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8 signs that would make you look twice

Equipment

Looking for a good laugh? Sometimes all you have to do is hit the road to see some hilarious VMS boards, traffic control signs, parking restrictions and more. We've put together a list of a few of our favourites!

How to pick the right skid steer for your project

Equipment

Projects require a range of different plant and equipment items depending on the work that needs to be completed. Skid steer hire can be complicated if you aren't sure what specifications are right for your project. Understand what to look for when choosing a skid steer to ensure work is completed efficiently and effectively. 

7 incredible ways to customise old shipping containers

Equipment

Shipping containers are used worldwide and required for most import and export needs. Rather than simply discarding and replacing old, damaged or unused shipping containers, people have decided to recycle them and what they've come up with is pretty impressive. 

Where are Melbourne's strategic growth centres?

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Melbourne's crane index is a great indicator of the growth of the construction industry, and which areas we can expect to see ongoing building work. Melbourne's key crane hotspots are the CBD, Carlton, Caulfield, Chadstone, Docklands, Toorak and Southbank. These areas will increase the number of projects to tender on and increase Melbourne's plant hire numbers. 

$200m Wesley Church redevelopment approved in Victoria

Projects

Minister of Planning, Richard Whynne announced the approval of the $200 million redevelopment of Melbourne's Wesley Church site. Despite the entire site listing on the Victorian Heritage Register, the Heritage Council has already granted the necessary demolition permit for some of the buildings on site, including the Princess Mary Club which will be recognised with a plaque.

License requirements for operating plant and equipment

Equipment

When hiring equipment, suppliers will be required to present any applicable licenses and certifications. It's the responsibility of the supplier to be trained and licensed to operate the selected equipment. Often people are unsure as to what licenses and training needs to be completed in order to avoid liability. Here's a list of a few common construction works and their requirements.

Bipartisan support for Queensland's Cross River Rail project

Projects

The Queensland Government has welcomed the bipartisan support from the Federal Government and Opposition in order to deliver Queensland's Cross River Rail project. Acting Premier, Jackie Trad said, "We want every level of government to have a seat at the table to support the delievery of this vital transport infrastructure and ensure the Cross River project is no longer hostage to political point scoring". With a goal of starting work as soon as possible, Building Queensland should finalise the business case by mid-year, and a finalised funding decision made thereafter. 

4 tips to prepare your fleet for hire

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Equipment hire and plant hire are important processes in any construction project, whether people are hiring a crane, bobcat, scissor lift, even a portable toilet, they must be aware of the health and safety requirements, method of operation and what gear to use when. Four steps can help you get your gear ready for hire and make your equipment hire business attractive to those looking for your services. 

Top 16 plant and equipment Instagram posts of 2016 so far...

Equipment

In the last two months, we've published over 40 posts on PlantMiner's Instagram about plant and equipment on job sites across Australia, and had thousands of views. Here are the posts voted most popular by the plant hire and greater construction community! Some are staff favourites and others have been sent in by our suppliers! 

WBHO Mcllwain JV wins $103.8m Tourle St and Cormorant Rd duplication in Newcastle

Projects

WBHO Mcllwain, a joint venture of WBHO Infrastructure and Mcllwain Civil Engineering, have been awarded the $103.8 million duplication of Tourle Street and Cormorant Road at Kooragang Island. The project is set to improve traffic flow and cater for the future increases in traffic.