Construction

Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at four to eight tonnes ...

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May 28, 2020
Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

A $40 million project at RAAF Base Townsville is being hailed as a shining example of local procurement policies.  Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the new facilities for the CH-47 Chinook helicopters were being constructed using local companies and employees.“Some 90 per cent of the project is being delivered by local businesses,” Ms Price said.“Through our Local Capability In...

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May 26, 2020
Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

The property firm behind the redevelopment of Dunk Island says the Far North Queensland project remains a high priority as it undertakes a restructure. Mayfair 101 says the appointment of receivers by the IPO Wealth Fund’s trustee, Vasco Trustees Limited, does not directly impact on its assets in the Mission Beach area, which are not subject to the receivership process. Mayfair Iconic Pro...

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May 25, 2020
Builders seek backing for $13.2b stimulus plan

Builders seek backing for $13.2b stimulus plan

The building industry has released its own COVID-19 recovery plan, with a $13.2 billion price tag and the promise of 105,500 construction jobs across Australia. Master Builders Australia says the stimulus action plan it has put forward would spark more than $30 billion in new economic activity. Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn. “We are seeking stimulus not subsidies from g...

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May 23, 2020
FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

Cairns-based company FGF has been appointed as civil construction contractor for the $90 million Botanica Lifestyle Resort project in Caravonica. FGF will undertake preparation work on 49 lots as well as civil construction of roads and underground services for the over-50s development. The Botanica Lifestyle Resort developer said they were committed to supporting local businesses and contra...

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May 18, 2020
Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

A critical Townsville rail connection, a Central Queensland airport terminal upgrade and a racing club rejuvenation are among the projects regional councils have put forward in a COVID-19 fightback plan. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) on Friday submitted its list of shovel-ready proposals to the State Government on behalf of its 77 member councils.&nb...

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May 16, 2020
Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

The Federal Government has shortlisted three firms to lead the $800 million contract for Defence facilities at the new Greenvale training area in North Queensland. The shortlisted companies for the managing contractor role are CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction and Lendlease Building. The work is a key part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMT...

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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, who recently ...

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May 15, 2020
Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program. The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson. Member for He...

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