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IAQ: improved business sentiment in first half of 2018

IAQ: improved business sentiment in first half of 2018

An Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) survey released this week noted improved business sentiment in the first half of 2018, with two out of three respondents expecting to see greater activity in the next six months as committed local projects add to a strong national infrastructure outlook.

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Maturing the infrastructure pipeline - round 2

Maturing the infrastructure pipeline - round 2

70 projects that will assist local councils to turn infrastructure projects from promising ideas into solid proposals have been given grant funding under round two of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP).

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Inland Rail takes a step closer to fruition with awarding of design contract

Inland Rail takes a step closer to fruition with awarding of design contract

Moree Plains Shire Council has welcomed the announcement by federal member for Parkes Mark Coulton that a $13.5 million contract has been awarded by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) for feasibility design work on the Inland Rail project between Narromine and Narrabri.

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Pick and carry crane road safety

Pick and carry crane road safety

In this Crane Safety Bulletin, I bring to your attention the to the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2018 (No. 1).

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Kidston renewable energy project ticks many boxes

Kidston renewable energy project ticks many boxesLock icon2

As a gold mine, Kidston closed in 1991. It is now being reborn as a renewable energy hub, with the first stage (a 50MW solar farm) having been completed and placing power into the grid under a 20-year agreement with the Queensland government. Contractor UGL completed the project on time and on budget. A $8.9 million grant was received from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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Delivering the "right infrastructure at the right time"

Delivering the "right infrastructure at the right time"

This week, the Queensland government released the 2018 update of the State Infrastructure Plan, which Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said aligned with the latest state budget of $45.8 billion allocated to infrastructure over four years, an increase of $3 billion from last year.

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HDR selected for $514m Haughton River floodplain upgrade

HDR selected for $514m Haughton River floodplain upgrade

Engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services company HDR has been selected to design the upgrade for nearly 14km of flood-prone coastal corridor, as part of a joint venture of HDR and Arup.

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Smithfield Bypass contract awarded

Smithfield Bypass contract awarded

Far North Queensland's Smithfield Bypass project is now a step closer.

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Bruce Highway - tenders called

Bruce Highway - tenders called

A major safety upgrade of a 4.7km stretch of the Bruce Highway at Chatsworth, north of Gympie, is one step closer after tenders were recently called to deliver the upgrade.

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Palaszczuk government fast tracks design for a second Centenary Bridge

Palaszczuk government fast tracks design for a second Centenary Bridge

Work to make sure motorists in Brisbane's southwest will be able to get home sooner has been fast tracked after the Palaszczuk government committed $20 million to support planning and early construction for a second Centenary Bridge at Jindalee.

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