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Dec 17, 2019
Loan deal means lift-off for Townsville Airport revamp

Loan deal means lift-off for Townsville Airport revamp

Townsville Airport redevelopment work is expected to kick off this month, with financial close reached on a $50 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan application. The project is expected to create more than 200 construction jobs and 50 operational jobs. “We are delighted about the financial close on our $50 million NAIF loan, which… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Dec 05, 2019
Local jobs pledge as contractor named for $176m Cairns project

Local jobs pledge as contractor named for $176m Cairns project

Lendlease Building has been appointed managing contractor for the $176 million Cairns Convention Centre upgrade. The project is expected to support about 570 full-time jobs, with the first phase of convention centre works to commence soon, including lift upgrades. A planned closure period at the convention centre from May to October next year will allow… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Nov 27, 2019
Ring road work rolling out for Townsville

Ring road work rolling out for Townsville

Expressions of interest are being called to design and build the Townsville Ring Road Stage 5 project. It follows another milestone on the $514 million Haughton River project south of Townsville, which now has all pre-cast concrete piles manufactured and onsite, ready for driving into the bridge structures. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Oct 25, 2019
Contract awarded for $481m Cairns highway upgrade

Contract awarded for $481m Cairns highway upgrade

HSA Group has been awarded the contract to design and build the $481 million Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project. Described as the single biggest road project for Far North Queensland, Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said it would significantly improve safety on a busy two-lane… This content is for i...

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Sep 11, 2019
Piles of progress on Cairns Southern Access project

Piles of progress on Cairns Southern Access project

Eighty-eight concrete piles, measuring up to 24m in length, form part of a new bridge being built in the latest Cairns Southern Access Corridor upgrade. 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 ...

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Sep 11, 2019
Work opportunities in $600m QAL upgrade plans

Work opportunities in $600m QAL upgrade plans

Queensland Alumina Limited is putting the word out to local businesses as it rolls out $600 million in improvements at the Gladstone plant over six years. Earlier this year QAL reported it was embarking on a $260 million five-year Environmental Improvement Strategy. However the company says this only represents about 30 per cent of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Sep 09, 2019
Scoping study paints bright picture for silica project

Scoping study paints bright picture for silica project

A scoping study for the Galalar silica project has shown its potential as a significant near‐term, low‐cost and premium‐quality silica producer for fast growing Asian markets, Diatreme Resources says. The new Cape York mine, 200km north of Cairns, would cost $24.4 million to bring online and has a projected life of 15 years. Diatreme says… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Jul 17, 2019
Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Wilmar Sugar Australia has launched the recruitment drive for its next intake of apprentices, with 33 new positions up for grabs. Training and development manager Scott Young said applications were open for the 2020 apprenticeship intake at Wilmar’s eight sugar mills and Sarina BioEthanol Distillery. “We’re offering apprenticeships across a range of trade disciplines –… This content is for ...

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May 13, 2019
More migrant workers for Far North Queensland

More migrant workers for Far North Queensland

Employers in the Far North now have more flexibility to bring in skilled migrants. The Commonwealth has declared the region under the Designated Area Migration Agreement (FNQ DAMA). It means employers can access skilled workers from overseas where there are no local options available to fill vacancies. It came after months of advocacy work said… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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