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Jul 24, 2021
Honours for North’s top training talent

Honours for North’s top training talent

Townsville’s Kailu Johnson has snapped up twin titles as North Queensland regional winners were recognised in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards. The PJ Walsh Constructions employee was named winner in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year categories. “Kailu is a passionate advocate for… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

A first-of-its-kind 3D concrete printed bridge has opened in Venice after a collaboration that included Holcim’s 3D Concrete Printing research team. Named Striatus, the footbridge holds together through compression with no reinforcements, applying computational design and 3D printing for minimal material use and maximum strength. Striatus is made possible by a specific, custom-made ink from&...

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Jul 22, 2021
Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

After 336,000 project hours worked, a major upgrade of the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere is officially complete. Fulton Hogan Construction was the principal contractor for the $74.99 million project, jointly funded by the federal and State governments. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said motorists had seen this important freight and commuter link… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Local contractors get ball rolling on energy project

Local contractors get ball rolling on energy project

Mount Isa region enterprises are already working with Vast Solar and partner Stanwell Corporation on their $600 million clean energy power plant, and the proponents say they are looking forward to ramping up activity. The proponents say the 50MW North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) is poised to boost the local economy by creating… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Games win sparks regional concerns

Games win sparks regional concerns

News that Brisbane has secured the 2032 Olympic Games has brought celebrations, along with calls to ensure regional Queensland is not left out in the cold. Townsville Enterprise described hosting an Olympics Games as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that had been touted as having broad-reaching benefit across the State. In the 11-year lead-up, the region would… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Probe on Defence supply opportunities

Probe on Defence supply opportunities

An independent review is due to kick off this month into a Defence program that identifies opportunities for Australian companies in the international supply chains of eight multinational Defence companies. The Federal Government described the examination of the Global Supply Chain Program as a continuation of its push to reform Defence industry support programs to… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
Contractors fight Queensland project rules

Contractors fight Queensland project rules

The Queensland Major Contractors Association has railed against the State’s use of Best Practice Industry Conditions in a submission to a new federal inquiry on procurement. The group has also used its written submission to outline the need for more collaborative contracting. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities is tasked with inqu...

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Jul 20, 2021
Underground pipeline project pushes ahead

Underground pipeline project pushes ahead

A 105km water pipeline proposal for North Queensland is advancing through the approvals process and proponents will be pushing for co-ordinated project status for the $160 million venture. Bowen Pipeline Company is aiming for a mid-2023 start to construction for the underground pipeline, which would stretch from the Burdekin River at Home Hill, south to… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders out for major boat ramp build

Tenders for the new $17 million Yorkeys Knob Boat Ramp have been released, with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) set to award construction contracts in coming months. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said this meant shovels were closer to getting into the ground for Cairns boaties after years of planning and consultation. “This project… ...

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