Local Government

Jun 26, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From asphalt to asset management, electrical goods to economic development strategy and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued BySun, 28 June 2020 5:00 PMCHRC009951: Sale of Land Lot 21 South Street, Springsure Central Highlands Regional CouncilMon, 29 June 2020 2:00 PMSDRC009925: 20_234 Construction of Recycled Water Extension...

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Jun 25, 2020
Restraint at heart of Mount Isa Budget

Restraint at heart of Mount Isa Budget

Mount Isa City Council’s 2020-21 Budget includes a $29.408 million capital works component, with a high focus on works funded by State and Federal governments. Mayor Danielle Slade said the Budget was scaled-back and restrained yet fair. “This is not the Budget that we wanted as a council, it’s not ideal, but it is definitely the Budget that we need at this time,” Cr Slade said....

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Jun 24, 2020
Mackay infrastructure focus in COVID-19 recovery

Mackay infrastructure focus in COVID-19 recovery

Mackay Regional Council will pump more than $100 million into capital works projects in the coming financial year. Mayor Greg Williamson said spending on infrastructure and initiatives like the Invest Mackay Events and Conference Attraction program would help stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 recovery. The 2020-2021 budget includes $7.6 million to progress signature projects – the...

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Jun 17, 2020
Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone technology is giving Townsville City Council an edge in tackling recovery works after last year’s monsoon. The council will use 3D and digital terrain modelling to plan projects and assess areas before, during and after works. The drone operations are part of a broader environmental recovery program that includes vegetation and landscape assessments for riverbank restoration. Com...

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Jun 17, 2020
Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Townsville City Council has released a new round of tenders for operations looking to set up shop in the Lansdown industrial precinct at Woodstock. It comes after the State Government recently paved the way for the council to formally adopt the major planning scheme amendment required for the precinct, with conditions. The council said it was also progressing the design and construction of...

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Jun 16, 2020
Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

A $267 million building stimulus will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as Queensland recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement as part of the Government’s second stage of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Que...

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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 Scott Morrison announce...

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Jun 10, 2020
Council tests the market on waterfront development

Council tests the market on waterfront development

Mackay Regional Council is taking the city’s waterfront revamp to the next level with a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for development projects on six freehold sites. The projects within the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) should support CBD revitalisation and proposed public realm upgrades nearby. Mayor Greg Williamson said calling for expressions of interes...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency Management Minister David Lit...

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