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Apr 20, 2021
Livingstone trials dust-busting treatment

Livingstone trials dust-busting treatment

Livingstone Shire Council is trialing the use of liquid soil stabilisers in a bid to reduce dust and prevent gravel wash outs on rural roads. Trucks and machinery have been working to prepare Tooker’s Road in Cawarral as the first location of the trial, which aims to effectively control and manage a variety of soil… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway can now take in views across the Pioneer Valley from the new rest area on Eton Range crossing, west of Mackay. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the rest area was the last stage of the significant Eton Range upgrade, connecting Bowen and Galilee Basin… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Austroads spotlight on recycled plastics in asphalt

Austroads spotlight on recycled plastics in asphalt

Austroads has released the first report from a project examining the use of road-grade recycled plastics in asphalt pavements. Ross Guppy, Austroads. Austroads Transport Infrastructure Program Manager Ross Guppy said the project was investigating the most suitable types of plastics for this use. It would also develop new tests and methods to ascertain if their… ...

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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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Jan 18, 2021
Further funding pumped into road safety upgrades

Further funding pumped into road safety upgrades

The Australian Government has approved $225 million for Queensland projects under tranche one of the $2 billion Road Safety Program, with a further $64.6 million to be provided by the State. The joint funding announcement should see another 87 projects across Queensland started and completed within the next six months. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… ...

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Oct 20, 2020
Major Labor plunge on local council projects

Major Labor plunge on local council projects

Queensland Labor has committed to pump $880 million into projects in partnership with local councils to support up to 17,800 jobs. The election commitment includes a $400 million investment in Works for Queensland, a $200 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Package as well as another $280 million for the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. Under… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

An LNP Government would deliver a $50 million upgrade to the Peak Downs Highway, Member for Burdekin Dale Last said. Mr Last said the Peak Downs Highway had been ignored for five years under Labor, despite being a lifeline for major agricultural and resources businesses. “An LNP Government will upgrade sections of the highway under… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Foreign businesses take lion’s share, says AOC

Foreign businesses take lion’s share, says AOC

Five out of Queensland’s six biggest transport infrastructure projects have been awarded to foreign-owned construction companies in the past five years, an Australian advocacy group says. The Australian Owned Contractors Let Us Build Queensland Campaign today released figures highlighting the extent of foreign domination of the local construction industry. AOC chief executive officer Brent Crockfo...

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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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