Roads

Jun 25, 2020
Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Works have started on Stage 3 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project between Edmonton and Gordonvale – the Far North’s biggest road project. The $481 million upgrade across 10.5km will double capacity on one of the Bruce Highway’s busiest two-lane sections and is expected to support 466 jobs. It will duplicate the highway, while also creating new service roads and seeing a num...

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Jun 22, 2020
Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

The Federal Government has revealed a list of shovel-ready Queensland projects to be funded under a COVID-19 recovery plan to boost infrastructure. Upgrades on the Cloncurry–Dajarra Road, Richmond–Winton Road, and the Burke and Gregory Developmental roads are among those to make the cut. Safety upgrades including a $37.5 million project on the Kennedy Highway and $18 million in works o...

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Jun 17, 2020
Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

A 10-tonne hammer and crane are on site to kick off construction on the first of three major bridge upgrades under the $120.3 million Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. The equipment will be used to drive 36 piles, ranging from 9.5m to 12.5m and weighing 6-8 tonnes, into Goosepond Creek in the next two weeks. The Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project is expected to creat about 150 job...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announce...

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Jun 11, 2020
Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding Contractors has won an $18 million-plus civil works contract as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. It construct an access road on the south eastern boundary of the training area, which is being expanded under the ASMTI. Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd said the selection of a Gladstone company was gre...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency Management Minister David Lit...

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May 29, 2020
Council blitzes Black Spots in Townsville

Council blitzes Black Spots in Townsville

Townsville City Council has secured federal Black Spot funding to improve the intersection of Sturt and Fletcher St in the city and the intersection of Bayswater Rd and Mooney St in Currajong. Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee chair Mark Molachino said both projects will be completed next month. “We’ve had a number of issues at the intersection of Sturt St and Fletcher ...

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May 22, 2020
Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

A new higher bridge is taking shape over the Haughton River as work progresses on a $514.3 million package of safety and flood immunity upgrades on the Bruce Highway between Ayr and Townsville. Work on the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project began in April last year and is expected to run until mid-2021, supporting more than 540 jobs. The latest timelapse video from the Department of ...

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May 22, 2020
Feds to pump $1.8b into local government projects

Feds to pump $1.8b into local government projects

The Federal Government has announced a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. It includes a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said local governments were playing a critical role in res...

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