RIIWHS302D – IMPLEMENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN: 5 NOVEMBER TOWNSVILLE

The Traffic Management Implementation (formerly Level 2) course is designed to teach people how to read, interpret, and implement traffic management plans, as well as provide them with the knowledge on how to set up and remove traffic signs and devices, while ensuring traffic flow is maintained and safety of the public is maximized, in…

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RIIWHS202D – ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES : 6 NOVEMBER TOWNSVILLE

This unit covers the entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up. This unit specifies the competency required to work in a confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the…

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ARTC Seeks Partner for Queensland Inland Rail Projects

A Registration of Interest (ROI) process for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to build an iconic section of the Inland Rail is set to deliver significant innovation in Queensland. Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer Richard Wankmuller said Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is continuing to gauge market appetite for the once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the…

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Shute Harbour Restoration Project Information Session

Whitsunday Regional Council in Queensland invites the construction industry to an Information Session regarding the Shute Harbour Restoration Project, currently in detailed design. The Information Session will be held on Thursday 18 October 2018, between 2pm – 5pm, at Mantra Club Croc in Cannonvale. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Project,…

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Queensland Mental Health Week 2018 Wrap-Up

Queensland Mental Health Week is an annual event which aims to increase awareness and interest in positive mental health and wellbeing across the state. World Mental Health Day has been held from the 6th to 14th October with the Week’s theme focusing on the need to value mental health – with six steps: Be active…

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CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee

CCF QLD  would like to welcome the members of our newly formed CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee: James Burgess – CCF QLD Ray Crampton – Commercial Marine Group Ian Nelson – Advanced Environmental Services Mitch Bruger – Advanced Environmental Services Alison Price – Soil Cyclers Leanne Weier – CCF QLD Michael Sayers – CCA…

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Townsville2020

The Townsville2020 masterplan sets out a clear vision for the city of Townsville. Creating world-class experiences in our city will drive economic growth through new investment and greater tourism spending, while improving the unique Townsville lifestyle for locals. Townsville2020 is about enhancing the city, not trying to change it. The City Placemaker/Masterplanner plays a pivotal…

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CSQ Funding Now Available

Civil Train QLD is pleased to announce that CSQ funding is now available for selected Civil Train QLD courses running between October 2018 and September 2019. Please click on the below documents for information on available courses. Flyer – Higher Level Skills – Civil 1819 Flyer – Short Courses 1819 For more information, please phone…

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Peak Construction Body Welcomes Report into Infrastructure Construction Market

On 25 September 2018, Australia’s peak representative body for the Civil Construction industry welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack that he has commissioned a report into Federal Government procurement policy in the infrastructure construction sector. Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Chief Executive Officer Chris Melham said the Government’s $75 billion 10-year infrastructure investment…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 26 September 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Fatality involving an articulated dump truck: an operator of an articulated dump truck was working at a quarry with his last load of the day. Moving fully loaded down the access ramp, it appears he lost control of the…

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New NQ Tenders: 26 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for North Queensland. Please click where applicable for further details. GRC008026 (Current) Tender 58-19 Construction of Boat Ramp and Access Issued by Gladstone Regional Council Category: Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services, Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies closing 18 Oct, 2018 2:00…

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New SEQ Tenders: 26 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for South East Queensland. Please click where applicable for further details. BW42118 (Current) Invitation to Offer Ipswich Motorway (U16) – Pavement Rehabilitation Project Tender Issued by Department of Transport and Main Roads UNSPSC: Building and Construction and Maintenance Services – (100%) closing 11 Oct, 2018 4:00 PM CN9379…

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CCF QLD Diversity in Civil Construction – Mission Statement

The new CCF QLD Diversity in Civil Construction Mission Statement highlights the core values of inclusion, knowledge, opportunity and leadership. In addition, it outlines how diversity provides a range of economic benefits for businesses through increased innovation, flexibility and the promotion of competence regardless of background or circumstance. Please view the CCF QLD Diversity Committee…

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Exhibitor Bookings Now Open : 2019 Civil Construction Field Day

CCF QLD is excited to announce we are now taking exhibitor bookings for our new Civil Construction Field Day event! After finding a gap in the market here in Queensland for civil exhibitions, we will be launching this event on 28 and 29 March 2019. This event presents great value to exhibitors over both days,…

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Registrations Now Open : 2019 CCF QLD State Conference in Cairns

CCF QLD is excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 2019 CCF QLD State Conference : Let’s Get Topical, to be held in Cairns. The conference will include confirmed speakers: Merv Hughes, Mick Ackery and Daniel Weis. The 2019 conference will include a number of activities in addition to the full day…

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Safety Alert Issued Stating that Dry Cutting of Engineered Stone is Prohibited

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace MP has issued an urgent safety warning stating that dry cutting of engineered stone is prohibited. “Any employer engaging in dry cutting of this product must stop immediately,” Ms Grace said. “Enforcement action will be taken against any employer who fails to adequately to protect its workers.” “Due to…

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‘The Minister for National Settlement’: Inquiry Recommendation

The Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities has delivered its latest inquiry report: Building Up and Moving Out. The report addresses the Australian Government’s role in the development of cities, including future cities. The report’s key finding is that the country needs “a national plan of settlement” to address many developing national challenges, including:…

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Have Your Say on the Future of VET in Queensland

The Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has released a discussion paper Skills for Queensland which seeks feedback on how to shape the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland. Vocational Education and Training delivers real results for Queenslanders and has a proven track record…

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Toll Roads Inquiry Hands Down Findings

On 13th September, the Queensland Parliament’s Transport and Public Works Committee tabled the Committee Report – Inquiry into the operation of Toll Roads in Queensland. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Parliamentary Inquiry into toll roads had attracted almost 200 submissions, with many of those focused on customer service issues and fees and…

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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Extended

Three more upgrades to Queensland’s Warrego Highway are set to be funded, with a total of eighteen now funded under the Federal and Queensland Governments’ Warrego Highway Upgrade Program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said an initial fifteen approved projects were identified and funded under the $635…

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Infrastructure Upgrade for M1 Northbound Exit at Pimpama

A $1.5 million infrastructure upgrade is due to start at the Pacific Motorway (M1) Exit 49 northbound off-ramp at Pimpama. These works aim to support more capacity at the northbound off-ramp and also involve the installation of roundabout metering at the Rifle Range Road and Yawalpah Road roundabouts. The roundabout metering technology aims to control…

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Construction of Rookwood Weir Now One Step Closer

Construction of Rookwood Weir has taken another step forward with the Australian and Queensland governments moving closer towards finalising arrangements for the project’s development and operations. The Australian and Queensland governments are working to a timeline where the Weir’s construction is due to commence in the 2019 dry season and be completed by late 2021.…

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Upgrade of Mackay Intersection

An upgrade at one of Mackay’s busiest intersections at Nebo Road and Lagoon Street is set to deliver quicker and smoother trips for motorists using the Bruce Highway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the improvements would ease congestion and cut travel times. “The Australian Government has…

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Updates to Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and Other Related Road Safety Devices

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has recently updated the ‘Road Safety Barrier Systems, End Treatments and other related Road Safety Devices: Assessed as accepted for use on state controlled roads in Queensland’. Changes in the September 2018 (Version 2): The inclusion of a new section Guidelines on specifying Barrier Systems in Contracts…

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TMR Technical Publication News

New Technical Note – TN176 Vinyl Sheet Piles TN176 specifies the design criteria of Vinyl Sheet Piles in departmental projects, limited to short term, emergency applications, such as: to control water in flood prone areas to prevent soil erosion retaining walls for securing shallow excavations sites with limited access for heavy machinery (which exclude the use of…

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Safe Work Month Resources

This year’s Safe Work Month theme is “A moment is all it takes”. While a safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm. Click here to access a range of resources you can utilise this year for Safe Work Month.

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FNQ Regional Projects Forum

Are you a supplier interested in securing work on regional projects? This event is your chance to learn about current and upcoming projects in FNQ and related supply chain opportunities, while gaining valuable market intelligence. Keynote speaker Construction Skills Queensland Director Evidence and Data Robert Sobyra – Far North Queensland construction industry outlook Projects featured…

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New NQ Tenders: 12 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for the north Queensland region. Please click on the title of the tender for further information. FSC007954 (Current) 102.2018.26 – Supply and Delivery of Grader Issued by Flinders Shire Council Category: Graders closing 25 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM WSC007953 (Current) Supply of 3 Wet Hire 20t Multi Tyre…

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New SEQ Tenders: 12 September 2018

The following tenders have recently been released for the south east Queensland region. Please click on the title of the tender for further information. SDRC007955 (Current) 18_169 Supply And Delivery Of One (1) New Dry Hired Self Propelled Pad Foot Roller. Issued by Southern Downs Regional Council Category: Rollers closing 26 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM…

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$9.5 Million Yamala Upgrades to Kick Off CQ Inland Port

A $9.5 million rail and road upgrade at Yamala backed by funding of $4.4 million from Government and $695 thousand from Central Highlands Regional Council signals the first step towards the Central Queensland (CQ) Inland Port. The works are to build a 1.5km dead-end rail siding capable of handling 42 wagons, upgrade the Bonnie Doon…

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Townsville Port Expansion – Channel Widening Project

The Commonwealth Government has committed to invest $75 million to the Townsville Port. Delivered over six years, the Townsville Port Expansion project is estimated to create 120 full time jobs during construction, support 245 ongoing jobs throughout Queensland and provide more than $380 million in benefits over the next 40 years. This Port of Townsville…

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Skilling 32,000 Queenslanders for Work

The ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative has assisted 32,800 people into training and jobs. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said more than 73 per cent of people who completed one of the projects funded through the initiative in 2016 had reached a positive outcome – found a job, taken on further training…

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$500 Million for Better Rural and Regional Roads in Queensland

The Federal Labor Opposition have pledged $500 million funding to deliver the upgrade of Queensland’s inland road network, including 3000 kilometres of roads and up to 300 bridges. Queensland is Australia’s most decentralised state with half of Queensland’s economic activity taking place outside of Brisbane. Federal Labor Opposition proposed to focus on: the Barkly Highway…

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Works Begin on Innisfail Intersection Improvements on the Bruce Highway

Upgrade works have begun at several key intersections at Ash and Pine streets in Innisfail along Queensland’s Bruce Highway and are part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program. The Bruce Highway is a key regional link for our freight industry and these works will help build a safer highway with greater capacity and reliability for…

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Brisbane–Beenleigh Road (Kingston Road)

Design is now underway on upgrades to two intersections on Brisbane–Beenleigh Road (Kingston Road) thanks to an $11.2 million commitment from the Palaszczuk Government. “Of the $11.2 million allocation, about $7.3 million will be for extra turning lanes at the intersection of Kingston and Compton roads,” Member for Waterford Ms Fentiman said. “This means more…

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Beames Brook Bridge Construction under the Bridges Renewal Program

Construction has started on the $5.97 million replacement of Beames Brook Bridge on Wills Developmental Road, 27 kilometres south of Burketown, Queensland. The new bridge would better connect regional Gulf of Carpentaria communities. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said, “The bridge will be a fit-for-purpose structure…

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Improving Heavy Vehicle Productivity and Safety Across Australia

The Commonwealth Government announced 93 road upgrade projects which will share in a total of $132.5 million in funding under Round Six of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Of the 93 road projects, more than 60 per cent will be undertaken by local councils. The productivity improvements stemming from the more efficient movement…

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Gabba Station – Cross River Rail Infrastructure Project

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad unveiled a concept for the future of the precinct around the Gabba including a land bridge to span Main Street providing a ‘front door’ for sports fans Ms Trad said fans will begin accessing the Gabba via the new Cross River Rail underground station in 2024 which would also…

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Results Released : Excellence in Civil Construction Awards

The CCF QLD Excellence in Civil Construction Awards were held on Friday 7 September 2018 at The Star Gold Coast. CCF QLD would like to congratulate all finalists and winners recognised at the ceremony across the Industry Training Awards, People’s Awards and Earth Awards categories as detailed below: Industry Training Awards Certificate III Student of…

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Project Bank Accounts

CCF QLD noticed that there has been confusion regarding the implementation of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) on civil projects.  As such, CCF QLD attended The Department of Housing and Public Works information session yesterday about the establishment of PBAs. From 1st March 2018, projects tendered by the Queensland Government will use PBAs on building and…

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Safe Work Month Breakfast Forums

Work health and safety professionals and business leaders are invited to attend Safe Work Month Breakfast Forums held throughout Queensland in October. This year’s forums feature an extended program and a networking opportunity to maximise your professional development. The forums are a must for frontline professionals working in safety, and will feature: keynote speaker Kieran…

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CCF QLD WHS Forum : 25 September 2018

The CCF QLD WHS Forum on the 25th of September will discuss the Chain of Responsibility changes to legislation which will be effective as of the 1st of October. This forum has attracted a large amount of interest and there are limited seats remaining. To book in, please contact Manager – Client Services,  Leanne Weier…

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Heart Attack Awareness on Site

What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart. As a result, some of your heart muscle begins to die. Without early medical treatment, this damage can be permanent. Heart attack warning signs vary With a…

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Application of AS/NZS 3012 to Construction Site Temporary Buildings

AS/NZS 3012 applies to temporary buildings on construction sites.  This includes, for example, office and amenity buildings, toilets and lunch rooms. It only applies to on-site buildings, not off-site buildings or offices. This means that the more rigorous testing and tagging requirements applied to electrical equipment on construction sites applies to electrical equipment in the…

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Securing the Success of Your Project : Reviewing Contracts

The construction contract you prepare or sign up to has a big impact on the success of your project. Preparing or reviewing that contract properly and in context is therefore fundamental to your success. In the first of a series of articles on procurement and contracts, we set out below some reminders as to how…

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RIIWHS202D – ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES : 18 September Townsville

This unit covers the entering and working in confined spaces in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes planning and preparing for entry of confined spaces; entry and working in confined spaces, exiting confined spaces and cleaning up. This unit specifies the competency required to work in a confined space (enclosed or partially enclosed) for the…

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RIIWHS204D – WORK SAFETLY AT HEIGHTS : 20 September Townsville

This unit covers working at heights in the resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying the work requirements, the names and functions of equipment, components and materials including manufacturer’s instructions and specifications, safe shifting and handling of tools and materials, relevant statutory and regulatory authority requirements, the nature of work undertaken a height, height safety…

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Safety Incident Alerts: 29 August 2018

The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further details. Rock grab falls from trailer: A recent high potential incident involving the uncontrolled movement of a rock grab attachment as it was being unloaded from a semi-trailer has highlighted several risk management shortfalls. View the SEE Civil Safety Alert for…

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Do You Have a News Story You Would Like to Share?

Do you have a news story you would like to share? Email our new media@ccfqld.com account at any time and we will consider your story for inclusion in our eNews*. *Content submitted to media@ccfqld.com for the CCF QLD eNews must be on a topic of interest to CCF QLD members – and such inclusion is…

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New NQ Tenders: 29 August 2018

The following tenders have just become available for North Queensland. Please click where relevant for more information. DSC007885 (Current) Register of Pre Qualified Suppliers Hire of Mobile and Fixed Plant (Wet & Dry) Issued by Douglas Shire Council Category: Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services closing 26 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM IRC007928 (Current) Design…

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New SEQ Tenders: 29 August 2018

The following tenders have just become available for South East Queensland. Please click where relevant for more information. PDG42353 (Current) Invitation to Offer PDG-42353 & PDG-41073 Barge Ramp and Seawall Upgrade, Masters Avenue, Victoria Point Tender Issued by Redland City Council UNSPSC: General building construction – (100%) closing 18 Sep, 2018 2:00 PM CN10077 (Current)…

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CCF QLD Member Dormway Continues Partnership With Unitywater

Congratulations to CCF QLD member Dormway on their selection and continued partnership with Unitywater as a trusted delivery partner for their Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Partners Agreement. Under the new five-year agreement, Dormway will support Unitywater in the delivery of design and construction works for water and wastewater network infrastructure and treatment projects within the Sunshine…

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Safer Intersection Just Around the Bend Thanks to Roundabout Designs

Following the finalisation of design works – Tenders are now being called for the $14.36 million safety upgrade of the Bruce Highway and Sarina Coast Road intersection, in Sarina. The Sarina Northern Access Upgrade project is one part of the Federal Government’s $10 billion investment to the Bruce Highway. The Federal Government has committed to…

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New Federal Ministry and Cabinet Announced

On Friday, the Hon Scott Morrison MP became the 30th Prime Minister of Australia following the Party room meeting of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party. The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. On Sunday, the leadership team announced the new Ministry and Cabinet which are listed below. Cabinet Changes…

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Federal Labor Committed to Duplicating Linkfield Road Overpass

The Federal Labor Opposition has committed to invest $60 million to duplicate the Linkfield Road overpass on the Gympie Arterial Road. At present, two lanes merge into one just before drivers turn north on to the Gympie Arterial Road which exacerbates traffic congestion in the area. In addition, the state’s peak roads body, the RACQ,…

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Kangaroo Point Bridge Business Case to Go Ahead

The Queensland Government announced it would grant Brisbane City Council $230,000 towards planning the new ‘Kangaroo Point Bridge’ across Brisbane River which was originally proposed in the 19th century. Council will develop a business case for the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge which would connect the Brisbane CBD to Kangaroo Point. The Council have identified…

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$41.85 Million Betterment Funding for 22 Queensland Councils

The Queensland Government’s 2017 Betterment Fund continues to support improvements to roads and public infrastructure throughout Queensland. The Fund aims to increase Queensland communities’ resilience to natural disasters through necessary upgrades to key infrastructure. The $41.85 million fund has been allocated to 83 projects across 22 Queensland councils under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster…

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IR Alert – Federal Court Rules on What is Not Casual

Employers must urgently rethink its casual workforce in light of the full Federal Court decision that a WorkPac labour hire casual truck driver was in fact NOT a casual employee and was entitled to payment for accrued annual leave. Justices Richard Tracey, Mordy Bromberg and Darryl Rangiah have upheld Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett’s…

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Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2018

Key work health and safety statistics Australia 2018 presents an overview of the latest national work-related injury, disease and fatality statistics. The latest statistics cover the trends, gender and age comparisons, and industry and occupation breakdowns for work health and safety in Australia. Click here to view the statistics and more information.

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Unauthorised Use of Traffic Management Designer Credentials

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) has seen several instances of Traffic Management Designers’ (TMD) names, electronic signatures and numbers being used without their authority. The purpose of this fact sheet is to advise professionals in the traffic management industry that instances of inappropriate and intentionally fraudulent use of TMD credentials do…

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Planning Scheme Policy on Open Space – Adopted and Commenced

Mackay City Council adopted the Planning Scheme Policy 6.16 – Open Space with a commencement date of August 24, 2018. The compact 13-page policy sets desired standards for provision of open space and will be used when assessing development under the Mackay Region Planning Scheme. The policy provides certainty and guidance on the provision of…

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Doval Constructions Awarded Goodna Road Guardrail Project, Greenbank

Congratulations to CCF QLD member, Doval Constructions on successfully tendering for the Logan City Council’s Goodna Road Guardrail Project. The infrastructure project will be carried out on Goodna Road, between Ison Road to 2.3km North West toward Springfield Greenbank Arterial, at Greenbank. The Goodna Road project will aim to improve safety for local road users…

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Environmental and Sustainability Committee – Expression of Interest

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Branch (CCF QLD) invites you to submit an expression of interest in joining the CCF QLD Environmental and Sustainability Committee. As a member of the Committee, you will play a crucial role in representing the interests of the civil construction industry in Queensland. CCF QLD has extended the close date until…

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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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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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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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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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