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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport… ...

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May 15, 2020
Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program. The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works…. ...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs… ...

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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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May 13, 2020
RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

A $2.5 million project to extend the secondary wharf at Berth 10 will boost Port of Townsville’s capacity for car carriers. Townsville marine contractor Pacific Marine Group has won the contract to upgrade the roll on-roll off (RoRo) wharf extension for larger car vessels. Work has begun and is due to be completed in August…. ...

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May 13, 2020
Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Are you across quad charts? Businesses targeting Defence contracts, and others, are being encouraged to join online workshops on how to develop compelling quad charts. Used by the international defence industry for many years to succinctly and effectively communicate a proposal or capability, these techniques are being used by companies as a way to market… ...

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May 12, 2020
CQ businesses win a slice of Shoalwater Bay project work

CQ businesses win a slice of Shoalwater Bay project work

Three Central Queensland businesses have grabbed a $5.7 million share of Defence contracts stemming from the $2.25 billion Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). They are among 15 companies based in the Rockhampton and Livingstone region that have so far been engaged for design and construction of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area expansion. Federal Member for… ...

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May 12, 2020
All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

All hands on deck as Cairns highway project progresses

Cranes are lifting 24m long bridge decking units into place at Chinaman Creek this month as Stage 4 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project advances. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the new inbound bridge, which was expected to be completed by mid-2020, boasted several interesting features. Federal MP Warren Entsch . “The 90… ...

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