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Jul 12, 2021
Sime Darby snaps up earthmoving firm

Sime Darby snaps up earthmoving firm

Sime Darby Industrial Australia is acquiring Queensland-based Salmon Earthmoving Holdings, which carries more than 280 pieces of large plant and equipment. “The transaction provides a rare opportunity for Sime Darby to acquire an established company with more than 70 years of know-how,” Sime Darby Berhad Group chief executive officer Dato’ Jeffri Salim Davidson said. “We… ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project is a step closer with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement. Big Rocks Weir is one of three water infrastructure projects in the broader Burdekin Catchment currently undergoing full EIS assessment processes as coordinated projects. Two others are the proposed raising… ...

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Jul 07, 2021
New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

The new Cat® M320 wheeled excavator optimizes performance and efficiency at the job site with up to nine percent more swing torque than the Cat M320F to get work done faster.  Its longer wheelbase increases operating stability and improves machine ride when roading to the next jobsite at speeds reaching 35 km/h (21.7 mph).  From dirt… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

The state’s building industry watchdog has posted a big, ‘you’re not welcome’ to operators who’re not meeting standards. One hundred and twenty-nine [129] building trade licensees have been hit with conditions preventing them from providing tenders or quotes, or doing new work until they provide their financial information to the State’s building industry watchdog.  They… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

A Queensland business designing machines to help mitigate the impacts of tailings is increasing its export profile. Lytton-based Phibion will be shipping a multi-million dollar MudMaster® to Chile this week – its first to the South American nation. The innovation has been hailed by Minister for Resources Scott Stewart who said it is just what… ...

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Jun 25, 2021
Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

BMD Constructions chief executive officer Scott Power has told an inquiry how the stance of insurers is threatening key infrastructure projects and Australia’s choice in what developments should go ahead. BMD came up against a brick wall during its annual insurance renewal process last year when it came to gaining cover for its work on… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

The $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September. The accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned, said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath. “We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle… ...

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