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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 28, 2020
FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

Construction of a $300 million wind farm near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland is expected to kick off by early 2021 after winning Federal environmental approval. Neoen’s Green Power Hub at Kaban is proposed to include up to 29 turbines and additional infrastructure, including a substation and battery storage facility. Neoen Australia managing director Louis de Sambucy said the site ...

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Apr 27, 2020
Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Applications are open for $2 million in grants towards road safety research and technology development. Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack has announced Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund. “The fund will target innovating projects addressing priority areas including improving road safety in regional a...

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Apr 27, 2020
New specifications released for crack sealing

New specifications released for crack sealing

Austroads has published a new technical specification for the sealing of cracks in asphalt and spray seal pavements using hot placed elastomeric and crumb rubber sealants. Austroads program manager Ross Guppy said the work was part of a comprehensive suite of specifications Austroads is producing for road and bridge construction. “These standardised specifications will save time and...

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Apr 27, 2020
Equipment worth $10m up for grabs in CQ crane sale

Equipment worth $10m up for grabs in CQ crane sale

More than $10 million worth of equipment has gone up for sale in Biloela, Central Queensland, from the Lee Crane Hire business. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the sale opened on Friday and was already attracting strong interest, particularly in the all-terrain cranes and 25-tonne Frannas among the range. “There are about 75 assets for sale ranging from light vehicles t...

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Apr 24, 2020
Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions has begun construction of its $60 million artillery shell forging plant at Maryborough. Heavy machinery moved in during March to begin the process of preparing the 4ha greenfield site for a 7000sqm factory. More than 90 workers will be needed at the peak of construction, while 100 ongoing jobs will be created when the facility is operational.  RNM Mar...

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Apr 24, 2020
Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

More infrastructure funding has reached regional and remote parts of Queensland impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event. Around $12 million has been allocated to 26 resilience projects to help communities better withstand extreme weather events. It’s part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments’ $134.5 million infrastructure package. The projects include: Aurukun Shir...

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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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Apr 22, 2020
Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Cairns Regional Council is fast-tracking more than $8.3 million worth of projects in the CBD as part of a third wave of COVID-19 measures to assist businesses and the community. Erosion control along the Cairns Esplanade and renewal of the Lagoon pool plaza are among a number of significant projects to be brought forward. The projects were selected based on the estimated time for planning,...

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