Civil Contractors

May 11, 2019
Rockhampton welcomes  some smooth operators

Rockhampton welcomes some smooth operators

Rockhampton Regional Council has upgraded key plant equipment in its civil operations fleet, replacing two of its six graders. Acting civil operations manager Michael O’Keeffe said with more than 1000km of unsealed roads in the region, the council worked hard to maintain the entire road network to the best possible condition and in the most cost-efficient manner for ratepayers. “Council...

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Apr 20, 2019
Key road maintenance contracts renewed

Key road maintenance contracts renewed

More than 380 jobs will be supported by the renewal of State Government road maintenance contracts in South-East Queensland. New five-year contracts were awarded for the Brisbane Metropolitan Region (Fulton Hogan Industries), Gold Coast region (Ventia) and Sunshine Coast region (Downer Works EDI). Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the contracts were awarded to maintain sta...

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Apr 07, 2019
Qantas museum upgrade kicks off

Qantas museum upgrade kicks off

Work has kicked off on Qantas Founders Museum’s $11.3 million Luminescent Longreach Stage 1: Airpark Roof Project. Contractor Watpac has begun placing the footings for a 8072sq m roof structure, with this initial work expected to be completed by the end of this month. The roof will cover the museum’s aircraft, including a Boeing 747, Boeing 707, Catalina Flying Boat and Super Constell...

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Mar 19, 2019
Civil Construction pulls it weight

Civil Construction pulls it weight

Policymakers will be keeping a good eye on the fortunes of civil contractors following the release of a report highlighting their contribution to the North Queensland economy. Civil contracting – moving earth, laying pipes, putting down road pavement and building bridges among others – is to construction what trusses are to a roof. The Cummings Economics report, The Importa...

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Mar 19, 2019
Waste processing creates jobs

Waste processing creates jobs

Hinchinbrook Shire Mayor has backed recycling as a jobs creation intiiative. The State Government has released the Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy for public comment. The Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy document outlines the strategic priorities and targets for waste management in Queensland with the aim of becoming a Zero waste to lan...

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Mar 19, 2019
Blackspot intersection upgrade

Blackspot intersection upgrade

Townsville City Council is beginning work to upgrade a black spot intersection with a new  roundabout on 18 March. The Shoalmarra Drive and Mount Low Parkway Intersection upgrade received $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the roundabout upgrade is one of many shovel-ready projects  across the city bein...

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Mar 07, 2019
Locals stand against outside contractors

Locals stand against outside contractors

A line has been drawn in the sand by civil contractors, associated service providers and the finance industry in the far north. They are banding together at the ‘Regional Solutions for Regional Development’ conference in April to further advance their claims for equitable change in the regions. The conference is being held by the North Queensland Ci...

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