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Apr 22, 2018
Tenders open for intersection upgrade

Tenders open for intersection upgrade

Tenders have opened for major upgrade work on the Dalrymple Rd and Greenview Dr intersection in Townsville, including the installation of traffic lights, concrete medians and extra bicycle lanes. Cr Russ Cook said the upgrades were needed to improve traffic flow and safety as the area continued to grow. “The Dalrymple Rd and Greenview Dr intersection… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Apr 20, 2018
Waste saga continues in wake of Chinese clampdown

Waste saga continues in wake of Chinese clampdown

The Palaszczuk Government has pledged to work with councils and industry on a zero-waste future following Ipswich City Council’s announcement it would start dumping recycling in landfill. It says it will bring forward the waste levy, incentivise the recycling industry to scale up and encourage waste-to-energy enterprises to set up in Queensland. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch… Thi...

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Apr 12, 2018
Preparation is key for grants success

Preparation is key for grants success

Column by Mark Crawley Local governments in Queensland manage assets worth more than  $115 billion collectively across this great State and managing those assets requires good planning and good management. Community expectation is growing in relation to provision of new shiny items for their communities to increase livability and all of this comes at a… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Apr 10, 2018
Key public works forum in Cairns next week

Key public works forum in Cairns next week

Reform of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements is among the hot topics to be raised in Cairns next week at an Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia conference. The IPWEAQ NQ Branch Conference theme is ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’ and it will feature more than 20 technical papers presented over two days. The local committee chose their… This content is f...

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Apr 10, 2018
Tour taps into remote service issues

Tour taps into remote service issues

North-west Queensland communities from Mornington Island to Mount Isa will play host to the thirteenth annual Queensland Water Directorate’s Water Connections Tour next month. The event is a chance for water industry and State Government representatives to learn more about the issues faced in providing water and sewerage services in remote communities. Starting in Normanton… This content is...

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Apr 10, 2018
Concrete future for waste glass

Concrete future for waste glass

Crushed glass stockpiled as part of council recycling streams has proven to be a feasible replacement ingredient in concrete production in research conducted in north Queensland. Graduate civil engineer Josh Flanders will present a paper on the use of waste recycled glass in concrete at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s NQ Branch Conference… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Feb 02, 2016
Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

A new report on Queensland’s inland road network has identified $5 billion of works required over 18 years to bridge the gap between existing conditions and ‘fit for purpose’ standards. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) launched in North Queensland this week prioritises upgrades over the next 15 years and beyond. The plan was… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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