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Apr 15, 2021
Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

The first stage of Townsville development project The Hive will become the new home for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority head office in a deal announced today. Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the agreement was the key to unlocking the $250 million development, which could eventually include education, tourism facilities and… ...

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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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Apr 10, 2021
Cairns University Hospital plans advance as land secured

Cairns University Hospital plans advance as land secured

The Cairns University Hospital and health innovation precinct is one step closer following a land deal between James Cook University and landowners in the inner city. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said this was a major step in ensuring the Cairns University Hospital becomes a reality. “This means shovels for a world-class health and… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

The Australian Constructors Association is looking into the development of an Australian Construction Playbook to guide best practice in procurement and delivery of infrastructure. Chief executive officer Jon Davies said COVID provided a burning platform for reforming how public infrastructure was procured and delivered in Australia. “It is incumbent on us all not to waste… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

An environmental impact statement for a proposal to increase the capacity Burdekin Falls Dam is one step closer after the release of the final terms of reference. Project proponent Sunwater estimates up to 150 full-time jobs would be created during four years of construction to raise the existing dam wall at Lake Dalrymple, about 210km… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 31, 2021
Mighty move as Kent expands Townsville presence

Mighty move as Kent expands Townsville presence

Kent Removals and Storage is quadrupling its footprint in Townsville with new facilities expected to create up to 100 local jobs during construction. The company said contractor Phoenix Constructions had broken ground on the new 6,947sq m site at McHugh Crt in Stuart. The complex will include office space and a new storage warehouse that… ...

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Mar 31, 2021
Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Genex Power has announced another milestone for its 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project, reaching project document contractual close. It has also issued notice to proceed to Powerlink to enable work to commence on development on the new 186km 275kV transmission line from Kidston to a new switching station to be constructed at Mount Fox…. ...

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Mar 30, 2021
‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in the Charters Towers region has earned co-ordinated project status.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said Queensland’s Coordinator-General had made the declaration for the project, which would now undergo a full environmental impact assessment process “The Queensland Government supports progressing investigations into the cons...

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