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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