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Oct 26, 2020
Hutchinson highlights at state building awards

Hutchinson highlights at state building awards

Hutchinson Builders has claimed the Project of the Year and House of the Year titles at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Awards. A broadcast awards ceremony on Friday announced 58 honours for builders, projects and individuals across the state. In addition to Project of the Year for Brisbane Skytower and House of the Year for their Seaview Terrace home i...

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Oct 25, 2020
More cyclones and more rain on the way says BOM

More cyclones and more rain on the way says BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology has clarified its position on the La Nina pattern expected to affect northern Australia this season and it’s not good. The tropical cyclone season runs between 1 November and 30 April and the bureau advises there’s a greater chance of cyclones and more so, rain. There’ve been fewer tropical cyclones on average in recent years but the bureau noted that the las...

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Oct 24, 2020
Stadium a winner for Townsville civil company

Stadium a winner for Townsville civil company

Mendi Constructions has been recognised for its work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The Townsville-based company has taken out the $30-$75m project category at the 2020 Civil Construction awards. Queensland Country Bank Stadium is a 25,000 multi-purpose stadium and home to the North Queensland Cowboys. Mendi constructed numerous work packages and was the first con...

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Oct 23, 2020
Collaborative approach to Central Highlands’ freight task

Collaborative approach to Central Highlands’ freight task

New research is expected to bolster support for more road and rail upgrades in the Central Highlands to cut freight times and costs. The Central Highlands Freight Task Analysis Survey has found close to 48 percent of respondents export goods and materials from the region and 62 percent import goods and materials to the region. More than 5o percent of the exporters identified challenges wit...

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Oct 23, 2020
Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Two mighty transport and machinery events are set to join forces in Brisbane next year. The Civil Construction Field Days will run alongside the Brisbane Truck Show during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week in May 2021. The double billing is thanks to a collaboration between Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCFQ). HVIA chief exe...

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Oct 22, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From asphalt resurfacing to accommodation, entrance enhancement to electrical switchboards and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 23 October 2020 2:00 PMIRC010337: Design, Supply and Construct 16 Person Ensuite Accommodation at 12 Acacia Street Moranbah Isaac Regional CouncilFri, 23 October 2020 4:00 PMCHRC010274: 20...

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Oct 22, 2020
Online briefing as more ASMTI packages roll out

Online briefing as more ASMTI packages roll out

Laing O’Rourke is hosting an online industry briefing on Tuesday, October 27, on Australian-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) works. Laing O’Rourke is managing contractor for ASMTI Facilities project works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland. The webinar comes as Laing O’Rourke seeks interest from suitably qualified subcontractors to tender for ...

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Oct 22, 2020
Top civil projects up for  Earth Awards honours

Top civil projects up for Earth Awards honours

Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium and Haughton Pipeline Duplication works are among the civil construction projects shortlisted for this year’s Queensland Earth Awards. Mendi Constructions and CivilPlus Constructions have been named as finalists for their work on those projects, while SoilCyclers and Rembind are in the running for work on the Townsville RAAF Base PFAS Re...

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Oct 21, 2020
Road wars heat up with  ‘Second Bruce’ plan

Road wars heat up with ‘Second Bruce’ plan

State Labor is pitching a ‘Real Bruce Plan’ that includes a ‘Second Bruce’ inland freight route to take trucks off the major highway. The plan also commits to building on the existing $12.6 billion jointly-funded Bruce Highway partnership with the Federal Government supporting 2500 jobs, with an additional $500 million for priority upgrades between Proserpine and Gladstone. ...

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