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Metered Standpipe Training Now Critical for Drought Affected Towns

The number of regional towns relying on water being transported in will hit double digits in the next month without decent rainfall over Christmas. A combination of high temperatures and consistent low humidity conditions impacting much of the State has led to critical shortages in water supply across many regions. Operator training for metered standpipes…

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Rain, Hail, or More Likely Too Hot… Think Simulation Training

CCF QLD and Civil Train QLD have several training simulators available for civil construction workers to access in South-East QLD. Training simulators include: Medium Track Type Tractor Excavator (Volvo and CAT) Motor Grader Wheel Loader They are great for workers wanting to hone their skills or for return to work staff looking to brush up…

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New Apprenticeship Contracts Announced

Last month the Federal Government awarded four new contracts to Apprenticeship providers across Queensland. From February 1, 2020 the below providers have been chosen as the Australian Apprentices Support Network (AASN) for Queensland Busy At Work MAS National MEGT Sarina Russo Job Access Minister for Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business, Senator the Hon. Michaelia…

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Civil Traineeship Used as Pathway to Army

Recent graduate, Sebastian Grasso, who turned 19 last month, recently completed his Civil Traineeship with CCF QLD member Protech. Sebastian worked on the Seymour Whyte (CCF QLD member) M2VL project on the Gold Coast. Through hard work and dedication Sebastian completed his traineeship in less than 15 months. Upon his completion of training, Sebastian has…

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Rookwood Weir Officially Underway

The $352 million Rookwood Weir is officially underway, with first works and first jobs happening on Thirsty Creek Road just 60 km outside Rockhampton. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke and Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga welcomed the milestone for the project. “It’s great to see our own Rocky Regional…

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Shute Harbour Terminal and Seawall Rebuild

CCF QLD member Vassallo Constructions has won the $35 million construction tender for the rebuild of Shute Harbour terminal and seawall.  Work is expected to commence from January 2020. With a budget of $54.5 million, there will be a complete rebuild of the seawall, terminal, pontoons and carpark at the Shute Harbour marine facility. The…

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Federal Infrastructure Spend Increase

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hailed a massive Federal Government infrastructure spend as a huge win for Queensland. It means an extra $1.9 billion of safer roads and rail including funds for regional Queensland. The historic deal, agreed with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, fast-tracks federal government spending on a host of road and rail projects all…

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