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May 29, 2020
Council blitzes Black Spots in Townsville

Council blitzes Black Spots in Townsville

Townsville City Council has secured federal Black Spot funding to improve the intersection of Sturt and Fletcher St in the city and the intersection of Bayswater Rd and Mooney St in Currajong. Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee chair Mark Molachino said both projects will be completed next month. “We’ve had a number of issues… ...

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May 26, 2020
Rich in rail returns

Rich in rail returns

Activity around the north west Queensland town of Richmond is a symbol of investment into the Great Northern Railway line this financial year according to peak industry body, Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone, or MITEZ There’d been noticeably more activity along the MITEZ corridor since the finish of the wet season with work crews carrying… ...

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May 22, 2020
Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

A new higher bridge is taking shape over the Haughton River as work progresses on a $514.3 million package of safety and flood immunity upgrades on the Bruce Highway between Ayr and Townsville. Work on the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project began in April last year and is expected to run until mid-2021, supporting more… ...

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May 22, 2020
Feds to pump $1.8b into local government projects

Feds to pump $1.8b into local government projects

The Federal Government has announced a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. It includes a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said local governments were playing a… ...

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May 19, 2020
Rush on roadworks in plan to supercharge economy

Rush on roadworks in plan to supercharge economy

More than $400 million in roadworks spending is being brought forward under a Queensland Government strategy to supercharge the economy through the COVID-19 recovery. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the boost would see new projects added to the state’s $23 billion, 21,500-job pipeline of transport and road upgrades. The funding boost was announced as part of… ...

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May 18, 2020
BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

DriveIT NQ has signed a $2.6 million construction contract with BMD Townsville for civil works on its planned driver education and motorsport facility. A tender notice went out in November for civil contractors to work on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ’s $25 million project at Calcium outside Townsville. The BMD contract covers an internal all-weather… ...

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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport… ...

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May 12, 2020
All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

Cranes are lifting 24m long bridge decking units into place at Chinaman Creek this month as Stage 4 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project advances. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new inbound bridge, which was expected to be completed by mid-2020, boasted several interesting features. Federal MP Warren Entsch . “The 90… ...

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May 12, 2020
Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine. The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety… ...

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