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May 12, 2020
Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine. The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety… ...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able… ...

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May 08, 2020
Changes keep traffic controllers on the job

Changes keep traffic controllers on the job

Measures have been introduced to keep 4,000 traffic management staff on the job, keeping construction crews and drivers across Queensland safe. Important changes had been made to ensure temporary traffic management workers could keep the qualifications needed to keep Queensland projects ticking over, said Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. “We’ve got more than… ...

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May 07, 2020
Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

A formal agreement between the Federal and State governments has paved the way for work to start on a business case for the proposed Lakeland Irrigation Scheme. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the scheme would drive further investment and economic activity right across the Lakeland Irrigation area, boosting agriculture, the local economy and regional… ...

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May 07, 2020
Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam in Central Queensland has been declared a coordinated project, with the potential to create up to 1200 jobs during construction. The State Government said the project would now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts it may have on the… ...

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May 06, 2020
NAIF  backing for $37m beef processing development

NAIF backing for $37m beef processing development

A $37 million Central Queensland beef processing development is a step closer after winning Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) backing. NAIF announced today it had achieved contractual close for a $24 million loan to Signature Onfarm. The loan will help construct a specialist beef processing plant and on-site employee accommodation near Clermont. The project is… ...

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May 06, 2020
Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Four projects in Cape York and Torres Strait communities have won federal funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade Project – $75,240Port Stewart Airstrip Upgrade –… ...

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May 01, 2020
Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Townsville City Council has given the green light for an entertainment precinct at the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, expected to create up to 200 jobs in construction. It has approved a Material Change of Use application that paves the way for the development in Idalia. The MCU is for a mixed-use entertainment development that will comprise… ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from̷...

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