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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 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From supply of quarry materials to sewer mains relining, bridge demolition to building trades and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByThu, 15 April 2021 11:00 AMFCRC010819: CTIS035 – 20/21 – Urraween Road – Maryborough Hervey Bay Road to Madsen Road Fraser Coast Regional CouncilThu, 15 April 2021… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

A proposal to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Rockhampton airport to service the Alliance Airlines fleet has the potential to inject $30 million into the local economy every year, according to Rockhampton Regional Council. The airport today welcomed one of Alliance Airlines’ new commercial aircraft with a water cannon salute to mark its… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Pickles Mining is holding five auctions featuring about $10 million worth of equipment from BMA’s Bowen Basin operations and from Whitehaven Coal. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the auction house was shifting a large quantity of Caterpillar machinery for Whitehaven, including more than 20 haul trucks, as it switched its fleet to to… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

A major North Queensland hydrogen project is a step closer with an agreement between Origin Energy and the Port of Townsville. Origin has been working with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries on a 36,500Tpa export liquid hydrogen project to operate out of Townsville. Assistant Minister for Hydrogen Development Lance McCallum said the memorandum of understanding being… ...

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