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Core Developents NQ named among state’s top training talent

“A Townsville-based construction business has taken out a top state award as the 2021 Small Employer of the Year at the 60th annual 2021 Queensland Training Awards.

Member for Townsville, Resources Minister Scott Stewart, congratulated Core Development NQ on their fantastic achievement.

“The family-run business is proud to have 100 per cent of its full-time staff currently undertaking nationally accredited courses to develop their skills and knowledge,” Mr Stewart said.

“Core Developments NQ aims to maintain a zero-turnover rate of staff by providing their employees with career pathways that meet their needs and desires.

“As Resources Minister it’s fantastic to see a Townsville company that services the mining industry making such a big investment in the future of their staff in our community.

“This type of commitment to training and workforce development will help Queensland’s economic recovery.”

Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer it was extremely important that the hard work of the state’s outstanding apprentices, trainees, students, employers, teachers and training providers was recognised.

“We know that labour shortages are a real issue across the whole state and investing in skills is a vital way to fill those gaps,” Minister Farmer said.

“Investing in skills is at the heart of our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan and there’s more than $1 billion in training and skills this year alone, because if you get the right training you’re more likely to get the right job.

“I congratulate all winners, finalists and nominees from around the state for their hard work, and for helping to strengthen Queensland’s VET sector which will be vital to a post-COVID-19 recovery.”

State winners across 14 categories were announced via a special live virtual event tonight (Friday 8 October).”


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Cloncurry Airport official opening



Cloncurry Shire Council Mayor Greg Campbell and Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham will officially open the Cloncurry Airport Terminal on Tuesday.

“The completion of the upgrade to the Cloncurry Airport Terminal is a welcome addition to transport in the Cloncurry Shire,” Mayor Campbell said.

“The upgrade includes significant building improvements with the addition of security screening equipment, check‐in facilities and a baggage carousel.

“Residents, visitors and FIFO workers now have a welcoming terminal with a comfortable boarding lounge.”

Cloncurry Shire Council has also undertaken works to construct a new carpark and landscaping of the airport grounds.

Funding for the airport upgrade included $500,000 from the Queensland Government, and Cloncurry Shire Council contributed $3.2 million to upgrade the terminal.

All community members are welcome to attend the official opening on Tuesday August 9 at 12.30pm at the Cloncurry Airport.


Source: The North West Star

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Everything starts at World of Concrete. It’s the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. this year 2016, we had the pleasure of attending this amazing event it jump starts each new year by supplying you with the latest innovations, expert know-how and best new products to finish your work faster, better and more profitably. For everything you need from the start of each job to its successful completion. We had the opportunity to attend this event last year and now in 2016, this event never ceases to amaze us each year it gets better and better.

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Contract Award for new Mine Camp

Contract Award for new Mine Camp 

In September 2011 Core Developments NQ Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to supply and deliver 51 mine site accommodation units and demolish 7 houses. In April 2012 the decision was made to build a further 161 units and demolish an additional 35 houses. This project was a 14.3M Project.

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Century 21 Shop Fit out

Century 21 Shop Fit out

Core Developments had a 4-week time frame to have this project ready before the existing lease expired. Core works around the clock and worked in with the client to achieve the desired results meeting the client’s needs.

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Canton Fair

Canton Fair

We had the chance to attended phase 1 of the world’s largest trade show which is held in China. The focus was to seek innovated ideas to introduce back into the local community for future developments. From this Core Developments still trades locally only in the northern regions of Queensland.

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Queensland Safety Awards

Queensland Safety Awards

Core Developments North Queensland is a small business based in Townsville that has operations across the civil, construction, demolition and property maintenance industries.

When a major project exposed them to the Queensland Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999requirements, the company took the opportunity to overhaul their existing safety management system and procedures for safe work method statements and work permits.

Core Development embraced the project’s zero harm philosophy and incorporated the mine-endorsed safe procedures manual into the company’s existing construction focused system. Critically, it developed a customised task hazard assessment system and started an education program for all site personnel. Comprehensive pre-start meetings and tasks hazard identification are essential components of the new system.

This led to measurable performance and business improvements, such as:

  • a 50 per cent reduction in injury and incident rates per working hour
    • a 25 per cent improvement in fitness for work performance
    • reduced workers’ compensation premiums
    • improved housekeeping, record keeping, monitoring and assessment
    • staff with more credentials and tickets and therefore knowledge of their work safety obligations
    • improved productivity through retention of a skilled and compliant labour force over the length of the project.
    Significantly for a small business, the improvements have led to invitations from existing clients to undertake larger scale works and opportunities to successfully compete against tier one builders in tender submissions.

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Employee of the year 2014

Employee of the year


In July 1st 2014 one of Core Developments core people was nominated for employee of the year with the Townsville Chambers of Commerce. Chris Lowe was highly commended for showing his non-stop consistent effort and workmanship that Chris produces for Core Developments and all is Clients. Over the duration of the last 12 months Chris has independently worked himself into the position of a Project supervisor from a Tradesmen’s position. His attitude towards his approach to work has motivated himself and all staff around him including his managers. We believe that Chris is more than confident to participate in this awards program in his hard work should be recognised from a local prospective.

Duties that Chris undertakes on a day to day bases. are – Quoting and estimation – Performance management of staff – Allocation of Resources for project co-ordination – Reporting to upper management weekly – OH&S management and planning – Customer relations Please take this individual into consideration for the nomination Our Company would also be interested in the young business of the year. All our staff are 30 years and under on the exception of 1 senior staff member.”

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Demolitions and Front of Terminal Upgrade November 4th 2014

Demolitions and Front of Terminal Upgrade November 4th 2014


TOWNSVILLE Airport is about to get a facelift.

The front of the terminal will be freshened up with vertical gardens, indigenous artworks, more seating, new shaded areas, bike racks and a water fountain.

The front facade of the terminal will also be painted as part of the upgrade.

Townsville Airport chief operating officer Kevin Gill said the terminal facelift was designed to improve the first impression of the city.

“We are very conscious that we are the gateway to the region so we are looking to modernist the front of the terminal,” he said.

“It’s really to create a sense of place and improve the appearance as you arrive at the terminal.
“We are looking to do what we can to improve the facility.”

The design of the refurbishment includes environmentally-friendly aspects such as a harvesting wastewater from the air-conditioning system to re-use on the gardens.

“As well as becoming more welcoming, the space will have some innovative and environmentally friendly design aspects such as the water catcher that highlight our commitment to sustainability,” Mr Gill said.
“We also now provide free Wi-Fi to passengers and we have created a kids’ zone in the main departures area to help parents entertain their children pre-flight.”

Mr Gill said work on the upgrade would start soon. “We are still finalising the cost but we anticipate that work would start within the next few weeks, probably sometime in August,” he said. “There has been a focus to use local suppliers because we are aware conditions have been challenging.”
Local landscape architects Vee Design were commissioned to undertake the project.

“It’s exciting to be part of this project which will be a great introduction to Townsville Airport,” Vee Design director David Heathery said.

“We concentrated on drawing the identity of Townsville into the design, to create a dry tropics feel in a functional space that also incorporates some innovative design.”

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Royal Flying Doctors Charity Donation

Over the past 4 years Core Developments have donated $7,000 to the RFDS charity. Core Developments have furthered donated $2,000 2 week before Christmas to the local Food Relief Charity. Core developments values the importance of giving back to the local community and will continue to do so even during these tough times.

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