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May 17, 2021
Sanction, formal warning for civil companies

Sanction, formal warning for civil companies

A Queensland company has been banned from tendering for Federal Government work for one month and a second company received a formal warning after Australian Building and Construction Commission investigations. Industrial Relations Minister Michaela Cash has issued a one-month exclusion sanction against MCP (AUS) Pty Ltd. It comes after a mobile concrete pump truck with… This content is for...

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May 15, 2021
Barkly Highway widening works kick off

Barkly Highway widening works kick off

Safety improvement works kick off this month on the Barkly Highway between Cloncurry and Mount Isa. The $7.58 million project is funded through the Queensland Government’s High Risk Roads Initiative, as part of the Targeted Road Safety Program.  A Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman said RoadTek was undertaking the work to widen a 4km section… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ M...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ...

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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… This content is for iQ Indust...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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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… This content is for iQ...

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