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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from̷...

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Apr 30, 2020
Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil has been named as preferred tenderer for an $11.5 million contract for roadworks on the Bruce Highway between Rockhampton and Benaraby. Work starts in May on the project, which will include road widening, centreline treatment, barrier installation, culvert replacement and rehabilitation. The Queensland road project was among two contract wins the company announced this… ...

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Apr 29, 2020
Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

People seeking a stepping stone into the civil construction industry are being urged to check out a program kicking off in Rockhampton on May 11. Queensland’s Civil Contractors Federation is launching the Trade Ready Program to further job readiness and skills through selected construction short courses. Participants who successfully complete the four-week training program will… ...

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Apr 29, 2020
Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Work on key inland freight corridors is being brought forward in a move to boost Queensland road construction jobs. The early works projects, worth $185 million over four years, would be delivered on corridors identified under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said. Works to seal… ...

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Apr 27, 2020
Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Applications are open for $2 million in grants towards road safety research and technology development. Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack has announced Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund. “The fund will target innovating projects addressing priority areas including improving road safety in regional and remote a...

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Apr 27, 2020
New specifications released for crack sealing

New specifications released for crack sealing

Austroads has published a new technical specification for the sealing of cracks in asphalt and spray seal pavements using hot placed elastomeric and crumb rubber sealants. Austroads program manager Ross Guppy said the work was part of a comprehensive suite of specifications Austroads is producing for road and bridge construction. “These standardised specifications will save… ...

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Apr 24, 2020
Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

The Aurukun Access Road gets $1.2 million resilience project funding to help the community better withstand extreme events. ...

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Apr 21, 2020
Civil sector well placed for  works boost in COVID-19 response

Civil sector well placed for works boost in COVID-19 response

A survey of civil contractors nationwide has highlighted the sector’s capacity to take on additional infrastructure projects and hire more workers, a peak industry body says. Civil Contractors Federation National surveyed companies between April 4 and April 14, receiving responses from 228 companies (17.5 per cent from Queensland). Respondents were asked to provide an indication… ...

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Apr 19, 2020
Roads to Recovery boost for FNQ councils

Roads to Recovery boost for FNQ councils

Far North Queensland councils will receive a $912,315 cash injection for road maintenance projects under the Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the funding would allow councils across the region to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads. “We want to see… ...

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