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May 22, 2020
Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

A new higher bridge is taking shape over the Haughton River as work progresses on a $514.3 million package of safety and flood immunity upgrades on the Bruce Highway between Ayr and Townsville. Work on the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project began in April last year and is expected to run until mid-2021, supporting more… ...

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May 18, 2020
BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

DriveIT NQ has signed a $2.6 million construction contract with BMD Townsville for civil works on its planned driver education and motorsport facility. A tender notice went out in November for civil contractors to work on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ’s $25 million project at Calcium outside Townsville. The BMD contract covers an internal all-weather… ...

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May 16, 2020
Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

The Federal Government has shortlisted three firms to lead the $800 million contract for Defence facilities at the new Greenvale training area in North Queensland. The shortlisted companies for the managing contractor role are CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction and Lendlease Building. The work is a key part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative… ...

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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport… ...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when… ...

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May 14, 2020
Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Pembroke Resources has received key federal approvals for its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project, south-east of Moranbah in Central Queensland. The final approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act pave the way for the granting of mining leases and the start of construction, the company says. It follows the grant of… ...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able… ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from̷...

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Apr 30, 2020
Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil has been named as preferred tenderer for an $11.5 million contract for roadworks on the Bruce Highway between Rockhampton and Benaraby. Work starts in May on the project, which will include road widening, centreline treatment, barrier installation, culvert replacement and rehabilitation. The Queensland road project was among two contract wins the company announced this… ...

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