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Jul 30, 2021
Funding boost to advance Urannah work

Funding boost to advance Urannah work

The Federal Government has tipped in a further $12.65 million to move Central Queensland’s Urannah Dam project forward. The funding will go towards the project business case and approvals, taking the total Federal contribution to $22.65 million. The $2.9 billion Urannah project proposed by Bowen River Utilities centres on a new 970-gigalitre dam on the Broken… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Green light for breakwater hotel development

Green light for breakwater hotel development

Townsville City Council has formally approved the development application for an $80 million hotel development adjacent to The Ville Hotel and Casino on the breakwater. Deputy Mayor Mark Molachino said the centrepiece of the application was an eight-storey, architecturally-designed hotel which would be curved to capture the views towards Magnetic Island and back to Castle… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Tender out for Toowoomba waste project

Tender out for Toowoomba waste project

The tender is out for design and construction of Toowoomba Regional Council’s upgraded Yarraman Waste Management Facility, with construction due to start in January next year. The council has committed $3.5 million to the project this financial year, including $2 million received from the Queensland Government. Council Water and Waste portfolio leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Business Boost grants up for grabs

Business Boost grants up for grabs

Queensland small businesses are being reminded that Business Boost grants of up to $15,000 open on July 30. Employment and Small Business Minister Di Farmer said the grants could be used for upgrades and organisational improvements for established businesses. “Business Boost is part of our $25 million Small Business Grants program that’s been rolling out… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Acciona Energia has received a key approval to take its $550 million Aldoga Solar Farm project near Gladstone forward. The State Government has approved the application for a Material Change of Use for the solar PV farm and grid connection assets at the site. Acciona said this approval covered the area approved for development two… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.  Constructing the 2.2km rock wall is the first critical step in widening Townsville’s shipping channel to allow larger ships, up to 300m, to access the port.  The material… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

A new $30 million Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal is set to supercharge the loading and unloading of container vessels at Port of Townsville. The terminal’s completion has been marked by the debut of the port’s new Liebherr Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane.   Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the 100m tall crane would comfortably… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Two new Hinchinbrook Shire sites have been earmarked as principal areas for the development of aquaculture ventures. Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Minister Mark Furner said identifying the new Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs) cleared the way for the industry to grow. “My vision is to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world,” Mr Furner… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Council seeks business backing on water plea

Council seeks business backing on water plea

Cairns Regional Council has released a video advocating for a $215 million water project and the need for government financial support. The video also urges local businesses to give their stamp of approval to the project by spreading the message and allowing the council to use their logo as part of a support board. The… ...

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