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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country… ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Mount Carbine Quarrying Operations has received a $4 million purchase order from Bama Civil for the supply of various quarry materials. Owner Speciality Metals International said delivery of the material was scheduled for the December half, as Bama completed a road construction project on the Peninsula Development Rd in Far North Queensland. It said the… ...

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Jun 25, 2020
Specifications for concrete in bridges

Specifications for concrete in bridges

Austroads has published four new technical specifications dealing with components and treatments used to extend the life of concrete in bridges. Austroads program manager, assets, Ross Guppy said the specifications reflected contemporary construction practice and, wherever possible, were consistent with the relevant Australian and New Zealand standards. ATS 5420 sets out the requirements for the&#...

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Jun 25, 2020
Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Works have started on Stage 3 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project between Edmonton and Gordonvale – the Far North’s biggest road project. The $481 million upgrade across 10.5km will double capacity on one of the Bruce Highway’s busiest two-lane sections and is expected to support 466 jobs. It will duplicate the highway, while… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

The Federal Government has revealed a list of shovel-ready Queensland projects to be funded under a COVID-19 recovery plan to boost infrastructure. Upgrades on the Cloncurry–Dajarra Road, Richmond–Winton Road, and the Burke and Gregory Developmental roads are among those to make the cut. Safety upgrades including a $37.5 million project on the Kennedy Highway and… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

A 10-tonne hammer and crane are on site to kick off construction on the first of three major bridge upgrades under the $120.3 million Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. The equipment will be used to drive 36 piles, ranging from 9.5m to 12.5m and weighing 6-8 tonnes, into Goosepond Creek in the next two weeks…. ...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding Contractors has won an $18 million-plus civil works contract as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. It construct an access road on the south eastern boundary of the training area, which is being expanded under the ASMTI. Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd said the selection… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency… ...

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