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May 19, 2020
TEi Services tackles Paluma Dam upgrade

TEi Services tackles Paluma Dam upgrade

Townsville City Council has launched work on a project to boost the capacity of Paluma Dam by about 6600 megalitres. Local contractor TEi Services is carrying out the work, which council water and waste committee chairman Russ Cook says will further enhance Townsville’s water security.  “Paluma Dam is one of two drinking water storage facilities for our city. That’s why ...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when the funding dried up,” he said. “Then Etheridge Shire Mayor, Warren Devl...

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May 07, 2020
Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

Business case launched for Lakeland Irrigation Scheme

A formal agreement between the Federal and State governments has paved the way for work to start on a business case for the proposed Lakeland Irrigation Scheme. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the scheme would drive further investment and economic activity right across the Lakeland Irrigation area, boosting agriculture, the local economy and regional jobs. “The Lakeland Irrigat...

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May 07, 2020
Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam in Central Queensland has been declared a coordinated project, with the potential to create up to 1200 jobs during construction. The State Government said the project would now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts it may have on the region. The proposal includes a new ...

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Apr 23, 2020
Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

FGF Developments has won a $5 million contract to construct the Kamerunga trunk water main as part of a $6 million project in the Cairns Northern Beaches. The works will include the construction of a 2.6 kilometre main water pipe from Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch, to the northern bank of the Barron River under the Cairns Western Arterial Rd in Lake Placid. The Cairns Regional Council project is ...

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Mar 17, 2020
Economic development projects boost Hughenden

Economic development projects boost Hughenden

Flinders Shire Council is positioning itself for growth with a $1.35 million project to increase industrial blocks at Hughenden and a $2.5 million-plus facelift for the town’s main commercial strip. Director of engineering Hari Boppudi said the council was creating up to 23 new industrial blocks of varying size. The development is effectively an expansion of the existing industrial estate ...

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Mar 09, 2020
Another step towards Rocky weir

Another step towards Rocky weir

Ground is being broken on the next stage of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project. Local workers from Civil Mining and Construction have started on the $2.2 million-dollar Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango, said Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham. “That’s 15 more CQ people who are part of a region-building project,” he said. The Gogango project will upgrade the...

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Mar 04, 2020
State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

A $10 million State funding injection will help Burdekin Shire Council establish a new long-term water source after local water contamination issues. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced the funds to move Ayr and Brandon’s main water storage to the racecourse area in South Ayr. It comes after the discovery in 2018 of elevated PFAS levels in town water, which is largely dr...

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Oct 11, 2019
Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

MITEZ is lobbying for ‘a bigger push from the Commonwealth’ for a range of advanced North West Queensland projects to become a reality. MITEZ (Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone) chief executive officer Glen Graham was among those addressing hearings in Townsville and Mount Isa this week of the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the effectiveness of the government’s Northern A...

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