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Oct 14, 2020
Breaking ground for Yeppoon Bunnings build

Breaking ground for Yeppoon Bunnings build

An official ‘sod turning’ has marked the start of construction on Gibb Group’s multi-million-dollar Bunnings Warehouse Yeppoon at the Capricorn Coast’s Homemaker Centre. Queensland builder De Luca Corporation is expected to recruit up to 250 workers during the construction period. Set for completion in mid-2021, the 8900sq m development will see the second national retai...

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Oct 14, 2020
Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

A 4.5-star corporate hotel and luxury residential properties are among the proposals spurred by a Mackay Waterfront Expression of Interest (EOI) tender. Mackay Regional Council received seven submissions and has shortlisted two companies to proceed to the next stage of consultation. They include Brisbane-based Sentinel Group Holding and local consortium ReNew Mackay. Mayor Greg Williams...

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Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These c...

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Oct 13, 2020
Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host industry briefing sessions on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday, October 23. Stage 2 will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include about 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure. Tender documentati...

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Oct 09, 2020
Palaszczuk promises $1b schools blitz

Palaszczuk promises $1b schools blitz

A re-elected Labor Government would support local tradies by investing more than $1 billion to modernise Queensland’s schools, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “Our Great Schools, Great Future policy will provide new, modern learning facilities for young Queenslanders no matter where they live, with the added economic benefit of providing jobs for local tradespeople,” she said.The inv...

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Oct 09, 2020
LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

An LNP Government would deliver a $50 million upgrade to the Peak Downs Highway, Member for Burdekin Dale Last said. Mr Last said the Peak Downs Highway had been ignored for five years under Labor, despite being a lifeline for major agricultural and resources businesses. “An LNP Government will upgrade sections of the highway under three packages, including widening areas between Mackay a...

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Oct 08, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste services to welding, solar power to security gates and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 09 October 2020 8:00 AMCHRC010294: 2020T138E – Sale of 19 King Street, Duaringa Central Highlands Regional CouncilFri, 09 October 2020 8:00 AMCHRC010297: 2020T139E – Sale of 11 William Street, Duaringa&nbs...

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Oct 07, 2020
Budget boost for council roads, infrastructure works

Budget boost for council roads, infrastructure works

The Federal Budget has set aside an additional $1 billion to flow through local councils in a bid to create jobs through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. This builds on the existing $500 million commitment made in May for LRCI which has already seen more than 1800 projects approved for funding nation-wide. Other funding commitments re-affirmed include money for ...

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Oct 07, 2020
Backing to take CopperString plan through to next level

Backing to take CopperString plan through to next level

The State Government has taken another step to back the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project, with an agreement to underwrite additional development costs as it heads towards its proposed 2021 construction start date. The high-voltage 1100km transmission line is expected to support more than 750 jobs during construction and will help further open up the North West Minerals Province. Acros...

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