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Jun 25, 2020
Wharf the wait – $127m shipping project complete

Wharf the wait – $127m shipping project complete

Crews have wrapped up the final works on the $127 million Cairns Shipping Development Project, putting the finishing touches on upgrades to six wharves. More than 400,000 hours were worked on the project, which included dredging the Cairns shipping channel, building an 8km pipeline to transfer silt for re-use and restoring six wharves built more… ...

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Jun 19, 2020
Northern rail upgrade works  on track

Northern rail upgrade works on track

The first phase of a $100 million rail upgrade project between Rockhampton and Townsville is complete. Crews from Civil Mining & Construction this month commissioned the first of eight train passing loop upgrades in a project expected to support 300 jobs during construction. CMC has been undertaking the earthworks, design and construction for the project… ...

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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… ...

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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…. ...

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Jun 12, 2020
Shiploaders rise for Reg

Shiploaders rise for Reg

It was a guard of honour with a difference as Gladstone Ports Corporation celebrated the life and legacy of Reg Tanna today (June 12). Three shiploaders at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal Wharf rose to form the guard and GPC staff held a moment’s silence as they marked the anniversary of Mr Tanna’s death 20… ...

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Jun 04, 2020
Qantas and Jetstar boost flights after COVID-19 plunge

Qantas and Jetstar boost flights after COVID-19 plunge

A host of regional cities including Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns will see a significant lift in flights as Qantas and Jetstar increase domestic and regional activity for June and July. The additional services will see capacity nationwide increase from 5 per cent of pre-coronavirus levels to 15 per cent by the end of June…. ...

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Jun 04, 2020
Uplifting footage as port slurry project advances

Uplifting footage as port slurry project advances

Gladstone Ports Corporation has released a video update on its wharf slurry project, being carried out at RG Tanna Coal Terminal at a cost of about $3 million. Aerial Media Gladstone captured the footage of part of the under wharf deck platform and tank being installed. The platform in the video weighs just under 20 tonne,… ...

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Jun 03, 2020
Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Rail freight operator Aurizon has refinanced $1.3 billion in debt, adding an extra $420 million to its previous level, while reiterating its expected earnings for this financial year. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said operations across Aurizon’s s coal, bulk and network businesses had continued with minimal disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic…. ...

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Jun 03, 2020
QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a State decision providing regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure critical to the coal industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Treasurer Cameron Dick had declared the Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) as regulated monopolies until 2040 and 2030 respectively. “The… ...

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