire Council tourism and events officer John Elliott…. ...

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Apr 22, 2018
Tenders open for intersection upgrade

Tenders open for intersection upgrade

Tenders have opened for major upgrade work on the Dalrymple Rd and Greenview Dr intersection in Townsville, including the installation of traffic lights, concrete medians and extra bicycle lanes. Cr Russ Cook said the upgrades were needed to improve traffic flow and safety as the area continued to grow. “The Dalrymple Rd and Greenview Dr intersection… ...

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Apr 20, 2018
Waste saga continues in wake of Chinese clampdown

Waste saga continues in wake of Chinese clampdown

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged to work with councils and industry on a zero-waste future following Ipswich City Council’s announcement it would start dumping recycling in landfill. It says it will bring forward the waste levy, incentivise the recycling industry to scale up and encourage waste-to-energy enterprises to set up in Queensland. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch… ...

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Apr 12, 2018
Preparation is key for grants success

Preparation is key for grants success

Column by Mark Crawley Local governments in Queensland manage assets worth more than  $115 billion collectively across this great State and managing those assets requires good planning and good management. Community expectation is growing in relation to provision of new shiny items for their communities to increase livability and all of this comes at a… ...

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Apr 10, 2018
Key public works forum in Cairns next week

Key public works forum in Cairns next week

Reform of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements is among the hot topics to be raised in Cairns next week at an Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia conference. The IPWEAQ NQ Branch Conference theme is ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’ and it will feature more than 20 technical papers presented over two days. The local committee chose their… ...

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