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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