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Bus hub ready by this Christmas

Townsville CBD’s long-awaited bus hub is expected to be mostly built by December – about eight years after the previous public transport terminal was removed from the city centre. A Townsville City Council manager provided an update on the $4 million project to the council’s infrastructure committee yesterday, while the council also released an artist’s […]

Banish the Black Dog delivers $25 000 to North Queensland’s mental health services

A Townsville art, music and design space designed to offer mental health support to young people is now one step closer to completion. The Banish the Black Dog charity bike ride committee donated $10,000 to Headspace to help with the construction of “Shedspace” – a community area for young people to work on art-based projects […]

NEWS: Cyclists out to tame the black dog

A charity bike ride dedicated to raising funds for Australian Rotary Health will support ongoing research into men’s mental health. Men and women throughout North Queensland are being urged to join the Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride, with registrations now open. “People in our community are frequently faced with complex issues that can […]

NEWS: Pipeline duplication contractors ready to recruit workers

Local jobs will flow Townsville contractors have vowed to support local jobs during the construction of the Haughton pipeline duplication project. Three locally operating companies – SMEC, GHD and UDP (now trading as Premise) – were awarded the first major contracts to build the $215 million project during a Townsville City Council meeting this week. […]

LOCAL NEWS: $1.1M solar project to secure water supply

Bowen will harness Mother Nature’s energy to help keep water services running when the region is feeling her wrath. That’s the plan behind a solar project at Bowen Water Treatment Plant that aims to secure access to water during severe weather events. The $1.1 million project will involve the installation of 1500 solar panels and […]

Goondiwindi Regional Council gives $85m beef abattoir the green light

The Goondiwindi Regional Council has today (Wednesday 20th December 2017) granted development approval for a proposed beef abattoir which could create up to 336 jobs in the region. The $85 million project, proposed by Fucheng International Abattoirs, will be located on the outskirts of the south west Queensland town of Goondiwindi. The site was previously operated […]

Celebrating the Premise Annual Client Function

This week, Premise North Queensland celebrated our much-anticipated Annual Client Function. The Premise Townsville team were joined by 150 distinguished guests from Local and State Government, along with high-profile Queensland business identities in engineering, infrastructure and development. Continuing a tradition set by our predecessor UDP, this year’s celebration marked a successful 2017 following our strategic […]

Pat Brady -UPD

Premise for growth

TOWNSVILLE-BASED engineering firm UDP Group is undergoing a ­rebranding following a merger with engineers the O2 Group. The two firms announced the merger in July last year and became O2UDP but will now be known as Premise. The firm’s Townsville office on the corner of Sturt and Denham streets has been given a makeover and […]

Chris Porter

REVEALED: Engineering merger will affect Mackay

WHILE the big boys and girls of the engineering consultancy world focus on the grand projects, a group of middle market firms has pooled together to strengthen their services. This pooling has formed the Premise company, which will include the Mackay business UDP on Wellington St. Office manager Chris Porter said the name Premise would […]