Civil Contractors

Apr 13, 2020
Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

Roadworks strategies to keep jobs rolling

The State Government is looking at fast-tracking projects and boosting investment in the road network as it works to safeguard jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said he had recently convened the first in a series of high level meetings with civil contractors on the issue. “Nothing is off the table in our response to this crisis,...

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Feb 07, 2020
OUR TOP DROP IS SET TO TRAVEL

OUR TOP DROP IS SET TO TRAVEL

Australia’s best tasting water is on its way to the USA. Samples from council’s Marian Water Treatment Plant, which won the Ixom Best Tasting Water in Australia crown last year, are being packaged today (Tuesday, February 4), ready for their journey to the United States. The samples will be one of more than 100 waters from around the globe competing at the 30th annual Berkeley Sprin...

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Jan 25, 2020
State gears up for major roadworks push

State gears up for major roadworks push

Queensland’s largest road upgrade program will get underway this year, the State Government says. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said shovels would hit the ground in 2020 on major projects along the length of the Bruce Highway as well as on billions of dollars’ worth of upgrades for the M1, Capricorn Highway, Ipswich Motorway and Smithfield Bypass. He said more than 2...

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Jan 17, 2020
Full steam ahead for Isaac Downs coal project

Full steam ahead for Isaac Downs coal project

Stanmore Coal has released further details of its progress on the Isaac Downs project near Moranbah, as it assesses tenders for the civil works required. The company is aiming for first coal in the first quarter of 2022 from the project, an open-cut metallurgical coal mine expected to produce about 35 million tonnes of coal over 16 years. Stanmore has contracted Palaris Australia to mana...

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Jan 16, 2020
TRT appointed as Kobelco crane distributor

TRT appointed as Kobelco crane distributor

Kobelco Construction Machinery has appointed TRT (Tidd Ross Todd) as its new crane distributor for New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji. TRT will provide Kobelco crane customers in the Oceania region with technical information, parts supply, and sales of new Kobelco cranes.   Announcing the partnership today, TRT said the business was excited to combine TRT...

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Jan 15, 2020
Major civil equipment    auctions across four sites

Major civil equipment auctions across four sites

Pickles is kicking off 2020 with a raft of four civil equipment auctions with items worth more than $20 million. The largest of the on-site sales is at Ipswich on February 5, when a large range of earthmoving equipment goes under the hammer from Bachmann Plant Hire, which has gone into administration. The haul includes 28 scrapers, 14 track dozers, 15 articulated dump trucks, 10 compactors,...

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Dec 04, 2019
Regional roads and services draw $15m recovery funds

Regional roads and services draw $15m recovery funds

The latest round of recovery funding for regional Queensland roads damaged by the February monsoon and floods has been announced. Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the $14.9 million in new approvals included more than $10.8 million in Betterment funding for roads. “In Cloncurry $9.4 million go to improving Sedan Dip Road, which was cut for weeks,...

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Dec 03, 2019
Barminco stretches remote operations for underground

Barminco stretches remote operations for underground

Barminco says it will be able to remotely operate underground equipment on a client’s mine site anywhere in world with new operations centre technology. In what the mining contractor believes is a world first, Barminco operated a Sandvik LH517 loader from its head office in Perth at an underground mine site almost 1000km away in the Western Australian goldfields.  The remote opera...

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Oct 25, 2019
Contract awarded for $481m Cairns highway upgrade

Contract awarded for $481m Cairns highway upgrade

HSA Group has been awarded the contract to design and build the $481 million Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project. Described as the single biggest road project for Far North Queensland, Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said it would significantly improve safety on a busy two-lane section of the Bruce...

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