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May 21, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From bulk fuel supply to blended cements, plant hire to pool painting and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByThu, 21 May 2020 2:00 PMPASC009842: Building Services, Professional Services and Occassional Freight Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilFri, 22 May 2020 2:00 PMCHRC009851: 2020T096C – Supply of Bulk Fuel for ...

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May 19, 2020
TEi Services tackles Paluma Dam upgrade

TEi Services tackles Paluma Dam upgrade

Townsville City Council has launched work on a project to boost the capacity of Paluma Dam by about 6600 megalitres. Local contractor TEi Services is carrying out the work, which council water and waste committee chairman Russ Cook says will further enhance Townsville’s water security.  “Paluma Dam is one of two drinking water storage facilities for our city. That’...

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May 18, 2020
Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

Local projects laid out in ‘Battleplan’ funding call

A critical Townsville rail connection, a Central Queensland airport terminal upgrade and a racing club rejuvenation are among the projects regional councils have put forward in a COVID-19 fightback plan. The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) on Friday submitted its list of shovel-ready proposals to the State Government on behalf of its 77 member councils.&nb...

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May 15, 2020
Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

A three tonne ‘ragberg’ has been pulled from Mackay City Council’s sewerage system. It’s prompted pleas from the council to flush only the three p’s: pee, poo and (toilet) paper. The solid waste material, dubbed a ‘ragberg’, was removed from the city’s No. 1 pump station at Sydney St this week. A total of 12 loads of the ragberg were extrac...

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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 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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Apr 28, 2020
Bridge option on the table for Daintree River crossing

Bridge option on the table for Daintree River crossing

The newly elected Douglas Shire Council has temporarily suspended Daintree River ferry contract negotiations to explore the option of a bridge crossing at various locations along the river. The council resolved last December to allow the chief executive officer to finalise contractual negotiations with local company Sirron Enterprises following a tender process. A hybrid solar-powered vehi...

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Apr 28, 2020
Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Townsville City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a live cattle holding yard and feedlot facility on 195ha at Calcium. Planning and Development Committee chair Les Walker said the Woodstock Pastoral Services development would have the capacity to accommodate 20,000 head of cattle. The facility is proposed to be developed in four stages over a 10-year period from 2020 to ...

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Apr 23, 2020
Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

FGF Developments has won a $5 million contract to construct the Kamerunga trunk water main as part of a $6 million project in the Cairns Northern Beaches. The works will include the construction of a 2.6 kilometre main water pipe from Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch, to the northern bank of the Barron River under the Cairns Western Arterial Rd in Lake Placid. The Cairns Regional Council project is ...

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