Construction

Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), the Fe...

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Nov 11, 2020
Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec has secured early works on the first phase of Arrow Energy’s$10 billion Surat Gas Project. Valmec’s initial contract with Arrow to deliver critical water treatment facilities is valued at $16 million. The energy, infrastructure and asset services group said the turnkey project involved procurement, construction and commissioning works at the Daandine facility. Work on the cont...

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Nov 02, 2020
‘Coral ark’ vision unveiled for Port Douglas

‘Coral ark’ vision unveiled for Port Douglas

Nonprofit group Great Barrier Reef Legacy has revealed its vision for a ‘coral ark’ to be built in Port Douglas. The Living Coral Biobank would preserve the genetic biodiversity of hard coral species by collecting and maintaining living samples of some 800 species worldwide. The complex has been designed by Australian firm Contreras Earl Architecture, along with l...

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Nov 02, 2020
Kenfrost honoured in state development awards

Kenfrost honoured in state development awards

Cairns-based developer Kenfrost has taken out one of the top honours in this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for Excellence. The company won the CEO’s Award for its work on Mount Peter Residential Estate in Cairns’ southern corridor, as well as being a finalist in the affordable housing category. It has completed 288 lots out of a p...

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Oct 31, 2020
Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Changes to three grant programs will help small and medium businesses working in the Defence sector to access greater support from next month. The Federal Government has announced changes to the co-contribution ratios in three Defence industry grant programs from November 12. The co-contributions have been reduced from the existing 50:50 ratio, as follows: New applicants for a Capab...

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Oct 23, 2020
Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Two mighty transport and machinery events are set to join forces in Brisbane next year. The Civil Construction Field Days will run alongside the Brisbane Truck Show during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week in May 2021. The double billing is thanks to a collaboration between Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCFQ). HVIA chief exe...

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Oct 16, 2020
Cash splash for tropical aquaculture plans

Cash splash for tropical aquaculture plans

James Cook University has welcomed the State Opposition’s election commitment of $67 million for its proposed Tropical Aquaculture Accelerator. It says the initiative is expected to support $2.6 billion in gross regional product and create more than 11,000 jobs by 2035. The Accelerator, to be based at JCU’s Douglas campus, will combine the university’s expertise in aquaculture innovat...

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Oct 14, 2020
Breaking ground for Yeppoon Bunnings build

Breaking ground for Yeppoon Bunnings build

An official ‘sod turning’ has marked the start of construction on Gibb Group’s multi-million-dollar Bunnings Warehouse Yeppoon at the Capricorn Coast’s Homemaker Centre. Queensland builder De Luca Corporation is expected to recruit up to 250 workers during the construction period. Set for completion in mid-2021, the 8900sq m development will see the second national retai...

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Oct 14, 2020
Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

A 4.5-star corporate hotel and luxury residential properties are among the proposals spurred by a Mackay Waterfront Expression of Interest (EOI) tender. Mackay Regional Council received seven submissions and has shortlisted two companies to proceed to the next stage of consultation. They include Brisbane-based Sentinel Group Holding and local consortium ReNew Mackay. Mayor Greg Williams...

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