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May 06, 2021
More contracts roll out for Shoalwater Bay work

More contracts roll out for Shoalwater Bay work

The latest clutch of contract wins has been announced for upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Defence facilities, bringing more than $53 million in work. The additional subcontracts have been awarded for major construction works to be completed under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) Facilities Project. The government says they have… ...

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May 04, 2021
Watpac to lead $155m Cairns Defence works

Watpac to lead $155m Cairns Defence works

Defence has engaged Watpac Construction as managing contractor for a $155 million upgrade at HMAS Cairns. Designs will be finalised around July 2022 for the NCIS-8A HMAS Cairns Building and Maritime Works package. On-site construction is set to commence in September 2022 and be completed by December 2024. The $155 million investment will support the… ...

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Apr 28, 2021
Perfect your pitch with Defence workshops

Perfect your pitch with Defence workshops

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland will be helping businesses perfect their pitch to construction contractors in the Defence industry with workshops in Charters Towers and Townsville in May. Topics include identifying unique capabilities, key discriminators and how to establish credibility; pitch delivery and feedback; and an overview of materials that may assist an organisation’s ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Businesses seeking a slice of major Defence project work in North and Far North Queensland will be briefed at an industry breakfast in Cairns next month. Defence Jobs Queensland is running the event, to be held at the Pullman Reef Resort Casino from 7.30am on May 6. Projects covered include: NCIS-8A Building and Maritime works… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Design tenders open for Greenvale ASMTI work

Design tenders open for Greenvale ASMTI work

CPB Contractors is advancing the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) facilities project at Greenvale, with tender submissions open for design consultants. CPB Contractors was appointed managing contractor for the major Defence initiative late last year. The project’s construction workforce is expected to peak at 350 workers, as part of the Greenvale Training Area’s major works...

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Feb 06, 2021
Spotlight on NQ Defence projects

Spotlight on NQ Defence projects

Defence Jobs Queensland is running workshops in Townsville and Charters Towers next month to help business win work on key construction projects under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). Presentations will be provided by Defence Hub Townsville, ASMTI and CPB Contractors on work for the $800 million training facility being developed at Greenvale in North… ...

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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore… ...

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Oct 31, 2020
Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Changes to three grant programs will help small and medium businesses working in the Defence sector to access greater support from next month. The Federal Government has announced changes to the co-contribution ratios in three Defence industry grant programs from November 12. The co-contributions have been reduced from the existing 50:50 ratio, as follows: New applicants… ...

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Oct 24, 2020
Austal to take over Cairns ship repair business

Austal to take over Cairns ship repair business

Major shipbuilder Austal has made a deal to acquire BSE Maritime Solutions for $27.5 million. BSE Maritime Solutions operates in Cairns and Brisbane as a leading ship repair and support business for defence, commercial, tourism, and luxury vessel customers. Austal said the 60 permanent staff now with BSE Maritime Solutions would be offered employment with… ...

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