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Jul 12, 2021
Deal to get ball rolling on Lansdown works

Deal to get ball rolling on Lansdown works

Townsville City Council has entered a formal agreement to partner with the State Government to deliver a suite of road and rail projects for the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. Mayor Jenny Hill said this move would get the ball rolling on work expected to cost $16 million in total. “The State Government will contribute the lion’s… ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. ...

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Jun 24, 2021
Key infrastructure projects set path for growth

Key infrastructure projects set path for growth

Rockhampton Regional Council has an eye to growth with a $77 million investment over the next three years in three ‘catalyst’ water and sewerage infrastructure projects. Mayor Tony Williams said the next three years would see the council invest heavily in essential infrastructure so that the services were in place for more housing, more industry… ...

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Jun 23, 2021
Mackay in line for $109.5m capital works program

Mackay in line for $109.5m capital works program

Mackay Regional Council has highlighted a raft of ‘signature projects’ to receive funding in a $109.5 million capital works program budgeted for in 2021-2022. They include a $5.4 million upgrade of the Milton and Archibald streets intersection, including construction of a roundabout, with the work funded by the State Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and… ...

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Jun 23, 2021
Townsville Budget brings $300m capital works plan

Townsville Budget brings $300m capital works plan

Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes a $304.1m capital spend on infrastructure across the city, which is forecast to support close to 900 jobs. Mayor Jenny Hill said the council’s strong financial management meant it was heading into the new financial year on good footing and, importantly, without the need for a rate rise. The… ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Mount Isa council to outlay $38.5m in capital works

Mount Isa council to outlay $38.5m in capital works

The Mount Isa City Council has handed down its 2021-22 budget, with $38.5 million earmarked for capital works and no increase to current debt. Residential rates will increase by 3.75 per cent overall across all property rating categories in 2021-22. Mayor Danielle Slade said this year’s budget reflected the measures the council had to take… ...

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Jun 15, 2021
More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

More than $16 million in capital works forecast for Douglas Shire

Douglas Shire Council today endorsed a $50 million operating budget and a $16.047 million capital works program in the 2021/22 Annual Budget. It includes increases in utility and waste collection charges by 3.3 and 5.38 percent respectively and a general rate increase of 2.8 percent. Across the next 12 months, Council will spend $19.045 million… ...

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Jun 15, 2021
Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone Regional Council will increase service charges by 4.9 percent next financial year. Residential rates will increase in line with CPI. That’s the message in the 2021/22 Operational Plan and Budget with the theme titled ‘Collective Delivery’. Building community capacity The budget was focused on building community capacity and supporting economic development and growth, said… ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… ...

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