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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Exhibitor Bookings Now Open : 2019 Civil Construction Field Day

CCF QLD is excited to announce we are now taking exhibitor bookings for our new Civil Construction Field Day event! After finding a gap in the market here in Queensland for civil exhibitions, we will be launching this event on 21 and 22 March 2019. This event presents great value to exhibitors over both days,…

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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Practical Compliance Guideline

The Practical Compliance Guideline sets out a practical administration approach to assist taxpayers in complying with relevant tax laws. Provided you follow this Guideline in good faith, the Commissioner will administer the law in accordance with this approach. Generally, a fringe benefit arises where an employer makes a vehicle they hold available for the private…

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Ticket Sales Now Open : 2018 Excellence in Civil Construction Awards

Ticket sales are now open for the prestigious 2018 Excellence in Civil Construction Awards on 7 September at The Star Gold Coast. The event encompasses the Earth Awards, Industry Training Awards and People’s Awards in Queensland. Please click here or download the 2018 QECCA Registration Form to book in. Follow us on Linkedin for updates on…

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New SEQ Tenders: 4 July 2018

The following tenders are currently open in South East Queensland. Please click on the tender’s title for further details. CN8819 (Current) Invitation to Offer Woco Creek Overtaking Lanes Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%) closing 2 Aug, 2018 12:00 PM ITT1789 (Current) Invitation…

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Prioritising Reform: Progress On the 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan

In June 2018, Infrastructure Australia released the Prioritising Reform: Progress on the 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan. Infrastructure Australia (IA) is an independent statutory body tasked with prioritisation and progress of nationally significant infrastructure. IA produced the Australian Infrastructure Plan in 2016 to provide a positive reform and investment roadmap for Australia. The Plan set out…

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Queensland Government Announces Elevated Bikeway at Queens Wharf Development

The Queensland Government has announced a feasibility study to identify the most suitable design for the section of the Bicentennial Bikeway which passes through the Queens Wharf development. The 4.5 kilometre Bicentennial Bikeway runs from Toowong to the Goodwill Bridge and carries about 5000 cyclists and 1600 pedestrians each day. In addition, the section of…

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Brisbane City Council Budget 2018-19

The Brisbane City Council’s $3.1 billion Budget 2018-19 aims to tackle road congestion, improve city transport and create a liveable and sustainable city. Brisbane’s ratepayers have also received a 2.5 per cent increase or about $40 a year. The Council’s Budget committed to the delivery of outcomes based on achieving mobility, liveability and sustainability. The…

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Construction a National Priority in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

A set of updated work health and safety (WHS) snapshots are available to provide insights into the key national data and WHS issues in seven priority industries. The industries covered by the snapshots were identified as national priorities in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 include a number of industries including construction. The snapshots…

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CHANGES TO PORTABLE TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) is committed to improving the safety of road users and all road workers at our roadwork sites. As part of this commitment the department has worked with industry to investigate and implement options to improve safety for traffic controllers. Portable traffic control devices (PTCD) were identified…

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DEMAND FOR QUEEN’S WHARF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

The Queensland Government have indicated the increasing demand for construction workers to deliver Brisbane’s $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development. The Government has launched a campaign to attain 2000 workers to excavate more than 450,000 cubic metres of material over the next 15 months to create a five-level basement for thousands of car parks at Queen’s…

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NEW SEQ TENDERS: 20 JUNE 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for South East Queensland. Please click where relevant for further information. CN8768 (Current) Invitation to Offer CN-8768 – BRUCE HIGHWAY SAFETY PACKAGE – Provision of Outer Shoulder Safety Barriers (Steve Irwin Way (South) to Caloundra Road) Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and…

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$40 MILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BOOST TO PAY COMMUNITY DIVIDENDS

The Queensland Government has committed to the development of the $40 million Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund. The Fund was developed as part of the Queensland Budget 2018-19 which will support economic growth throughout Queensland’s regional centres and emerging urban communities. The program will initially focus on pilot areas that are experiencing or…

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450 APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS COMMITTED THROUGH CROSS RIVER RAIL PROJECT

The Queensland Government has committed to 450 new apprenticeships and traineeships for young Queenslanders during the construction life of the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail Project. Further, the Government was investing $733 million in the Cross River Rail project in the 2018/19 State Budget. The Government highlighted the impact the Cross River Rail infrastructure project…

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UNION OFFICIALS ENTERING THE WORKPLACE

Union officials can enter the workplace if the employer agrees for them to enter. Union officials can also enter the workplace if they have a valid right-of-entry permit issued by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) and they wish to visit the workplace: to look into a suspected breach of workplace laws, including the National Employment…

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT SPEED LIMIT CHANGES

The Queensland Government has signalled the changing of speed limits on several south coast roads to improve safety noting the need to respond to community concerns. The changes follow speed reviews which had been conducted for several state-controlled roads across the Gold Coast, Logan City and Scenic Rim. The review took several important factors into…

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FREE TICKETS FOR CCF QLD MEMBERS : BUILDING MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER PPP CONTRACTS ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA EVENT

Engineers Australia are holding an event on Building major infrastructure under PPP contracts – Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project and have free tickets available exclusively for CCF QLD members. Date: Wednesday 27 June, 5.15 – 7.00pm Details: The presentation will focus on understanding the roles and responsibilities of all parties to a PPP project – the Toowoomba Second…

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT COMMITS ROAD UPGRADES FOR WESTERN QUEENSLAND

The Queensland Government Budget 2018-19 has committed $800 million for local transport and road network upgrades throughout Western Queensland. The Government noted the importance of Western Queensland’s agricultural, natural resource and tourism sectors as its primary motivation for infrastructure funding. In addition, the infrastructure upgrade aims to assist communities and economies negatively impacted by drought…

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QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT AND ROADS INVESTMENT PROGRAM (QTRIP) 2018-2019 TO 2021-2022

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) document outlines the current transport and road projects that the Queensland Government plans to deliver over the next 4 years to meet the infrastructure needs of our rapidly growing state. For details, please click here and download either the complete document or only the section relevant to your specific…

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FIRST PHASE OF ENHANCEMENTS TO PUBLIC COMMENT – STANDARDS AUSTRALIA

Standards Australia is changing the way draft standards are accessed. This is the first step in a series of upcoming improvements to simplify public commenting. “Public comment is an important step in the standards development process. It ensures the broader community has a voice in the direction of all standards prior to publication,” said Kareen…

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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES BEERBURRUM TO NAMBOUR UPGRADE

The Queensland Government has announced $160.8 million in funding for the Beerburrum to Nambour Upgrade as part of Budget 2018-19. Further, the Government identified the need to invest in public transport infrastructure to manage Queensland growing population. The Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Duplication will deliver increased capacity, travel time savings for passenger and freight services,…

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MURPHY ROAD AND ELLISON ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

Brisbane City Council is planning to upgrade the Murphy Road and Ellison Road intersection at Geebung to improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion and increase safety for all road users. Council is planning to install a signalised intersection to replace the existing roundabout at Murphy Road and Ellison Road, Geebung including some associated widening adjacent to the…

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Membership Renewal : 2018-19

Over the past 12 months CCF QLD has gone from strength to strength, being recognised by both state and local governments for the advocacy work have completed for our members while continuing to maintain and grow industry networks, and increasing our member benefits to assist you meet your business needs. There has never been a…

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Last Chance to Nominate: 2018 CCF QLD People’s Awards

There are only 10 days left until nominations close for the inaugural CCF QLD People’s Awards – an opportunity to recognise the exceptional people that make up the civil construction industry in Queensland. CCF QLD urges members to take this opportunity to reward the hard work of people within the below categories. People’s Awards Categories (Nominations…

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New Fly-Through Released of South Bank Brisbane Metro Station

The Federal Government will invest $300 million in the Brisbane Metro following an announcement by the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher. “This project has been assessed as a High Priority project of national significance by the federal government’s independent advisor, Infrastructure Australia, in its 2018 Infrastructure Priority List,” Mr Fletcher said. “This is…

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Why Privacy is Now at the Top of Everyone’s Agenda – Or Should Be

With recent high-profile international data breaches (namely the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal) and the introduction of new mandatory breach notification laws in Australia, privacy issues are more topical than ever before. For more information on protecting your data and the new privacy laws, please visit the Holding Redlich website.

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New Roundabout on the Map for Kingaroy Intersection

On Monday, 21st May, works began on a new roundabout at the D’Aguilar Highway and Rogers Drive intersection in Kingaroy. The infrastructure upgrade is part of the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety program which will aim to improved safety for drivers and the local community. The project received $1.87 million in funding to enhance the…

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Potential Extension for Urraween Road in Hervey Bay

In April, the $5.1 million upgrade of Urraween Road between Nissen Street and Main Street was completed. The Commonwealth Government has now indicated a potential investment in further infrastructure development of Urraween Road. On Monday 14th, Commonwealth and local government officials met to discuss the potential extension. The Commonwealth Government’s 2018-19 Budget highlighted the ten…

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What is Portable Long Service Leave?

Portable long service leave is paid leave given to workers for their service to the industry, rather than continuous service to one employer. Our schemes allow workers in these industries to continue earning long service leave benefits even if they change employers or move interstate. Similar schemes for the building and construction industry operate in…

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Commonwealth Government Commits $300 Million in Brisbane Metro

The Commonwealth Government has committed $300 million to the Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane Metro project as part of the 2018-19 Budget. The commitment is part of the Commonwealth Government’s ten year $75 billion investment in key infrastructure, including more than $20 billion for Queensland. The Brisbane Metro project was assessed as a High Priority project…

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Member Project in Focus

Congratulations to CCF QLD member NQ Excavations Pty Ltd who has recently been awarded the contract for Evans Street Bridge – Component Repair & Deck Replacement with Townsville City Council (TCC). Background Information: The Evans Street Bridge has been deteriorating for some time and consequently TCC engaged engineer’s to provide a report to identify what…

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Introducing CCF QLD e-News Advertising

CCF QLD is excited to announce that advertising spaces are now available in both the fortnightly CCF QLD South East Queensland eNews and the CCF QLD North Queensland eNews. The CCF QLD eNews enhances exposure for suppliers selling their products and services to the Queensland civil construction industry. This opportunity assists suppliers and contributors to:…

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Member Benefit in Focus : 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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New SEQ Tender

The following tender is now open in South East Queensland. Please click on the title for further information. 5 Jun, 2018 BRC007589:Smiths Creek Bridge Replacement Bundaberg Regional Council  

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$1 Billion Pledged to Upgrade Major M1 Slow Spots

The Federal Government announced its $1 Billion funding commitment to address congestion by widening the M1 from Brisbane’s south to Logan and between Varsity Lakes and Tugun on the southern coast. The project would see the stretch from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill widened to eight lanes and the stretch further south widened to…

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$1.4 Billion Eagle Street Pier Market-Led Proposal

The Palaszczuk Government has given a green light to Dexus to progress to the next stage of a massive new proposal to transform Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier into a premium business and leisure destination sustaining around 740 jobs yearly. This decision means the government has approved Dexus to move to a full feasibility study of…

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‘BLACK SPOT’ BUNDABERG INTERSECTIONS BEING UPGRADED

High risk intersections in the Bundaberg region are being upgraded with funding provided under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme. Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said that following grants of more than $500,000 under the programme this financial year, the Bundaberg Regional Council is about to complete two of its four Black Spot upgrade…

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‘Australia’s infrastructure plan … vision or fantasy?…’

Civil Contractors Federation National Office – Media release Tuesday, 8 September 2015 Australia needs a government prepared to invest in nation building in a way that maximises value for taxpayer dollars, and not fanciful ideas that rarely materialise or, at best, are misdirected and funded for political expediency. Infrastructure must be funded on the basis…

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‘If the economy has hit the brakes … then step on the infrastructure accelerator…’

Civil Contractors Federation National Office – Media Release Friday, 5 September 2015 The Australian Financial Review recently reported that the economy narrowly missed shrinking for the  first  time  in  more  than  four  years.  Stephen  Anthony  a  key  economist  and  federal  expert reported that the economy is ‘falling off a cliff’ and is in a perilous state. ‘Infrastructure underpins…

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