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Jun 25, 2021
Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

BMD Constructions chief executive officer Scott Power has told an inquiry how the stance of insurers is threatening key infrastructure projects and Australia’s choice in what developments should go ahead. BMD came up against a brick wall during its annual insurance renewal process last year when it came to gaining cover for its work on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 17, 2021
Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Australia’s annual population growth had fallen to its slowest rate since 1916 said Housing Industry Association Chief Economist Tim Reardon. New ABS data shows the estimated resident population in all states and territories. This is the compilation of the natural rate of population growth, overseas migration and interstate migration. Australia’s population growth rate had averaged… This co...

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Jun 15, 2021
More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

Douglas Shire Council today endorsed a $50 million operating budget and a $16.047 million capital works program in the 2021/22 Annual Budget. It includes increases in utility and waste collection charges by 3.3 and 5.38 percent respectively and a general rate increase of 2.8 percent. Across the next 12 months, Council will spend $19.045 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… This content is for ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… This content is...

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Jun 10, 2021
$2b investment to power growth

$2b investment to power growth

The Palaszczuk Government will invest $2 billion into renewable energy and hydrogen jobs as part of a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. The investment will provide cheaper, cleaner energy to power more jobs and more industries in Queensland. The announcement of the $2 billion ‘Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund’ was a watershed moment in… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 10, 2021
Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

The $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September. The accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned, said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath. “We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… Thi...

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