Local Government

Jul 29, 2020
Bottler of an idea for road building

Bottler of an idea for road building

From beer bottles to road building – glass is going to good use in Townsville. Townsville City Council is recycling the equivalent of 2.3 million glass bottles (or 480 tonnes of glass) and about 720 tonnes of crushed concrete in a $1 million road project at Stuart.  The council is upgrading Vantassel St and Zinc Rd, which connects the Bruce Highway to the Stuart landfill site, the Su...

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Jul 28, 2020
State bumps up Proserpine Entertainment Centre funds

State bumps up Proserpine Entertainment Centre funds

The State Government is tipping in an extra $8 million for construction of Whitsunday Regional Council’s new Proserpine Entertainment Centre. This will take the total Queensland Government contribution to $13.725 million in a project expected to cost about $18.725 million to complete. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the revitalised Proserpine Entertainment Centre was a key infrastructu...

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Jul 28, 2020
Townsville strategy targets Defence growth

Townsville strategy targets Defence growth

A new strategy aims to position Townsville and North Queensland to make the most of Defence development over the next decade. Townsville City Council today adopted the Townsville North Queensland Defence Strategy 2020-2030. “For the first time the region has a well-structured unified strategy to guide logical and meaningful engagement around Defence investment in North Queensland,” Mayo...

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Jul 27, 2020
Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

The Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand in Townsville have re-opened following an $11.3 million redevelopment. The project was undertaken by local contractor Jackson+Semler and supported more than 120 jobs, Townsville City Council said. Acting Mayor Mark Molachino said the redeveloped complex included new 50m, learn-to-swim and toddler pools as well as an updated filtration system, new shad...

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Jul 24, 2020
More in the tank for growth thanks to $4.8m water job

More in the tank for growth thanks to $4.8m water job

Construction is well underway on a $4.8 million reservoir to provide greater water security for Hughenden. North Queensland business Wulguru Steel won the contract to construct the 4.3ML welded steel tank and began work in April. Flinders Shire director of engineering Hari Boppudi said about 40 per cent of the work had been completed to date. The project comes after Flinders Shire Counci...

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Jul 23, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From hydrants to hangars, ductile pipe to playground equipment and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 24 July 2020 2:00 PMWSC010024: Winton Childcare Centre – Playground Equipment Winton Shire CouncilFri, 24 July 2020 2:00 PMLRC010026: Sand Filter Replacement Longreach Regional CouncilFri, 24 July 2020 2:00 PM...

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Jul 22, 2020
Council shares soaring vision for key precinct

Council shares soaring vision for key precinct

Cairns Regional Council has released two new 3D flythroughs to provide a glimpse of what the upgraded Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct will look like. Construction is about to start on the $28 million project, which was fast-tracked in May during the COVID-19 slump to limit the disruption to traders and maximise the city’s appeal once tourists return. In order to facilitate an accelerated...

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Jul 16, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste collection to water main replacement, playground equipment to pool management and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 17 July 2020 2:00 PMIRC010022: Landfill Management – Moranbah, Clermont/Dysart and Glenden Isaac Regional CouncilFri, 17 July 2020 5:00 PMCCRC010016: One Mile Creek and Port Hinchinbro...

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Jul 14, 2020
Bumper capital works spend for Rockhampton

Bumper capital works spend for Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council has announced a record $170 million capital works program to stimulate the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The council said also that the average residential ratepayer would benefit from a rates freeze, delivered through a $70 reduction to be applied to the first rates bill when it was issued later this month. Mayor Margaret Strelow said results ...

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