Civil Contractors

Sep 13, 2019
Vassallo recruiting as it expands to Rockhampton

Vassallo recruiting as it expands to Rockhampton

Vassallo Constructions has officially opened a Rockhampton branch at Denham St in the CBD. The privately-owned company, which commenced operations in Mackay in 1997, specialises in civil infrastructure including road and bridge building, land development, pipe laying and general earthworks. Managing director Vic Vassallo said the new Rockhampton office boasted a highly regarded management...

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Aug 25, 2019
NQ highway works attract  top civil contractors’ award

NQ highway works attract top civil contractors’ award

A BMD Constructions project on the Bruce Highway south of Ingham has claimed a major prize at the Queensland 2019 Earth Awards. The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland awards recognise excellence in civil construction including roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities. BMD’s Bruce Highway Bridge Upgrade – Cattle Creek and Frances Creek won the category for...

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Jul 15, 2019
Construction milestone in $500m airport overhaul

Construction milestone in $500m airport overhaul

Foundation works begin this week for the southern terminal expansion as part of the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment. Queensland Airports Limited chief executive officer Chris Mills said about $500 million was being invested in the airport precinct, including this redevelopment and a Rydges-branded airport hotel under construction. The redevelopment project will double the footprint of the ...

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Jun 25, 2019
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From multi-tyred rollers to pavement rehabilitation, water supply to wild dog control and more, below is a range of current tender opportunities with Queensland regional councils. Closing on Description Issued By Wed, 26 June 2019 2:00 PM CHRC008844: Gravel Pits Compliance Strategy  Central Highlands Regional Council Wed, 26 June 2019 2:00 PM...

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Jun 03, 2019
Rocky road to success for Townsville quarry boss

Rocky road to success for Townsville quarry boss

Greg Green was the sort of kid who couldn’t go anywhere without putting a rock or two in his pockets. He tells of being the boy with the sandpit that took four semi-loads to fill, it was so big. And he comes from a family of miners and quarry operators. “I just love rocks,” says Mr Green, who at 27 is senior site executive for CAMM Quarries, the Mendi Group’s growing quarry busin...

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Jun 01, 2019
Flood recovery work forums for Townsville businesses

Flood recovery work forums for Townsville businesses

Townsville construction businesses and suppliers are being encouraged to attend information sessions next week to help them register for flood recovery work and other projects. It comes after the Townsville Local Content Committee, formed after the recent floods, took the initiative to engage with Industry Capability Network (ICN) website providers QMI Solutions to launch a new site. The ...

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May 15, 2019
Paradise Palms development plans revealed

Paradise Palms development plans revealed

PPNQ Developments has revealed details of its planned $330 million redevelopment of the Paradise Palms golf course site at Kewarra Beach in Cairns. The Palms will include a village hub, water park, retirement village, more than 30ha of green space and 429 residential blocks. A development application will be lodged next week. PPNQ Developments managing director Darren Halpin said he wa...

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May 14, 2019
Buckets of innovation from Mackay manufacturer

Buckets of innovation from Mackay manufacturer

A Mackay-based business is shaking up the standard approach to design with a new range of lighter, linerless excavator buckets. Hulk developer Mainetec is among the finalists in the Out of the Box Award and Chasing Foreign Markets Award in this year’s Resource Industry Network Awards. Innovation is the cornerstone the business is built on, according to executive general manager Vick...

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May 13, 2019
New water testing lab to service Far North

New water testing lab to service Far North

A state-of-the art $8.3 million laboratory has opened in Cairns to help future-proof the delivery of water testing services for the Far North. The Cairns Regional Council Laboratory Services building in Macnamara Street was officially opened by Cairns Mayor Bob Manning and Member for Cairns Michael Healy. The former water lab, built in 1994, is no longer fit for purpose, with the new facili...

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