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Gold Coast Airport’s 2017 Master Plan to focus on infrastructure

The Federal Government has approved the Gold Coast Airport (GCA)’s 2017 Airport Master Plan. Since the approval of the 2011 Master Plan, GCA has welcomed in excess of 6.4 million passengers annually, and is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports. By 2037, GCA is forecast to have 16.6 million passenger movements annually (13.5 million domestic […]

Cairns receives road infrastructure boost

The Queensland Government has announced $152 million in funding for  a new bypass road at Smithfield in Cairns with construction set to begin in 2018. Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, made the announcement at the Smithfield roundabout along with Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, Member for Barron River, Craig Crawford and Minister Assisting […]

Assessing Queensland water utility security

The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) has released a report, assessing whether a selection of entities responsible for critical water infrastructure have processes in place to protect their water control systems from potential attacks, both internal and external. For the report, Security of critical water infrastructure, QAO carried out tests, known as penetration tests, to identify and […]

Infrastructure boost for Whitsundays

The Queensland Government has invested more than $10 million in infrastructure for the Mackay, the Whitsundays and Isaac regions as part of its Building our Regions program. Minister for State Development, Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the Queensland Government was partnering with Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday councils on projects in East Mackay, […]

Clinton Channel proposal developed

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) will soon submit applications with the State and Federal Governments to progress its Clinton Vessel Interaction Project to ensure the safe and efficient passage of vessels through the Clinton Channel, adjacent to its RG Tanna Coal Terminal wharf in Gladstone. The proposed project involves approximately 800,000m3 of dredging in the Clinton […]

Funding boost for infrastructure in Northern Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced more than $4.8 million has been allocated to the funding of critical infrastructure projects in Northern Queensland. The State Government will partner with Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island councils to improve water supply, drainage, and transport infrastructure. Minister for State Development, and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr […]

New helipad and car park for QLD hospital

A new helipad at Hervey Bay Hospital on the Fraser Coast in Queensland can now start receiving patients as part of the first phase of the $44.2 million Emergency Department redevelopment. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick, said a 125-space car park has also been completed and is open to the public. “This […]

Major infrastructure investment for Townsville Port

With more than $50 million in projects currently underway and around $500 million of investment works in the planning, Townsville Port in Queensland will be ready for a trade boom, creating jobs and stimulating growth and investment in the local economy. Minister for Ports, Mark Bailey, said the announcement, subject to finalisation of an environmental […]

Brisbane Airport airfields contract awarded

Brisbane Airport has awarded the Airfields Works contract, putting the construction of its new runway on track to open in 2020. Skyway, a joint venture (JV) between BMD Construction and CPB Contractors, a member of the CIMIC Group, will complete the works. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said, “Given the […]

Queensland puts its support behind rail safety

The Queensland Government has joined the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) bringing the rail industry one step closer to the creation of a national safety regulator. CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Danny Broad, said, “Queensland joining ONRSR is an important step in the establishment of a national rail safety regulator, something the rail […]

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