Construction

Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension notice and 31 October 2020...

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Jul 08, 2020
WHF Group to build major retail development

WHF Group to build major retail development

Private Queensland property company Stockwell has appointed Mackay builder WHF Group to construct the first two stages of its Northern Beaches Emporium . Northern Beaches Emporium is set to commence construction in September 2020 under the $6 million contract, with an anticipated opening early 2021. It is estimated that construction will create about 60 jobs and, once operational, a furthe...

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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country – to produce the ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex Power has pinned down construction pricing and secured a further extension for its NAIF loan offer as it steams towards financial close for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project. Genex chief executive officer James Harding said the company was focused on starting construction in the coming months – creating an estimated 500 jobs in North Queensland over the next four years. ...

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Jun 25, 2020
Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Works have started on Stage 3 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project between Edmonton and Gordonvale – the Far North’s biggest road project. The $481 million upgrade across 10.5km will double capacity on one of the Bruce Highway’s busiest two-lane sections and is expected to support 466 jobs. It will duplicate the highway, while also creating new service roads and seeing a num...

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Jun 23, 2020
Cash splashed for the Cowboys

Cash splashed for the Cowboys

The North Queensland Cowboys have been given an off-field boost thanks to $5 million from the State Government. The money will enable the Cowboys to fully develop their community training and high performance centre. Member for Mundingburra and Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke said the investment was a major boost for Townsville and the North Queensland Cowboys. “We are ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

A $267 million building stimulus will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as Queensland recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement as part of the Government’s second stage of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Que...

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Jun 16, 2020
GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is running a webinar to provide local industry with an update on plans for a $308 million high-purity alumina industrial plant.  Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology. It recently raised $7 million through a share ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said. “We are laying the groun...

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