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Announcing Andrew Buckley as Chairman

Announcing Andrew Buckley as Chairman

Premise, a leading interdisciplinary engineering consultancy in Queensland, has taken a big step forward by attracting the services of a former Managing Director of an ASX listed professional services firm. Former Cardno Ltd CEO, Mr Andrew Buckley, has been appointed Chairman of Premise, which was formed last year following the merger of Brisbane based O2 […]

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 […]

Solar project part of $4m funding announcement for the Whitsundays

Acting Premier of Queensland Jackie Trad was the bearer of good news for the Whitsundays when she visited Up River this morning.  Across Whitsunday, Mackay and Isaac, councils will receive $16.68 million over two years; specifically the Whitsunday Regional Council will get $4.07 million in the second round of Works for Queensland.  Ms Trad toured the water […]

Feedlot dust suppression methods reviewed

An Australian Meat and Livestock project (jointly funded by grain-fed levies and the Australian Government in consultation with ALFA), has provided a detailed review into Australian dust suppression methods for feedlots. The review’s findings are published in the May 2017 Edition of ALFA magazine. Special thanks to authors Dr Benjamin Jones, Dr Kimberley Wockner, Dr Peter Watts, Lucy Richardson […]

Townsville team named for Hells Gate study

National engineering firm SMEC will lead a consortium of Townsville businesses to undertake a $2.2 million study for the proposed Hells Gates Dam on the Burdekin River. The group includes local engineering firm UDP, consulting firm Brazier Motti and economic consultants AEC. They will commence the 12-month detailed feasibility study immediately. The study will determine […]

Townsville showcased to South East Queensland

Over 330 attendees packed into Parliament House last night to attend a Townsville Enterprise networking event that well and truly shone the spotlight on Townsville North Queensland. The event was held in Brisbane to showcase the region’s economic progress and potential, as well as to connect senior political, industry and business leaders during an evening […]

PNG Sewer Scheme

PNG Sewer Scheme contract announced

Premise has been awarded a contract with Water PNG for the Lorengau Township Sewer Scheme in Manus Province (Papua New Guinea). The contract is valued around half a million dollars, and will provide vital infrastructure for the local community. The Manus Provincial Government is currently embarking on the much needed development of the sewerage project […]

Townsville 2.0 – Why North Queensland is on the rise

The shape of Townsville as a city is changing. We talked to some of Townsville’s key business owners to look at where our city’s heading. “This is a region that is on the cusp of some phenomenally exciting things and I think that the city you see today will not be the city that you see in […]