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Aug 02, 2021
CivilPlus to lead $5.3m pipeline project

CivilPlus to lead $5.3m pipeline project

CivilPlus Constructions has been awarded the contract to design and install the pipeline for a $5.3 million Townsville City Council water project for Rasmussen and Condon. The new pipeline, which will be about 360m in length and 900mm in diameter, will connect the Douglas Water Treatment Plant to Condon under the Ross River. Townsville Water… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Funding boost to advance Urannah work

Funding boost to advance Urannah work

The Federal Government has tipped in a further $12.65 million to move Central Queensland’s Urannah Dam project forward. The funding will go towards the project business case and approvals, taking the total Federal contribution to $22.65 million. The $2.9 billion Urannah project proposed by Bowen River Utilities centres on a new 970-gigalitre dam on the Broken… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Council seeks business backing on water plea

Council seeks business backing on water plea

Cairns Regional Council has released a video advocating for a $215 million water project and the need for government financial support. The video also urges local businesses to give their stamp of approval to the project by spreading the message and allowing the council to use their logo as part of a support board. The… ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project is a step closer with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement. Big Rocks Weir is one of three water infrastructure projects in the broader Burdekin Catchment currently undergoing full EIS assessment processes as coordinated projects. Two others are the proposed raising… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… ...

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May 26, 2021
Council rolls out work to improve water delivery

Council rolls out work to improve water delivery

BMD Constructions has won the contract to construct two new water clarifiers at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant in Townsville in a $27.5 million project. And tenders for the construction of a duplicate pipeline between Ross River Dam and the treatment plant are set to be released later this year in fast-tracked works expected to… ...

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May 18, 2021
Council kicks off $5.2m water project

Council kicks off $5.2m water project

Townsville City Council is replacing more than 4.5km of pipes beneath Charters Towers Rd and Ross River Rd in a $5.2 million water infrastructure project. GNM Group will carry out the works, with the project expected to support up to 30 local jobs. Mayor Jenny Hill said the upgrades were crucial for providing water services… ...

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May 14, 2021
Rethink urged on dam funding model

Rethink urged on dam funding model

The State and Federal Governments are being urged to review the assessment procedures used to tick off on dam-building projects after a report highlighting shortcomings in the system. The Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) commissioned the research in Long Term Analysis of the Role of Dams. Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said that… ...

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May 08, 2021
Next step for $60m Big Rocks Weir project

Next step for $60m Big Rocks Weir project

Queenslanders are being invited to have their say from Monday on draft terms of reference for the $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in North Queensland. Big Rocks Weir is proposed to have a capacity of 10,000 megalitres and would augment urban and agricultural water supply in the Charters Towers region. Deputy Premier and State… ...

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