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Sep 24, 2020
Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Council looks to fast-track Mount Peter water project

Cairns Regional Council has applied for a $15 million interest-free loan to bring forward construction of water infrastructure to service new lots in the fast-growing Mount Peter area. Construction of a water reservoir for Mount Peter was planned to start in the 2023-24 financial year. But the surge in demand for residential land in the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Sep 23, 2020
State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

State unveils recovery plan for Townsville region

A pledge of $30 million for Big Rocks Weir outside Charters Towers and $10 million to support the DriveIT project in Townsville are among the economic kick-starters in a North Queensland recovery plan outlined today. A multi-million-dollar State Government support package to secure more than 1000 resource and manufacturing jobs by ensuring the continuation of… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Sep 14, 2020
Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire Council can lay claim to producing the State’s top drop after taking honours at the 2020 Sigura Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test. The winning water was sourced from a pristine dunal water system at Waterpark Creek and treated at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, the council said. It went head to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Sep 02, 2020
Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

An expert panel chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut will conduct a comprehensive examination of the proposed Bradfield inland irrigation scheme under a new State Government initiative. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the independent panel, which will also include Queensland Farmers Federation chief executive officer Dr Georgina Davis and James Cook University Professor Allan Dale. “Projects ...

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Aug 14, 2020
Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Opportunities unveiled for Haughton Pipeline Stage 2 This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and Mining North, iQ Coal and iQ Geo, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civil and Mining North, and iQ Civil and iQ Geo members only.Log In Register ...

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Aug 06, 2020
CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

Central Queensland-based McCosker Contracting will build the $352 million Rookwood Weir with LendLease Engineering. The State Government announced the key construction contract today, saying the LendLease/McCosker joint venture had committed to sourcing at least 140 employees – about 70 per cent of their project team – in CQ. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said McCosker,… ...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access… This con...

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Aug 03, 2020
State knocks back Federal cash for pipeline project

State knocks back Federal cash for pipeline project

The State Government says it will fund the next stage of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline project itself after a dispute over GST linked to $195 million in federal funding. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick described federal MP Phillip Thompson’s funding pledge as worthless, giving $195 million with the one hand but taking back $156 million with… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Aug 01, 2020
Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

The proposed raising of the Burdekin Falls Dam wall in North Queensland has been declared a coordinated project. Upgrading the dam would be a key step towards developing the Burdekin Hydro power project, expected to create 200 jobs during construction and generate enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. It is expected to cost between $358… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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