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Feb 08, 2021
Secret for real estate recovery

Secret for real estate recovery

Carmichael Mine has been a big factor in helping dig at least two Queensland regional centres out of a real estate rut. But the catalyst for significantly increased residential market activity is owed to government incentives say North Queensland property specialists, Knight Frank. The mine is recording 1,600 movements a month through Rockhampton airport where… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Oct 26, 2020
Hutchinson highlights at state building awards

Hutchinson highlights at state building awards

Hutchinson Builders has claimed the Project of the Year and House of the Year titles at this year’s Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Awards. A broadcast awards ceremony on Friday announced 58 honours for builders, projects and individuals across the state. In addition to Project of the Year for Brisbane Skytower and House of the Year… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Sep 09, 2020
Mixed bag for regional building approval rates

Mixed bag for regional building approval rates

Queensland’s regional dwelling approvals for July have delivered mixed news for the state’s building industry. The Central Queensland region based on the Gladstone, Rockhampton, Central Highlands and Biloela area was a stand-out, while the Mackay-Whitsunday region dropped. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that new houses are up 17.2 per cent… This conte...

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Aug 22, 2020
Energy offices take honours in FNQ building awards

Energy offices take honours in FNQ building awards

Cairns-based Plos Constructions have landed the Project of the Year title at this year’s Master Builders Far North Queensland Housing & Construction Awards. It was awarded for the new Energy Queensland office complex in Bunda St, Cairns, which also won best Commercial Building $5 million – $50 million. Plos Constructions’ renovation work on high-end law firm WGC’s… This content is...

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Aug 20, 2020
Stadium work triumphs in NQ building awards

Stadium work triumphs in NQ building awards

Watpac Construction has kicked goals at the Master Builders North Queensland Housing & Construction Awards for its work on Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The stadium build took out the Project of the Year award, as well as Best Sporting Facilities and Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety. The $318 million venue took over one million hours to complete, ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jan 14, 2020
Key building trades in short supply says skills group

Key building trades in short supply says skills group

Construction Skills Queensland has warned of a shortfall in a number of construction trades over the next three years, despite a downturn in local residential building. While the overall industry develops a 23,000 surplus of construction workers, some trades will have more work than they can cope with, CSQ says. For example, on average, an… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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