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Sep 11, 2020
FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC Construction & Fitout has won the contract to build a $37 million School of Mining and Manufacturing for CQUniversity. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp said the new School of Mining and Manufacturing would support emerging and future skills in the mining and manufacturing sectors and would help support regional recovery in those industries. “Mining remains a critical industry...

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Sep 08, 2020
Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $42 million workforce training package to prepare for the state’s COVID-19 recovery. CSQ’s training package for workers and businesses in the construction industry has increased by 14 per cent from last year. It will extend existing training programs while adding some specific responses to challenges resulting from COVID-19, the org...

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Aug 20, 2020
Report shows healthy project pipeline for Mackay region

Report shows healthy project pipeline for Mackay region

Nearly $40 billion worth of projects have been listed on the newly released Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) Regional Projects Development Register. The updated register lists 489 projects and highlights the project pipeline in the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region. Mackay has $1 billion in infrastructure projects planned and $2.7 billion in construction projects; Isaac has more than $15 bill...

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Jun 23, 2020
Cash splashed for the Cowboys

Cash splashed for the Cowboys

The North Queensland Cowboys have been given an off-field boost thanks to $5 million from the State Government. The money will enable the Cowboys to fully develop their community training and high performance centre. Member for Mundingburra and Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke said the investment was a major boost for Townsville and the North Queensland Cowboys. “We are ha...

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Jun 16, 2020
Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

Additional $ millions to help tradies and regions

A $267 million building stimulus will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as Queensland recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement as part of the Government’s second stage of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Queensl...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable said.“A...

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Jun 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said. “We are laying the groundwork fo...

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Jun 04, 2020
Building industry welcomes federal stimulus lifeline

Building industry welcomes federal stimulus lifeline

A federal stimulus package to be unveiled today will be a lifeline for an industry ‘facing a valley of death’, according to Master Builders Australia. The industry group believes that the HomeBuilder scheme will be a massive relief to the thousands of home builders and tradies around the country.  “Based on the Government’s estimated 27,000 grants, we think the scheme will ...

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