Roads

Apr 27, 2020
Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Applications are open for $2 million in grants towards road safety research and technology development. Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack has announced Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund. “The fund will target innovating projects addressing priority areas including improving road safety in regional a...

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Apr 27, 2020
New specifications released for crack sealing

New specifications released for crack sealing

Austroads has published a new technical specification for the sealing of cracks in asphalt and spray seal pavements using hot placed elastomeric and crumb rubber sealants. Austroads program manager Ross Guppy said the work was part of a comprehensive suite of specifications Austroads is producing for road and bridge construction. “These standardised specifications will save time and...

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Apr 24, 2020
Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

More infrastructure funding has reached regional and remote parts of Queensland impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event. Around $12 million has been allocated to 26 resilience projects to help communities better withstand extreme weather events. It’s part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments’ $134.5 million infrastructure package. The projects include: Aurukun Shir...

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Apr 21, 2020
Civil sector well placed for  works boost in COVID-19 response

Civil sector well placed for works boost in COVID-19 response

A survey of civil contractors nationwide has highlighted the sector’s capacity to take on additional infrastructure projects and hire more workers, a peak industry body says. Civil Contractors Federation National surveyed companies between April 4 and April 14, receiving responses from 228 companies (17.5 per cent from Queensland). Respondents were asked to provide an indication of th...

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Apr 19, 2020
Roads to Recovery boost for FNQ councils

Roads to Recovery boost for FNQ councils

Far North Queensland councils will receive a $912,315 cash injection for road maintenance projects under the Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the funding would allow councils across the region to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads. “We want to see excavators and diggers in the ground...

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Apr 14, 2020
Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

The Civil Contractors Federation of Queensland is calling for a works program similar to a flood recovery program to be rolled out state-wide in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This would be in addition to the acceleration of QTrip (Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program) spending under the proposal being advocated by the peak industry body, chief executive officer Damian Long said...

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Apr 13, 2020
Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

The State Government is looking at fast-tracking projects and boosting investment in the road network as it works to safeguard jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he had recently convened the first in a series of high level meetings with civil contractors on the issue. “Nothing is off the table in our response to this crisis,...

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Mar 27, 2020
Green light for $21m in regional resilience works

Green light for $21m in regional resilience works

The Federal and State governments have given the green light for $21 million worth of infrastructure resilience projects in regional communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough. Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said this round of funding included more than $17 million to improve regional road networks. “Today’s announcement is in addition to more than $60 million alr...

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Mar 25, 2020
A dozer-led virus challenge

A dozer-led virus challenge

The best way to address the fallout of COVID-19 is with a dozer blade according to the North Queensland Civil Construction Association (NQCCA). There were shovel-ready projects ready to absorb labour, build infrastructure and boost the economy said NQCCA President Phil Cassell. Federally funded project priorities in Queensland include: Cairns Southern Access Corridor – $180mCairns ...

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