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Sep 09, 2021
JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

A James Cook University team has identified alternative routes for a new mining road that will lessen the toll on endangered orangutans, Asian elephants and Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.  The team, from James Cook University in Australia, studied a planned mining road that will cut across Harapan Rainforest, a renowned forest tract that spans nearly… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Oct 05, 2020
Queensland roads an election priority for Agforce

Queensland roads an election priority for Agforce

AgForce Queensland has laid out its priorities for the the next Queensland election. Unlocking key strategic trade routes was the big ticket item said Agforce Queensland CEO, Mike Guerin.  This required further infrastructure investment and maintenance into Queensland’s priority roads and bridges, said Mr Geurin. “The truth is that Government investment in road infrastructure hasn’t… T...

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Jul 30, 2020
Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers fine-tune rubble-rubber road combo

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a new material that combines recycled building rubble and tyres in a mix optimised to meet road engineering safety standards. Designed to be used for base layers, the recycled blend is more flexible than standard materials, making roads less prone to cracking. Lead researcher Dr Mohammad Boroujeni said the… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 22, 2020
Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

The Federal Government has revealed a list of shovel-ready Queensland projects to be funded under a COVID-19 recovery plan to boost infrastructure. Upgrades on the Cloncurry–Dajarra Road, Richmond–Winton Road, and the Burke and Gregory Developmental roads are among those to make the cut. Safety upgrades including a $37.5 million project on the Kennedy Highway and… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 08, 2020
CCF claims recovery credit

CCF claims recovery credit

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is claiming credit for a Federal Government announcement of an ‘Infrastructure led recovery’. It was the CCF’s advocacy efforts that led ministers at a ‘federal and state level’ to confirm their support for a civil stimulus strategy to ‘arrest Australia’s decline into recession’, CEO Chris Melham said. CCF wrote...

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Apr 29, 2020
Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Work on key inland freight corridors is being brought forward in a move to boost Queensland road construction jobs. The early works projects, worth $185 million over four years, would be delivered on corridors identified under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said. Works to seal… This content i...

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Jan 29, 2020
Boost for Black River highway project

Boost for Black River highway project

An extra $35 million will be invested in the Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade project to improve the safety of a notorious section of the Bruce Highway at Black River.Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said increasing the total commitment from $72 million to $107.65 million would allow the delivery of the… This content is fo...

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Aug 26, 2019
Full steam ahead for Outback Way works

Full steam ahead for Outback Way works

Work has begun on the next stage of a raft of Outback Way upgrade projects involving a $26 million spend over three years. After sealing 18km between Boulia and Tobermorey, crews have now started on paving and sealing an additional 25km between the two communities and widening 17km of road between Winton and Boulia. Boulia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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