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Jan 11, 2021
Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Wisely wins Bowen wharf repair works

Central Queensland-based company Wisely Services has been appointed as principal contractor for North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation’s Bowen wharf repair project. The works are due to start this month and will take about six months to complete, weather permitting. Conducted as part of NQBP’s maintenance and repairs program, the project includes the repair or replacement of some o...

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Dec 12, 2020
Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

Price threshold lifts for Infrastructure Australia focus

National Cabinet has agreed that Infrastructure Australia will now evaluate project proposals which require more than $250 million in Commonwealth funding – an increase from the previous threshold of $100 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the move would better focus Infrastructure Australia‘s busin...

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Dec 09, 2020
Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project, with a package of works expected to employ 70 people. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9km of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62ha of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Hall Contracting is expected to begin capital dredging in May 20...

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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), the Fe...

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Nov 11, 2020
Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec has secured early works on the first phase of Arrow Energy’s$10 billion Surat Gas Project. Valmec’s initial contract with Arrow to deliver critical water treatment facilities is valued at $16 million. The energy, infrastructure and asset services group said the turnkey project involved procurement, construction and commissioning works at the Daandine facility. Work on the cont...

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Nov 10, 2020
All systems go for silo after $3.5m rebuild

All systems go for silo after $3.5m rebuild

Contractor Walz Group has completed work on a $3.5 million coal silo refurbishment project at Queensland Alumina Limited, Gladstone. Almost 160 tonnes of scaffolding was employed during the six-month project to bring one of four QAL coal silos back into commission. “The completion of the Coal Silo 2 project is an important milestone for us,” QAL general manager Pine Pienaar said. ...

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Nov 03, 2020
Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Townsville stadium work a winner for Arup

Arup’s work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium has seen it receive the Gold Award for design innovation at the Consult Australia 2020 Awards for Excellence. It was among six awards for the professional services group, which was named Large Firm of the Year for the third year in a row.  The Townsville stadium is known for its undulating, pandanus leaf-inspired canti...

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Nov 02, 2020
‘Coral ark’ vision unveiled for Port Douglas

‘Coral ark’ vision unveiled for Port Douglas

Nonprofit group Great Barrier Reef Legacy has revealed its vision for a ‘coral ark’ to be built in Port Douglas. The Living Coral Biobank would preserve the genetic biodiversity of hard coral species by collecting and maintaining living samples of some 800 species worldwide. The complex has been designed by Australian firm Contreras Earl Architecture, along with l...

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Nov 02, 2020
Kenfrost honoured in state development awards

Kenfrost honoured in state development awards

Cairns-based developer Kenfrost has taken out one of the top honours in this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for Excellence. The company won the CEO’s Award for its work on Mount Peter Residential Estate in Cairns’ southern corridor, as well as being a finalist in the affordable housing category. It has completed 288 lots out of a p...

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