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Civil Contractors

May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Apr 06, 2021
Pride of Rockhampton’s fleet set to take the field

Pride of Rockhampton’s fleet set to take the field

The pride of Rockhampton’s civil fleet have arrived in the city. The two new graders and a loader are parked at Rockhampton Regional Council’s Gracemere Depot making up the front row of its road building team. But, they won’t be there for long. The three machines form a significant part of Council’s road network capital… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Ci...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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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… This con...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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… This content is for...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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