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May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… This content is for iQ I...

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May 21, 2021
Beware the boom – civil boss warns of skills crunch

Beware the boom – civil boss warns of skills crunch

NQ Excavations director Eric Lollo sees a boom looming in North Queensland’s civil construction sector – and he’s glad to be out of it. The long-time Townsville business is wrapping up work on its last job this month after Mr Lollo and fellow director Phil Brennan made the decision to retire and pursue other interests…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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May 19, 2021
Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

A probe into alleged breaches of erosion control requirements on the Carmichael Rail Network construction project has found room for improvement, but no fundamental shortcomings in procedures. The Office of the Coordinator-General completed an investigation into the sediment and erosion controls in place along the construction corridor after complaints from the Mackay Conservation Group. MCG…...

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May 14, 2021
Prawn farmer consolidates Proserpine footprint

Prawn farmer consolidates Proserpine footprint

Tassal Group has acquired an 800ha property neighbouring its Proserpine prawn farm and Billy Creek property. The aquaculture company said the Mid Farm acquisition allowed it to successfully integrate its farm holdings to underpin future prawn production and this area would be known as the Proserpine farming precinct. “Securing Mid Farm, which is located between… This content is for iQ Indus...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… This ...

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Apr 23, 2021
Rookwood Weir construction moves into key phase

Rookwood Weir construction moves into key phase

The $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project near Rockhampton has reached a significant milestone, with the start of in-river construction. It follows a raft of enabling works such as the recent completion of the workers’ accommodation camp as well as road and bridge upgrades. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said it was great to visit… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland m...

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Apr 22, 2021
Irrigation project announces key tenders

Irrigation project announces key tenders

The Granite Belt Irrigation Project is releasing tenders within the next five weeks for design and construction of key water infrastructure assets. The irrigation project will include a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 126km of pipeline. The Irrigation Distribution Network and Associated Works Design and Construct Tender will open on… This content is for iQ I...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes’ plans for a major tourist attraction between Rockhampton and Yeppoon are set to bring a raft of civil works opportunities, with the site’s existing surf lake set for a rebuild as the development kicks off. Head of project delivery Lewis Glynn said the company had started informal approaches to gauge interest from suitable… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland m...

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