Roads

Jul 14, 2020
Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Civil, Mining and Construction (CMC) has started work on a $12.5 million bridge at Riverslea in the latest phase of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project. The 260m long, 21m high Riverslea bridge will replace the existing crossing, which will be inundated when the weir reaches full supply. The bridge work should support up to 25 Central Queensland jobs, according to Natural Resources Minis...

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Jul 14, 2020
Funds get ball rolling on $80m Yeppoon road upgrade

Funds get ball rolling on $80m Yeppoon road upgrade

Federal funding of $8 million has been ‘unlocked’ to progress vital works on a planned $80 million Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road Upgrade. State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said by unlocking funding, the Queensland Government would now begin crucial works on the $80 million upgrade including a corridor masterplan, options assessment, community consultation, a business case for stage...

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Jul 14, 2020
Tenders out for $1b ring road design

Tenders out for $1b ring road design

Tenders are out to design Rockhampton’s $1 billion ring road, marking a major step in a project expected to support almost 800 jobs. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said concepts had been finalised and released to the community and it was time to getdown to the detail. “Investing in significant infrastructure pr...

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Jul 09, 2020
Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

A 13km stretch of the Rockhampton to Yeppoon road will benefit from $5 million in roadworks due to start in the third quarter of this year. The stretch from Mackays Rd to Iron Pot Rd will undergo pavement rehabilitation in work jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the work was part of ongoing improvements to the busy stretch. ...

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Jul 07, 2020
Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Gladstone Regional Council has handed down its 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget, outlining its priorities over the next 12 months. The Budget features a $64.8 million capital works program, which includes $27.2 million in State and Federal Government contributions. Key capital projects to be funded this financial year include:• $3.2m for Benaraby Landfill Cell Development• $2.3m for ...

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Jul 06, 2020
More roadworks roll out north of Townsville

More roadworks roll out north of Townsville

BMD is set to begin work next month on a $29.2 million safety package on the Bruce Highway south of Ingham, focusing on a 7.3km stretch between Hechts Rd and Easter Creek. The upgrades will generate almost 50 jobs for construction workers, local contractors and other businesses in the supply chain, according to Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCorm...

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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country – to produce the ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Mount Carbine Quarrying Operations has received a $4 million purchase order from Bama Civil for the supply of various quarry materials. Owner Speciality Metals International said delivery of the material was scheduled for the December half, as Bama completed a road construction project on the Peninsula Development Rd in Far North Queensland. It said the quarry’s order intake had impro...

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Jun 25, 2020
Specifications for concrete in bridges

Specifications for concrete in bridges

Austroads has published four new technical specifications dealing with components and treatments used to extend the life of concrete in bridges. Austroads program manager, assets, Ross Guppy said the specifications reflected contemporary construction practice and, wherever possible, were consistent with the relevant Australian and New Zealand standards. ATS 5420 sets out the requirements f...

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