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Mar 27, 2017
Surat Basin non-resident population levels out

Surat Basin non-resident population levels out

The dive in the Surat Basin’s DIDO/FIFO population figures seems to have stopped. There’s been a steady decrease in demand for workers as energy developments move from construction to operation. Queensland Government statistician’s office projects that the non-resident population will level out to between 3140 and 4110 by 2023. It was estimated at 3820 in June 2016. That was mo...

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Mar 26, 2017
Qld Government tenders closing this week

Qld Government tenders closing this week

The Queensland Government is seeking tenders to paint Weipa Hospital. The government’s also seeking building, construction and maintenance services at Gympie Special School. Building and asset services are looking for providers for hard facilities management in multiple sites in south east Queensland. In the same region. Queensland Urban Utilities is looking for cleaning services in state g...

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Mar 26, 2017
Tenders called for Defence electrical utilities services

Tenders called for Defence electrical utilities services

Tenders are sought for the supply of electricity and associated services to large Defence sites in Queensland. The total requirement is for around 166 GWh per annum. Delivery timeframe is expected to be four years. Click here for more information, access to documents and lodgement procedure. Tenders close 28 March 17 at 11am Queensland time. ...

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Mar 26, 2017
Tenders open for roadworks on Lavarack Barracks

Tenders open for roadworks on Lavarack Barracks

A request for tender has been issued for civil works valued between $AUD2.5m and $AUD3.5m on Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks. It covers road building, construction and support and maintenance and repair services . Closure is 11 am 28 Mar-2017 (QLD time) ATM ID: Q10748 Agency: Department of Defence – DSRG Category: 72100000 – Building construction and support and maintenance and...

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Mar 26, 2017
Rio invites civil and electrical EOIs for Amrun project

Rio invites civil and electrical EOIs for Amrun project

Expressions of interest are invited for the supply of the following products and services to Rio Tinto Australia’s Amrun development on Cape York. Civil and roadworks The scope of work includes but is not limited to the supply of the following: – 16,900 tonnes Rip Rap Type 1 (600mm depth) – 25,600 tonnes Rip Rap Type 2 (300mm depth) Full and partial scopes of interest scope close...

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Mar 26, 2017
Governments agree to $500m Qld roads package

Governments agree to $500m Qld roads package

Construction of central Queensland’s $150 million Walkerston bypass is part of a roads package worth more than half a billion dollars announced this weekend. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government was pleased to have reached this outcome following constructive discussions with the Australian Government. “We have reached an agreement and can now get on with the job of ...

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Mar 24, 2017
Jemena switches contractors for $800m pipeline project

Jemena switches contractors for $800m pipeline project

Jemena is set to appoint new construction contractors in Queensland and the Northern Territory for its $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP). The news came as the company announced it had finalised land access arrangements with the Wakaya People, meaning its has now secured land access with all Traditional Owner groups across the 622km pipeline route. Jemena said its decision in early March to ...

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Mar 24, 2017
Major project work ‘trough’ tipped this year

Major project work ‘trough’ tipped this year

A new report has highlighted a decline in infrastructure investment in Queensland and flagged a trough in major project work in 2016/17. The 2017 Major Projects Pipeline Report was developed by BIS Oxford Economics in coordination with Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA), Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and the Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ). Since 2013/14 total in...

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Mar 23, 2017
$33m building opportunity on Cape York

$33m building opportunity on Cape York

There’s a big opportunity for builders in the Cape York community of Aurukun where tenders have been called for a $33.5 million strategic housing development. The project would provide a significant boost to the local economy with two years of ongoing construction, Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said. “This project will build 27 houses and units for our frontline worker...

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Mar 23, 2017
Lifestyle leads revamp of Toowoomba CBD

Lifestyle leads revamp of Toowoomba CBD

The Toowoomba CBD landscape is undergoing extensive redevelopment, with major projects bringing with them a business boom of cafes, dining, retail and accommodation. Peak industry body Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise highlights five major proponents currently reshaping the CBD. Businessman Kenneth Wagner has turned his attention to redeveloping The Gladstone Hotel into a four-and-a-half-star ...

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Mar 23, 2017
Parliament sorts out mines access issue

Parliament sorts out mines access issue

A dispute between mining heavyweight Glencore and private Queensland company QCoal has been sorted out in parliament. Both QCoal and Glencore applied for mining leases over a tract of land between Glencore’s Newlands and Suttor Creek mines, near Glenden in the Bowen Basin. Glencore’s mine currently employs 450 people and QCoal’s project forecasts it will create up to 100 construction jobs an...

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Mar 22, 2017
Century Bull reveals its strategy to revive northern zinc operation

Century Bull reveals its strategy to revive northern zinc operation

The evaporation dam and tailings storage facility will be the first targets for mineral extraction as new owners begin work at north Queensland’s Century mine. Century Bull expects to employ up to 50 people at peak operations, with the workforce to be sourced from the lower Gulf area and other communities in north Queensland. The company specialises in ‘economic rehabilitation’ and is taking...

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Mar 22, 2017
Contract action around the regions

Contract action around the regions

Gladstone company Blomfield Excavations has won a $3.4 million contract to complete the first stage of the planned Kirkwood Reservoir project. Stage 1 of the project involves the creation of 1.2km of access track, bulk earthworks for the reservoir pad and supply and delivery of water mains along the access track. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said he was pleased that the council’s Loca...

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Mar 21, 2017
‘Project Ruby’ to see 161-well push in Surat Basin

‘Project Ruby’ to see 161-well push in Surat Basin

Shell Australia says its QGC joint venture is continuing its investment in Queensland through plans to drill up to 161 additional wells over two years in ‘Project Ruby’. The company said the project expanded on QGC’s operations in the Surat Basin and would underpin 350 new and existing jobs in regional Queensland during the 16-month construction, as well as sustaining QGC’s gas pro...

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Mar 21, 2017
Queensland suppliers take $900m in Amrun project work

Queensland suppliers take $900m in Amrun project work

Rio Tinto has awarded more than $900 million in contracts to Queensland suppliers as the development of the Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula continues. The company said the Queensland spend made up almost two thirds of the $1.38 billion in contracts awarded to Australian suppliers for the project to date, with 509 Queensland businesses engaged directly and indirectly to supply goods an...

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Mar 21, 2017
Lakeland solar forging ahead

Lakeland solar forging ahead

More than 12,500 solar panels have been installed as the $42.5 million Lakeland Solar and Storage project heads for its April completion date. Project owner Conergy said there were more than 60 workers on site forming three crews to complete the project, located off the Mulligan Highway at Lakeland in far north Queensland by April this year. It said 75 per cent of the workers were Lakeland and Co...

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Mar 19, 2017
Underground flooding brings longwall to a halt

Underground flooding brings longwall to a halt

Workers are being stood down and site contractors demobilised after a water inflow at Caledon Coal’s Cook Colliery in central Queensland. The company said the water had fully inundated the longwall face and equipment. “A dewatering and assessment process will be required over the coming months after which time the company can ascertain the full impact of the water inundation on the lo...

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Mar 17, 2017
Finance green light for Cloncurry mine project

Finance green light for Cloncurry mine project

Altona is a step closer in its plans to mine the Little Eva deposit deep in north-western Queensland. Altona Mining has announced that all Chinese Government approvals have been received for the involvement of the Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG) in a joint venture to develop the project, 95km north-east of Mount Isa. The planned mine would be owned by a JV company with Altona holding 34 p...

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