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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes’ plans for a major tourist attraction between Rockhampton and Yeppoon are set to bring a raft of civil works opportunities, with the site’s existing surf lake set for a rebuild as the development kicks off. Head of project delivery Lewis Glynn said the company had started informal approaches to gauge interest from suitable… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Apr 01, 2021
Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

Step forward for $2.9b Urannah project

The $2.9 billion Urannah project has taken another step forward with the release of final terms of reference for the environmental impact statement. Proponent Bowen River Utilities estimates up to 1200 full-time jobs would be created during two years of construction on the Central Queensland development and 600 full-time jobs once it is fully operational…. ...

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Mar 30, 2021
‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in the Charters Towers region has earned co-ordinated project status.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said Queensland’s Coordinator-General had made the declaration for the project, which would now undergo a full environmental impact assessment process “The Queensland Government supports progressing investigations into the cons...

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Mar 26, 2021
Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

North Queensland’s Mendi Group has lodged an application to start stage one of a new housing development project in Charters Towers. The proposed development, Grand Secret Estate, is located near the Charters Towers Showground and will initially see 17 new lots ranging from 5,000sq m to 1.05ha in size released. Further stages featuring smaller block… ...

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Mar 24, 2021
Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Advance Rockhampton’s 2021 Supplier Development Workshop is coming up next week (March 31), with limited spaces remaining.Advance Rockhampton says the program is specifically designed to help break down the challenges faced by small to medium business owners engaging with the resource and project industry.The 2021 workshop will focus on procurement processes including the following key…...

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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore… ...

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Oct 28, 2020
Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Seafood company Tassal Group is buying a 1300ha property neighbouring its Proserpine prawn farm with an eye to further expansion. The $7 million deal to buy Billy Creek is expected to pave the way for an enlarged prawn farming precinct in the area. Tassal has already received regulatory approval for 450ha of prawn ponds at… ...

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