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Civil Contractors

Jul 09, 2021
Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project is a step closer with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement. Big Rocks Weir is one of three water infrastructure projects in the broader Burdekin Catchment currently undergoing full EIS assessment processes as coordinated projects. Two others are the proposed raising… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

No-pay, no-play rule invoked as watchdog bares its teeth

The state’s building industry watchdog has posted a big, ‘you’re not welcome’ to operators who’re not meeting standards. One hundred and twenty-nine [129] building trade licensees have been hit with conditions preventing them from providing tenders or quotes, or doing new work until they provide their financial information to the State’s building industry watchdog.  They… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
New minimum wage

New minimum wage

The minimum wage increase has taken affect. The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding employers that the national minimum wage is now $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80). On 16 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission announced  a 2.5 per cent increase to the national minimum wage, following its Annual Wage… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

More than 500 new mining jobs are closer to fruition following the announcement of a loan to Olive Downs owners Pembroke. Olive Downs is a metallurgical coal lease located 40 kms southeast of Moranbah. The Federal Government has approved a loan of $175 million to support the mine’s first stage of development which includes rail, and… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Pembroke Resources has welcomed the investment decision by the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide a loan facility of up to $175 million with a tenor of ten years to finance the development of the Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin.  Pembroke is committed to constructing… ...

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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 25, 2021
Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

The CEO and managing director of major Australian engineering company Austin Engineering has resigned forcing a reshuffle. The incoming interim CEO will be on a package worth more than the equivalent of $1 million/year. The Brisbane headquartered company advised the asx today that the move had been brought forward from 31 July 2021. Former Austin… ...

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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 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… ...

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