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Nov 25, 2021
Smithfield Bypass ready to rumble

Smithfield Bypass ready to rumble

One of Far North Queensland’s largest infrastructure projects, the Smithfield Bypass, has opened to traffic after three years of work. The $164 million project was delivered on schedule by the Highway Construction and Albem Operations joint venture. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today joined Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and Member for Barron River Craig… This content ...

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Aug 06, 2021
Cape York road sealing works on a roll

Cape York road sealing works on a roll

A further three road sealing projects are due to roll out for the Peninsula Development Rd this year following completion of the $23.84 million Kennedy to Rocky Creek project.  The Kennedy to Rocky Creek project, delivered by Bama Downer Joint Venture, is the first project under the Cape York Region Package (CYRP) Stage 2 to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log ...

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Aug 06, 2021
Charters Towers airport to step up a notch

Charters Towers airport to step up a notch

The Charters Towers airport is set to receive $800,000 worth of upgrades over the next 18 months. Charters Towers Regional Council has indicated it will be looking to obtain quotes or a tender for the works in the next few months. The upgrades are to increase the airstrip width and create more aircraft parking spaces,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

After 336,000 project hours worked, a major upgrade of the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere is officially complete. Fulton Hogan Construction was the principal contractor for the $74.99 million project, jointly funded by the federal and State governments. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said motorists had seen this important freight and commuter link… This ...

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Jun 26, 2021
Supporting role a specialty for Big River

Supporting role a specialty for Big River

Australian timber and building supplier Big River Group has been among the businesses playing a part in the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade on the Bruce Highway. Due for completion in late 2021, the project includes the replacement of three bridges for wider, higher-level bridges, the construction of two new bridges and two highway… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 26, 2021
Designs out for major Cairns road project

Designs out for major Cairns road project

Plans for the $300 million Cairns Western Arterial Rd duplication are advancing towards a 2022 start for construction, with designs options now out for public feedback. The business case for the project linking the Smithfield and Redlynch will be released in October 2021. The staged project between the Captain Cook Highway and Lake Placid Rd… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 15, 2021
More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

Douglas Shire Council today endorsed a $50 million operating budget and a $16.047 million capital works program in the 2021/22 Annual Budget. It includes increases in utility and waste collection charges by 3.3 and 5.38 percent respectively and a general rate increase of 2.8 percent. Across the next 12 months, Council will spend $19.045 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Jun 12, 2021
Federal Government rolls out latest Black Spot funds

Federal Government rolls out latest Black Spot funds

The Federal Government has earmarked $709,000 towards upgrading the intersection of Upward and Draper streets in Cairns in the latest round of Black Spot project funding. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said Cairns Regional Council had nominated the intersection for funding. “I am pleased to see this significant intersection upgrade will be delivered under the… This content is for iQ In...

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Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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