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Apr 14, 2020
Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

The Civil Contractors Federation of Queensland is calling for a works program similar to a flood recovery program to be rolled out state-wide in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This would be in addition to the acceleration of QTrip (Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program) spending under the proposal being advocated by the peak industry… ...

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Apr 13, 2020
Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

The State Government is looking at fast-tracking projects and boosting investment in the road network as it works to safeguard jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he had recently convened the first in a series of high level meetings with civil contractors on the issue. “Nothing is… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Green light for $21m in regional resilience works

Green light for $21m in regional resilience works

The Federal and State governments have given the green light for $21 million worth of infrastructure resilience projects in regional communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough. Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said this round of funding included more than $17 million to improve regional road networks. “Today’s announcement is in addition to more than… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
A dozer-led virus challenge

A dozer-led virus challenge

The best way to address the fallout of COVID-19 is with a dozer blade according to the North Queensland Civil Construction Association (NQCCA). There were shovel-ready projects ready to absorb labour, build infrastructure and boost the economy said NQCCA President Phil Cassell. Federally funded project priorities in Queensland include: Cairns Southern Access Corridor – $180mCairns… ...

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Mar 03, 2020
Rash of road projects brings Mackay jobs boost

Rash of road projects brings Mackay jobs boost

Drone footage has been released showing progress on the Mackay Ring Road – part of a project pipeline hailed as bringing unmatched transformation for the city’s road network. The jobs pipeline for Mackay road projects will stretch further with Infrastructure Australia adding the Walkerston Bypass to its ‘priority projects’ list last week. In Mackay to… ...

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Feb 26, 2020
Win for Queensland inland road network campaign

Win for Queensland inland road network campaign

The ‘strategic inland Queensland road network’ has been named as a nationally significant priority in a major win for regional councils. The project has made Infrastructure Australia’s 2020 Infrastructure Priority List. It follows lobbying by Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland (RDA), the Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP) and 34 funding par...

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Jan 29, 2020
Boost for Black River highway project

Boost for Black River highway project

An extra $35 million will be invested in the Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade project to improve the safety of a notorious section of the Bruce Highway at Black River.Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said increasing the total commitment from $72 million to $107.65 million would allow the delivery of the… ...

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Aug 22, 2018
Councils unite in push for inland roads investment

Councils unite in push for inland roads investment

Rural and regional Queensland councils have released the latest strategy document in a funding fight for the inland road network. The Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy (IQRNS) was launched in Ingham today at the Northern Alliance of Councils Annual Conference. The network strategy has been a collaboration of 28 local governments, five Regional Development Australia… ...

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Feb 02, 2016
Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

A new report on Queensland’s inland road network has identified $5 billion of works required over 18 years to bridge the gap between existing conditions and ‘fit for purpose’ standards. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) launched in North Queensland this week prioritises upgrades over the next 15 years and beyond. The plan was… ...

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