Construction

Aug 27, 2020
De Luca wins Bunnings build at Yeppoon

De Luca wins Bunnings build at Yeppoon

National property developer Gibb Group has selected Queensland company De Luca Corporation for construction of the Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre’s Bunnings Warehouse. The proposed multi-million-dollar Bunnings Warehouse development is expected to provide an estimated 100 construction jobs and more than 60 operational jobs upon completion. The $35 million Capricorn Coast Homemaker Cent...

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Aug 25, 2020
Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

A sales deal with Stanwell Corporation has opened the way for construction to kick off next year on the $1.5 billion Clarke Creek wind farm. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the project was expected to create 350 jobs. Partners Lacour Energy and Goldwind are behind the planned wind farm, to be built about 150 km north-west of Rockhampton near Marlborough. They have sealed an agree...

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Aug 24, 2020
Online dashboard for local planning updates

Online dashboard for local planning updates

The Queensland Government has released a new online dashboard to improve local government planning transparency. The dashboard tracks and displays information about local government plan-making processes across the state. The interactive tool displays the ‘real time’ status of plan-making processes, including: key datesscheme name plan-making process descriptio...

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Aug 20, 2020
Stadium work triumphs in NQ building awards

Stadium work triumphs in NQ building awards

Watpac Construction has kicked goals at the Master Builders North Queensland Housing & Construction Awards for its work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The stadium build took out the Project of the Year award, as well as Best Sporting Facilities and Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety. The $318 million venue took over one million hours to ...

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Aug 20, 2020
State details planned infrastructure spend

State details planned infrastructure spend

The State Government has revealed details of a $13.9 billion infrastructure investment plan for 2020-21 to help spur Queensland’s economic recovery. Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said this year’s capital program re-affirmed the government’s infrastructure guarantee, and was expected to directly support around 44,000 jobs. “Our Unite and Reco...

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Aug 19, 2020
Get in early for upcoming Townsville Defence works

Get in early for upcoming Townsville Defence works

Local businesses are being urged to submit expressions of interest as a major Defence project moves forward in Townsville. The Department of Defence has shortlisted four potential head contractors for Stage 1 construction works under the Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Program at Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks. It includes construction of a $40 million, 5500sq m simulation f...

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Aug 17, 2020
Acrow makes inroads in industrial scaffold market

Acrow makes inroads in industrial scaffold market

Acrow Formwork and Construction Services has secured a $13 million contract extension for work on Origin Energy’s Surat Basin oil and gas facilities. The contract covers supply of industrial scaffold equipment and services, running for three years with an option to extend for a further two years. Acrow chief executive officer Steven Boland said the company’s acquisition of Queen...

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Aug 15, 2020
Airlie Beach revamp wins top construction gong

Airlie Beach revamp wins top construction gong

The Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project has won the Project of the Year title at the Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards. The $7.1 million project was completed last year, following the devastation wrought by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017. The work, by Paynters, also won the Best Community Service Facilities category.  Paynters m...

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Aug 14, 2020
Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Townsville engineering, planning, and environmental consultants, suppliers and contractors are being encouraged to attend industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday (August 21). A general industry briefing for interested suppliers and contractors will be held from 12-1pm, while a more detailed briefing for prospective principal consultants for the desig...

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