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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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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to… This content is fo...

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Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at… This content is for i...

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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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May 29, 2020
Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Expansion plans at a North Queensland barramundi farm are among 14 Queensland projects to attract Rural Economic Development (RED) grants of up to $250,000 for business growth. Mainstream Aquaculture at Mourilyan Harbour is expanding to produce 3000 tonne of 4kg barramundi fish a year and develop a hub for production and processing. Agricultural Industry Development… This content is for iQ ...

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

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May 28, 2020
Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

Lion’s share stays local as RAAF base job progresses

A $40 million project at RAAF Base Townsville is being hailed as a shining example of local procurement policies.  Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the new facilities for the CH-47 Chinook helicopters were being constructed using local companies and employees.“Some 90 per cent of the project is being delivered by local businesses,” Ms Price… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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May 28, 2020
Civil works training program set for another round

Civil works training program set for another round

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland is offering a new round of its Trade Ready training program next month. The Trade Ready program combines a Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation along with other competencies such as Working in Confined Spaces. The program, including work placement, is held over a seven-week period. “The civil… This content is for iQ Indus...

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May 26, 2020
Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

Dunk developer says project remains a high priority

The property firm behind the redevelopment of Dunk Island says the Far North Queensland project remains a high priority as it undertakes a restructure. Mayfair 101 says the appointment of receivers by the IPO Wealth Fund’s trustee, Vasco Trustees Limited, does not directly impact on its assets in the Mission Beach area, which are not… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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