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Brisbane Airport to install largest rooftop solar system in Southern Hemisphere

The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing in a solar PV 6MW system, consisting of 22,000 rooftop panels capable of generating more than 9,315,000 kilowatt hours a year. The system, spanning an area of 36,000 meters squared, will be installed across six sites at Brisbane Airport (BNE). Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal alone will support 1.98MW […]

Preferred corridor selected for Inland Rail

The Federal Government has selected a preferred corridor for the Yelarbon and Gowrie section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail corridor out of four potential alignment options. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the decision, which would run via Pittsworth, Brookstead and the Wellcamp-Charlton industrial precinct, was not taken lightly. Inland […]

Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass opens early

The $27.5 million Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass in Queensland has opened to traffic a month ahead of schedule. SEE Civil has been constructing the project on behalf of Transport and Main Roads, and Scenic Rim Regional Council, and will be on site undertaking final tasks such as landscaping, site clean-up and other minor works. The […]

Port of Gladstone draft master plan proposal

The Queensland Government has identified Gladstone Ports Corporations’ (GPC) Port of Gladstone as one of four priority ports in the state, and it is the first to have a draft master plan prepared. The proposed master plan is a long-term strategic outlook for the Port of Gladstone and surrounding land and marine areas to ensure […]

Boundary Road Interchange upgrade completed

The $100.4 million upgrade to the Boundary Road Interchange on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane has been completed six months ahead of schedule and is now open to traffic. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the early completion of the new interchange at Narangba was great news for local residents and […]

Gold Coast Light Rail reaches new milestone

The Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 has reached a new milestone with tram testing beginning in early September 2017. Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the first tram has successfully been tested on the new 7.3km light rail extension between Gold Coast University Hospital and Helensvale Station. “Gold Coast Light Rail has transformed public transport […]

Australia’s first whole-of-government Drone Strategy open for consultation

The Queensland Government will implement Australia’s first whole-government Drone Strategy to address the business opportunities and regulatory challenges for the drone industry. Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, released the consultation paper on the future of drone technology in Queensland. The Premier is encouraging all Queenslanders to have their say on the Queensland Drones Strategy Consultation Paper, to help […]

Major water and sewer projects underway in Brisbane

$175 million dollars’ worth of major water and sewerage projects are currently underway in Brisbane, including a new trunk sewer main, two new cross-river pipelines, and an upgrade to the city’s oldest and largest sewer pipe. Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Sally Prosser said the projects span the city and cater for hundreds of jobs. “We’ve […]

Feasibility study into potential Burrum River bridge

The Australian Government has approved funding for a feasibility study into a new bridge over Burrum River in Queensland to be conducted by Fraser Coast Regional Council. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the study will investigate potential alignment options between Burrum and Buxton. “The Australian Government committed $200,000 during the 2016 […]

New traffic technology prioritises emergency vehicles

The Queensland Government is rolling out award-winning traffic technology that creates a quicker response time for emergency vehicles. The Emergency Vehicle Priority (EVP) system, which provides a green traffic signal to approaching emergency vehicles fitted with the technology, is now in place at 72 intersections in Cairns. There are also now 39 Cairns QAS vehicles […]

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