Local Government

Jul 09, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste transfer stations to stationery, intersection upgrades to odour control and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Fri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMMBRC009861: Griffin Sports Complex Moreton Bay Regional CouncilFri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMIRC010017: Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Provision of Business Applications Solutions Consultants Isaac ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

A $6.4 million facelift for the Rockhampton airport terminal is among the council projects across Central Queensland to attract funding under a COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the upgrade funded under the COVID Works for Queensland program would see dedicated passenger lounges installed. “There’s no better time to be investing in our airport...

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Jul 09, 2020
Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Fogarty Park in Cairns will soon have all weather options for markets after the council secured funding for a new turf surface and upgraded drainage It’s one of 11 projects in the region to share $7.42 million in funding through the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Cairns Regional Council estimates the works will create or support around 70 local jobs....

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Jul 09, 2020
NQ councils welcome cash for projects

NQ councils welcome cash for projects

A new water park in Charters Towers and upgrading the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre pool in Townsville are two of the North Queensland projects made possible through the $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. The program will also expand Wi-Fi coverage in Ayr and Home Hill and upgrade facilities on Palm Island and within the Hinchinbrook region. They are among 31 projects funded...

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Jul 07, 2020
New home for engineers

New home for engineers

The peak industry body for public works engineers has a new base in Brisbane. The Institute of Public Works Engineers Queensland (IPWEAQ) has set up business in a building called Public Works Professionals. It’s also home for aligned groups including Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), Local Government Finance Professionals...

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Jul 07, 2020
Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Rates freeze, $65m capital works in Gladstone Budget

Gladstone Regional Council has handed down its 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget, outlining its priorities over the next 12 months. The Budget features a $64.8 million capital works program, which includes $27.2 million in State and Federal Government contributions. Key capital projects to be funded this financial year include:• $3.2m for Benaraby Landfill Cell Development• $2.3m for ...

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Jul 06, 2020
New damage mapping app REDI to roll

New damage mapping app REDI to roll

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has developed an app to help councils make more informed infrastructure investment decisions. The Repeat Events and Dollars Index (REDI) is an interactive web-based mapping tool that identifies the most likely and costly sites at risk from natural disaster. Incorporating almost 10 years of geocoded damage data across approximately 600,000 locations, ...

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Jul 06, 2020
Recycling facility planned for Mount Isa

Recycling facility planned for Mount Isa

A purpose-built Materials Recovering Facility (MRF) is coming to Mount Isa after the local council secured $6 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Mount Isa City Council expects the project to create up to 14 construction jobs, as well as eight new ongoing jobs in the local waste management sector. Plans for the recycling centre come follow a positive respon...

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Jul 02, 2020
Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Report to highlight overdue infrastructure repairs

Australia’s $30 billion-plus backlog in work to renew or replace failing local government infrastructure is in the sights of two peak bodies. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to address the issue. They will work together – and with local councils around the country – to produce the ...

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