Infrastructure Opportunity Awaits: CopperString Project

Recently, we highlighted the $8.4 billion investment the Federal Government has budgeted to make in the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project and the benefits it could deliver to South East Queensland. The 1,700km-long standard-gauge project will link to Queensland’s narrow-gauge system at the 15,610 hectare Bromelton State Development Area, near Beaudesert, where some 1,800…

2017 Budget Infrastructure Spending: Rail and Roads

2017 Budget Infrastructure Spending: More Attention to Rail

In a previous newsletter, we addressed the importance of infrastructure to economic growth. We suggested Australia’s governments, for many years, had failed to adequately address the need for infrastructure, leaving the nation facing a mammoth task and worrisome costs. In Queensland, the condition of the Bruce Highway highlights the problem. As pointed out, the cost of making…

Mega High Rise Development on the Gold Coast - Construction Plans

Mega High Rise Development on the Gold Coast: How the Upcoming Commonwealth Games Impact the City’s Growth

The choice of the Gold Coast as the host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is a boon for which most global tourist destinations can only dream. Thousands of overseas visitors will experience Australia’s tourism capital – and the city’s accommodation providers, recreational venue operators and restaurateurs will be hoping the event will lead to significantly increased…