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Jul 22, 2020
South Yards development site on the market

South Yards development site on the market

A prime development site has hit the market near the new $300 million Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville’s CBD. Local development company the Honeycombes Property Group is selling the former South Yards railway workshop site, a 17.2ha parcel zoned for mixed use. Colliers International Queensland director for investment services Sam Biggins said they were… ...

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Jul 16, 2020
Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Hall Contracting and Atlas Heavy Engineering have banded together to build one of the toughest marine digging buckets in the country. The custom backhoe bucket weighs in at 17 tonnes and has been purpose designed for excavating hard rock. Hall Contracting chief executive officer Cameron Hall said it had been manufactured for use on Hall’s… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
WHF Group to build major retail development

WHF Group to build major retail development

Private Queensland property company Stockwell has appointed Mackay builder WHF Group to construct the first two stages of its Northern Beaches Emporium . Northern Beaches Emporium is set to commence construction in September 2020 under the $6 million contract, with an anticipated opening early 2021. It is estimated that construction will create about 60 jobs… ...

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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country… ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Quarry yields handy income at Mount Carbine

Mount Carbine Quarrying Operations has received a $4 million purchase order from Bama Civil for the supply of various quarry materials. Owner Speciality Metals International said delivery of the material was scheduled for the December half, as Bama completed a road construction project on the Peninsula Development Rd in Far North Queensland. It said the… ...

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Jun 25, 2020
Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Official start for $481m Cairns highway project

Works have started on Stage 3 of the Cairns Southern Access Corridor project between Edmonton and Gordonvale – the Far North’s biggest road project. The $481 million upgrade across 10.5km will double capacity on one of the Bruce Highway’s busiest two-lane sections and is expected to support 466 jobs. It will duplicate the highway, while… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Progress for Big Rocks Weir proposal

Progress for Big Rocks Weir proposal

The case for the construction of the proposed Big Rocks Weir has advanced, with the Charters Towers Regional Council nominating as the proponent if the project proceeds.   The project comes under a $54 million business case being managed Townsville Enterprise that includes the start of investigations into the broader Hells Gates Dam project.  Hells… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ Gold Stars inaugural QRLW season was just one round old when elite pathways coach Ben Jeffries received the news of a club-wide stand-down due to COVID-19 in early April. Suddenly, hectic days spent managing the Cowboys Academy and coaching the club’s first women’s team turned into concerns on the home… ...

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