Construction

Sep 23, 2020
State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

A pledge of $30 million for Big Rocks Weir outside Charters Towers and $10 million to support the DriveIT project in Townsville are among the economic kick-starters in a North Queensland recovery plan outlined today. A multi-million-dollar State Government support package to secure more than 1000 resource and manufacturing jobs by ensuring the continuation of Glencores Mount Isa copper smelter...

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Sep 20, 2020
‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

The Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) group is targeting Queensland politicians in a campaign to fight millions of dollars from public infrastructure projects flowing to foreign-owned construction companies. The seats of Townsville and Mundingburra are firmly in their sights as the six-week campaign will focus the blowtorch on marginal seats ahead of the State election. AOC chief executiv...

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Sep 16, 2020
Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) has welcomed specialist rail infrastructure company Martinus as a member of the group, which aims to fight for a fairer deal for homegrown mid-tier contractors on major public projects. Martinus delivers medium to large scale rail infrastructure and systems across the country and in New Zealand, with current projects including Adani’s Carmichael Rail N...

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Sep 14, 2020
Federal pledge to fund  Rocky Sports Stadium

Federal pledge to fund Rocky Sports Stadium

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has committed up to $23 million in federal funds towards the development of a ‘game changing’ Rocky Sports Stadium. The Rocky Sports Stadium aims to create a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting major events, as well as being a local community and sporting hub, which will provide a boost to the Central Queensland region. “Back in 2013, ...

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Sep 09, 2020
Castletown set for $34m redevelopment

Castletown set for $34m redevelopment

A $34 million redevelopment project is planned for Castletown in Townsville from early next year, with construction tipped to create up to 160 jobs. It is the fourth major investment to be undertaken at Castletown by long-term owner McConaghy Properties, which purchased the centre in 1989. Coles will come to the Woolcock St complex as part of the redevelopment, which also promises to bring ...

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Sep 08, 2020
Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $42 million workforce training package to prepare for the state’s COVID-19 recovery. CSQ’s training package for workers and businesses in the construction industry has increased by 14 per cent from last year. It will extend existing training programs while adding some specific responses to challenges resulting from COVID-19, the o...

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Sep 07, 2020
Defence projects briefing for North Queensland

Defence projects briefing for North Queensland

North Queensland businesses will receive an update on local Defence projects this month with a breakfast event hosted by the State Government and Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland. Topics include an update from FKG/AECOM JV on the $120 million North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh program. This encompasses work at RAAF Base Townsville, HMAS Cairns, and Townsville ...

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Sep 04, 2020
Martinus on track with Carmichael rail project

Martinus on track with Carmichael rail project

Martinus says its project team is continuing to make great progress on the $340 million civil and track works package it is delivering for the Carmichael Rail Network project. Construction on the first of many temporary waterway crossings is underway and the civil team is preparing to commence piling works on the first bridge.  Martinus chief operating officer Ryan Baden said the ...

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Sep 01, 2020
State pledges $53m for Cairns University Hospital

State pledges $53m for Cairns University Hospital

The Queensland Government has committed almost $53 million towards stage one of a plan to build a university hospital in Cairns. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said James Cook University and Queensland Health would work together on planning for the project, which is expected to support about 160 construction jobs. “Together with James Cook University (JCU) we will deliver a unive...

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