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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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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announce...

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Jun 11, 2020
Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding Contractors has won an $18 million-plus civil works contract as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. It construct an access road on the south eastern boundary of the training area, which is being expanded under the ASMTI. Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd said the selection of a Gladstone company was gre...

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Jun 10, 2020
Council tests the market on waterfront development

Council tests the market on waterfront development

Mackay Regional Council is taking the city’s waterfront revamp to the next level with a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for development projects on six freehold sites. The projects within the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) should support CBD revitalisation and proposed public realm upgrades nearby. Mayor Greg Williamson said calling for expressions of interes...

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Jun 10, 2020
Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

The $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project has jumped an administrative hurdle, with agreement reached between the State and Federal Governments on construction milestones. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said minor amendments to the bilateral agreement on water to speed up processes and release funds had been signed off by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transpo...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency Management Minister David Lit...

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Jun 08, 2020
CCF claims recovery credit

CCF claims recovery credit

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is claiming credit for a Federal Government announcement of an ‘Infrastructure led recovery’. It was the CCF’s advocacy efforts that led ministers at a ‘federal and state level’ to confirm their support for a civil stimulus strategy to ‘arrest Australia’s decline into recession’, CEO Chris Melham said. CC...

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Jun 04, 2020
Uplifting footage as port slurry project advances

Uplifting footage as port slurry project advances

Gladstone Ports Corporation has released a video update on its wharf slurry project, being carried out at RG Tanna Coal Terminal at a cost of about $3 million. Aerial Media Gladstone captured the footage of part of the under wharf deck platform and tank being installed. The platform in the video weighs just under 20 tonne, according to GPC. Local contractor Walz Group is completin...

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Jun 04, 2020
BMD scores largest contract to date in Carmichael build

BMD scores largest contract to date in Carmichael build

Adani has awarded a $350 million-plus civil construction contract for the Carmichael coal project’s rail network to Queensland-based BMD. This takes the total value of contracts awarded for the Galilee Basin project to more than $1 billion, according to Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow. The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the major...

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