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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

The first stage of Townsville development project The Hive will become the new home for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority head office in a deal announced today. Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the agreement was the key to unlocking the $250 million development, which could eventually include education, tourism facilities and… ...

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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 14, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From supply of quarry materials to sewer mains relining, bridge demolition to building trades and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByThu, 15 April 2021 11:00 AMFCRC010819: CTIS035 – 20/21 – Urraween Road – Maryborough Hervey Bay Road to Madsen Road Fraser Coast Regional CouncilThu, 15 April 2021… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

A proposal to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Rockhampton airport to service the Alliance Airlines fleet has the potential to inject $30 million into the local economy every year, according to Rockhampton Regional Council. The airport today welcomed one of Alliance Airlines’ new commercial aircraft with a water cannon salute to mark its… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Pickles Mining is holding five auctions featuring about $10 million worth of equipment from BMA’s Bowen Basin operations and from Whitehaven Coal. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the auction house was shifting a large quantity of Caterpillar machinery for Whitehaven, including more than 20 haul trucks, as it switched its fleet to to… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

A major North Queensland hydrogen project is a step closer with an agreement between Origin Energy and the Port of Townsville. Origin has been working with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries on a 36,500Tpa export liquid hydrogen project to operate out of Townsville. Assistant Minister for Hydrogen Development Lance McCallum said the memorandum of understanding being… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Cairns industry briefing on Defence projects

Businesses seeking a slice of major Defence project work in North and Far North Queensland will be briefed at an industry breakfast in Cairns next month. Defence Jobs Queensland is running the event, to be held at the Pullman Reef Resort Casino from 7.30am on May 6. Projects covered include: NCIS-8A Building and Maritime works… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway can now take in views across the Pioneer Valley from the new rest area on Eton Range crossing, west of Mackay. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the rest area was the last stage of the significant Eton Range upgrade, connecting Bowen and Galilee Basin… ...

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