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Cairns

Jul 03, 2020
Video will have keen anglers hooked

Video will have keen anglers hooked

If you’ve ever dreamed of tackling marlin fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, a recent YouTube video is well worth a look. The Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association has released On The Edge, to show its long connection to the reef and the mighty marlin. On The Edge provides a unique glimpse into the day-to-day… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Cairns floats the boat for Defence maintenance

Cairns floats the boat for Defence maintenance

HMAS Armidale has undocked in Cairns after undergoing a major servicing and restoration project, injecting more than $5 million into the local economy. It is the first of several major maintenance projects coming up over the next two years, according to Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price. “Thales Australia will continue to partner with local Australian… ...

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May 23, 2020
FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

FGF to deliver civil works for $90m Cairns development

Murray Moule and Chris Barker from FGF with Botanica’s Robert Wallace and Gavin Third at the development site. ...

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Feb 14, 2020
Cairns convoy set to drive city’s priorities home

Cairns convoy set to drive city’s priorities home

A $50 million funds injection for a new CQUniversity campus in the Cairns CBD is among the top priorities city leaders will push in a visit to Brisbane. Roads are another focus – with a push for the Queensland Government to include capital funding of $437.3 million for the Cairns Ring Road and Cairns Western… ...

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Dec 21, 2019
Planning funds pave way for $359m highway works

Planning funds pave way for $359m highway works

Early scoping and planning activities will soon kick off for the $359 million Captain Cook Highway project, Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. Mr Entsch said the Federal Government had approved an initial $4.5 million in funding to keep preparations for the project moving forward. Construction timeframes would be confirmed as part of the scoping and… ...

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Dec 05, 2019
Jobs flow from 105-lot Cairns residential development

Jobs flow from 105-lot Cairns residential development

Kenfrost Homes is poised to begin building houses on a 105-lot estate hailed as Cairns’ biggest residential development in decades. Endeavour Estate, off Reid Rd at Trinity Park, will be developed as one stage rather than being rolled out gradually, says Kenfrost spokesman Adam Gowlett. Mr Gowlett said the site had been cleared and roads,… ...

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Jun 01, 2019
Watpac to build $30m Cairns Innovation Centre

Watpac to build $30m Cairns Innovation Centre

Watpac has won a $24 million contract to deliver the James Cook University Cairns Innovation Centre. The company said the project was expected to support a workforce of 75 people, with preference to be given to local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible. Works will start this month with an anticipated completion date of July 2020…. ...

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May 28, 2019
Focus on non-standard road materials

Focus on non-standard road materials

The challenges of working with locally sourced, non-standard materials to build and maintain regional and remote roads is the key focus of an event in Cairns. Up to 140 delegates are expected to attend the Northern Roads Symposium, June 11-13. It is being run by the Queensland branch of the Institute of Public Works Engineering… ...

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