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SMEC Secures Hells Gate Feasibility Study

On May 30, 2017

SMEC has been engaged by Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL) to lead the Hells Gate Dam and Irrigation Scheme Feasibility Study in the Upper ...Read more

Solar now Queensland’s largest power station

On May 30, 2017

Queensland has officially become the Solar State with new figures confirming that combined solar rooftops are now Queensland’s largest power ...Read more

Long term flood mitigation strategy released for Hawkesbury Nepean Valle

On May 25, 2017

NSW Treasurer and Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today released the long term plan to m...Read more

The big pour: Australia's largest joint-less concrete slab at Port of Brisbane

On May 25, 2017

Port of Brisbane is now home to Australia’s (and possibly the world’s) largest joint-less concrete slab. The newly poured slab at Australian ...Read more

Works begin on transforming the Bruce from Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway

On May 25, 2017

Major construction has officially commenced on the $929.3 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project, which ...Read more

Yay for Section A! Another section of Cooroy to Curra upgrade now open

On May 24, 2017

The $490 million Cooroy to Curra Section A upgrade is completed and already easing congestion for all motorists travelling that section of th...Read more

Trend dwelling approvals rise 0.8% in March

On May 23, 2017

The number of dwellings approved in Australia rose 0.8 per cent in March 2017, in trend terms, after falling for nine months, according to da...Read more

Central Adelaide reaches practical completion

On May 23, 2017

Central Adelaide is set to welcome its first residents with Watpac Limited (‘Watpac’ or ‘Group’) achieving practical completion of the new lu...Read more

Trend dwelling approvals rise 0.8% in March

On May 23, 2017

The number of dwellings approved in Australia rose 0.8 per cent in March 2017, in trend terms, after falling for nine months, according to da...Read more

210 new jobs as Sun Metals solar powers North Queensland Clean Energy Boom

On May 22, 2017

Construction has begun on Queensland’s largest industrial solar project which will see 1.3 million solar panels installed at the Sun Metals z...Read more

Hydrological study for Devils Pulpit to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade released

On May 22, 2017

The Devils Pulpit to Ballina hydrological mitigation report is now available for the community to view. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesp...Read more

Construction of Lagoon Precinct officially underway

On May 19, 2017

One of the most anticipated community infrastructure projects in the history of Livingstone Shire is now officially underway with the turning...Read more

Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study most comprehensive ever

On May 17, 2017

The most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia will provide a greater understanding of the Brisbane River’s beh...Read more

Mine ‘bond’ & rehab reforms protect environment, jobs

On May 16, 2017

Major reforms to mine rehabilitation and the financial “bonds” for mines will better protect the environment and taxpayers, and encourage job...Read more

Delivering Road and Rail Infrastructure Today and Planning for a Stronger and More Competitive Australia Tomorrow

On May 11, 2017

The 2017–18 Budget delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government's record investment in infrastructure—improving connecti...Read more

Delivering Road and Rail Infrastructure Today and Planning for a Stronger and More Competitive Australia Tomorrow

On May 11, 2017

The 2017–18 Budget delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government's record investment in infrastructure—improving connecti...Read more

Budget - Chief Executive's response to individual initiatives

On May 11, 2017

The response of the Property Council of Australia to individual Budget initiatives is as follows. All responses are attributable to Ken Morri...Read more

Bold Plans Bring Rail into Focus

On May 11, 2017

The Federal Government’s $20 billion investment in rail announced in the 2017-2018 Budget brings rail strongly into focus and is supported by...Read more

Big step forward - Pipeline approval milestones reached

On May 10, 2017

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today announced that Jemena has been granted a Pipeline Licence for the significant ...Read more

Haughton River Floodplain upgrade accelerating ahead

On May 8, 2017

Construction of the $515 million Bruce Highway—Haughton River Floodplain upgrade project—south of Townsville has been brought forward nine mo...Read more

Burdekin Falls Dam hydro-electricity to power North Queensland: Premier

On May 8, 2017

The Palaszczuk Government will invest to develop a business case for a hydro-electric power station on the State's largest dam - Burdekin Fal...Read more

Locals to build North Queensland Stadium

On May 5, 2017

More than three quarters of the work on North Queensland Stadium will be completed by the local community, giving business the opportunity to...Read more

Watpac to build new North Queensland Stadium

On May 5, 2017

Watpac Limited (‘Watpac’ or ‘Group’) has today been appointed as the Managing Contractor for Townsville’s $250 million North Queensland Stadi...Read more

$100 Million to Transform the Darwin CBD

On May 1, 2017

Chief Minister Michael Gunner says revitalising the Darwin CBD to create Australia’s defining Capital of the North is a critical major projec...Read more

Feasibility Study into second Darwin LNG Train

On April 27, 2017

The Territory Labor Government will contribute $250,000 towards a feasibility study into the potential expansion of ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Li...Read more

$190 Million Project Awarded Major Project Status

On April 4, 2017

More than 650 construction and operations jobs could be created following the awarding of Major Project Status to KGL Resources Limited’s $19...Read more

Darwin project demobilisation

On March 29, 2017

Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction has demobilised approximately 800 of its people from the Ichthys LNG Tanks Project in Darwin. In conju...Read more

Gas grants and new exploration area to boost local supply

On March 22, 2017

The recipients of the first round of PACE Gas Grants have been announced today, with five exploration and development projects to share in $2...Read more

Major Project Status For Ammaroo Phosphate Project

On March 17, 2017

The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Verdant Minerals Ltd’s $750 million Ammaroo Phosphate Project, which ha...Read more

Updated Berrimah Farm Area Plan Finalised

On March 15, 2017

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Nicole Manison has approved an updated Area Plan for the $300 million Berrimah Farm rede...Read more

Major Step Forward For $850 Million Project

On March 14, 2017

More than 1700 construction jobs and 600 ongoing jobs in the Territory could be created following the signing of a Project Facilitation Agree...Read more

NSW needs procurement reforms enacted quickly

On March 6, 2017

Industry has welcomed the report tabled today from the Inquiry into the Procurement of Government Infrastructure Projects by Alister Henskens...Read more

Dwelling approvals fall in December

On February 10, 2017

The number of dwellings approved fell 2.5 per cent in December 2016, in trend terms, and has fallen for seven consecutive months, according t...Read more

Eco Logical Australia Joins Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company

On February 6, 2017

Coffey is pleased to welcome Eco Logical Australia (ELA), a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, to the Tetra Tech family. “ELA provides inno...Read more

Drone Technology aiding Legacy Mine Remediation

On February 3, 2017

Drone technology is now being used to inspect Legacy Mine sites in the Northern Territory. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken V...Read more

Approval for Yeelirrie uranium project

On January 23, 2017

The Liberal National Government has granted environmental approval for Cameco's Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to 17 strict conditions.Read more

Dwelling approvals fall in November

On January 16, 2017

The number of dwellings approved fell 2.9 per cent in November 2016, in trend terms, and has fallen for six months, according to data release...Read more

New appointments for the MRA

On December 13, 2016

Planning Minister Donna Faragher has today welcomed Paul Lakey and Mayor Jo Dawkins to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board, for th...Read more

New funding for roads in Northern Australia

On October 28, 2016

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is developing Northern Australia and improving the economic outlook with priority road upgrades announced today.Read more

Continued strength in dwelling approvals

On October 10, 2016

The number of dwellings approved, in trend terms, rose 0.6 per cent in August 2016 and has risen for nine months, according to data released ...Read more

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