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Sep 23, 2020
Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Townsville City Council says local businesses have benefited from more than $270 million in council spending over the last six months. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, almost 82 per cent of the council’s procurement spend has been on small, medium, and large local businesses. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the council had a significant role to play in supporting bu...

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Sep 20, 2020
‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

The Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) group is targeting Queensland politicians in a campaign to fight millions of dollars from public infrastructure projects flowing to foreign-owned construction companies. The seats of Townsville and Mundingburra are firmly in their sights as the six-week campaign will focus the blowtorch on marginal seats ahead of the State election. AOC chief executiv...

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Sep 18, 2020
Quarrying and wet processing webinars

Quarrying and wet processing webinars

CDE is hosting a 2-day virtual event on a range of materials processing topics. More than 70 sessions involving 100 plus industry experts across multiple time zones are planned. The free-of-charge event takes place over October 14 and 15. CDE is committed to solving challenges, educating, and innovating the quarrying & wet processing industry, and alongside our valued partners we wil...

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Sep 18, 2020
Concrete future for old bridges under renewal plan

Concrete future for old bridges under renewal plan

Two bridges on Casuarina Rd, Midgee, outside Rockhampton are getting a much-needed upgrade thanks to nearly $800,000 of funding from the Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program and the local council. Contractor CASA Engineering is carrying out the work on the Swan Creek and Serpentine Creek bridges. They are some of the last to be updated to concrete bridges as part of a gradual proces...

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Sep 17, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From effluent pump-out services to electrical switchboards, gravel crushing to grader sales and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByMon, 21 September 2020 10:00 AMMRC010238: Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers for the Purchase and Removal of Scrap Metal, Batteries and Other Valuable Recyclable Materials Maranoa Regional Co...

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Sep 17, 2020
Marking 90 years of engineering achievement

Marking 90 years of engineering achievement

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020, and is showcasing its history and member accomplishments through an online presentation. The BPEQ is an independent statutory body responsible for regulating the engineering profession across the state, through standards designed to uphold the highest engineering conduct. It is responsible for ...

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Sep 17, 2020
Rocky forum to showcase region’s $4.6b project boom

Rocky forum to showcase region’s $4.6b project boom

Regional project work worth more than $4.6 billion will be the focus at the 2020 Major Projects Forum, hosted by Capricorn Enterprise next month. Taking place at Frenchville Sports Club, North Rockhampton, the event will be limited to 150 attendees due to COVID requirements. Among the presenters will be Queensland Economy Watch economist Gene Tunney, Queensland Resources Council chief execu...

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Sep 16, 2020
Major machinery auction closing Thursday

Major machinery auction closing Thursday

More than 100 items of drilling, mining, quarry machinery and heavy equipment are going under the hammer in an online auction this Thursday. Lloyds Auctions says the equipment is owned by a Coffs Harbour company holding a downsizing clearance sale this week. It includes dozers, loaders, tractors, crane borer trucks, service trucks and tippers.  Lloyds Auctions chief operating office...

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Sep 16, 2020
Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) has welcomed specialist rail infrastructure company Martinus as a member of the group, which aims to fight for a fairer deal for homegrown mid-tier contractors on major public projects. Martinus delivers medium to large scale rail infrastructure and systems across the country and in New Zealand, with current projects including Adani’s Carmichael Rail N...

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