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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), the Fe...

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Oct 28, 2020
Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Seafood company Tassal Group is buying a 1300ha property neighbouring its Proserpine prawn farm with an eye to further expansion. The $7 million deal to buy Billy Creek is expected to pave the way for an enlarged prawn farming precinct in the area. Tassal has already received regulatory approval for 450ha of prawn ponds at Proserpine. It stocked prawn ponds of 270ha last financial year, ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host industry briefing sessions on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday, October 23. Stage 2 will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include about 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure. Tender documentati...

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Sep 10, 2020
Next level track loader from Caterpillar

Next level track loader from Caterpillar

The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with improved fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K and features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls. An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rearview came...

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Aug 14, 2020
Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Townsville engineering, planning, and environmental consultants, suppliers and contractors are being encouraged to attend industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday (August 21). A general industry briefing for interested suppliers and contractors will be held from 12-1pm, while a more detailed briefing for prospective principal consultants for the desig...

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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 27, 2020
Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Reviving plans for the Tully Millstream hydro scheme north-west of Tully is a key job-creating project on NQ First’s election platform. Party leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has promised $400 million to make the hydroelectric power project a reality if NQ First wins the balance of power at the State election on October 31. Mr Costigan, who made the announcement in Cairns today...

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Jul 22, 2020
South Yards development site on the market

South Yards development site on the market

A prime development site has hit the market near the new $300 million Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville’s CBD. Local development company the Honeycombes Property Group is selling the former South Yards railway workshop site, a 17.2ha parcel zoned for mixed use. Colliers International Queensland director for investment services Sam Biggins said they were already fielding ca...

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Jul 16, 2020
Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Hall Contracting and Atlas Heavy Engineering have banded together to build one of the toughest marine digging buckets in the country. The custom backhoe bucket weighs in at 17 tonnes and has been purpose designed for excavating hard rock. Hall Contracting chief executive officer Cameron Hall said it had been manufactured for use on Hall’s 65m-long backhoe dredge, Woomera, which is current...

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