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Civil Contractors

Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 30, 2021
The case of a stuck Suez ship and a delayed western dip

The case of a stuck Suez ship and a delayed western dip

What do a Townsville builder, the Goondiwindi Regional Council and a container ship stuck in the Suez Canal have in common? The answer is a 50m pool. Taylor Builders, trading as TP Aquatic Constructions, has been commissioned to refurbish Goondiwindi’s public pool. Sitting in Italy Managing director Chris Taylor says the system is currently sitting… ...

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Mar 27, 2021
Sandvik introduces Top Hammer XL for surface mining

Sandvik introduces Top Hammer XL for surface mining

Sandvik has launched a new top hammer system for large hole size drilling in surface mining, the Top Hammer XL. The new drilling system is tailored for large-scale quarry and surface mining customers, offering a faster, more fuel-efficient and more cost-effective way to drill holes 140 to 178mm (5.5 to 7 inches) in diameter. The manufacturer says the components… ...

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Mar 25, 2021
Melbourne company takes Hinos down electric avenue

Melbourne company takes Hinos down electric avenue

Melbourne-based company SEA Electric has kicked off commercial production of electric trucks. Two SEA Electric-badged vehicles, the SEA 300 and SEA 500, based on the Hino 500 Series and Hino 300 Series models, are now available for purchase. The trucks are assembled from semi knocked down (SKD) kits, complete with a fully integrated SEA-Drive power-system… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension… ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Milestone on works program

Milestone on works program

Construction of stage 1 of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline is complete.  It involved laying around 2760 lengths of 1.8m diameter pipe across 33km between the Haughton pump station and Ross River Dam. “It’s been a fantastic effort by the more than 1,000 workers who have logged more than 500,000 work hours building the pipeline and… ...

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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for… ...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when… ...

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May 14, 2020
Defence spend to help business

Defence spend to help business

The Federal Government is releasing almost $870 million of Defence estate works to the market to bolster industry as the economy recovers from COVID-19. The Estate Works Program provides facilities maintenance projects aimed at restoring or sustaining capability and addressing safety and compliance requirements of facilities and infrastructure on the Defence Estate. More than 300 wo...

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