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Sep 14, 2020
Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire Council can lay claim to producing the State’s top drop after taking honours at the 2020 Sigura Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test. The winning water was sourced from a pristine dunal water system at Waterpark Creek and treated at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, the council said. It went head to… ...

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Aug 06, 2020
CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

Central Queensland-based McCosker Contracting will build the $352 million Rookwood Weir with LendLease Engineering. The State Government announced the key construction contract today, saying the LendLease/McCosker joint venture had committed to sourcing at least 140 employees – about 70 per cent of their project team – in CQ. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said McCosker,… ...

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Aug 01, 2020
Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

The proposed raising of the Burdekin Falls Dam wall in North Queensland has been declared a coordinated project. Upgrading the dam would be a key step towards developing the Burdekin Hydro power project, expected to create 200 jobs during construction and generate enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. It is expected to cost between $358… ...

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Jul 23, 2020
Team effort keeps waterways        in good shape

Team effort keeps waterways in good shape

A collaborative approach by the resources, agricultural and tourism sectors along with governments, conservation groups and Traditional Owners has delivered healthy waterways through the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac regions, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership report card released today found half ...

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Jun 24, 2020
Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

The first instalment is heading to the bank to back a $10 million investigation for the Lakeland irrigation project in Far North Queensland. State Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said Regional Development Australia Far North would this week receive the first payment from a National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF) grant to develop the business… ...

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May 07, 2020
Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam in Central Queensland has been declared a coordinated project, with the potential to create up to 1200 jobs during construction. The State Government said the project would now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts it may have on the… ...

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Feb 17, 2020
More pipeline work for NQ Excavations

More pipeline work for NQ Excavations

Work on the next section of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline is set to begin within weeks, with the tender awarded to local company NQ Excavations. The project will extend the pipeline a further 330m under the Haughton River, preparing for the construction of Stage 2. Townsville City Council said the funding for the extension to… ...

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Feb 05, 2020
Major Charters Towers water works near finish line

Major Charters Towers water works near finish line

A $21.55 million water infrastructure project including construction of a new water treatment plant in Charters Towers is more than 95 per cent complete. Water has been a top priority for the local council and Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt said it was fantastic news that the new Wheelers Rd plant and associated upgrades were… ...

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Nov 26, 2019
Funds flow to get dam proposal ‘shovel ready’

Funds flow to get dam proposal ‘shovel ready’

Federal funding of $10 million promised during the last election for the Urannah Dam project has now been signed off. The funding is allocated for Bowen Collinsville Enterprise to progress the Central Queensland dam proposal to shovel-ready stage. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the 1.5 million megalitre Urannah Dam would be a game-changer… ...

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