Downer today announced that after an extensive succession process, Peter Tompkins will be appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of the Downer Group following the retirement of Grant Fenn in February 2023.
QLD government audits sites for new housing development
In an outcome of the Queensland Housing Summit held in October, the state government will be undertaking a three-month audit of state government-owned land and buildings to identify opportunities for residential development.
ASBEC announces new president
The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has appointed a new president, Tanya Cox, as architect Professor Ken Maher AO steps down after seven years in the role.
McLanahan appoints new mineral systems sales director
Global process solutions provider company, McLanahan Corporation has appointed Lee Hillyer as director of sales – mineral systems.
Australia’s first silica dust code of practice approved for QLD
Queensland’s Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has approved the state’s new code of practice for managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and manufacturing of construction elements.
Major bypass project nears start date
The biggest infrastructure project for Singleton, New South Wales, is approaching its start date, with the shortlist of contractors selected to design and build the New England Highway bypass released on 21 November 2022.
Epiroc adopts global standard for charging vehicles
Queensland to be home to $2B wind farm project
Global energy giant Acciona Energia has started the development of the Herries Range Wind Farm in the Darling Downs Region of Queensland, with the project estimated to cost approximately $2 billion.
ARTC Inland Rail track opens between Narrabri and Moree
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has opened 83 kilometres of upgraded Inland Rail track between Moree and Narrabri in New South Wales, with the first grain train set to run in the coming days.
Komatsu’s expanded electric offerings on show at bauma
Komastu has offered a preview into the future of the construction and mining industry, with a large presence at bauma 2022 with a future focus on smart construction and electric offerings for machines.