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Apr 17, 2021
Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

The Federal Government will invest $10 million towards the Cairns Gallery Precinct project, allowing the local council to set the next phase in motion. The project will include the design of a new Indigenous Art Gallery as well as transforming and connecting three heritage-listed buildings – the Cairns Art Gallery, the Old Court House and… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Jobs boost through $46m hospital build

Jobs boost through $46m hospital build

Construction work on a $46 million redevelopment of the Thursday Island Hospital and healthcare centre is expected to create about 50 jobs as it gets under way next week. Principal contractor Hutchinson Builders has been on Thursday Island since mid-March and has completed preliminary work to pave the way for construction. “The first stage of… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

The first stage of Townsville development project The Hive will become the new home for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority head office in a deal announced today. Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the agreement was the key to unlocking the $250 million development, which could eventually include education, tourism facilities and… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Businesses seeking a slice of major Defence project work in North and Far North Queensland will be briefed at an industry breakfast in Cairns next month. Defence Jobs Queensland is running the event, to be held at the Pullman Reef Resort Casino from 7.30am on May 6. Projects covered include: NCIS-8A Building and Maritime works… ...

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Apr 10, 2021
Cairns University Hospital plans advance as land secured

Cairns University Hospital plans advance as land secured

The Cairns University Hospital and health innovation precinct is one step closer following a land deal between James Cook University and landowners in the inner city. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said this was a major step in ensuring the Cairns University Hospital becomes a reality. “This means shovels for a world-class health and… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

The Australian Constructors Association is looking into the development of an Australian Construction Playbook to guide best practice in procurement and delivery of infrastructure. Chief executive officer Jon Davies said COVID provided a burning platform for reforming how public infrastructure was procured and delivered in Australia. “It is incumbent on us all not to waste… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

An environmental impact statement for a proposal to increase the capacity Burdekin Falls Dam is one step closer after the release of the final terms of reference. Project proponent Sunwater estimates up to 150 full-time jobs would be created during four years of construction to raise the existing dam wall at Lake Dalrymple, about 210km… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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