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Jul 14, 2020
Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Bridge works to set the scene for Rookwood Weir

Civil, Mining and Construction (CMC) has started work on a $12.5 million bridge at Riverslea in the latest phase of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project. The 260m long, 21m high Riverslea bridge will replace the existing crossing, which will be inundated when the weir reaches full supply. The bridge work should support up to 25 Central Queensland jobs, according to Natural Resources Minis...

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Jul 10, 2020
Paluma Dam capacity upgrade underway

Paluma Dam capacity upgrade underway

A crane is at work at Paluma Dam outside Townsville as TEi Services carries out an upgrade to increase its capacity by the equivalent of about 2600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Townsville Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee Chair Mark Molachino said the council was investing $750,000 to maintain and strengthen the dam. “Local contractor TEi Services is overseeing a great pro...

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Jul 10, 2020
Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Premise to guide final stage of dam planning

Engineering consultancy Premise has been appointed to oversee the final planning stages of Emu Swamp Dam, south-west of Stanthorpe. The $52 million Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp and 117km of pipeline to provide water to 51 agribusiness customers and bring wide-reaching benefits to the region. When operational the GBIP is expected to ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Hughenden dam proposal moves to next phase

Hughenden dam proposal moves to next phase

The Federal Government has approved funding for a detailed business case to develop a potential $500 million Hughenden water project. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation (HIPCo) received approval for the next phase to go ahead after submitting a preliminary business case in March which showed the scheme was viable. HIPCo chair Shane McCarthy said the plans for the Hughenden Irrigat...

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Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension notice and 31 October 2020...

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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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Jun 24, 2020
Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

Funds flow for Lakeland irrigation study

The first instalment is heading to the bank to back a $10 million investigation for the Lakeland irrigation project in Far North Queensland. State Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said Regional Development Australia Far North would this week receive the first payment from a National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF) grant to develop the business case. A Lakeland Irrigat...

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Jun 22, 2020
Progress for Big Rocks Weir proposal

Progress for Big Rocks Weir proposal

The case for the construction of the proposed Big Rocks Weir has advanced, with the Charters Towers Regional Council nominating as the proponent if the project proceeds.   The project comes under a $54 million business case being managed Townsville Enterprise that includes the start of investigations into the broader Hells Gates Dam project.  Hells Gates and Big Rocks Weir Project leadersh...

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Jun 10, 2020
Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

The $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project has jumped an administrative hurdle, with agreement reached between the State and Federal Governments on construction milestones. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said minor amendments to the bilateral agreement on water to speed up processes and release funds had been signed off by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transpo...

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