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Apr 29, 2020
‘Great progress’ for Tobruk pool redevelopment

‘Great progress’ for Tobruk pool redevelopment

The $11.3 million redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand in Townsville is racing towards the finish line, according to Mayor Jenny Hill. “Workers are making great progress on this exciting redevelopment,” Cr Hill said. “The toddler and learn-to-swim pools are now fully tiled and the 50m pool should be completed in the coming weeks. “Installation of the pool filt...

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Apr 28, 2020
Bridge option on the table for Daintree River crossing

Bridge option on the table for Daintree River crossing

The newly elected Douglas Shire Council has temporarily suspended Daintree River ferry contract negotiations to explore the option of a bridge crossing at various locations along the river. The council resolved last December to allow the chief executive officer to finalise contractual negotiations with local company Sirron Enterprises following a tender process. A hybrid solar-powered vehi...

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Apr 28, 2020
Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Townsville City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a live cattle holding yard and feedlot facility on 195ha at Calcium. Planning and Development Committee chair Les Walker said the Woodstock Pastoral Services development would have the capacity to accommodate 20,000 head of cattle. The facility is proposed to be developed in four stages over a 10-year period from 2020 to ...

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Apr 28, 2020
FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

Construction of a $300 million wind farm near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland is expected to kick off by early 2021 after winning Federal environmental approval. Neoen’s Green Power Hub at Kaban is proposed to include up to 29 turbines and additional infrastructure, including a substation and battery storage facility. Neoen Australia managing director Louis de Sambucy said the site ...

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Apr 24, 2020
Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions has begun construction of its $60 million artillery shell forging plant at Maryborough. Heavy machinery moved in during March to begin the process of preparing the 4ha greenfield site for a 7000sqm factory. More than 90 workers will be needed at the peak of construction, while 100 ongoing jobs will be created when the facility is operational.  RNM Mar...

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Apr 22, 2020
Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Cairns Regional Council is fast-tracking more than $8.3 million worth of projects in the CBD as part of a third wave of COVID-19 measures to assist businesses and the community. Erosion control along the Cairns Esplanade and renewal of the Lagoon pool plaza are among a number of significant projects to be brought forward. The projects were selected based on the estimated time for planning,...

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Apr 21, 2020
New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

Adani has awarded a $220 million-plus contract to Australian rail company Martinus for civil works on its Carmichael coal rail network. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the contract would deliver about 600 new jobs, which was more important than ever given the economic shifts being brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $220 million-plus civil construction contract ...

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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 body, chief executive officer Damian Long said...

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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 off the table in our response to this crisis,...

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