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Feb 04, 2021
Works for Queensland in  full flight at Rockhampton

Works for Queensland in full flight at Rockhampton

Upgrades to the Rockhampton Airport Terminal, including a new mezzanine floor and passenger lounges, are on track for completion next month. The work is being undertaken thanks to $6.44 million from the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Acting Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles, inspecting the construction site, said the upgrade had supp...

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Feb 04, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From health monitoring to computer hardware, pathway construction to playing lights and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 05 February 2021 2:00 PMMBRC010629: Dayboro – Roderick Cruice Park – Netball Court Construction Moreton Bay Regional CouncilMon, 08 February 2021 2:00 PMSDRC010622: 21_104 Septic Recei...

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Feb 04, 2021
New mayor sworn in for Rockhampton

New mayor sworn in for Rockhampton

Tony Williams has been sworn in as Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council following the declaration of the polls by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. Cr Williams received about 25 per cent of the formal first preference vote in a by-election contested by 17 candidates following the shock resignation of former mayor Margaret Strelow on November 9. The vote came after the Queensland Gove...

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Feb 04, 2021
Early works on horizon as  Urannah plan advances

Early works on horizon as Urannah plan advances

A raft of civil works such as bridge and road upgrades is due to kick off within months as Bowen River Utilities progresses its $2.9 billion Urannah project. BRU communications manager Karly Abbott said there was a range of work that must be completed in and around the site to deliver the ‘nation-building’ project. Enabling works such as road and bridge upgrades were expected to...

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Feb 04, 2021
New leader for Mount Isa  infrastructure portfolio

New leader for Mount Isa infrastructure portfolio

Mount Isa City Council has appointed local resident Renee Wallace to the permanent position of director of infrastructure services. Ms Wallace, who was most recently the manager of facilities at Gidgee Healing, is due to begin in her role at council on Monday, February 15. “Renee has extensive and diverse experience in local government and engineering and will be an excellent addition to co...

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Feb 04, 2021
Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Queensland-based Vitrinite aims to start mining by mid-year at a new open-cut coal operation set to create about 150 permanent jobs. The company already has a workforce on the ground at the Vulcan site to complete pre-mining civil works as well as building its office, workshop and mine infrastructure. Vitrinite director Nicholas Williams said the work being undertaken now would pave the way...

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Feb 04, 2021
Samples ring in further potential at Lighthouse

Samples ring in further potential at Lighthouse

Rockfire Resources has reported high gold-in-soil values from soil sampling at the Bell Rock prospect within its Lighthouse project,  about 50km south-east of Charters Towers. The company says a coincident gold/copper soil anomaly has been identified at Bell Rock that is more than 300m long and more than 100m wide. Bell Rock is located less than 4km south-east of the Plateau gold deposit, w...

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Feb 04, 2021
Contract announced for $31m training facility

Contract announced for $31m training facility

Work is due to start this month on a three-storey armoured vehicle simulation centre in Townsville, being developed for Defence training at a cost of $31 million. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today announced St Hilliers had been awarded the head contract to deliver the project. The facility will support the training of 3rd Brigade soldiers at Lavarack Barracks for the upgrade...

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Feb 04, 2021
QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the State Government to provide certainty around the process required to approve an expansion of New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine. And it has pointed to action by the previous Bligh Government to allow the Wollombi coal mine as a precedent. The QRC’s request comes after the High Court referred an appeal by the Oakey Coal Action Alliance ag...

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