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Rockhampton

Feb 12, 2021
Move to fast-track key Yeppoon road upgrade

Move to fast-track key Yeppoon road upgrade

A business case to accelerate the $80 million duplication of the Yeppoon to Rockhampton road in Central Queensland will start next month. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the road, which clocks 10,700 to 11,600 vehicles a day, had been the subject of much debate by local commuters. The  business case to fast-track the major upgrade… ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Local authority spending sweet spot

Local authority spending sweet spot

Rockhampton City Council says an 80 percent local spend is the sweet-spot for local authorities. That’s what the council has committed to locally sourced goods and services over the past twelve months. The report has shown that of the $141.4 million spent by Council in total, $113.3 million has been spent within the Rockhampton Region. … ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to… ...

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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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Feb 04, 2020
Multimillion-dollar upgrade for Rockhampton airport

Multimillion-dollar upgrade for Rockhampton airport

Stepped-up security requirements have sparked a planned overhaul at the Rockhampton airport, including more screening equipment and a dedicated FIFO area. Rockhampton Regional Council revealed the plans today for a staged upgrade, with $7.79 million for the initial stages. It says the Master Plan has been triggered by the Federal Government’s directive to strengthen security… ...

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Jan 20, 2020
New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

Four new mines inspectors are starting work this fortnight at Rockhampton, Mackay and Mount Isa. ...

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Jul 25, 2019
Woollam to build $31.5m Rockhampton art gallery

Woollam to build $31.5m Rockhampton art gallery

Rockhampton-based Woollam Constructions has been appointed to build a $31.5 million art gallery in the city. Woollam built Rockhampton’s Bank of South Wales in 1888 and have had an association with the city ever since. It’s estimated the art gallery construction will support 180 jobs on site. The State Government is providing $15 million of… ...

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