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Local team scores contract for the Port of Townsville’s $55M upgrade

On February 11, 2016

Townsville contractor CivilPlus Constructions has been awarded the design and construct tender for the primary wharf works component of Port ...Read more

NT Government invests $75 million in power upgrade for Alice Springs

On February 8, 2016

The Northern Territory Government will invest $75 million to expand power supply facilities at the Owen Springs Power Station in Alice Spring...Read more

Western Queensland Councils to benefit from planning innovation

On February 8, 2016

Murweh Shire Council will soon have a new planning scheme and other small western shires will reap the benefits, thanks to an innovative part...Read more

CPB Contractors wins Bruce Highway Upgrade Section C

On February 5, 2016

CIMIC Group’s construction company, CPB Contractors, has been selected by Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads to construct Se...Read more

Electricity demand continues to rise in Australia

On February 5, 2016

The February 2016 Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX®) Report by pitt&sherry and The Australia Institute (TAI) has found that nation...Read more

Next steps for the Carmichael coal and rail project

On February 5, 2016

A number of statutory obligations and outstanding legal issues remain to be addressed before I can consider granting the Carmichael coal proj...Read more

Aquenta bolsters property credentials with three new appointment

On February 5, 2016

Global project advisory firm Aquenta has bolstered its impressive credentials in the property market with the appointment of three industry ...Read more

Dwelling approvals continue to decline in December

On February 4, 2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 0.1 per cent in December 2015, in tr...Read more

The Star North West Gaming Works: Contract Execution

On February 4, 2016

On 29 January 2016, Probuild and The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group) completed the contract execution f...Read more

Jason’s story targets safety on Queensland construction sites

On February 4, 2016

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today released a new work safety film targeting young workers and their employers in a bid to cut d...Read more

Dwelling approvals continue to decline in December

On February 4, 2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 0.1 per cent in December 2015, in tr...Read more

Treasurer hosts Market-Led Proposals forum on the Gold Coast

On February 3, 2016

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has urged Gold Coast businesses and investors to be part of the State’s high economic growth by submitting their best i...Read more

Blueprint for Toowoomba’s Railway Parklands transformation approved

On February 3, 2016

The transformation of Toowoomba’s railway precinct into an urban village and parkland is ready to begin with the Toowoomba Regional Council e...Read more

Brookfield Multiplex appointed to deliver iconic Jewel development on the Gold Coast

On February 2, 2016

Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed to build the highly anticipated $1 billion luxury Jewel development on the Gold Coast by leading Chin...Read more

SMEC Secures Design Contract on Pacific Highway Upgrade in Australia

On February 2, 2016

SMEC has been awarded a contract with New South Wales (NSW) Roads and Maritime Services to undertake the detailed design of the 18 km Broadwa...Read more

Brisbane City Council to deliver $1.5 billion Metro Rail

On February 2, 2016

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's commitment to deliver a $1.5 billion first stage high capacity metro system sees the Council step in to fill the fu...Read more

Strong Business Focus for Palaszczuk Government Renewable Energy Taskforce

On January 29, 2016

A formidable team of business, energy, and environmental experts will lead the public inquiry into establishing Queensland’s 50 per cent rene...Read more

Resource states continue to lose steam

On January 29, 2016

Lower world commodity prices are continuing to deliver an unwelcome income shock to the Australian economy. That is compounding the effects o...Read more

Resource states continue to lose steam

On January 29, 2016

Lower world commodity prices are continuing to deliver an unwelcome income shock to the Australian economy. That is compounding the effects o...Read more

Queensland forecast for nation leading growth in 2016

On January 28, 2016

Queensland’s economy continues to perform well in the face of volatile global economic conditions and is set for growth in 2016. Treasurer Cu...Read more

Short term action on infrastructure welcome, but long term vision the key

On January 22, 2016

“Engineers Australia welcomes the efforts by the Queensland Labor Government to bring forward shovel-ready projects to support jobs,” said Ch...Read more

Palaszczuk Government to deliver new Roma Hospital

On January 22, 2016

The Palaszczuk Government will build a new public hospital at Roma as part of the $180 million Enhancing Regional Hospitals program. Premier ...Read more

Accelerated Works Program unlocks 430 jobs for North Queensland

On January 21, 2016

More than 430 jobs will be supported under the Queensland Government’s Accelerated Works Program, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced tod...Read more

Australia’s economy is OK - but our Federal Budget isn’t

On January 19, 2016

Good news, bad news. The global growth story remains a patchy one. The US is growing fast enough to be an increasingly powerful force for goo...Read more

Dwelling approvals fall in November

On January 8, 2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 1.9 per cent in November 2015, in tr...Read more

Australia’s largest rooftop solar system up and running in Darwin

On December 15, 2015

Darwin is now officially home to Australia’s largest solar rooftop system after the installation of Casuarina Square’s 1.25MW (megawatt) syst...Read more

NT and Qld sign agreement to progress Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway

On December 15, 2015

The Northern Territory and Queensland Governments have today agreed to a joint approach to progress a potential new rail project linking Tenn...Read more

Record investment in Palmerston roads

On December 10, 2015

The Country Liberals Government is spending a record $57 million on a series of road improvements in the Palmerston region aimed at boosting ...Read more

Private sector house approvals fall in October

On December 2, 2015

ABS Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 0.6 per cent in October 2015, in trend terms, and has fallen for seven...Read more

Lendlease unveils its newest community - Springfield Rise

On November 27, 2015

Lendlease has unveiled its newest community, Springfield Rise, which will eventually be home to more than 12,000 people in south-east Queen...Read more

New CEO for Land Development Corporation

On November 24, 2015

Department of Business Chief Executive Officer Michael Tennant has been appointed CEO of the Land Development Corporation after the head of t...Read more

McConnell Dowell to construct North East Gas Interconnector

On November 20, 2015

The Northern Territory Government this week announced that Jemena has been selected to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (N...Read more

Big changes in prospects for building and construction revealed in forecasts

On November 19, 2015

The latest industry forecasts show the crucial role the building and construction sector is playing in rebalancing the Australian economy, as...Read more

Lendlease announced as preferred contractor for Brisbane's Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade

On November 19, 2015

Lendlease today welcomed the news it has been selected as the preferred design and construct contractor for Brisbane City Council's $650 mil...Read more

Territory Government strengthens environmental assessment processes

On November 19, 2015

The Territory Government today announced a raft of additional measures to ensure its environmental approval process is comprehensive and tran...Read more

NT announces Jemena to build gas pipeline to east coast

On November 18, 2015

The Northern Territory Government has selected Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd to construct and operate the North East Gas Interconnecto...Read more

Private sector house approvals fall in September

On November 3, 2015

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show the number of dwellings approved fell 1.8 per cent in September 2015, in trend ...Read more

$680 million proposal for Tanami Road

On November 2, 2015

The Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments in partnership with Halls Creek Shire have submitted a $680 million proposal to Inf...Read more

Lynham targets TopEnd gas project for Qld

On October 23, 2015

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham has hit the TopEnd on a sales drive to win a billion-dollar-plus gas pipeline project for Queensland.Read more

On track to deliver Palmerston Regional Hospital

On October 19, 2015

Work on the 116 bed, $150 million Palmerston Regional Hospital continues to track ahead with the clearing, excavation and the initial concret...Read more

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