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Cars crushed as drill rig topples in Brisbane

A drilling rig collapsed on Wednesday, May 24 at a development site in inner Brisbane, crushing several cars.

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Local businesses benefit from Mackay Ring Road

Local businesses benefit from Mackay Ring Road

This week, it was announced that Vassallo Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake works to relocate water mains for the Bruce Highway - Mackay Ring Road - Stage 1 project.

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North Queensland Stadium boost for locals

North Queensland Stadium boost for locals

More than three quarters of the work on the North Queensland Stadium will be completed by the local community, giving business the opportunity to expand and create local jobs for the region.

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Haughton River Floodplain upgrade fast tracked

Haughton River Floodplain upgrade fast tracked

Construction of the $515 million Bruce Highway - Haughton River Floodplain upgrade project - south of Townsville has been brought forward nine months ahead of schedule.

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Lifting skywards

Lifting skywards

Mulherin Rigging and Cranes has deployed a new generation Enerpac EVO synchronous lifting system to pull a 120-ton skylight over a busy Westfield shopping centre.

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Contractor appointed to enhance Queensland's largest reservoir

Contractor appointed to enhance Queensland's largest reservoir

The QLD government has announced Australian engineering firm Mulligan Geotechnical has been appointed to a $8.5 million maintenance works project on the Burdekin Falls Dam to ensure it continues to operate safely in the future.

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Corrupt payments to unions banned

Corrupt payments to unions banned

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced legislation to the Federal Parliament that will make it a criminal offence to give or receive benefits made with the intention of corrupting the officers of registered organisations.

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Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

A new report released by three of Queensland's leading industry bodies identified major engineering project work in the state is on track to reverse a five-year decline and return to modest growth in 2017/18. However, without more funding commitments, any uptick will be short-lived and lead to sustained levels of low activity.

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French construction giant frontrunner in Seymour Whyte takeover race

French construction giant frontrunner in Seymour Whyte takeover race

Brisbane-based civil engineering group Seymour Whyte is reportedly considering a non-binding conditional proposal by French construction firm Vinci worth up to $126 million.

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Inland rail project bringing construction jobs to QLD

Inland rail project bringing construction jobs to QLD

The federal government has announced that the second phase of market testing is close to being finalised for the historic Inland Rail project.

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