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Jun 11, 2020
FIRB clears the way for Broadspectrum takeover

FIRB clears the way for Broadspectrum takeover

The Foreign Investment Review Board has given the nod for Ventia’s proposed $485.5 million acquisition of infrastructure services company Broadspectrum.Under the terms of the agreement with Broadspectrum owner Ferrovial, the transaction is expected to be finalised on June 30. The combined group is expected to generate revenue in excess of $5 billion. Ventia chairman David… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Gladstone Engineering Alliance has launched a new Business Continuity Training Workshop for local businesses. The fully-funded training is backed by the Gladstone Area Water Board and Gladstone Regional Council’s Rise Up Community Investment fund. GEA general manager Chantale Lane said development of a detailed business continuity plan was the best way to prepare and cope efficiently with unexpect...

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Jun 05, 2020
SMW Group to publicly list

SMW Group to publicly list

Well-known CQ businesses SMW Group and BAE Engineering have announced a merger and the creation of a new parent company, SMW Group Limited. SMW Group is a diversified mining support and industry services provider based in Rockhampton, Queensland. SMW has been operating since 2010 and employs over 320 staff. The company has three key business… ...

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May 29, 2020
Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

The Queensland Government and ICN Queensland want to make members of business community more self-reliant. The webpage at https://qldcovid19.icn.org.au/ is providing businesses and manufacturers with opportunities to work together to provide new products and services and to reduce reliance on imports. The emphasis is on shortening supply chains and reducing the risk of relying on imports.  Fi...

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May 26, 2020
Rourke moves on from Resource Industry Network

Rourke moves on from Resource Industry Network

Adrienne Rourke has resigned as general manager of the Resource Industry Network after six years in the role. RIN chairman Dave Hartigan shared the news with members this week, saying that Ms Rourke left an indelible legacy of work that had benefited the entire METS sector in the Mackay region.”The RIN board and team would… ...

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May 26, 2020
Glanville steps down from GW3 role

Glanville steps down from GW3 role

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is recruiting for a new chairperson after John Glanville announced his retirement after almost four years in the role. GW3 is the peak economic development body working for the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region. “After nearly four years in the role, the time is right for me to hand the reins to… ...

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May 22, 2020
Council switched on to suppliers’ needs

Council switched on to suppliers’ needs

Businesses in the Townsville area have a new digital pathway to becoming a council supplier. Townsville City Council’s procurement team will be available through online connection and phone meetings in line with physical distancing restrictions. Interested businesses can register for a 30 minute session every Tuesday and Thursday up until September 30. (Book HERE) Governance… ...

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May 19, 2020
Helping hand for small business in $100m package

Helping hand for small business in $100m package

Queensland small businesses can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 under a new $100 million package to help them counter the impact of COVID-19. The package was announced as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said the new Small… ...

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May 19, 2020
Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled the first stage of an economic reset for Queensland to push back against the impact of COVID-19. The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy includes a pledge to maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years and a $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road,… ...

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