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Coomera River Project to Stimulate Economy

A multi-million dollar dredging program and sediment management facility will support tourism, jobs and businesses in the Gold Coast Marine Industry Precinct by improving navigational access to the Coomera River. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Gold Coast Waterways Authority’s (GCWA’s) Coomera Dredged Sediment Management Facility and Coomera River dredging program is…

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Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Chith Export Facility at Weipa in Far North Queensland, constructed by McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd, was announced as the 2019 winner of the Australian Construction Achievement Award. The Australian Construction Achievement Award is promoted by the Australian Constructors Association (ACA) and Engineers Australia and is the peak annual award for the major…

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Mackay Development Scheme Approved

Mackay Regional Council’s proposed development scheme for the Priority Development Area (PDA) to revitalise the waterfront and city centre has been approved. Member for Mackay and Assistant Minister for State Development Julieanne Gilbert said the PDA will enable council to realise its vision to transform the city’s waterfront and CBD precincts, for the benefit of…

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CCF QLD Membership Renewal

Over the past 12 months CCF QLD has gone from strength to strength, having been recognised by both state and local governments for the advocacy work we have completed for our members while continuing to maintain and grow industry networks, and increasing our member benefits. There has never been a better time to be part…

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Crashes Prompt Planning Project

A $1.25 million planning project, which will include spotlighting and prioritising the much-needed upgrades along the Kuranda Range Road, has been announced by the Palaszczuk Government. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) project was a major step toward providing the hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors who…

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State Conference Discusses Gender Diversity

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland State Conference in Cairns held in early May highlighted gender diversity in the workplace. Minister for Women Di Farmer, who spoke at the conference, said gender diversity was not just good for business, it was also an important way businesses can help prevent domestic and family violence. “The civil construction sector…

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App Developed for Stadium Construction

The North Queensland Stadium has reached a construction milestone with 50% the main build works now completed and to celebrate, the nqstadium app has been released on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Minister for Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said the app will give fans the chance to experience the…

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Sunshine Plaza Intersection Improvements

Design is underway to improve the Amaroo Street and Baden Powell Street intersection on Maroochydore Road just outside Sunshine Plaza. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government would provide $496,000 to upgrade the busy intersection. “More than 20,000 vehicles use the Baden Powell Street and Amaroo Street intersection each day,” Mr…

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North Brisbane Bikeway Construction

Construction on stages two and three of Brisbane’s dedicated northern bikeway has commenced. More than 40 jobs will be supported through the $13.18 million project, which will deliver a 1.7km separated bike path from Somerset Street in Albion to Rigby Street in Wooloowin. After announcing that tenders were being sought to construct stage four of…

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Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton Project Update

Inland Rail is a once-in-a-generation project that will enhance supply chains and complete the backbone of the national freight network between Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Inland Rail will transform the way we move freight around the country, connect regional Australia to markets more efficiently, drive substantial cost savings…

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Chain of Responsibility Incidents: What do I do When Things Go Wrong?

Proper responses to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) incidents are critical to effectively minimise further safety risks to drivers and the public, minimise your exposure to liability and avoid the prospects of repeat incidents in the future. Long gone are the days when transport businesses could ‘fudge’ the gist of their response protocols relating to CoR…

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Queensland’s Most Congested Roads

The state’s peak motoring body RACQ has called on all levels of government to urgently fix the most congested roads and bottlenecks named and shamed by Queenslanders. RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Club’s Red Spot Congestion Survey results revealed drivers had nominated more than 450 roads across the State as those which caused unnecessary…

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Townsville Major Contract Awarded

The $193 million Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade Project has taken another major step with a multi-million-dollar rock supply contract awarded to Holcim Australia Pty Ltd. Holcim will supply a significant portion of the rock required to construct the wall that will protect a 62-ha Reclamation Area that will eventually accommodate expanded Port infrastructure. Member…

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Member Project : Aspire Industrial Park : Alder Constructions

CCF QLD is excited to share details on CCF QLD contractor member Alder Constructions’ project, Aspire Industrial Park. CHALLENGES Rock is being experienced in majority of trenches/excavations for services and footings for retaining wall posts. Large machines (up to 50T excavator) have been brought in to assist. SCOPE OF WORKS Energex overhead HV relocation works…

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Promoting a Safe and Healthy Future of Work

Sunday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. Promote a safe and healthy workplace and plan and adapt to the future of work at your workplace. This year, Safe Work Australia is promoting a safe and healthy future of work. As digital technologies and automation become more…

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Government’s 30 Year Plan for Transport

Automated vehicles, drones and working towards a zero-emission transport network are in the sights of the Palaszczuk Government as part of its new 30-year plan for transport in the sunshine state. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said consultation was open for the draft Queensland Transport Strategy, which outlines how Queensland will embrace new…

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Community Solutions Apprentices and Trainees Awards

CCF QLD contractor member Hall Contracting has been recognised for its efforts in creating career pathways for young adults, with the business officially named a Host Employer Champion at the Community Solutions Apprentices and Trainees Awards Night held on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, 5 April. Hall Contracting Civil Operations Manager Phillip Carn said the award…

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Construction Underway Smithfield Bypass

One of Queensland’s highest profile infrastructure projects is making headway with construction underway on the Smithfield Bypass. HAJV is a joint venture which includes CCF QLD Member Albem Operations. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the $152 million State Government-funded, congestion-busting project would significantly reduce traffic on the Captain Cook Highway (CCH) by diverting…

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Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade

A major upgrade to the floodplain that impacts the Bruce Highway at Giru, south of Townsville has commenced.  The appointed contractor is The Infrastructure Group, a joint venture that includes CCF QLD Members, Bielby Holdings, BMD Constructions, JF Hull and Albem Operations. More than half a billion dollars’ worth of safety and flood mitigation works…

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Haughton Pipeline Funds Fast-Tracked

The State Government has fast-tracked $100 million, as part of its $225 million commitment to Townsville’s water security, to keep construction of the Haughton 36.5km water pipeline moving. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the $100 million payment would go towards supporting up to 1000 jobs over the life of the project. “We all know…

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Cross River Rail Contractors Announced

The State Government has announced the companies that will build the transformational $5.4 billion Cross River Rail Project. The 10.2 kilometre rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD, four new underground stations and upgrades to existing stations. Following a comprehensive…

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New Lord Mayor’s Infrastructure Plans

Brisbane’s new Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner outlined his vision for a cleaner, greener and more active city – including five new green bridges – after his colleagues endorsed him to take over from long-serving Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Cr Krista Adams was elected as Deputy Mayor. Cr Schrinner became Brisbane’s 17th Lord Mayor – and one…

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Huge Boost to Regional Queensland

Billions of dollars of investment and tens of thousands of jobs are being delivered by the State Government on transport and roads projects in regional Queensland. The Premier told Parliament that over the next four years, the government’s Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program is delivering $12.6 billion in infrastructure outside the Brisbane region, supporting…

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Construction Industry Releases Infrastructure Priorities Platform

The Civil Contractors Federation National (CCF) has released its infrastructure policy platform ahead of an upcoming federal election, calling on a future government to adopt much needed infrastructure policy reform to boost Australian productivity and economic growth. CCF Chief Executive Officer Chris Melham said the industry stands ready to deliver the infrastructure Australians deserve and…

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Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment (Exemptions) Instrument 2019 (FED)

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment (Exemptions) Instrument 2019 (FED) has recently been released. This instrument amends the definition of ‘Commonwealth funded building work’ in the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016, and to make other consequential amendments. To view the Code, please click here.

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Austroads Publication Updates

The following publication updates have recently been released by Austroads. Please click where relevant for further details. Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2: Planning, Design and Commissioning The Guide to Road Tunnels Part 2 provides guidance to those making decisions in the planning, design, operation and maintenance of new road tunnels in Australia and New…

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Mount Isa Intersection Upgrades

An $8.3 million upgrade of Mount Isa intersections has commenced.  CCF QLD would like to congratulate contractor member BMD Constructions Pty Ltd for being awarded the construction contract. Nine intersections on the Barkly Highway, from Abel Smith Parade to Camooweal Street, will receive safety upgrades under the jointly funded Northern Australia Roads Program (NARP). Deputy…

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New Townsville Promenade

Townsville’s waterfront is set to undergo a major facelift off the back of funding through Round 4 of the State Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program. The $10.2 million Townsville Waterfront Promenade is receiving $5 million from BoR, with Townsville City Council contributing $5.2 million.  It will support 34 construction jobs. Queensland…

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Warrego Highway Upgrade

Planning is underway for the longer-term upgrade of the Warrego Highway to motorway standard from Dinmore to Helidon Spa, east of Toowoomba. Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said the State Government was getting started on concept planning now to meet future demand. “The four-lane Warrego Highway from Dinmore to Helidon Spa is the backbone…

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‘Coomera Connector’ to Alleviate Congestion

A future road alternative to the M1 between the Gold Coast and the Logan Motorway Interchange has been mapped out after the third and final section of the Coomera Connector was gazetted. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Coomera Connector would provide an important north-to-south transport link for north Gold Coast communities.…

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Black Spot Program

Forty-four dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months under funding by the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel and Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced…

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Easing Congestion for Kawana

A new left-out access from Production Avenue to Kawana Way is now complete, marking the next milestone in the State Government’s $22 million investment to upgrade roads in the local area. Ahead of its Governing from the Sunshine Coast program next week, Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new road connection will…

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Warwick and Goondiwindi Funding Benefit

Warwick and Goondiwindi will benefit from almost $2.8 million of the State Government’s $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program – funding that will ensure the delivery of vital infrastructure for both towns. The Recycled Water for Warwick Industry project is being supported with $2,489,906 from BoR and $2,489,908 from Southern Downs Regional Council, while…

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North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference

The North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference returns to Townsville next month – register now! The conference brings together a diverse range of educators, doctors, allied health professionals, work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work professionals. Delve deeply into return to work and injury prevention strategies during break out streams and take…

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Priority Infringement Notice Offences (On-the-Spot Fines)

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Policy was developed in response to the 2017 Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. The policy explains how Workplace Health and Safety Queensland uses regulatory enforcement measures, including infringement notices (on-the-spot fines), to ensure duty holders are meeting their legislative duties to keep people safe from harm. There are 240…

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2019 People’s Awards Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 People’s Awards! Click below to download the nomination forms which are due by COB 31 May 2019. Construction Industry Person of the Year Nomination Form Site Supervisor of the Year Nomination Form Project Manager of the Year Nomination Form Indigenous Employee of the Year Nomination Form Environmental and…

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Casual Loading Offset Regulation Threatened by Disallowance Motion

Senator Cameron has tabled a motion to disallow the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulation 2018 to void its effect. Following the outcome of the Workpac v Skene decision, the Casual Loading Offset Regulation permits payments of a clearly identifiable casual loading to be offset against a claim for permanent employment entitlements under the NES. If…

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CCF QLD Committee Expressions of Interest Now Open

CCF QLD would like to remind members that Expressions of Interest for the following CCF QLD committees have been extended. Click on the below documents for details. CCF QLD IRHR in Civil Construction Committee EOI CCF QLD Local Government Committee EOI Please contact us on 1300 CCF QLD or lweier@ccfqld.com for more information on the…

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Barcaldine-Aramac Road Upgrade Commenced

Barcaldine work crews will roll out the bitumen when they start works this week on the $2.09 million Barcaldine-Aramac Road upgrade. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said as an important link for the region’s residents and local cattle industry, the State Government would widen and seal a 6.5km stretch of Barcaldine-Aramac Road to…

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Flood Recovery – Local Supplier Database and Assistance Programs Available

The North Queensland Flood Register, which will allow homeowners impacted by the recent flooding event to search for licensed contractors who are available to help with repairs to make homes safe, secure and habitable, was launched by the QBCC late Friday afternoon. The register is now open for licensed contractors, including licensed asbestos removers and electrical…

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Know Your Community – Key Insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders

Know Your Community – Key insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, is a new tool which enables anyone to build a community profile containing information and data about Queensland’s first nation peoples and the communities they live in. Whether you are developing a business case for investment opportunities, seeking information about regional employment rates,…

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Safety Works Commenced on the Bruce Highway, North of Gin Gin

Safety upgrades have started along a 2.4-kilometre section of the Bruce Highway located about 1.5 kilometres north of Gin Gin in the Bundaberg region.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $8.23 million jointly funded works would improve safety and efficiency for all road users. “These works…

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QH & M Birt Engage Pickles Industrial for Large Asset Disposal

Pickles Industrial has been providing tailored remarketing solutions to Australian businesses for over 50 years and has a strong track record in delivering market leading results when engaged for standalone onsite auctions. For over 40 years, QH & M Birt has been one of Queensland’s largest family owned civil and mining services contractors. Due to…

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Contractors Shortlisted for Bruce Highway Duplication South of Cairns

Safer travel on the Bruce Highway between Edmonton and Gordonvale in Far North Queensland is a step closer with two tenderers invited to participate in the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase for the Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3 project. Some of the shortlisted tenderers for the ECI phase are CCF QLD members Seymour…

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Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery List 2019

The Roads to Recovery Program supports the maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes. From the 2013 to 2014 financial year to the 2021 to 2022 financial year the Australian Government pledged to provide $4.8 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program.…

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Applications Open for $500 Million in Water Infrastructure Funding

State and territory governments are urged to apply for a share of $500 million for new water infrastructure projects, which have the potential to transform regional communities and economies. Applications will open on 21 January 2019 under the expanded capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure,…

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Changes to Authorisation to Issue Construction Induction Cards (White Cards)

Changes to the Conditions of agreement for registered training organisations to issue general construction induction training cards will take effect from 1 February 2019. In December 2016 CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry was superseded by CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. The new course included additional assessment requirements…

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Latest Work-Related Fatality Data Released

The work-related traumatic injury fatalities, Australia, 2017 report from Safe Work Australia provides the latest national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work. Key findings include: The fatality rate has decreased by 48 per cent since 2007 (from 3.0 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2007 to 1.5 in 2017). 190 workers were fatally…

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Infrastructure Pipeline Report Released

Building Queensland has recently published its latest Infrastructure Pipeline Report detailing the work occurring across Queensland Government assessing major infrastructure projects. The Infrastructure Pipeline Report demonstrates that projects that support higher levels of productivity and enhance social and environmental outcomes are progressing through the planning stages. Part 1 of the report outlines unfunded infrastructure priorities and provides…

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$450M Hive Project in Townsville is Primed for Development

The Townsville City Council announced on Christmas Eve that it had provided the approvals for The Hive, a mixed use project proposed for almost an entire city block fronting The Strand and taking in Flinders, King and Wickham Streets. For more information, please click here.

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Safe Work Australia Data Reports Released

Safe Work Australia have recently published five data reports: Comparative Performance Monitoring report 20th edition Part 1 – Work Health and Safety Performance Comparative performance monitoring report 20th edition Part 2 –  Work health and safety compliance and enforcement activities Work-related traumatic injury fatalities, Australia, 2017 Australian Worker’s Compensation Statistics 2016-17, and Comparison of workers’…

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QDesign the New Roadmap for Cities of the Future

New guidelines released by the Palaszczuk Government today will help ensure the state’s unique lifestyle remains the envy of the nation. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the QDesign report would help shape the quality, character and experience of Queensland’s streets, parks, open spaces and buildings for years to come. “Good…

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2019 Industry Training Awards Submissions Open

Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Limited (CCF QLD) is excited to announce that submissions for the 2019 Industry Training Awards are now open! Click on the relevant nomination form/s below for more information. Once completed, please return to qldevents@ccfqld.com before COB 31 May 2019. 2019 ITA Nomination Form – Cert III 2019 ITA Nomination Form – Cert IV…

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Civil Contractors Tendering and Local Buy Information Sessions

Local Buy in association with the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Limited are hosting three events in January 2019 to educate local businesses about how to do business with Government. The Local Buy Pre-Qualified Supplier Contract for Roadworks and Civil Construction will be released in February 2019 and this event features a pre-tender briefing. This contract…

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2019 Earth Awards Submissions Open

Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Limited (CCF QLD) is excited to announce that submissions for the 2019 Earth Awards are now open! Please download and complete the Earth Awards Expression of Interest Form 2019 and return to qldevents@ccfqld.com. Once returned you will receive your copy of the awards submission guidelines to assist in preparing your submission/s which are…

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Townsville Pipeline Funding to be Fast-Tracked

The Queensland Government intends to fast-track funding for the $225 million Haughton pipeline to ensure long-term water security for Townsville, as part of the Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review. Deputy Premier and Treasurer, Jackie Trad said funding of $160 million – up from $15 million – will now be provided in 2018-19, with a further…

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Historic Day as Western Half of Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Opens

The western section of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) has opened to traffic for the first time, marking a major milestone for one of the state’s largest infrastructure projects and for Queensland’s largest inland city. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack said the completion of work on the western section of…

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Cairns Shipping Development Project Business Case Approved

The Queensland Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland. Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the upgrade to the Port of Cairns would open major economic opportunities across the region. “This project passed one of the most rigorous environmental reviews in Australia” Mr Healy said. “By increasing the size…

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New Security of Payment Legislation in Queensland: Are You Prepared?

On 17 December 2018, Chapter 3 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (the Act) commenced in Queensland in place of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld). It brings with it a raft of significant reforms to the State’s security of payment laws. Key Changes Under the new legislation, there is no longer…

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McIlwain and SGQ Joint Venture Awarded Contract

Congratulations to CCF QLD members McIlwain Civil Engineering and SGQ QLD on being awarded the contract for the combined delivery of the $121 million Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade project and the $36 million Terranova Drive Intersection safety works. The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade and Terranova Drive Intersection safety works will focus on addressing safety and…

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Happy Holidays

With the festive season now in full swing, the CCF QLD and Civil Train QLD teams would like to wish all of our members, clients and friends a very safe and happy holidays. We would like to thank you for the continued support you have shown us over the last twelve months and we look forward to…

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Master Industry Code of Practice

The Industry Master Code represents an industry-led risk-based safety and compliance framework and provides a set of national standards and procedures developed to assist parties in the chain of responsibility to identify and mitigate risks to meet their obligations under the HVNL. The Industry Master Code is freely available to all heavy vehicle operators and…

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Mackay Regional Council Annual Report Released

Mackay Regional Council have recently released their Annual Report. In summary, their 150 road maintenance workers: Maintained 2942 roads, including 1048 rural roads and 1894 urban roads. That equates to 2451km, comprising 690km of urban roads, 1761km of rural roads including 915km of unsealed roads. Repaired or replaced 2593 roadside signs Cleaned and maintained 242km…

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Geotechnical Work Underway on Inland Rail

The 1700 kilometre Inland Rail project is moving ahead with ground-breaking geotechnical work underway for one of the most technically complex segments of nation-building project. The Gowrie to Kagaru section of Inland Rail in Queensland of about 130km will require 8.5km of tunnels to be built through the Toowoomba, Teviot and Liverpool ranges to reduce…

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New Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation Policy Released

Queensland Government’s infrastructure of the future will now be delivered using more efficient digital methods thanks to the implementation of building information modelling (BIM) principles. BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that digitally presents physical features and characteristics of buildings, infrastructure and environment. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said…

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NQ Business Forum Promotes $700m Pipeline

Supply chain and work opportunities associated with a pipeline of more than $700 million in major construction projects were promoted to local businesses in Townsville Tuesday. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the final Townsville Industry Breakfast (TIB) of 2018 showcased key projects and investment opportunities that will help deliver economic growth and jobs for…

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Congratulations to the 2018 CCF National Earth Awards Winners

CCF QLD would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 CCF National Earth Awards including Queensland entrants Rio Tinto, Bechtel, Jacobs and McConnell Dowell who took out the Project Value Greater than $75M category for their Amrun Chith Export Facility project in Far North Queensland. Celebrating 25 years, the CCF National Earth Awards Gala…

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North Queensland Stadium Project Milestone

The North Queensland Stadium construction team is on track to induct its 1000th employee by the end of the year. And in a major boost for local employment, almost 99 per cent of construction work carried out so far has been done by locals, with a high rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation.…

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We’ve Passed the Halfway Point of Movember!

We’ve passed the halfway point of Movember! CCF QLD’s James Burgess is raising funds and awareness this Movember to support causes addressing prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Prostate Cancer More men are surviving prostate cancer than ever before – in fact, survival rates in Australia have increased by 30% in…

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Consultation Starts on Townsville Port’s 2050 Vision

Townsville residents now have a chance to have a say in the future of their port. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the Port of Townsville was a critical regional hub, transporting goods into north Queensland, driving economic growth and generating jobs. “That’s why we are encouraging the people of Townsville to have their say…

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New Technology to Make Workplace Gender Reporting Easier

The Federal Government is investing in a new system to make workplace gender reporting easier. The Government will provide $8 million for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) to upgrade its reporting and data management system to improve reporting on Australia’s workplace gender equality. The upgrade will enable WGEA to better sort and analyse the…

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Inland Rail on Track for Condamine Crossing

The Federal Government is continuing to roll-out the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail project with the release of a preliminary design for the Condamine floodplain crossing. The draft proposal was presented by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to the Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee (CCC) yesterday at Brookstead in Queensland, to begin a…

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The Spit Master Plan Options Report Released

The Palaszczuk Government has released an options report for The Spit Master Plan identifying 72 options across seven precincts. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the options paper had been developed through extensive consultation with hundreds of Gold Coast residents, local businesses, stakeholders and community representatives. “For many years, the…

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Community to Get a Peek at Proposed Petrie Intersection Upgrade

Locals are invited to provide feedback on a preferred design for the Petrie Roundabout Upgrade at the Anzac Avenue, Dayboro Road and Gympie Road intersection. Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said input from residents in the area and road users would be critical in shaping the design solution for the $30 million upgrade. “The Petrie…

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New International Standards to Increase Driver Safety

Forklift users across the country stand to benefit from intended safety improvements outlined in several International Standards recently adopted in Australia with more to come over the next 12 months. A number of International Standards governing industrial trucks (forklifts) have recently been adopted as Australian Standards following extensive stakeholder consultation. The International Standards adopted have…

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Consultation Opens on Proposed Changes to Townsville SDA Development Scheme

Townsville residents are invited to have their say on proposed changes to the Townsville State Development Area (SDA) development scheme. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the updated development scheme will ensure the Townsville SDA supports development opportunities, economic growth and job creation for the greater Townsville region. “A development…

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Queensland Government to Declare Cairns South a Special Economic Zone

The Queensland Government will declare an 856-hectare parcel of land south of Cairns a State Development Area (SDA) to support the future growth and diversification of the Cairns economy. The proposed Cairns South SDA is east of the Bruce Highway and north of Gordonvale at Wrights Creek. Encourage the Cairns community to be able to…

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New Online Dashboard for Monitoring South East Queensland Growth

The Palaszczuk Government today launched an Australian-first new online dashboard vital to planning for South East Queensland’s projected population growth over the next 25 years. ShapingSEQ, the new regional plan for the SEQ corner was released last year supported by 36 implementation actions. The new online dashboard, called ‘Measures that Matter’, is one of the…

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Sunshine Coast Major Projects

The Sunshine Coast offers investors the opportunity to be part of a location experiencing some of the most exciting developments in Australia at this time. Region-building ventures in new infrastructure projects and development precincts include: The development of Australia’s only greenfield city centre within an existing urban area at Maroochydore (underway) The expansion of the Sunshine…

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Black Business Finder

Black Business Finder (BBF) is an online database established to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses an opportunity to be involved and benefit from the rapidly expanding major project program currently under way in Queensland. The Queensland Government commissioned the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland, a division of QMI Solutions, to develop the BBF database…

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Safety Incident Alert: 24 October 2018

In October 2018, two workers in an excavation were injured when a 1350mm diameter concrete stormwater pipe toppled over. They were installing a short 500mm length of the large diameter pipe by abutting the pipe up to the end of a recently laid pipe and using timber and sandbags as chocks to support the pipe…

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Queensland ‘Well and Truly Out of the Mining Downturn’: Deloitte

Deloitte Access Economics’ September 2018 business review forecasts Queensland’s LNG industry as one of three big catalysts for an economy that is now “well and truly through the gloom years” of the mining investment downturn. Queensland is set to become the world’s second-largest gas exporter with its multibillion-dollar-a-year liquid natural gas export businesses booming, the…

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SGQ Pty Ltd Installation of Safety Barriers on Bruce Highway

Safety improvements on the Bruce Highway are continuing, with barriers now being installed on the Sunshine Coast. Local company SGQ Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for barrier installation between the Sunshine Motorway interchange and Cooroy. This infrastructure upgrade will provide safety barriers in the centre median for the whole stretch of highway running…

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Queensland Attracts More New Apprentices and Trainees

Data released this week shows Queensland continues to buck national trends with increases in apprenticeship and traineeship commencements. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the latest Emerging Apprenticeship and Traineeship Trend data shows the growing number of apprentice (4%) and trainee (5%) commencements in Queensland in the 12 months to the end…

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RIIWHS302D – IMPLEMENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN: 5 NOVEMBER TOWNSVILLE

The Traffic Management Implementation (formerly Level 2) course is designed to teach people how to read, interpret, and implement traffic management plans, as well as provide them with the knowledge on how to set up and remove traffic signs and devices, while ensuring traffic flow is maintained and safety of the public is maximized, in…

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RIIWHS202D – ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES : 6 NOVEMBER TOWNSVILLE

This unit covers the entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up. This unit specifies the competency required to work in a confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the…

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ARTC Seeks Partner for Queensland Inland Rail Projects

A Registration of Interest (ROI) process for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build an iconic section of the Inland Rail is set to deliver significant innovation in Queensland. Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer Richard Wankmuller said Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is continuing to gauge market appetite for the once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the…

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Shute Harbour Restoration Project Information Session

Whitsunday Regional Council in Queensland invites the construction industry to an Information Session regarding the Shute Harbour Restoration Project, currently in detailed design. The Information Session will be held on Thursday 18 October 2018, between 2pm – 5pm, at Mantra Club Croc in Cannonvale. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Project,…

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Queensland Mental Health Week 2018 Wrap-Up

Queensland Mental Health Week is an annual event which aims to increase awareness and interest in positive mental health and wellbeing across the state. World Mental Health Day has been held from the 6th to 14th October with the Week’s theme focusing on the need to value mental health – with six steps: Be active…

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CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee

CCF QLD  would like to welcome the members of our newly formed CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee: James Burgess – CCF QLD Ray Crampton – Commercial Marine Group Ian Nelson – Advanced Environmental Services Mitch Bruger – Advanced Environmental Services Alison Price – Soil Cyclers Leanne Weier – CCF QLD Michael Sayers – CCA…

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Townsville2020

The Townsville2020 masterplan sets out a clear vision for the city of Townsville. Creating world-class experiences in our city will drive economic growth through new investment and greater tourism spending, while improving the unique Townsville lifestyle for locals. Townsville2020 is about enhancing the city, not trying to change it. The City Placemaker/Masterplanner plays a pivotal…

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CSQ Funding Now Available

Civil Train QLD is pleased to announce that CSQ funding is now available for selected Civil Train QLD courses running between October 2018 and September 2019. Please click on the below documents for information on available courses. Flyer – Higher Level Skills – Civil 1819 Flyer – Short Courses 1819 For more information, please phone…

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Peak Construction Body Welcomes Report into Infrastructure Construction Market

On 25 September 2018, Australia’s peak representative body for the Civil Construction industry welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack that he has commissioned a report into Federal Government procurement policy in the infrastructure construction sector. Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Chief Executive Officer Chris Melham said the Government’s $75 billion 10-year infrastructure investment…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 26 September 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Fatality involving an articulated dump truck: an operator of an articulated dump truck was working at a quarry with his last load of the day. Moving fully loaded down the access ramp, it appears he lost control of the…

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New NQ Tenders: 26 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for North Queensland. Please click where applicable for further details. GRC008026 (Current) Tender 58-19 Construction of Boat Ramp and Access Issued by Gladstone Regional Council Category: Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services, Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies closing 18 Oct, 2018 2:00…

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New SEQ Tenders: 26 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for South East Queensland. Please click where applicable for further details. BW42118 (Current) Invitation to Offer Ipswich Motorway (U16) – Pavement Rehabilitation Project Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%) closing 11 Oct, 2018 4:00 PM CN9379…

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CCF QLD Diversity in Civil Construction – Mission Statement

The new CCF QLD Diversity in Civil Construction Mission Statement highlights the core values of inclusion, knowledge, opportunity and leadership. In addition, it outlines how diversity provides a range of economic benefits for businesses through increased innovation, flexibility and the promotion of competence regardless of background or circumstance. Please view the CCF QLD Diversity Committee…

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Registrations Now Open : 2019 CCF QLD State Conference in Cairns

CCF QLD is excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 2019 CCF QLD State Conference : Let’s Get Topical, to be held in Cairns. The conference will include confirmed speakers: Merv Hughes, Mick Ackery and Daniel Weis. The 2019 conference will include a number of activities in addition to the full day…

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Safety Alert Issued Stating that Dry Cutting of Engineered Stone is Prohibited

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace MP has issued an urgent safety warning stating that dry cutting of engineered stone is prohibited. “Any employer engaging in dry cutting of this product must stop immediately,” Ms Grace said. “Enforcement action will be taken against any employer who fails to adequately to protect its workers.” “Due to…

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‘The Minister for National Settlement’: Inquiry Recommendation

The Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities has delivered its latest inquiry report: Building Up and Moving Out. The report addresses the Australian Government’s role in the development of cities, including future cities. The report’s key finding is that the country needs “a national plan of settlement” to address many developing national challenges, including:…

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Have Your Say on the Future of VET in Queensland

The Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has released a discussion paper Skills for Queensland which seeks feedback on how to shape the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland. Vocational Education and Training delivers real results for Queenslanders and has a proven track record…

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Toll Roads Inquiry Hands Down Findings

On 13th September, the Queensland Parliament’s Transport and Public Works Committee tabled the Committee Report – Inquiry into the operation of Toll Roads in Queensland. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Parliamentary Inquiry into toll roads had attracted almost 200 submissions, with many of those focused on customer service issues and fees and…

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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Extended

Three more upgrades to Queensland’s Warrego Highway are set to be funded, with a total of eighteen now funded under the Federal and Queensland Governments’ Warrego Highway Upgrade Program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said an initial fifteen approved projects were identified and funded under the $635…

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Infrastructure Upgrade for M1 Northbound Exit at Pimpama

A $1.5 million infrastructure upgrade is due to start at the Pacific Motorway (M1) Exit 49 northbound off-ramp at Pimpama. These works aim to support more capacity at the northbound off-ramp and also involve the installation of roundabout metering at the Rifle Range Road and Yawalpah Road roundabouts. The roundabout metering technology aims to control…

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Construction of Rookwood Weir Now One Step Closer

Construction of Rookwood Weir has taken another step forward with the Australian and Queensland governments moving closer towards finalising arrangements for the project’s development and operations. The Australian and Queensland governments are working to a timeline where the Weir’s construction is due to commence in the 2019 dry season and be completed by late 2021.…

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Upgrade of Mackay Intersection

An upgrade at one of Mackay’s busiest intersections at Nebo Road and Lagoon Street is set to deliver quicker and smoother trips for motorists using the Bruce Highway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the improvements would ease congestion and cut travel times. “The Australian Government has…

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Updates to Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and Other Related Road Safety Devices

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has recently updated the ‘Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and other related Road Safety Devices: Assessed as accepted for use on state controlled roads in Queensland’. Changes in the September 2018 (Version 2): The inclusion of a new section Guidelines on specifying Barrier Systems in Contracts…

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TMR Technical Publication News

New Technical Note – TN176 Vinyl Sheet Piles TN176 specifies the design criteria of Vinyl Sheet Piles in departmental projects, limited to short term, emergency applications, such as: to control water in flood prone areas to prevent soil erosion retaining walls for securing shallow excavations sites with limited access for heavy machinery (which exclude the use of…

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Safe Work Month Resources

This year’s Safe Work Month theme is “A moment is all it takes”. While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm. Click here to access a range of resources you can utilise this year for Safe Work Month.

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FNQ Regional Projects Forum

Are you a supplier interested in securing work on regional projects? This event is your chance to learn about current and upcoming projects in FNQ and related supply chain opportunities, while gaining valuable market intelligence. Keynote speaker Construction Skills Queensland Director Evidence and Data Robert Sobyra – Far North Queensland construction industry outlook Projects featured…

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New NQ Tenders: 12 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for the north Queensland region. Please click on the title of the tender for further information. FSC007954 (Current) 102.2018.26 – Supply and Delivery of Grader Issued by Flinders Shire Council Category: Graders closing 25 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM WSC007953 (Current) Supply of 3 Wet Hire 20t Multi Tyre…

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New SEQ Tenders: 12 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for the south east Queensland region. Please click on the title of the tender for further information. SDRC007955 (Current) 18_169 Supply And Delivery Of One (1) New Dry Hired Self Propelled Pad Foot Roller. Issued by Southern Downs Regional Council Category: Rollers closing 26 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM…

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$9.5 Million Yamala Upgrades to Kick Off CQ Inland Port

A $9.5 million rail and road upgrade at Yamala backed by funding of $4.4 million from Government and $695 thousand from Central Highlands Regional Council signals the first step towards the Central Queensland (CQ) Inland Port. The works are to build a 1.5km dead-end rail siding capable of handling 42 wagons, upgrade the Bonnie Doon…

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Townsville Port Expansion – Channel Widening Project

The Commonwealth Government has committed to invest $75 million to the Townsville Port. Delivered over six years, the Townsville Port Expansion project is estimated to create 120 full time jobs during construction, support 245 ongoing jobs throughout Queensland and provide more than $380 million in benefits over the next 40 years. This Port of Townsville…

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Skilling 32,000 Queenslanders for Work

The ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative has assisted 32,800 people into training and jobs. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said more than 73 per cent of people who completed one of the projects funded through the initiative in 2016 had reached a positive outcome – found a job, taken on further training…

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$500 Million for Better Rural and Regional Roads in Queensland

The Federal Labor Opposition have pledged $500 million funding to deliver the upgrade of Queensland’s inland road network, including 3000 kilometres of roads and up to 300 bridges. Queensland is Australia’s most decentralised state with half of Queensland’s economic activity taking place outside of Brisbane. Federal Labor Opposition proposed to focus on: the Barkly Highway…

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Works Begin on Innisfail Intersection Improvements on the Bruce Highway

Upgrade works have begun at several key intersections at Ash and Pine streets in Innisfail along Queensland’s Bruce Highway and are part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program. The Bruce Highway is a key regional link for our freight industry and these works will help build a safer highway with greater capacity and reliability for…

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Brisbane–Beenleigh Road (Kingston Road)

Design is now underway on upgrades to two intersections on Brisbane–Beenleigh Road (Kingston Road) thanks to an $11.2 million commitment from the Palaszczuk Government. “Of the $11.2 million allocation, about $7.3 million will be for extra turning lanes at the intersection of Kingston and Compton roads,” Member for Waterford Ms Fentiman said. “This means more…

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Beames Brook Bridge Construction under the Bridges Renewal Program

Construction has started on the $5.97 million replacement of Beames Brook Bridge on Wills Developmental Road, 27 kilometres south of Burketown, Queensland. The new bridge would better connect regional Gulf of Carpentaria communities. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said, “The bridge will be a fit-for-purpose structure…

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Improving Heavy Vehicle Productivity and Safety Across Australia

The Commonwealth Government announced 93 road upgrade projects which will share in a total of $132.5 million in funding under Round Six of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Of the 93 road projects, more than 60 per cent will be undertaken by local councils. The productivity improvements stemming from the more efficient movement…

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Gabba Station – Cross River Rail Infrastructure Project

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad unveiled a concept for the future of the precinct around the Gabba including a land bridge to span Main Street providing a ‘front door’ for sports fans Ms Trad said fans will begin accessing the Gabba via the new Cross River Rail underground station in 2024 which would also…

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Results Released : Excellence in Civil Construction Awards

The CCF QLD Excellence in Civil Construction Awards were held on Friday 7 September 2018 at The Star Gold Coast. CCF QLD would like to congratulate all finalists and winners recognised at the ceremony across the Industry Training Awards, People’s Awards and Earth Awards categories as detailed below: Industry Training Awards Certificate III Student of…

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Project Bank Accounts

CCF QLD noticed that there has been confusion regarding the implementation of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) on civil projects.  As such, CCF QLD attended The Department of Housing and Public Works information session yesterday about the establishment of PBAs. From 1st March 2018, projects tendered by the Queensland Government will use PBAs on building and…

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Safe Work Month Breakfast Forums

Work health and safety professionals and business leaders are invited to attend Safe Work Month Breakfast Forums held throughout Queensland in October. This year’s forums feature an extended program and a networking opportunity to maximise your professional development. The forums are a must for frontline professionals working in safety, and will feature: keynote speaker Kieran…

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CCF QLD WHS Forum : 25 September 2018

The CCF QLD WHS Forum on the 25th of September will discuss the Chain of Responsibility changes to legislation which will be effective as of the 1st of October. This forum has attracted a large amount of interest and there are limited seats remaining. To book in, please contact Manager – Client Services,  Leanne Weier…

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Heart Attack Awareness on Site

What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart. As a result, some of your heart muscle begins to die. Without early medical treatment, this damage can be permanent. Heart attack warning signs vary With a…

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Application of AS/NZS 3012 to Construction Site Temporary Buildings

AS/NZS 3012 applies to temporary buildings on construction sites.  This includes, for example, office and amenity buildings, toilets and lunch rooms. It only applies to on-site buildings, not off-site buildings or offices. This means that the more rigorous testing and tagging requirements applied to electrical equipment on construction sites applies to electrical equipment in the…

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Securing the Success of Your Project : Reviewing Contracts

The construction contract you prepare or sign up to has a big impact on the success of your project. Preparing or reviewing that contract properly and in context is therefore fundamental to your success. In the first of a series of articles on procurement and contracts, we set out below some reminders as to how…

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RIIWHS202D – ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES : 18 September Townsville

This unit covers the entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up. This unit specifies the competency required to work in a confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the…

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RIIWHS204D – WORK SAFETLY AT HEIGHTS : 20 September Townsville

This unit covers working at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying the work requirements, the names and functions of equipment, components and materials including manufacturer’s instructions and specifications, safe shifting and handling of tools and materials, relevant statutory and regulatory authority requirements, the nature of work undertaken a height, height safety…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 29 August 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Rock grab falls from trailer: A recent high potential incident involving the uncontrolled movement of a rock grab attachment as it was being unloaded from a semi-trailer has highlighted several risk management shortfalls. View the SEE Civil Safety Alert for…

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Do You Have a News Story You Would Like to Share?

Do you have a news story you would like to share? Email our new media@ccfqld.com account at any time and we will consider your story for inclusion in our eNews*. *Content submitted to media@ccfqld.com for the CCF QLD eNews must be on a topic of interest to CCF QLD members – and such inclusion is…

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New NQ Tenders: 29 August 2018

The following tenders have just become available for North Queensland. Please click where relevant for more information. DSC007885 (Current) Register of Pre Qualified Suppliers Hire of Mobile and Fixed Plant (Wet & Dry) Issued by Douglas Shire Council Category: Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services closing 26 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM IRC007928 (Current) Design…

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New SEQ Tenders: 29 August 2018

The following tenders have just become available for South East Queensland. Please click where relevant for more information. PDG42353 (Current) Invitation to Offer PDG-42353 & PDG-41073 Barge Ramp and Seawall Upgrade, Masters Avenue, Victoria Point Tender Issued by Redland City Council UNSPSC: General building construction – (100%) closing 18 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM CN10077 (Current)…

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CCF QLD Member Dormway Continues Partnership With Unitywater

Congratulations to CCF QLD member Dormway on their selection and continued partnership with Unitywater as a trusted delivery partner for their Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Partners Agreement. Under the new five-year agreement, Dormway will support Unitywater in the delivery of design and construction works for water and wastewater network infrastructure and treatment projects within the Sunshine…

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Safer Intersection Just Around the Bend Thanks to Roundabout Designs

Following the finalisation of design works – Tenders are now being called for the $14.36 million safety upgrade of the Bruce Highway and Sarina Coast Road intersection, in Sarina. The Sarina Northern Access Upgrade project is one part of the Federal Government’s $10 billion investment to the Bruce Highway. The Federal Government has committed to…

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New Federal Ministry and Cabinet Announced

On Friday, the Hon Scott Morrison MP became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia following the Party room meeting of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party. The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. On Sunday, the leadership team announced the new Ministry and Cabinet which are listed below. Cabinet Changes…

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Federal Labor Committed to Duplicating Linkfield Road Overpass

The Federal Labor Opposition has committed to invest $60 million to duplicate the Linkfield Road overpass on the Gympie Arterial Road. At present, two lanes merge into one just before drivers turn north on to the Gympie Arterial Road which exacerbates traffic congestion in the area. In addition, the state’s peak roads body, the RACQ,…

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Kangaroo Point Bridge Business Case to Go Ahead

The Queensland Government announced it would grant Brisbane City Council $230,000 towards planning the new ‘Kangaroo Point Bridge’ across Brisbane River which was originally proposed in the 19th century. Council will develop a business case for the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge which would connect the Brisbane CBD to Kangaroo Point. The Council have identified…

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$41.85 Million Betterment Funding for 22 Queensland Councils

The Queensland Government’s 2017 Betterment Fund continues to support improvements to roads and public infrastructure throughout Queensland. The Fund aims to increase Queensland communities’ resilience to natural disasters through necessary upgrades to key infrastructure. The $41.85 million fund has been allocated to 83 projects across 22 Queensland councils under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster…

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IR Alert – Federal Court Rules on What is Not Casual

Employers must urgently rethink its casual workforce in light of the full Federal Court decision that a WorkPac labour hire casual truck driver was in fact NOT a casual employee and was entitled to payment for accrued annual leave. Justices Richard Tracey, Mordy Bromberg and Darryl Rangiah have upheld Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett’s…

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Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018

Key work health and safety statistics Australia 2018 presents an overview of the latest national work-related injury, disease and fatality statistics. The latest statistics cover the trends, gender and age comparisons, and industry and occupation breakdowns for work health and safety in Australia. Click here to view the statistics and more information.

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Unauthorised Use of Traffic Management Designer Credentials

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) has seen several instances of Traffic Management Designers’ (TMD) names, electronic signatures and numbers being used without their authority. The purpose of this fact sheet is to advise professionals in the traffic management industry that instances of inappropriate and intentionally fraudulent use of TMD credentials do…

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Planning Scheme Policy on Open Space – Adopted and Commenced

Mackay City Council adopted the Planning Scheme Policy 6.16 – Open Space with a commencement date of August 24, 2018. The compact 13-page policy sets desired standards for provision of open space and will be used when assessing development under the Mackay Region Planning Scheme. The policy provides certainty and guidance on the provision of…

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Doval Constructions Awarded Goodna Road Guardrail Project, Greenbank

Congratulations to CCF QLD member, Doval Constructions on successfully tendering for the Logan City Council’s Goodna Road Guardrail Project. The infrastructure project will be carried out on Goodna Road, between Ison Road to 2.3km North West toward Springfield Greenbank Arterial, at Greenbank. The Goodna Road project will aim to improve safety for local road users…

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Environmental and Sustainability Committee – Expression of Interest

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Branch (CCF QLD) invites you to submit an expression of interest in joining the CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee. As a member of the Committee, you will play a crucial role in representing the interests of the civil construction industry in Queensland. CCF QLD has extended the close date until…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 16 August 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Electric shock while dispensing diesel from tank: A worker was refuelling a trailer tanker from an above ground bulk diesel tank, when he noticed small flashes of light coming from inside the filter bowl. He decided to touch the bowl…

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New SEQ Tenders

TMR03118 (Current) Invitation to Offer For the provision of Major and Minor Equipment Hire (without an operator) – Dry Hire Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Heavy construction machinery and equipment – (50%) UNSPSC 2: Building and Construction Machinery and Accessories – (50%) closing 18 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM FCRC007858 (Current)…

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New NQ Tenders

The following tenders have recently been released in North Queensland. Please click where applicable for further information. CN7606 (Current) Invitation to Offer Formation widening for northbound overtaking lane, Bruce Highway (Innisfail – Cairns) Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%) closing 5 Sep, 2018…

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Roadmap for Federal Government Could Create 3,000 North Queensland Jobs

North Queensland’s 80 strong delegation headed off to Canberra on Tuesday to send a clear message on the projects and policies that could deliver almost 3,000 new local jobs if supported by the Federal Government. Stage 2 of the water pipeline, lowering energy prices, the Port of Townsville Channel Widening, Hells Gates Dam and the…

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Work Health and Safety Queensland – Managing Risk

The WHS legislation requires persons who conduct a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to manage all work health and safety risks, so that the health and safety of workers and other people are not affected by an organisation’s conduct. Explaining ‘hazards’ and ‘risks’ Hazard: A hazard is a situation or thing that has the potential to harm…

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Design and Construction Contract Awarded for Smithfield Bypass

Congratulations to CCF QLD member, Albem Operations Pty Ltd and CCF WA member, Highway Construction on being awarded the design and construction contract for the Smithfield Bypass project. Construction on the Far North Queensland based $152 million infrastructure project will begin in late 2018 with works due to finish in late 2020, weather permitting. The…

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North Brisbane Bikeway Stages Two and Three

Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council (BCC) have reached an agreement which will allow the delivery stages two and three of the North Brisbane Bikeway. The dedicated bikeway was critical for greater Brisbane and will connect the CBD to Chermside. Separated bike facilities reduce the need for the interaction between motorists and bike riders on…

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QTRIP 2018-19 Industry Briefing

Last week, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) held an Industry Briefing on the program works announced under Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2018-19 to 2021-22. QTRIP is published annually and details the current transport and road projects to be delivered over the next four years to meet the infrastructure needs…

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North Australia Roads Program

The Commonwealth Government have approved thirty-one of the thirty-seven projects committed to under the government’s $700 million Northern Australia roads programs. The major infrastructure development will support increased travel and trade and ensure growing prosperity for the North Queensland region. Construction on upgrades to the Kennedy Developmental Road in Queensland has already been completed. Roads…

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Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in Construction

Work Health and Safety Queensland invites you to the exciting launch of new resources to help the construction industry better manage hazardous manual tasks and reduce sprains and strains. This is a free event hosted by Hutchinson Builders. Sprains and strains are a major issue in the construction industry. The financial and human cost is…

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Telegraph Road Corridor Upgrade – Stage 2 Project – Update

CCF QLD member, Georgiou Group has recently celebrated two major milestones on the Telegraph Road corridor upgrade – Stage 2 project, much to the delight of the local community. Previously, Georgiou successfully managed a traffic switch onto the new westbound carriageway on Telegraph Road (between Mustang Street and Denham Street) and the completion of the…

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CCF QLD Member Diona Civil Engineering Queensland Partners with Unitywater

Congratulations to CCF QLD member, Diona Civil Engineering Queensland (Diona) on their selection as the delivery partner by Unitywater under their Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Partner Agreement. Unitywater is the northern SEQ water distributor and under this five-year arrangement, Diona will support the delivery of design and construct works for network and treatment projects throughout the…

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$12 Million Investment for the Bruce Highway

The Queensland Government committed a $12 million investment to resurface about 15km of busy highway between Pine River Bridge and the Sunshine Coast, with works already underway. These works support the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program which is Queensland’s largest road infrastructure program. In addition, the works will be completed in seven key locations to improve…

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Super – A Long Term Investment

When it comes to growing your superannuation you need your super fund investments to perform well as this will lead to you having more money available in retirement. When assessing performance, it’s important to look at more than just the highest returns over the past 12 months. In fact, switching between funds or investment options…

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Safe Work Month Event Planning Toolkit Released

The Queensland Government has recently released an event planning toolkit to help you get involved in Safe Work Month 2018 and show your organisation’s support for Queenslanders’ staying safe at work. Communicating your support to your workforce, their families, and the community helps build a better safety culture. Safe Work Month in October is part…

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Cross River Rail Work Packages

Cross River Rail have a new opportunity open – the Tunnels, Stations and Development (TSD) Package. Details are below, and you can also click here for further information. Name Opens Full Scope Closes Cart and Disposal of Spoil 06/08/18 14/09/18 Cranage 06/08/18 14/09/18 Formwork 06/08/18 14/09/18 Labour Hire 06/08/18 14/09/18 Major Plant Hire 06/08/18 14/09/18 Minor…

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TMR Road Planning and Design Manual Update

Road Planning and Design Manual, Edition 2, Volume 3 – Supplement Part 3: Geometric Design has been updated to align with Austroads Guide to Road Design: Part 3 (2016). Updates to this supplement include: additional guidance for designers regarding vulnerable road users allowance for use of roads as emergency aircraft runway strips inclusion of additional Brownfields…

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Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Decision-Making Principles

Infrastructure Australia, the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor has released new guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making in order to reduce instances of major projects receiving funding before appropriate planning and assessment have been conducted. The Infrastructure Decision-making Principles were developed out of a recommendation in the 2016 Australia Infrastructure Plan and…

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Mendi Group Wins Civil Works Contract for Townsville Water Pipeline

Congratulations to CCF QLD member Mendi Group for their success in tendering for the first stage of civil works for Townsville’s $215 million Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. The first stage of civil works includes site preparation along the pipeline route, ensuring access to the work areas and removing vegetation, creating up to 50 direct and…

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State Infrastructure Plan – 2018 Update

The Queensland Government has released its 2018 update of the State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) for the next four years. The State Infrastructure Plan update looks at projects of all scales and focuses on a range of infrastructure spending with its updated release. The SIP outlines the $11.6 billion of infrastructure investment to be rolled out…

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Nominations Open to Name Toowoomba’s Second Range Crossing

On Monday 30th July, submissions opened for the chance to name the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC). Community members can submit recognition names for the 41km road, 800m-long viaduct and the new twin arch bridges which span as part of the New England Highway over the new road. The actual toll road will administratively be…

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Community feedback Invited on Light Rail Stage 3A

The Queensland Government encourages the local community to attend upcoming community information sessions for the proposed Stage 3A extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail. The information seminars come as new footage of the proposed route has now been released, available here. The Government noted that community consultation would be considered as part of the…

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August is Tradies Health Month

This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness of work health and safety risks for tradies. Safe Work Australia’s CEO Michelle Baxter said that worksites for tradies are hazardous by nature, and that employers have a duty to ensure their team is working safely. “According to the latest WHS statistics, tradies make up almost one-third of Australia’s workforce, but they…

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TMR Tri-Annual Publication Cycle – July 2018

The tri-annual release of technical documents has been published to the Department of Transport and Main Roads website. Please see below summaries of updates on a range of documents. Please click where applicable for further details. SPECIFICATIONS: 24 specification suites have been published, including the newly titled MRTS08 Plant-Mixed Heavily Bound (Cemented) Pavements and MRTS35 Recycled Material Blends for…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Gold Coast Technology Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming Technology in Civil Construction Dinner in the Gold Coast on Thursday 30 August 2018. Don’t miss out on your tickets! Click here or complete the attached form to book in today. Imagine being able to visualise your project before construction starts against the real world, or as…

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10-Year National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program – South East Queensland

The National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program (the program) is implementing a comprehensive 10-year eradication plan to find, contain and destroy fire ants in South East Queensland. Funding of $411.4 million over 10 years was agreed to by the Agricultural Ministers’ Forum (AGMIN) on 26 July 2017. A new independently-chaired Steering Committee for the National Red Imported…

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The New Chain of Responsibility Laws are Almost Here

Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) are due to ‘go live’ on 1 October 2018. For anyone who has been deaf to the ‘drum-beat’ of the last two years (or so), now is very much the time to not only start thinking about upgrading your compliance, but to actually start doing it. Speaking objectively,…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 3 August 2018

The following safety alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Construction worker dies after being crushed by heavy machinery: An Auckland construction worker has died after being crushed by machinery. The accident took place yesterday on a construction site on Mamaku Drive in Massey about 3pm. The man was driving a…

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Fuel Tax Credit Rates Change from 1 August 2018

Fuel tax credit rates will increase for fuel acquired from 1 August 2018 in line with indexation of fuel excise duty.  You can view the new rates on the ATO website. The ATO would like to remind CCF QLD members about the tools and resources they have available to assist you: the easy-to-use fuel tax…

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New SEQ & Central Queensland Tenders: 3 August 2018

The following tenders have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further information. BW41218 (Current) Invitation to Offer U90 Logan Sub-Arterial Road Pavement Resurfacing Project Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%) closing 24 Aug, 2018 2:00 PM CN8656 (Current) Invitation to Offer…

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New NQ Tenders: 18 July 2018

The following tenders are now open in North Queensland. Please click on the title of the tender for more details. Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Infrastructure Engineer – Upgrade to water, sewerage and solid waste infrastructure closing 6 August 2018 Dept of Transport and Main Roads – FNQ Region Construction Safety Improvement Works on the Bruce…

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New SEQ Tenders: 18 July 2018

The following tenders are now open in South East Queensland. Please click on the title of the tender for further details. CN8261 (Current) Invitation to Offer WCLT, Pavement Rehabilitation & Widening Bruce Highway (Gin Gin – Benaraby) Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%)…

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Member Benefit in Focus: What is CivFast?

Are you a civil contractor looking to get quotes on machinery hire, subcontracting services or supplies? Or are you a hire company or materials supplier looking to generate leads?  Where can you go to quickly and easily connect? The answer is CIVFAST. Available 24/7 and operating in real-time this is a fast way to match…

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Civil Construction Workforce Trends – Research Survey

This July, CCF QLD conducted the Civil Construction Workforce Trends – Research Survey. The survey was circulated to our recruitment member organisations with a strong connection to the civil construction industry. Outlined within the survey are questions focusing on industry trends, potential skills gaps and training policies. We would like to thank our members from…

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Townsville Port Booming with Renewable Pipeline

The Port of Townsville is receiving an increase of business due to the Queensland Government proposed $4.2 billion pipeline of renewable energy projects underway or financially committed across Queensland. The Queensland Government highlighted the significant benefit renewable energy investment would have on the local economy and its implications for North Queenslanders industry and employment. In…

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CCF QLD Member GHD to Design M1’s Exit 57

Congratulations to CCF QLD member, GHD on being awarded the opportunity to design the $25 million upgrade of the M1’s Exit 57 (Oxenford) interchange. The infrastructure upgrade is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to upgrade the M1 to at least six lanes wide from Brisbane to the New South Wales border. Exit 57 was…

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Gabba Landcentre Demolition for Cross River Rail

The Woolloongabba Landcentre building and old South Brisbane Dental Hospital are planned for demolition to make way for the Queensland Government’s $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. The $4.52 million demolition project will be the second largest after the preparations for the Queen’s Wharf development. The Landcentre, Hospital and Goprint sites will become the first…

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Tenders Called for Bruce Highway Safety Works North of Gympie

Tenders have recently been called to deliver major safety upgrades along a 4.7-kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway at Chatsworth, north of Gympie. The $12 million safety works will provide safer travel conditions and enhance traffic flow, which will create a free-flowing corridor along the Bruce Highway from Gympie to Curra. The Federal Government outlined…

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Brady Marine and Civil – Safety Leadership Challenge

Work Health and Safety Queensland holds bi-monthly Construction Industry Leadership Network Forums to discuss the challenges faced by principal contractors and subcontractors while developing systems and strategies to ensure site safety. Mr David Brough from CCF QLD member Brady Marine and Civil spoke about the launch of their Safety Leadership Challenge at June Forum. Brady…

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Safety Incident Alert: 18 July 2018

Excavator rollover: Recently information emerged about workers being lucky to escape injury as a 15-tonne excavator rolled over on Civic construction site. A massive 15-tonne excavator rolled over on a residential apartment construction site in Civic yesterday with only a seatbelt stopping its operator from receiving serious injuries. WorkSafe ACT issued a Prohibition and two Improvement…

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TMR Regional Industry Briefing – Mackay

CCF QLD would like to remind members that the Transport and Main Roads Regional Industry Briefing is being held in Mackay on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 between 8.30 am and 2.00 pm at Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), Alfred Street, Mackay. The Regional Industry Briefing will provide industry with a greater understanding of the…

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