fbpx

Civil Contracting

Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required to enable construction and operations to commence. The Stanmore Resources Board has ticked off an initial $47 million spend to establish the project and build infrastructure required to enable dragline operations to start… ...

Read More
Jul 26, 2021
Port of Mackay upgrades power ahead

Port of Mackay upgrades power ahead

Port of Mackay has gained the capability handle extra-long cargoes with the completion of a $2.4 million project to extend Wharf 1. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin described it as another step towards positioning the port to take advantage of diversified trade opportunities. “The extension of the Wharf 1 access… ...

Read More
Jul 26, 2021
Storage facility paves way for dam works

Storage facility paves way for dam works

Gladstone Area Water Board has unveiled its new $29 million Offline Storage Facility, ensuring uninterrupted water supply for the region during planned works at Awoonga Dam. GAWB will spend more than $170 million dollars on critical infrastructure upgrades and capital projects at Awoonga Dam, on the Boyne River, over the next four years. GAWB chief… ...

Read More
Jul 26, 2021
Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower Australia plans to start construction work late this year on a $70 million package of capital projects at its Charters Towers fertiliser manufacturing plant. The major elements will be a multi-user rail spur to link to the main Townsville-Mount Isa line and work to double plant capacity to 500,000 tonnes per annum of Agrisilica… ...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
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&...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
Menu