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Oct 02, 2020
Boost for Wagners’ $175m entertainment precinct plan

Boost for Wagners’ $175m entertainment precinct plan

A $175 million plan to develop the Wellcamp Entertainment Precinct near Toowoomba has attracted $40 million in State funding. The Wagner family’s proposal would incorporate motorsport, driver-training and 40-000 person performing arts venue. The Wagner Corporation is already committed to investing $95 million of its own money to the Wellcamp Entertainment Precinct. “The Wagner famil...

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Oct 02, 2020
FNQ upgrades on the way  with $2.4m renewal funding

FNQ upgrades on the way with $2.4m renewal funding

Four projects across Leichhardt will receive a share of more than $290 million in Australian Government funding under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the timing couldn’t be better to see funding flow to deliver better and safer bridges and freight roads in Leichhardt. ...

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Oct 01, 2020
New demolition offering in Liebherr range

New demolition offering in Liebherr range

Liebherr has unveiled the latest addition to its crawler excavator line – the R 940 Demolition. As a successor to the R 944 C, the R 940 Demolition complements the product range, which already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition. It features the Liebherr Demolition Control System, which received the Intermat Innovation Award. This safety system shows the driver...

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Oct 01, 2020
State puts $15m on the table for Cairns research precinct

State puts $15m on the table for Cairns research precinct

The State Government will invest $15 million to acquire land for a new research and education precinct near Cairns Hospital to be built in partnership with James Cook University. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the announcement was in addition to a $52.9 million investment in upgrades for Cairns Hospital committed at the recent Cairns Community Cabinet. “It’s a crucial further step f...

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Sep 30, 2020
Coalition announces NAIF funding reforms

Coalition announces NAIF funding reforms

The Federal Government is moving to make it easier for projects to receive Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding and help kick along the country’s economic resurgence from COVID-19. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the 2020-21 Budget would include NAIF reforms which would provide more flexibility, increased risk appetite and widen t...

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Sep 30, 2020
QUT research adds shine to  $600m energy project

QUT research adds shine to $600m energy project

Vast Solar has joined forces with the Queensland University of Technology to help optimise its planned $600 million clean energy project in Mount Isa. The North West Queensland Hybrid Power Plant will use concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology based on mirrors. This will be integrated with a solar PV system, a large-scale battery and gas engines. Vast Solar said the new plant...

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Sep 30, 2020
$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

Port of Cairns will receive a $30 million boost to build two new wharves and advance the case for further growth as a defence vessel maintenance and shipbuilding hub. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the wharf construction work would deliver 150 new jobs at the Cairns Marine Precinct. The funding announcement came under the Cairns/FNQ Regional Recovery Action Plan. “Workin...

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Sep 30, 2020
State Government commits $10m to Mackay arena

State Government commits $10m to Mackay arena

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pledged $10 million towards the construction of the Great Barrier Reef Arena at Harrup Park in Mackay. It was part of the Mackay / Whitsunday Regional Recovery Action Plan she detailed while visiting the city yesterday. “This plan builds on our immediate commitment to keeping the region moving through extra support for businesses, workers and h...

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Sep 29, 2020
It’s official – La Niña is here

It’s official – La Niña is here

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed that a La Niña has formed in the tropical Pacific, with climate models suggesting it’s likely to remain until at least the end of 2020. La Niña typically brings a wetter-than-average spring and summer to northern and eastern Australia as well as increased tropical cyclone numbers. The last La Niña event, in 2010-2012, resulted in one of Austr...

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