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Infrastructure

Jul 16, 2021
Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key industry groups involved in delivering the majority of the Australian Government’s record $110 billion investment in infrastructure projects are calling for urgent reforms to the sector. In a joint letter to the parliamentary inquiry examining procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure, the peak bodies urge the Federal Government to lead reform of how major projects…...

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Dec 12, 2020
Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

National Cabinet has agreed that Infrastructure Australia will now evaluate project proposals which require more than $250 million in Commonwealth funding – an increase from the previous threshold of $100 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move would better focus Infrastructure Australia‘s business case...

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Oct 06, 2020
Roads upgrades get Federal Government boost

Roads upgrades get Federal Government boost

Townsville and Toowoomba will benefit from a $1.3 billion Federal Government injection into Queensland transport infrastructure. The early budget announcement is part of the COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Key investments for Queensland include: $750 million for Stage 1 of the Coomera Connector (Coomera to Nerang); $112 million for the Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Brisbane; $76… ...

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Aug 20, 2020
State details planned infrastructure spend

State details planned infrastructure spend

The State Government has revealed details of a $13.9 billion infrastructure investment plan for 2020-21 to help spur Queensland’s economic recovery. Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said this year’s capital program re-affirmed the government’s infrastructure guarantee, and was expected to directly support around 44,000 jobs. “Our Unite and Recover for Queen...

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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country… ...

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Jul 01, 2020
Federal cash boosts Defence infrastructure

Federal cash boosts Defence infrastructure

Defence infrastructure around Queensland will be redeveloped as part of a 10-year, $270 billion funding package unveiled by the Federal Government. In its 2020 Defence Strategic Update, the Government has signalled a key change in Australia’s defence posture, as it prioritises the Indo-Pacific region. The update provides a new plan to tackle Australia’s defence challenges… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

The Federal Government has revealed a list of shovel-ready Queensland projects to be funded under a COVID-19 recovery plan to boost infrastructure. Upgrades on the Cloncurry–Dajarra Road, Richmond–Winton Road, and the Burke and Gregory Developmental roads are among those to make the cut. Safety upgrades including a $37.5 million project on the Kennedy Highway and… ...

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Jun 18, 2020
Infrastructure blueprint out for public comment

Infrastructure blueprint out for public comment

Isaac Regional Council is seeking input on a draft infrastructure blueprint to underpin the region’s future development. Mayor Anne Baker said the purpose of the Isaac Local Government Infrastructure Plan was to identify critical trunk infrastructure across the transport, water supply, parks and sewerage networks.  “Its aim is to improve the way infrastructure planning is… ...

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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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