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Townsville

Jan 06, 2021
Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

An ambitious process used to cap a 50 year old landfill is due for completion this month in Townsville. Townsville City Council is the first council in Australia to use a bituminous geomembrane to cap a landfill site for its rehabilitation. The $4 million project is constructing the final cap on the remaining portion of the Hervey Range landfill. The bituminous geomembrane is less prone ...

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Jun 30, 2020
Townsville outlines major capital works program

Townsville outlines major capital works program

Townsville City Council’s 2020/21 Budget will invest almost $222 million into capital works to support local jobs and upgrade and enhance vital community assets. The extensive capital works program and a $15 million COVID-19 support package are the key parts of the council’s $648.8 million Budget. Mayor Jenny Hill said the importance of capital works investment supporting hundreds o...

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Jun 23, 2020
Cash splashed for the Cowboys

Cash splashed for the Cowboys

The North Queensland Cowboys have been given an off-field boost thanks to $5 million from the State Government. The money will enable the Cowboys to fully develop their community training and high performance centre. Member for Mundingburra and Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke said the investment was a major boost for Townsville and the North Queensland Cowboys. “We are ...

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May 28, 2020
Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

A new robotic handling and welding system has been enlisted for cathode plate manufacturing at Glencore’s Townsville Copper Refinery. The system – featured in Glencore’s latest inhouse Resourceful newsletter – is capable of manufacturing Glencore’s ISAKIDD plates in bulk quantity along with the traditional ISA Process plate range. “Further automating this pr...

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May 26, 2020
Sun Metals cushions local business from COVID-19 blow

Sun Metals cushions local business from COVID-19 blow

Sun Metals is doing its bit to ease the economic pressures of COVID-19, bringing forward payments to suppliers as well as supporting a voucher system to help local hospitality businesses. It comes as work on a $450 million expansion at the company’s Townsville zinc refinery heads towards its expected peak in the fourth quarter of this year, when the construction project is expected to s...

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May 15, 2020
Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program. The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson. Member for He...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able to get a head start on works to connect t...

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May 05, 2020
Townsville tool to help community tap relief funds

Townsville tool to help community tap relief funds

Townsville City Council is helping local businesses and residents navigate the raft of relief resources available through a Townsville Funding Finder portal. The new online resource features a full list of State and Federal Government and private sector grant funding available. The portal contains grants ranging from temporary relief for distressed businesses through to residential electric...

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May 01, 2020
Refinery a ray of sunshine for local hospitality venues

Refinery a ray of sunshine for local hospitality venues

Sun Metals is supporting Townsville’s hospitality sector by providing hundreds of employees with vouchers from a list of local cafes, restaurants, and pubs. The initiative aims to support the region through the COVID-19 crisis as a part of Townsville Enterprise’s recently launched Buy Now, Holiday Later campaign. Buy Now, Holiday Later has been designed to provide operators immediate ca...

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