As National Reconciliation Week 2020 (NRW) is observed across the country, Hastings Deering is celebrating the stamp of approval from Reconciliation Australia on its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Chris Symons, Culture Lead at Hastings Deering said embarking on the Reconciliation journey was an important milestone for our organisation. “We’re incredibly proud to launch our…

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The Prime Minister confirmed during a press conference that around $4 billion worth of infrastructure projects was being brought forward, plus a billion dollars in extra local government projects and infrastructure and transport are key areas where the government will be seeking to create and stimulate employment. The challenge now is getting projects started.  Critical…

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Townsville City Council has secured federal Black Spot funding to improve the intersection of Sturt and Fletcher St in the city and the intersection of Bayswater Rd and Mooney St in Currajong. Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee chair Mark Molachino said both projects will be completed next month. “We’ve had a number of issues…

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As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more critical to take action for nature. Over 100,000 people from 193 countries have visited the UN’s site in the past weeks to participate and engage with World Environment Day which is on Friday 5th June. There are many ways to join the…

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Civil Contractors Federation National acknowledged the announcement by the Federal Government of a $1.8 billion local government infrastructure stimulus, but said further investment is required to stimulate Australia’s economic recovery effort. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program is a welcomed initiative but CCF National urges more money to be injected into…

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Central Queensland farmers will be able to bid for water from the $352 million Rookwood Weir from next month. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said tenders would open for water allocations of 500 megalitres and more from June 23, with contracts to be in place in September. “This is the first significant development in…

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Queensland’s Coordinator-General has declared a new coordinated project with the potential to boost central Queensland’s economy, create local jobs and provide water security for agriculture, industry and mines in the region. The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project will now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic…

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Rockhampton has been given its first glimpse at the $1 billion ring road project. The Queensland and Australian governments unveiled animated flyovers for the 17 km project, which will improve travel times for 35,000 daily drivers and features a new Fitzroy River crossing. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online in May,…

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The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a $2.1 billion congestion-busting road plan for Moreton Bay and North Brisbane commuters. The job boosting plan backs a new arterial road, informally dubbed the ‘Moreton Connector’, to be built between Dohles Rocks Road at Murrumba Downs and Anzac Avenue at Mango Hill. It would also deliver upgrades to the…

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Nominations are closing soon for the 2020 CCF QLD Awards. Don’t forget to nominate before it’s too late! EARTH AWARDS – Due 16 June 2020 (extended deadline) Has your business recently completed an exceptional project that is worthy of recognition? Nominate it for the 2020 CCF QLD Earth Awards! Click below to download the EOI…

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Early works between Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast on the $662.5 million Bruce Highway upgrade have started. The project is expected to deliver ongoing support for local businesses and jobs. Queensland-based construction company and CCF QLD member SGQ will relocate water, power and telecommunications infrastructure to make way for major works, which will support more…

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THREE STEP QUEENSLAND ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS The Australian Government has released a 3 Step Framework for a Covidsafe Australia.  This includes maintaining a distance of 1.5m of other people and good hygiene; stay home if unwell; frequently clean and disinfect communal areas and a covidsafe plan for workplaces and premises. For work the government…

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Queensland will again highlight the scourge of domestic and family violence as Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month commences. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said a range of activities – many grant-assisted – had been lined up across the state to help raise awareness of domestic and family violence at…

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Investment in key inland freight corridors is poised to boost road construction jobs for regional Queensland communities. Works to seal roads, build overtaking lanes, upgrade intersections and improve safety will start sooner under an agreement reached between the Australian and Queensland Governments on 22 jointly-funded regional roads projects worth $185 million. Key regional routes targeted…

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A number of high-priority drought relief projects are progressing across North Queensland, with more projects approved under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension. Minister for Drought David Littleproud said he was pleased to see these local infrastructure projects and other drought-relief activities moving forward. “Thanks to the Australian Government’s contribution of $1 million…

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Nominations are closing soon for the 2020 CCF QLD Awards. Don’t forget to nominate before it’s too late! EARTH AWARDS – Due 5 June 2020 Has your business recently completed an exceptional project that is worthy of recognition? Nominate it for the 2020 CCF QLD Earth Awards! Click below to download the EOI form. Once…

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Civil contractors have been given a shot of good news with confirmation one of the Queensland’s first new dams in a decade will be releasing construction tenders from the middle of this year. The Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP) will deliver a 12,000 megalitre dam at Emu Swamp, south-west of Stanthorpe, and 117km of pipeline…

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MEMBERS EASED RESTRICTIONS IN QUEENSLAND FROM 1 MAY 2020 Stay-at-home restrictions are set to ease for Queenslanders at 11.59pm Friday 1 May. The Premier has announced that due to the apparent flattening of the COVID-19 curve, some of the stay-at-home rules have been relaxed. From 1 May Queenslanders will be able to:…

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Civil Contractors Federation is calling on displaced workers or unemployed persons who are interested in a career in civil construction to apply for the Trade Ready program we are running. As part of the program, participants will engage in a 4 week training program to gain the essential knowledge and skills to enter the civil…

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Another major hurdle has been cleared for two major projects in Queensland funded through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The Queensland Government has confirmed it won’t use its legislative right of veto to stop loans totalling $93.5 million to help fund new student accommodation at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville and expand Metro…

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It’s difficult to find inspiration in times of such great uncertainty, and that’s exactly what many firms have done.  The COVID-19 crisis has seen repurposing of drones and cameras to detect the disease, as well as distilleries converting to produce hand sanitiser. CCF QLD Exclusive Annual Partner TFH Hire Services has also responded to community…

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Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Australia,CCF National’s advocacy efforts to the Federal Government have been targeted measures to assist Government and industry address the challenges specific to the civil construction sector both during and beyond COVID-19. In order to gauge the current impact that COVID-19 is having on civil construction businesses and to…

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The state government is pushing ahead with the next M1 upgrade, with the first contract for the Varsity Lakes to Tugun stretch now awarded. Works on the $1 billion upgrade will be getting underway in the new few weeks, and will support almost 850 local jobs. The contract to upgrade the first section of motorway…

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Yesterday at a Press Conference held at Parliament House in Canberra the Prime Minister confirmed that he wanted to see more roads built, more bridges built and see roads fixed now. He went on to confirm that all of this work will be good for not just the economy but also for employment. He also…

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CCF QLD COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MEMBERS JobKeeper Update The ATO has released a step-by-step guide on how to enrol for JobKeeper payments on their website.  Employers should subscribe for JobKeeper payment updates on the ATO site and check the eligibility of their business and employees.  Interested employers should also continue to pay at least $1,500…

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All the water sitting in Paradise Dam will be prioritised for existing customers, including Burnett farmers, while more work is done to identify a long-term solution. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced that for 2020-21 Sunwater would change the water-sharing rules to make more water available and give growers certainty. In the meantime, Building Queensland (BQ)…

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A new Roads Australia (RA) survey has recently been carried out of 166 senior private and public sector executive involved in transport infrastructure across Australia, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.  The survey results demonstrated that more than a third of industry respondents claimed the crisis was affecting capacity to deliver current projects (37%),…

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Key points Fire ant treatment must continue to reduce risk to public health and the health system. Treat ants in your back yard to protect your family. Fire ant treatment teams observe social distancing while continuing eradication efforts. With more people spending time in their homes each day, residents in South East Queensland are urged…

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The March 2020 updates for the Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Traffic and Road Use Management (TRUM) manual are available on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website. MUTCD Part 15 of the Queensland MUTCD has been harmonised to Australian Standard AS1742.15 and Part 1 (already harmonised) has been updated to reflect these changes…

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Genex Power has been awarded the energy offtake deal required to proceed with the Kidston Hydro Project in Far North Queensland, creating around 500 jobs.  They will commence construction in Q3 of 2020 and the build time will be over 3 years. “It’s now just a matter of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s…

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A new mobile application, which is an expansion of existing software, has been created to assist in company responses to COVID-19 for the mental and physical health of employees. This is available through Industry Capability Network (ICN) and is free to all small businesses (of 50 employees or less), charity groups and not-for-profit organisations.  For…

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Federal and Queensland Governments have given a tick to a further 15 infrastructure resilience projects in regional communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said this round of funding included more than $17 million to improve regional road networks. “The announcement is in addition to more than $60 million…

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Construction will be fast-tracked at Carseldine Village with an $8.9 million contract to complete civil and electrical works awarded to one of Queensland’s largest family-owned civil contracting company and CCF QLD member, Shadforth. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the jobs will help to support Queensland families during an incredibly challenging time for the…

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Momentum is building on the delivery of The Spit master plan as the Queensland Government works to ensure this Gold Coast jewel is transformed into an iconic public space for locals and visitors. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the public realm guidelines released recently will underpin revitalisation projects and commercial developments across The…

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Dedicated COVID-19 Work Health and Safety Hotline on 1300 005 018 – for businesses Information for employers is available here. As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic medically, economically and socially, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has had to make changes to its work processes. These changes are designed to ensure the safety of…

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In an effort to protect itself from the coronavirus crisis fallout, last Saturday insurance giant QBE informed customers it would no longer provide trade credit insurance for businesses it did not perceive to be an essential service with a limit of less than $US250,000 ($410,000). The decision did not apply to essential services such as…

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COVID-19 BUY QUEENSLAND UPDATE The Queensland Government is committed to continuing procurement activities, supporting local businesses and driving disaster recovery over a sustained period, therefore the QPP is not ‘suspended’ during the COVID-19 emergency period. While the remainder of the face-to-face 2020 Buy Queensland Roadshows have been suspended, agencies are continuing to ensure public funds…

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Original Post Date : Thursday 2nd April 2020 FREE CHILD CARE ANNOUNCEMENT This afternoon the Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed his plan to support families while also ensuring as many of the sector’s 13,000 child care and early learning services as possible could keep their doors open for workers and vulnerable families who need those…

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Original Post Date : Thursday 2nd April 2020 EXTENDED WORKING HOURS NOW AVAILABLE Earlier this month the Queensland Government has indicated how to apply for extended operating times on Queensland construction sites.  This will include longer hours during the week and working on both Saturday and Sunday. Allowing for longer and flexible site operations will make…

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Original Post Date : Thursday 2nd April 2020 UPDATE ON COVID-19 WHS REQUIREMENTS   WHSQ – USING PAPERLESS RECORDS The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) yesterday confirmed they do not require paper records. The WHS Act requires that Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are developed and details what they should include; but it does not…

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Original Post Date : Wednesday 1st April 2020 NEW RESTRICTIONS FOR FIFO WORKERS Additional restrictions will be in place for FIFO workers who live interstate and work in Queensland from 11.59pm Saturday 4 April 2020. From that time, only critical resource sector employees will be allowed to enter Queensland from interstate to their work. These…

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Original Post Date : Tuesday 31 March 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE FOR CCF QLD MEMBERS Greetings to you all, In the current climate I am happy to be providing the CCF QLD membership with some updates. Firstly, the Prime Minster earlier this week delivered his weekly post COAG Cabinet address and as part of this he…

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Original Post Date : Friday 27th March 2020 CIVIL CONSTRUCTION CONFIRMED AS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE The Australian National Cabinet has recently agreed on widespread new restrictions on businesses and individuals to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  However, building and construction sites are considered an Essential Service and are not subject to a shutdown. The confirmation…

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Original Post Date : Thursday 26th March 2020 QUEENSLAND BORDER CLOSURE: HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ENTRY PASS o slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Queensland Government is implementing restricted entry to Queensland from 12:01am on Thursday, 26 March 2020. These restrictions provide for the continuation of essential goods and services for…

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Original Post Date : COVID-19 WORKCOVER FAQS FOR EMPLOYERS WorkCover Queensland acknowledges that many businesses will experience increased financial concerns as a result of COVID-19, and they are working to provide employers with advice and support with their premium. In general, their approach is: Should an employer be in this situation, they should contact WorkCover to discuss…

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Original Post Date : Tuesday 24th March 2020 COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES The Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses and address the significant economic consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While the full economic effects from the virus remain uncertain, the outlook has deteriorated since the Government’s…

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Original Post Date : Tuesday 24th March 2020 INDUSTRY CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS: INVEST WHERE THE JOBS ARE Yesterday, Civil Contractors Federation QLD CEO Damian Long was involved in a meeting at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre with the Committee for Brisbane. Alongside CCF QLD almost 20 peak bodies and industry associations, representing thousands of…

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Original Post Date : Tuesday 24th March 2020 NO SHUTDOWN OF CIVIL CONSTRUCTION SITES CCF QLD members and industry are advised that there was NO shutdown of the building and construction industry announced following the meeting of the National Cabinet on COVID-19 (which comprises the PM, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers) on 22 March…

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Original Post Date : Friday 20th March 2020 CCF QLD COVID-19 CRISIS MEETING WITH TMR COVID-19 crisis has created the worst business scenario most of us have encountered in our lifetimes. The dire and unprecedented conditions mean our industry faces its toughest challenge in many decades. Today, Civil Contractors Federation QLD CEO Damian Long was…

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Original Post Date : Wednesday 18th March 2020 Training Services Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update CIVIL CONTRACTORS FEDERATION – TRAINING SERVICES (CIVIL TRAIN) Civil Contractors Federation Qld remains committed to protecting the health of our staff, students and industry.  To that end, we have adopted recommended actions from Government to protect against infection and prevent the virus…

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Stand Down Full-time and part-time employees who can no longer work due to a forced business closure as a result of Stage 1 restrictions will fall under the stand down provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 for stoppage of work.  This will allow you to stand down those employees without pay for the duration…

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The peak voice for Australia’s civil infrastructure sector welcomed ongoing stimulus measures announced by the Federal Government and urged it to adopt a series of additional measures aimed at ensuring the ongoing viability and strengthening of the sector both during and beyond COVID-19. Chief Executive Officer of Civil Contractors Federation National, Chris Melham, said that…

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Townsville City Council has announced extra measures worth up to $30 million to support small businesses feeling the effects of COVID-19, including breaking up work packages – similar to the way the Haughton water pipeline contracts were tendered – to open jobs to more contractors.  This is in addition to the package worth $2.3 million…

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The Fair Work Commission is taking all possible steps to ensure continued service provision to employees, employers and their representatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that anyone who is at risk, is required to self-isolate or has a confirmed case of COVID-19, follows the official advice and does not attend our offices. This is…

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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are heading out to businesses in all industries to ensure on-site traffic risks are being managed effectively. Poor traffic management continues to pose a significant safety risk at all types of workplaces, with many serious injuries to workers hit by trucks, mobile plant, cars, utes and forklifts on-site. Just…

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CCF QLD member Hall Contracting starts work in March on the $24 million Ewen Maddock Dam upgrade that will create up to 70 local jobs. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the project would bring the dam in line with modern engineering design standards and improve the existing beach and swimming area. “Across the…

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The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) urges industry and government collaboration to address the growing and looming issue of disruption to construction projects, primarily due to a decrease of building products from China due to the coronavirus, and its effect on industrial activity in China. There is also the potential that the migration of skilled…

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hailed Brisbane’s International Cruise Terminal for delivering jobs and a new economic engine room for the Queensland. The Premier toured the site as it reaches peak employment numbers. She said it’s the perfect example of how building key infrastructure powers the economy. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal already supports close to…

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The Civil Contractors Federation National (CCF) has recommended a series of measures the Federal Government should implement as a matter of urgency to ensure Australia’s civil construction industry is equipped to meet future skills demand. The recommendations are contained in the CCF’s recent submission on the Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List (NSNL) which is…

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Formal Expressions of Interest (EOI) has been released for the $1.5 billion CopperString 2.0 project for the construction of the electricity transmission network infrastructure, which is more than 1000kms.  The EOI is intended to identify suitable contractors able to participate in the Request for Proposal process for engineering, procurement and construction. Construction is expected to…

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Drivers have had their first taste of the jointly-funded $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, with a major traffic switch now complete, thanks to CCF QLD members Bielby, Hull and Albem JV. More than 85,000 daily motorists will shift onto raised, wider lanes, making way for the old westbound bridges to be demolished. Federal Minister for…

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The Commonwealth Government is partnering with Standards Australia to waive the fee for access to the bushfire construction standard, to support the recovery and rebuilding of bushfire ravaged communities. This jointly funded partnership will provide all Australians with access to AS 3959:2018 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas – a key standard referenced in…

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The Townsville City Deal continues to shape a bold new future for Townsville with significant progress on major infrastructure projects that create jobs and improve liveability, according to the third annual report on the Deal released. Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said progress over the past 12 months on Australia’s…

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Under the model WHS Regulations, a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) must provide health monitoring for workers if they carry out ongoing work using, handling, generating or storing crystalline silica, and there is a significant risk to the worker’s health because of exposure. This guide includes references to the legal requirements under the…

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The first North Queensland Regional Plan has now been finalised and will guide job creation and growth in the region over the next 25 years. Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the plan, supported by the region’s five Mayors, would create more jobs in more industries. “North Queensland is in the midst of an exciting period…

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Has your business recently completed an exceptional project that is worthy of recognition? Nominate it for the 2020 CCF QLD Earth Awards! Click below to download the EOI form. Once completed, please return the EOI form to qldevents@ccfqld.com; after which you will receive a copy of the 2020 Earth Awards Submission Guidelines to assist you…

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To date, initial submissions have been received, with councils’ technical staff having reviewed and provided recommendations at Regional Submission Workshops held on the 28th and the 29th of November 2019. The recommendations borne out of these meetings have been updated within each of the relevant sections (unless otherwise noted in the register), and associated drawings.…

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Every business aims to keep costs down, but for some, a decision that initially may save money can end up costing thousands – or worse. The adoption of technology in the construction and earthwork industry is accelerating fast and, let’s face it, it isn’t a cheap exercise, especially for small to mid-sized operators. But some…

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 CCF QLD People’s Awards & Industry Training Awards, with Earth Awards nominations opening in the coming weeks. PEOPLE’S AWARDS The People’s Awards recognise excellence shown by people currently working with the Queensland civil construction industry. Please click below to download the relevant nomination forms, noting eligibility criteria for…

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CCF QLD applauds the Queensland Government for tackling the need for infrastructure spend across Queensland, by continuing its $23 billion roads and transport rollout in 2020. As part of its policy on Sustainable Infrastructure Project Pipeline, CCF QLD endorses the government’s increase in infrastructure investment, particularly in light of the slowing Australian economy. However, for…

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Up to 15 Central Queensland (CQ) workers stand to benefit with another key contract awarded as part of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said CCF QLD Member Civil Mining and Construction would deliver the $2.2 million-dollar road upgrade for the Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango. The project…

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Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud has welcomed an initial $76 million for mental health support in bushfire-hit communities. The extra services are available immediately to firefighters, emergency personnel and individuals facing the fires and recovering in the aftermath. Minister Littleproud said the package was part of an all of government approach…

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CCF QLD believes that it is critical to the sustainability of the civil construction industry in Queensland that there is a strong and growing infrastructure pipeline that enables job creation, stability and economic growth, particularly in regional areas. To offset the negative consequences of boom-bust cycles, governments must develop a sustainable pipeline of prospective infrastructure…

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If you are a consultant or a client on any project, it is important that your contract allocates risk according to the bargain reached, and presents no unforeseen liability or contains any surprises. Particularly in the wake of the Lacrosse Tower judgement and rising insurance premiums, consultants must be aware of their obligations under the…

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Water supply has been strengthened in Herberton and Ravenshoe with the delivery of critical new infrastructure, supported with an almost $5 million investment via the Palaszczuk Government’s $365 million Building our Regions (BoR) program. A new two megalitre reservoir will provide Herberton with greater water storage capacity from Wild River Dam, while crucial upgrades will…

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On 11 December 2019, Austroads released a new 10-Part Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) to improve the safety and efficiency of temporary traffic management on road worksites across Australia and New Zealand. Standards Australia published a significant update to AS1742.3 – Manual of uniform traffic control devices Part 3: Traffic control for works on…

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Queensland Health has prepared this advisory notice to assist in worker health risk assessment and the application of protection measures from major bushfire events. Community health risk advice recognises that there are a range of vulnerable groups in the community such as frail and elderly, infants and children that are not present in the workplaces.…

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Almost $3 million will be invested to progress planning for Six Mile Creek Bridge and the Cooroy Noosa Road-Beckmans Road intersection in 2020. Transport and Main Roads Minster Mark Bailey said the funding would support final design work and pre-construction activities for both projects. “The importance of these upgrades has been regularly raised with my…

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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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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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Work will begin to investigate a new water supply pipeline for desperately parched Warwick and surrounding communities, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced. Ms Palaszczuk said a potential new pipeline to deliver Wivenhoe Dam water to Warwick would be among options considered as part of a $1 million feasibility study into contingency water supply options, to be…

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The most significant freight infrastructure project in the nation’s history has taken a major step forward with the Australian and Queensland Governments signing a ground-breaking Bilateral Agreement to deliver Inland Rail. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Bilateral Agreement would ensure Queensland’s future growth is supported…

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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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The Australian Government has committed a further $157 million to make Stage 3A of the Gold Coast Light Rail a reality. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development said the additional commitment brought the federal contribution to the project to $269 million. “Stage 3A – involving eight new stations and an…

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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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The Department of Transport and Main Roads have recently completed a review of the Traffic Management Implementation course in Queensland with a number of significant changes being introduced.  Civil Train, the training division is a registered provider of TMR licences for Traffic Management and Traffic Control will be introducing the changes by 1 October 2019. …

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This program is designed to provide participants with an overview of the key considerations in the selection, design, installation, maintenance and monitoring/surveillance of temporary road safety barrier (TRSB) systems at roadwork sites. The program is an interactive discussion utilising real life examples. Call Civil Train QLD for more information. For more information Click here.

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The Federal Government is seeking to unlock billions of dollars in capital for nation building infrastructure through tax incentives for projects worth more than $500 million. As part of the plan for a stronger economy the Government has released a draft guidance note for the implementation of the new economic infrastructure staples tax concession (the…

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In order to maintain a sustainable civil construction industry an efficient, transparent, sustainable, fair and equitable procurement process is required.  A competitive procurement process is required that is free from bias, is cost effective and procures projects at prices that benefit all parties – client, contractor and society. CCF QLD believes risk should be allocated…

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North Queensland Stadium will open its gates to the community for the first time next February, with a free People’s Day confirmed for Saturday 22 February, 2020. “With the main stadium build works now more than 85% complete, the project remains on track to host the Sir Elton John concert and the Cowboys’ 2020 season,…

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Preliminary works will commence around the Cultural Centre in January 2020 following a united Council and State Government announcement that the project will proceed. The approval comes after months of discussions between the Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government over plans for the re-positioning of the Cultural Centre Station. In June this year, the government…

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Almost 300 jobs have already been created or supported in Cairns through the Queensland Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland program. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said projects delivered through the program include the Centenary Lakes Nature Play area and boardwalk, the Yellow Arrow Walking Trail and major improvements along the Holloways Beach Foreshore. Across…

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Construction of a major new road east of the M1 between Coomera and Nerang will be prioritised to take pressure off the highway and support growing north Gold Coast communities. The Palaszczuk Government will start consultation next month on its plans for stage one of the Coomera Connector, also known as the ‘second M1’. Premier…

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The single biggest road project for Far North Queensland is another step closer with the construction contract for the Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project awarded. Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would significantly improve safety on the busy two-lane section…

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There are only four weeks to go until the 2019 CCF National Earth Awards; the most prestigious awards celebrating excellence in Civil Construction across Australia for more than 25 years. Join us in celebrating Australia’s best civil construction projects on 22 November 2019 in Canberra with special guest and MC Lehmo! Click here to book…

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With National Safe Work Month drawing to a close, CCF QLD would like to remind members how important it is that the safe work theme continues all year round. Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, they have been running national campaigns to raise…

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Earlier this year, the Queensland Government engaged with people from all over Queensland on the issue of sexual violence. Through community forums, focus groups, online surveys and written submissions, the government heard about what needs to be done to better prevent and respond to sexual violence in Queensland. What they heard – particularly from victims…

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SYSTEM TO ASSIST WITH ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE TO THE RELEVANT INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS? The system can be used by companies who do not have ISO Accreditation but are looking for a solution to maintain compliance. The Civil Contractors Management System (CCMS) has over 120 documents available to you…

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Building the next stage of Gold Coast’s light rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh has become a national priority. Infrastructure Australia added light rail Stage 3a to its priority list this week, adding pressure on the Morrison Government to properly fund the project. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the only thing standing in…

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The piles form part of a new bridge being built at Woree for the $104 million Bruce Highway upgrade through Cairns’ southern suburbs. The project, jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, will ultimately see the Bruce Highway widened from four lanes to six between Kate and Aumuller streets. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

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More roads and bridges will be built in the Ripley Valley Priority Development Area (PDA) with the Palaszczuk Government overseeing the signing of a $7.1 million infrastructure agreement for one of Queensland’s boom growth areas. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the Binnies Road West Catalyst Infrastructure Agreement for Ripley…

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Queensland’s business and community sectors have pledged to use their immense reach and influence to join the fight against domestic and family violence at an Australian first forum hosted by the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said bringing the corporate community sectors together at this forum is…

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Another important piece of the Mackay Waterfront puzzle is in place with the release of a draft master plan. The public has played an integral part in the vision and objectives for this project with consultation starting in 2017 and continuing in 2018. During these valuable consultation periods, the Mackay community has generously put forward…

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The Port of Cairns’ wharves are set for a major makeover, paving the way for cruise ships up to 300m in length to dock at the far north shipping hub. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and Member for Cairns Michael Healy announced a $20 million contract to modernise the port’s six wharves, which…

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the TSRC was a 41-kilometre-long bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, including an 800-metre-long viaduct, making transportation more efficient and taking trucks out of central Toowoomba. “This is a monumental project for the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley communities and a…

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With the Australian economy growing by just 1.4% in the year to June, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is urging the Government to bring forward its planned spend on infrastructure to help bolster the economy and ensure that Australia’s national migration policy addresses the skills shortage that is hampering infrastructure delivery. “We welcome…

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The Palaszczuk Government has renewed its calls for the Morrison Government to boost federal Bruce Highway funding. Inspecting progress on the Haughton River upgrade on the Bruce Highway south of Townsville yesterday, Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project was a good example of what could be achieved with a secure funding…

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Over 460 delegates participated in the 2019 Inland Rail Conference in Toowoomba on 21-22 August 2019, presented by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and Australasian Railway Association (ARA). Participants explored multiple facets of this nationally-significant freight infrastructure project and set out the actions needed to ensure local communities, consumers, producers, freight operators and the Australian…

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The Palaszczuk Government has approved the proposal to raise Burdekin Falls Dam wall to progress to the next stage. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said publicly-owned Sunwater would now start a $16 million detailed business case into the potential raising of Queensland’s largest dam. “This is not only boosting the Townsville region’s water security,” the Premier said.…

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Communities across the state have been urged to put road safety first ahead of Queensland Road Safety Week. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and police will this week travel across the state encouraging Queenslanders to keep safety front of mind when they head onto the road. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $23 billion…

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For the second consecutive year CCF QLD held its Excellence in Civil Construction Awards on 23 August 2019 at The Star Gold Coast on the beautiful Gold Coast. What an amazing night it was! Over 320 people were in attendance to celebrate the coveted CCF QLD Earth Awards combined with the state’s preeminent Industry Training…

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to the rules of the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Limited that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the company is to be held on 16th September 2019. Date:                     16th September 2019 Time:                    7.30am Location:             Civil Contractors Federation Qld Ltd                                 11 Hi-tech Court, Eight Mile Plains  QLD …

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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is only going one way, and that’s up. When SEE Civil wanted to advance its survey drone program, it turned to Trimble, Propeller and SITECH Construction Systems. SEE Civil has more than 30 years of experience completing a wide variety of projects encompassing all aspects of civil construction…

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Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced that the State would sign a bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth to progress further assessment of the $5 billion Hells Gates Dam proposal. “I know our three local Members of Parliament in Townsville and the people of North Queensland want to see this project progress,” he said.…

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The contract to build Brisbane’s new inner-city Neville Bonner Bridge pedestrian bridge from Queen’s Wharf to South Brisbane will soon be released, Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has announced today. Ms Jones said around 100 labourers, engineers, designers and other workers will work on the bridge – named in honour of Australia’s first Indigenous…

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The $365 million Building our Region’s (BoR) program has entered its next phase, with details of the $70 million Round 5 revealed. Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Cameron Dick said regional Queensland councils will have until Friday 30 August to submit expressions of interest for shovel-ready projects. “Regional infrastructure development means more Queensland jobs,…

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Design has started on the $103 million Bruce Highway – Saltwater Creek Upgrade project, north of Maryborough. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would improve flood immunity on the highway, by building new bridges at Saltwater Creek crossing and Deadman’s Gully, and upgrading four floodways…

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The State Government released the State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) 2019 Update, highlighting the lowest infrastructure underspend in a decade, the second highest pipeline of public and private infrastructure projects in the country, and the facilitation of significant private investment throughout Queensland. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the annual SIP…

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Work has started to install almost 400 bridge decks for two new northbound bridges across Mudgeeraba Creek on Queensland’s M1 – Pacific Motorway. Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new bridges form part of the congestion-busting M1 – Pacific Motorway, Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade. “Delivering these two new…

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Construction has now commenced on the $80 million Sumners Road interchange upgrade. The crew of local construction and engineering staff will remove the existing bridge, and replace it with two new bridges, totalling six lanes. Works will include a bike underpass along two of the city’s busiest roads, linking up with the Centenary Bikeway. The…

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The Ethical Supplier Mandate and Ethical Supplier Threshold information has recently been published by the Department of Housing & Public Works.   The Mandate was created by the Queensland Government who is committed to doing business with suppliers who deliver genuine, quality, secure ongoing jobs with fair pay and safe working conditions for Queenslanders. The Mandate…

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Ports North’s Port Master Planning Project has taken an important step forward with the appointment of an advisory organisation. The appointment will see the organisation undertake a detailed technical plan that will map out options for developing the Ports of Cairns and the Port of Mourilyan over a 30-year timeframe. Transport and Main Roads Minister…

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The Queensland Government’s $100 million commitment to improve freight capacity on the North Coast rail line has reached a major milestone. Queensland Rail has awarded a $14.5 million contract to extend eight freight train passing loops between Rockhampton and Townsville. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the works would support 24 jobs, adding to the…

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A low rate rise and a $164.7 million Capital Works program are the highlights of the $316 million balanced Budget for 2019-20 brought down by Cairns Regional Council earlier in July. The budget also features a range of initiatives and projects aimed at protecting and caring for our environment, with a $3.3 million ground mounted…

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CCF (National) has urged the Federal Government to take advantage of the Reserve Bank’s most recent interest rate cut and use debt borrowing to reignite the slowing economy. CCF is extremely concerned with the latest ABS Engineering Construction Activity data which confirms the volume of civil construction activity across Australia fell to a two-year low…

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The Queensland Government has announced $6.7 million for the next stage of the popular Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway (M2M Cycleway). Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the government would design and build stage six of the project, creating a three metre wide bikeway along the Alexandra Headland foreshore. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering…

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A solution is on the way for a notorious Everton Park black spot. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced a $1.8 million upgrade was expected to start before the end of the year. “The stretch of South Pine Road near Halle Street has seen multiple crashes in wet weather, and residents have clearly…

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Austroads has released the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management Part 9: Processes and Procedures, for industry consultation. Austroads’ Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management is being developed as part of the strategic priority project Safety at Road Worksites (Project BN2019). The intent of Austroads member authorities is establish the nationally preferred and…

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Safe Work Australia invites feedback on the recommendations of  the review of the model WHS laws. The model WHS laws were reviewed in 2018. The Review of the model WHS laws: Final report was released in February 2019 and includes 34 recommendations. A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on these recommendations is now open. Submissions…

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You will need to login with you Membership Username and Password, then go to the Member Dashboard, then Member Tools and there you will find 5 new award summaries for your records: Wage Rates – Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 – From 1.7.19 Wage Rates – Manufacturing Associated Industries Occupations Award 2010 – From…

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Major works to transform the river’s edge along the City Botanic Gardens are now underway as part of a Brisbane City Council plan to build Brisbane’s newest Riverwalk. Deputy Mayor Krista Adams said the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk would complete a notorious missing link between the city’s inner-north and South Bank, allowing thousands of residents…

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The Palaszczuk Government will commit to build the next stage of the Gateway Motorway upgrade on Brisbane’s north, targeting congestion in the booming region. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced the Palaszczuk Government would commit $200 million to upgrade the motorway from Bracken Ridge to the Bruce Highway merge as part of a…

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Stage 2 of Charleville’s Industrial Precinct has been given the green light, paving the way for more local jobs because of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program. The $1 million-plus funding package features $800,000 from BoR and $209,693 from Murweh Shire Council. Minister for State Development,…

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After almost a decade since the opportunity was first presented to the Townsville community, the Adani Carmichael Mine was approved. Adani Mining received advice from the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science that the Carmichael Mine’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Management Plan has been finalised and approved. This signals the end of the project’s approval…

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CCF QLD has reviewed the Queensland State Budget 2019-2020 and has outlined a summary from the perspective of the civil construction industry. The budget highlights a continuing commitment to infrastructure funding, as well as some changes to business taxes, which will favour small and medium sized businesses.  Queensland’s employment rate will continue basically unchanged and…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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