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Jun 16, 2020
GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is running a webinar to provide local industry with an update on plans for a $308 million high-purity alumina industrial plant.  Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology. It recently raised $7 million through a… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said…. ...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding Contractors has won an $18 million-plus civil works contract as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. It construct an access road on the south eastern boundary of the training area, which is being expanded under the ASMTI. Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd said the selection… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
CCF claims recovery credit

CCF claims recovery credit

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is claiming credit for a Federal Government announcement of an ‘Infrastructure led recovery’. It was the CCF’s advocacy efforts that led ministers at a ‘federal and state level’ to confirm their support for a civil stimulus strategy to ‘arrest Australia’s decline into recession’, CEO Chris Melham said. CCF wrote...

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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for… ...

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May 29, 2020
Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Expansion plans at a North Queensland barramundi farm are among 14 Queensland projects to attract Rural Economic Development (RED) grants of up to $250,000 for business growth. Mainstream Aquaculture at Mourilyan Harbour is expanding to produce 3000 tonne of 4kg barramundi fish a year and develop a hub for production and processing. Agricultural Industry Development… ...

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May 28, 2020
Civil works training program set for another round

Civil works training program set for another round

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland is offering a new round of its Trade Ready training program next month. The Trade Ready program combines a Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation along with other competencies such as Working in Confined Spaces. The program, including work placement, is held over a seven-week period. “The civil… ...

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