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Sep 14, 2020
Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire Council can lay claim to producing the State’s top drop after taking honours at the 2020 Sigura Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test. The winning water was sourced from a pristine dunal water system at Waterpark Creek and treated at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, the council said. It went head to head with other tap water samples from across Queensland in a blin...

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Sep 02, 2020
Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

Labor puts Bradfield scheme to expert panel

An expert panel chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut will conduct a comprehensive examination of the proposed Bradfield inland irrigation scheme under a new State Government initiative. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the independent panel, which will also include Queensland Farmers Federation chief executive officer Dr Georgina Davis and James Cook University Professor Allan Dale. “Pr...

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Aug 14, 2020
Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Briefings on Haughton Pipeline opportunities

Townsville engineering, planning, and environmental consultants, suppliers and contractors are being encouraged to attend industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday (August 21). A general industry briefing for interested suppliers and contractors will be held from 12-1pm, while a more detailed briefing for prospective principal consultants for the desig...

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Aug 06, 2020
CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

CQ firm in joint Rookwood Weir construction contract

Central Queensland-based McCosker Contracting will build the $352 million Rookwood Weir with LendLease Engineering. The State Government announced the key construction contract today, saying the LendLease/McCosker joint venture had committed to sourcing at least 140 employees – about 70 per cent of their project team – in CQ. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said McCosker, ...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access to satellite...

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Aug 03, 2020
State knocks back Federal cash for pipeline project

State knocks back Federal cash for pipeline project

The State Government says it will fund the next stage of Townsville’s Haughton water pipeline project itself after a dispute over GST linked to $195 million in federal funding. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick described federal MP Phillip Thompson’s funding pledge as worthless, giving $195 million with the one hand but taking back $156 million with the other through a GST clawback. ...

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Aug 01, 2020
Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

Special project status for Burdekin Falls Dam upgrade

The proposed raising of the Burdekin Falls Dam wall in North Queensland has been declared a coordinated project. Upgrading the dam would be a key step towards developing the Burdekin Hydro power project, expected to create 200 jobs during construction and generate enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. It is expected to cost between $358 million and $665 million, depending on the height...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Techno...

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Jul 23, 2020
Team effort keeps waterways        in good shape

Team effort keeps waterways in good shape

A collaborative approach by the resources, agricultural and tourism sectors along with governments, conservation groups and Traditional Owners has delivered healthy waterways through the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac regions, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership report card released today found h...

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