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Jul 01, 2020
Chief Engineer to lead policy discussion

Chief Engineer to lead policy discussion

Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Jane MacMaster to the newly-created role of Chief Engineer. The aim is to have a figure to lead Engineers Australia’s engagement and policy discussion with industry, government, academia and other key stakeholders. “The Chief Engineer will play an important part in delivering the organisation’s strategic vision and we… This content is for...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 16, 2020
Cairns floats the boat for Defence maintenance

Cairns floats the boat for Defence maintenance

HMAS Armidale has undocked in Cairns after undergoing a major servicing and restoration project, injecting more than $5 million into the local economy. It is the first of several major maintenance projects coming up over the next two years, according to Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price. “Thales Australia will continue to partner with local Australian… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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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…. This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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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… This content is for iQ...

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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. CCF wrote...

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Jun 08, 2020
Queensland generated steam

Queensland generated steam

Partner sponsor It may well be that society is driven by technology. Well every head needs a heart and the heart of modern industry is steam. From hospitals to food treatment to electricity generation, steam affects change in most people’s lives for the better. Steam is right among solutions for the new ‘green’ era. This… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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May 29, 2020
Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

The Queensland Government and ICN Queensland want to make members of business community more self-reliant. The webpage at https://qldcovid19.icn.org.au/ is providing businesses and manufacturers with opportunities to work together to provide new products and services and to reduce reliance on imports. The emphasis is on shortening supply chains and reducing the risk of relying on imports.  Fi...

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