Civil Contractors

Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension notice and 31 October 2020...

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Jun 02, 2020
Milestone on works program

Milestone on works program

Construction of stage 1 of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline is complete.  It involved laying around 2760 lengths of 1.8m diameter pipe across 33km between the Haughton pump station and Ross River Dam. “It’s been a fantastic effort by the more than 1,000 workers who have logged more than 500,000 work hours building the pipeline and I congratulate and thank them for their effor...

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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia ...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when the funding dried up,” he said. “Then Etheridge Shire Mayor, Warre...

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May 14, 2020
Defence spend to help business

Defence spend to help business

The Federal Government is releasing almost $870 million of Defence estate works to the market to bolster industry as the economy recovers from COVID-19. The Estate Works Program provides facilities maintenance projects aimed at restoring or sustaining capability and addressing safety and compliance requirements of facilities and infrastructure on the Defence Estate. More than...

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May 06, 2020
Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Airstrip works funded for remote FNQ communities

Four projects in Cape York and Torres Strait communities have won federal funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the upgrades would help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The successful projects include: Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary Airstrip Upgrade Project – $75,240Port Stewart Airstrip Upgra...

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Apr 30, 2020
Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil adds Bruce Highway works to order book

Decmil has been named as preferred tenderer for an $11.5 million contract for roadworks on the Bruce Highway between Rockhampton and Benaraby. Work starts in May on the project, which will include road widening, centreline treatment, barrier installation, culvert replacement and rehabilitation. The Queensland road project was among two contract wins the company announced this morning, along...

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Apr 27, 2020
New specifications released for crack sealing

New specifications released for crack sealing

Austroads has published a new technical specification for the sealing of cracks in asphalt and spray seal pavements using hot placed elastomeric and crumb rubber sealants. Austroads program manager Ross Guppy said the work was part of a comprehensive suite of specifications Austroads is producing for road and bridge construction. “These standardised specifications will save time and...

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Apr 14, 2020
Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

Civil contractors seek widespread works measures

The Civil Contractors Federation of Queensland is calling for a works program similar to a flood recovery program to be rolled out state-wide in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This would be in addition to the acceleration of QTrip (Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program) spending under the proposal being advocated by the peak industry body, chief executive officer Damian Long said...

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