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Dec 02, 2020
New-look Liebherrs revealed in triple launch

New-look Liebherrs revealed in triple launch

Liebherr has unveiled three brand-new machines and a fresh look that combines its classic yellow livery with new black, grey and white accents. The new products include the compact piling and drilling rig type LRB 23, the HS 8070.1 crawler crane and a battery-powered crawler crane line, the LR 1200.1 unplugged and the LR 1250.1 unplugged. The LRB 23 is marketed as a new all-rounder for de...

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Dec 02, 2020
State commits $56b to capital works pipeline

State commits $56b to capital works pipeline

Treasurer Cameron Dick has delivered a State Budget including a $56 billion commitment over four years for capital works and infrastructure, described as the largest such investment in more than a decade. Mr Dick said $14.8 billion of that would be spent this financial year, supporting 46,000 jobs. Queensland’s total debt is set to hit almost $130 billion by June 2024 and the fallout from...

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Dec 01, 2020
Four-year $27b road and transport plan

Four-year $27b road and transport plan

The State Government is promising its fifth record roads and transport spend in the 2020-21 Budget, with $26.9 billion allocated through to 2023-24. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the government would lock in a four-year pipeline of works to charge the state’s COVID-19 recovery. “Over the next four years, Queenslanders will see major projects like the $1 billion Gymp...

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Nov 30, 2020
Reporting scheme to hold big business to account

Reporting scheme to hold big business to account

Australia’s large businesses will have to report publicly on how and when they pay their small business suppliers under a federal scheme coming into effect on January 1. The Payment Times Reporting Scheme rules will require businesses with a total annual income of more than $100 million to detail their small business supply chain financing arrangements, such as reverse factoring. Minist...

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Nov 30, 2020
Backing to fast-track Kidston wind farm feasibility work

Backing to fast-track Kidston wind farm feasibility work

Japanese public utility J-Power has signed up to help fund and develop Genex Power’s proposed Kidston Stage-3 wind project. The wind farm would be part of the $1 billion Kidston Clean Energy Hub, along with an existing solar farm and the cornerstone Kidston pumped storage hydro project, which Genex says is nearing financial close. J-Power will earn a stake of up to a 50 per cent in th...

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Nov 27, 2020
Coal project blasts ahead as construction hits peak

Coal project blasts ahead as construction hits peak

Construction on Central Queensland’s Carmichael coal project has reached a peak, with more than 2000 people working at the site. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said he was delighted to report the project was able to deliver more jobs than previously expected. The jobs announcement coincided with a project milestone for Bravus, with the first controll...

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Nov 26, 2020
Queensland braces for heatwave conditions

Queensland braces for heatwave conditions

Southern Queensland is set to swelter from this weekend as severe to extreme heatwave conditions move across large parts of southern and eastern Australia in coming days. ‘Records could tumble as temperatures reach the mid 40s,’ the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted BOM senior meteorologist Dean Narramore told ABC News that higher temperatures would strike the Channel Country, Mara...

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Nov 26, 2020
Forum to cover cracking line-up of NQ projects

Forum to cover cracking line-up of NQ projects

Key projects including Greenvale’s $800 million Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASTMI) facilities and the Ravenswood gold mine expansion will feature at the Townsville Industry Breakfast next month. The State Government-hosted event on December 8 offers insight into regional supply chain opportunities as well as local innovation and knowledge initiatives. The line-up...

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Nov 26, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste services to water truck hire, chemical collection to culvert construction and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 27 November 2020 12:00 PMCHRC010467: 2020T153C – Removal of Dwellings Central Highlands Regional CouncilFri, 27 November 2020 5:00 PMCHRC010391: 2020T147S Springsure Landfill Rehab Work&nbs...

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