Construction

Aug 12, 2020
NAIF funds flow for new Cowboys centre

NAIF funds flow for new Cowboys centre

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility funds should start to flow next week for the North Queensland Cowboys’ training and high-performance centre after sign-off on a $20 million loan.Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the NAIF finance meant the Cowboys and Townsville community would have world-class training and sports-medicine facilities which would a...

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Aug 07, 2020
DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

Heavy machinery has moved in and work is underway on a long-awaited driver education and motorsport precinct for Townsville. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said construction on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ in Calcium was excellent news for the region. “This is much-needed construction activity supporting 50 jobs at a time when our community really needs them,” Mr Thompson said. ...

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Jul 20, 2020
ASMTI win for Rockhampton business

ASMTI win for Rockhampton business

Rockhampton-based company Manuplex has won a significant work package under the Australian Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). It was awarded by Site Solutions, a subsidiary of Laing O’Rourke – who are administering ASMTI project at Shoalwater Bay training area north of Rockhampton. The Manuplex contract involves the design and installation of temporary top tier administ...

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Jul 17, 2020
$1b Whitsunday Paradise project nears starting block

$1b Whitsunday Paradise project nears starting block

Developer Greater Rewards Group says council approval is the last hurdle to starting its $1.1 billion Whitsunday Paradise project near Bowen, after gaining the green light from State Government. The Gold Coast-based company plans to develop a residential community of 2000 dwellings for up to 5000 people across 10 stages. General manager Blake Thomas said it would immediately start $40 milli...

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Jul 16, 2020
Security of payment rollout under fire

Security of payment rollout under fire

The State Government is continuing to roll out its security of payment reforms for the construction industry amid Opposition accusations that it has been dragging its feet on the issue. The reforms include a new Project Trust Account system to be progressively extended across Queensland’s $46 billion construction sector from March 2021, while other protections will commence this year. Hou...

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Jul 09, 2020
Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

A $6.4 million facelift for the Rockhampton airport terminal is among the council projects across Central Queensland to attract funding under a COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the upgrade funded under the COVID Works for Queensland program would see dedicated passenger lounges installed. “There’s no better time to be investing in our airport...

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Jul 09, 2020
Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Fogarty Park in Cairns will soon have all-weather options for markets and other events after the council secured funding for a new turf surface and upgraded drainage It’s one of 11 projects in the region to share $7.42 million in funding through the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Cairns Regional Council estimates the works will create or support arou...

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Jul 09, 2020
NQ councils welcome cash for projects

NQ councils welcome cash for projects

A new water park in Charters Towers and upgrading the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre pool in Townsville are two of the North Queensland projects made possible through the $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. The program will also expand Wi-Fi coverage in Ayr and Home Hill and upgrade facilities on Palm Island and within the Hinchinbrook region. They are among 31 projects funded...

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Jul 09, 2020
Jetty repair works scheduled for Lucinda

Jetty repair works scheduled for Lucinda

Port of Townsville has awarded a $1.2 million repair and maintenance contract to Casa Projects for the public jetty in Lucinda. The Little Lucinda Jetty sits next to the sugar terminal at Lucinda Port and is a popular site for fishing and recreational activities. The maintenance project comes after AECOM last year conducted an Inshore Wharf Structural Inspection at Lucinda and produced arep...

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