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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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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Transport and Main Roads QTRIP Statewide Industry Briefing 2018

Mr Neil Scales, Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to invite you to an industry briefing on the program of works announced under the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2018-19 to 2021-22. This event will provide industry with a greater understanding of upcoming programs and projects, the…

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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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Safety Incident Alerts: 4 July 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further information. Worker crushed by slewing crane: In May 2018, a dogger received serious crush injuries while working on a truck mounted crane. He was packing up the chains of the 60 tonne mobile crane when it slewed, trapping him between 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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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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Do You Work with Contracts? Upskill with Civil Train QLD (RTO #5708)

DON’T MISS THE CIVIL TRAIN QLD (RTO #5708) CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS SHORT COURSE Join Civil Train QLD (RTO #5708) and Holding Redlich for the Contract Management Fundamentals short course. Entering into a contract is only the start. Every contract must of course be delivered and that means every contract needs to be managed. This short…

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Work Safety Codes of Practice Now Mandatory

From 1 July, standards set by individual codes of practice, or equivalent or higher standards, must be followed by all employers, or they risk enforcement action being taken by workplace safety inspectors. Inspectors will be able to issue improvement notices where requirements of the codes are being breached, rather than just for breaches of the…

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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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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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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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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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2018 Engineering Technology Forum

TMR invites CCF QLD members to attend their 2018 Engineering Technology Forum. Register before 11 August to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird price of $1380 – a $100 saving on the regular price. The Engineering Technology Forum is a great opportunity for thought-leaders, technical experts and decision-makers to come together and work to…

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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PERSONAL SAFETY

USING THE BRAIN AS PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Why do so many people still get hurt at work even though we do so much to try and keep them safe? For instance, it is estimated that workplace incidents cost the Australian economy $60.6 billion per year, representing 4.8 per cent of GDP in the 2008-09 period…

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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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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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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 HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIREMENTS

Amendments passed in 2017 require PCBUs to provide Workplace Health and Safety Queensland with a list of health and safety representatives (HSRs) and deputy HSRs for each work group, and copies of provisional improvement notices issued by their HSRs. Although the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 already established a framework for health and safety representatives to…

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SAFETY INCIDENT ALERTS: 20 JUNE 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further information on the incidents and how to prevent similar incidents. Worker killed by pressurised gas hose: In May 2018, a worker received severe head injuries while removing a hose from a 100 tonne pressure vessel. Initial inquiries indicate the worker was…

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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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UPDATED AND NEW TMR TECHNICAL NOTES

A suite of new and updated technical notes are now available on TMR’s Technical Notes page. These Technical Notes provide guidance to testing facilities for stabilised materials. Updated TN149 – Testing of materials for insitu cement or cementitious blend stabilisation TN150 – Testing of materials for insitu foamed bitumen stabilisation TN151 – Testing of materials for…

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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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WORK-RELATED PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Work-related psychological health and safety – A systematic approach to meeting your duties will help employers and workers understand and meet their duties concerning psychological health and safety in the workplace. Dr Peta Miller, Special Adviser for Safe Work Australia, said we know what causes psychological harm in the workplace and that taking preventative action works.…

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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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Safety Incident Alert: 23 May 2018

In April 2018, a concrete truck was parked on a wet, sloping driveway at a private property in Buderim in readiness for a concrete pour. The operator placed rubber chocks under the front wheels and timber chocks under the rear wheels of the truck. The operator stopped the mixer from turning to commence the pour.…

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National Safety Awards

The NSCA Foundation National Safety Awards of Excellence are Australia’s longest running and only independent awards, recognising outstanding Work Health and Safety initiatives. Now in their 26th year, these awards continue to celebrate organisations and people that actively promote Work Health and Safety (WHS) as a cornerstone of elite business performance. The awards are open…

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The Risk of Silica Dust in Construction

Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay, and in products such as bricks and concrete. Work processes such as cutting, sanding, carving, grinding, blasting or polishing materials containing silica can generate respirable crystalline silica (RCS). RCS dust particles are so small they cannot be seen under ordinary lighting. RCS is…

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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 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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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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Construction Environmental Awareness Short Course

On Tuesday 12 June 2018 Civil Train QLD and Holding Redlich will be holding a short course on Construction Environmental Awareness. This half day workshop outlines your legal obligations around environmental protection and will provide practical advice and tips on how to deal with environmental incidents and manage your risk. The course will use real…

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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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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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PRICING OF WET WEATHER AND ALLOCATION OF ASSOCIATED RISK

INTRODUCTION The allocation of wet weather risk and the subsequent topic of Value for Money has been a discussion point between the TMR and CCF for some considerable time. This discussion paper aims to put this topic back on the agenda, by proposing key solutions and recommending the resolution of this matter between TMR and…

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$110 MILLION PORT DRIVE UPGRADE: MEDIA RELEASE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A $110 million upgrade of Port of Brisbane’s Port Drive and local roads will start next month. Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey and Member for Lytton Joan Pease joined Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins to announce the $110 million upgrades which will duplicate Port Drive, delivering a more efficient,…

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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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$100M in new funding for bridge upgrades across Australia

THE Australian Government is investing $100 million to fund 189 bridges to deliver much-needed economic and safety benefits to communities around Australia under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Coalition’s new Bridges Renewal Programme is proving very popular, with Round…

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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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