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Apr 29, 2020
Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

People seeking a stepping stone into the civil construction industry are being urged to check out a program kicking off in Rockhampton on May 11. Queensland’s Civil Contractors Federation is launching the Trade Ready Program to further job readiness and skills through selected construction short courses. Participants who successfully complete the four-week training program will… ...

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Apr 28, 2020
Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Townsville City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a live cattle holding yard and feedlot facility on 195ha at Calcium. Planning and Development Committee chair Les Walker said the Woodstock Pastoral Services development would have the capacity to accommodate 20,000 head of cattle. The facility is proposed to be developed in four… ...

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Apr 27, 2020
Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Federal fund to support innovative safety projects

Applications are open for $2 million in grants towards road safety research and technology development. Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack has announced Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund. “The fund will target innovating projects addressing priority areas including improving road safety in regional and remote a...

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Apr 24, 2020
Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Earthworks underway for $60m artillery shell plant

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions has begun construction of its $60 million artillery shell forging plant at Maryborough. Heavy machinery moved in during March to begin the process of preparing the 4ha greenfield site for a 7000sqm factory. More than 90 workers will be needed at the peak of construction, while 100 ongoing jobs will be created when… ...

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Apr 24, 2020
Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

Restructure boost to monsoon-hit communities

The Aurukun Access Road gets $1.2 million resilience project funding to help the community better withstand extreme events. ...

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Apr 22, 2020
Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Council to fast-track Cairns CBD projects

Cairns Regional Council is fast-tracking more than $8.3 million worth of projects in the CBD as part of a third wave of COVID-19 measures to assist businesses and the community. Erosion control along the Cairns Esplanade and renewal of the Lagoon pool plaza are among a number of significant projects to be brought forward. The… ...

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Apr 22, 2020
Milestone for Gladstone community precinct works

Milestone for Gladstone community precinct works

More than 14,000 cubic metres of dirt has been cut, filled and compacted at Gladstone’s new Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct. Blomfield Excavations was awarded a $4.9 million contract for the Philip Street Precinct Stage 1a external works in August last year, and on-site work began in January. Having reached the ‘cut to fill’… ...

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Apr 21, 2020
Civil sector well placed for  works boost in COVID-19 response

Civil sector well placed for works boost in COVID-19 response

A survey of civil contractors nationwide has highlighted the sector’s capacity to take on additional infrastructure projects and hire more workers, a peak industry body says. Civil Contractors Federation National surveyed companies between April 4 and April 14, receiving responses from 228 companies (17.5 per cent from Queensland). Respondents were asked to provide an indication… ...

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Apr 21, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From quarry products to valuation services, road resurfacing to reservoir lining and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Wed, 22 April 2020 2:00 PMWRC009739: 500.2020.0032 Cannonvale Water Network Augmentation Stages 1A and 1B Whitsunday Regional CouncilWed, 22 April 2020 2:00 PMLB009736: LBR287 SEQ Supply & Delivery Quarry Products, Geosynthetics (HDP...

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