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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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$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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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New NQ Tenders: 4 July 2018

The following tenders are now open in North Queensland. Please click on the relevant tender title for more information. WRC007746 (Current) 5002018.0085 – NDRRA – Construction for Andromache River Bridge – Gunyarra Road Issued by Whitsunday Regional Council Category: Bridges or bridge forms, Road bridge, Bridge construction and repair service closing 8 Aug, 2018 2:00…

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Townsville City Council Budget 2018-19

On 26th June, the Townsville City Council delivered Budget 2018-19 with an emphasis on infrastructure investment. The Budget’s theme was focused on infrastructure investment to support local jobs through upgrading of basic infrastructure including the construction of roads and drainage. The Council has committed to spend $432.5 million on infrastructure including $158.9 million on building…

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Cairns Regional Council – Budget 2018-19

On 25th June, Cairns Regional Council handed down its Budget 2018-19 at a Special Budget Meeting. The Budget’s theme was focused on “responsible and financially prudent” management with the aim of making the right investments and the delivery the right infrastructure. The Budget maintains Council’s record of low rates rises, low debt and significant expenditure…

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Amendments to Mackay Region Planning Scheme

At its Ordinary meeting of 27 June 2018, Council resolved to adopt the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) amendment and Administrative Amendment 2 of 2018 to the Mackay Region Planning Scheme 2017. These amendments are reflected in the Mackay Region Planning Scheme, version 2.0 which will commence on 1 July 2018. Council commenced the development…

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CCF QLD MEMBER LDI CONSTRUCTIONS PROGRESS ON THE CAIRNS NOVA LIGHT TOWER (NOVA CITY PROJECT)

Congratulations to CCF QLD member LDI Constructions on making steady progress laying the foundations for the construction of the Cairns Nova Light Tower (Nova City Project) site located along Spence Street, Cairns. LDI Constructions was awarded the tender to complete the civil and foundation works including the installation of pilings by the Singaporean developer World…

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NEW NQ TENDERS: 20 JUNE 2018

The following tenders have recently been released in North Queensland. Please click where relevant for further details. TCW00290 – SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION OF JENSEN LANDFILL LEACHATE EXTRACTION & CONVEYANCE WORKS Townsville Waste Services operates three landfill sites on the mainland for disposal of domestic, commercial, industrial and construction waste. These sites are at Stuart, Jensen…

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New NQ Tender

The following tender is now open in North Queensland. Please click on the title for further information. RTNTH5018 (Current) Invitation to Offer Provision of Pipe Relining Services Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Infrastructure construction – (100%) closing 4 Jun, 2018 10:00 AM  

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