Construction

May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation. Forest Wind is...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when the funding dried up,” he said. “Then Etheridge Shire Mayor, Warre...

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May 13, 2020
RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

A $2.5 million project to extend the secondary wharf at Berth 10 will boost Port of Townsville’s capacity for car carriers. Townsville marine contractor Pacific Marine Group has won the contract to upgrade the roll on-roll off (RoRo) wharf extension for larger car vessels. Work has begun and is due to be completed in August. Port of Townsville general manager infrastructure and en...

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May 12, 2020
All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

Cranes are lifting 24m long bridge decking units into place at Chinaman Creek this month as Stage 4 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project advances. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new inbound bridge, which was expected to be completed by mid-2020, boasted several interesting features. Federal MP Warren Entsch . “The 90 bridge decking units are manufactured with a ...

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May 12, 2020
Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine. The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety concerns on Queensland’...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able to get a head start on works to connect t...

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May 06, 2020
Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Four projects in Cape York and Torres Strait communities have won federal funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade Project – $75,240Port Stewart Airstrip Upgra...

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May 01, 2020
Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Townsville City Council has given the green light for an entertainment precinct at the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, expected to create up to 200 jobs in construction. It has approved a Material Change of Use application that paves the way for the development in Idalia. The MCU is for a mixed-use entertainment development that will comprise of a rock-climbing facility, bowling alley and a cin...

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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executi...

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