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Jul 18, 2021
Procurement tool attracts international interest

Procurement tool attracts international interest

A procurement decision tool developed by QUT is set to go into wider use after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) signed a licensing deal. The OECD is using the tool on two major road projects in Norway with a view to promoting it as the Support Tool for Effective Procurement Strategy (STEPS)… ...

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Jul 16, 2021
Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key industry groups involved in delivering the majority of the Australian Government’s record $110 billion investment in infrastructure projects are calling for urgent reforms to the sector. In a joint letter to the parliamentary inquiry examining procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure, the peak bodies urge the Federal Government to lead reform of how major projects…...

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Sep 04, 2020
Global Road Technology adds airport to its CV

Global Road Technology adds airport to its CV

Partner sponsor Leading Australian civil and mining services and technology firm Global Road Technology (GRT) was part of a consortia of leading infrastructure providers who celebrated the formal launch of Australia’s largest aviation construction project – the new parallel runway (NPR) at Brisbane Airport. Commencing work in 2012 and taking eight years to complete t...

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Aug 24, 2020
Online dashboard for local planning updates

Online dashboard for local planning updates

The Queensland Government has released a new online dashboard to improve local government planning transparency. The dashboard tracks and displays information about local government plan-making processes across the state. The interactive tool displays the ‘real time’ status of plan-making processes, including: key datesscheme name plan-making process description rol...

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Jul 16, 2020
Security of payment rollout under fire

Security of payment rollout under fire

The State Government is continuing to roll out its security of payment reforms for the construction industry amid Opposition accusations that it has been dragging its feet on the issue. The reforms include a new Project Trust Account system to be progressively extended across Queensland’s $46 billion construction sector from March 2021, while other protections… ...

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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 28, 2020
Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Townsville City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a live cattle holding yard and feedlot facility on 195ha at Calcium. Planning and Development Committee chair Les Walker said the Woodstock Pastoral Services development would have the capacity to accommodate 20,000 head of cattle. The facility is proposed to be developed in four… ...

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Apr 21, 2020
NAIF backing for hospital  car park development

NAIF backing for hospital car park development

A $19.75 million NAIF loan has been approved towards Townsville Mater Private Hospital’s ongoing redevelopment project. The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan will fund construction of a 400-space, six-level car park to be built at the hospital’s Pimlico campus. The project, to be completed in September 2021, is expected to support 12 full-time construction jobs… ...

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Feb 05, 2020
Project Trust roll-out to squash dodgy dealings

Project Trust roll-out to squash dodgy dealings

Project Trusts will be required on all $1 million-plus projects from July 2022 under construction industry reforms being rolled out by the Queensland Government. Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni today introduced legislation into Parliament aimed at increasing protections in Queensland’s building and construction industry. “For too long, the scale has been tipped… ...

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