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South Australia's Wealth of Infrastructure Projects

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When it comes to infrastructure spending, it's time Adelaide and South Australia got some more credit. The South Australian capital is currently going through a massive infrastructure investment phase - one that is particularly substantial when considered relative to the city's size.

Pause for Parkinson's - Shake It Up


World Parkinson's Day was on the 11th April 2015, giving people a chance to Pause4Parkinson's and recognise the effect Parkinson's disease is having on the nation. Earlier this month, PlantMiner attended Shake It Up's Pause4Parkinson's event which was hosted by Labour Solutions Australia. Not only was the event extremely valuable and inspiring, it was a great chance to gain a deeper understanding of Parkinson's disease and discover ways in which we can all contribute in helping find a cure.

NSW - major infrastructure projects

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It's been a busy couple of months in New South Wales with a huge volume of road projects breaking ground. While a substantial number of road and redevelopment projects pass council approval and enter the tendering stage, construction continues on works like the Alfords Point Road and Menai Road intersection in South Sydney.

7 Factors affecting plant hire rates


In the plant hire industry, rates can be volatile....Really volatile. People sometimes forget when hiring equipment that rates are never generally just 'rates', quoted on a one-size-fits-all basis. Rather, rates tend to be project specific.

Construction works beefing up in Queensland's Darling Downs

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Sod-turning shovels haven’t even touched the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing site, but wait until you see what’s breaking ground just over the road – literally.

Beaudesert you Beaut! Government green lights Beaudesert bypass


A media statement released today confirms the Queensland Government has given the green light for construction of a bypass that will support thousands of jobs in the area and see road safety vastly improved - great news for Queenslanders and even greater news for local construction and plant hire companies alike.

COAG: WA Govt's $600m sideline deal that's got everybody talking

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It's the $600million unconfirmed deal that could ensure Western Australia's capital works projects remain unscathed amid issues of rising debt. Fears of cuts to WA works projects were further fuelled when WA Premier Colin Barnett failed to strike a deal at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Canberra on Friday.

CCF Qld Conference

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We all know what a rocky road the civil construction industry can be at times... Avoiding the pot holes can be as simple as getting the right information and implementing effective strategies to make sure that you’re proactively planning for the tough times.

WA Major Projects Conference

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Western Australia's premier infrastructure event, the WA Major Projects Conference, attracted over 350 Nationwide delegates... PlantMiner was a proud associate sponsor and I was the fortunate one to attend the two-day event and hear from the 30 industry-relevant speakers sharing what to expect in 2015 and over the coming decade.

Ironing out the tough times


Disappointing Chinese trade figures continue to affect the Australian currency, with the Australian dollar edging towards a six-year low, trading at US75.89c at 5pm (AEST) today. With multiple markets feeling the pinch, proactively planning for these tough times is key to coming out on top.

March Employees of the Month


Congratulations to…(drumroll please)… PlantMiner exists to simplify the plant and equipment hiring process. We are committed to providing unparalleled service to our suppliers and searchers in all aspects of our business, becoming a one-stop-shop for all procurement needs. PlantMiner has always heavily invested in sourcing quality and hard-working team members and we’re extremely fortunate to be surrounded by so many!

The Roe Highway extension is more than just another road upgrade

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IT'S Australia’s biggest state, taking on the largest infrastructure project in its history. As expressions of interest for contractors to undertake the Perth Freight Link have now closed, it's the Roe Highway extension that has got people talking.