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Sep 25, 2020
LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

An LNP Government would build a rocket launch site near Abbot Point to help the Queensland space industry lift off, State Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said. The proposed $15 million investment to construct a government-owned orbital rocket launch site is forecast to create 300 jobs – 100 jobs in construction and 200 secure jobs when anchor tenant Gilmour Space Technologies operates mon...

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Sep 25, 2020
Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Genex Power is working to finalise financing for its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project after a the State Government this week reaffirmed its commitment of $132 million towards transmission infrastructure. The 250MW energy project, being built at the old Kidston gold mine site, has a total construction pricing of about $600 million, excluding transmission costs, financing costs and developme...

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Sep 25, 2020
Rehabilitating legacy mining into public assets

Rehabilitating legacy mining into public assets

Monash University researchers have built a database of more than 80,000 inactive and unused Australian mine sites in a project that highlights their positive potential. With some ingenuity and investment, these sites could go from being liabilities to assets, said Associate Professor of Resources Engineering Mohan Yellishetty. Professor Yellishetty and his international research team crea...

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Sep 24, 2020
Briefing for potential council suppliers in Gladstone

Briefing for potential council suppliers in Gladstone

Businesses interested in providing construction trade services to the Gladstone Regional Council will be briefed in an information session early next month. The information session will promote recent Invitations to Tender for a range of construction trade services and provide attendees with guidance for submitting complete and conforming offers to council for the Register of Pre-Qualified Sup...

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Sep 24, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From welding to water meters, bridge replacement to BMX park construction and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 25 September 2020 2:00 PMLRC010237: Fire and First Aid Equipment – Compliance Testing, Replacement and Supply Longreach Regional CouncilFri, 25 September 2020 2:00 PMDMTSC010246: Gravel Crushing & St...

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Sep 24, 2020
Footy stadium rebuild leads CQ recovery charge

Footy stadium rebuild leads CQ recovery charge

The State Government has committed $25 million towards delivering a 10,000-seat stadium at Rockhampton’s Browne Park. The funding is intended to deliver the first phase of the Browne Park redevelopment, which in time would enable the ground to stage NRL games along with concerts and performances of international significance. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the first phase of...

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Sep 24, 2020
Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Cairns Regional Council has applied for a $15 million interest-free loan to bring forward construction of water infrastructure to service new lots in the fast-growing Mount Peter area. Construction of a water reservoir for Mount Peter was planned to start in the 2023-24 financial year. But the surge in demand for residential land in the area has prompted the council to look at starting cons...

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Sep 23, 2020
Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Construction companies are being invited to submit their interest in building the $150 million Walkerston Bypass on the Peak Downs Highway in Central Queensland. The tender is expected to be awarded in March next year, with construction expected to start soon after and completion due by late 2023. The bypass will provide a 10.6km link between the Bruce and Peak Downs highways. “This is...

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Sep 23, 2020
State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

A pledge of $30 million for Big Rocks Weir outside Charters Towers and $10 million to support the DriveIT project in Townsville are among the economic kick-starters in a North Queensland recovery plan outlined today. A multi-million-dollar State Government support package to secure more than 1000 resource and manufacturing jobs by ensuring the continuation of Glencore’s Mount Isa copper ...

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