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Nov 27, 2021
Resource industry powers up regions

Resource industry powers up regions

Latest data highlights the strength of the resources industry in regional Queensland, with the sector contributing $8.6 billion directly to the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday economy alone. The Queensland Resources Council this week released its Economic Contribution Report for 2020-21, showing the resources sector contributed a record $84.3 billion to the Queensland economy last financial year. It also&...

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Nov 27, 2021
Pioneering electrolyte plant headed for 2022 start

Pioneering electrolyte plant headed for 2022 start

Vanadium player Vecco Group is weighing up sites for its planned battery electrolyte manufacturing plant, with options in Townsville and south-east Queensland as it tracks towards a 2022 start date. Vecco Group managing director Thomas Northcott said a decision was likely to be made in the first quarter of next year, with the initial stage of development… This content is for iQ In...

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Nov 26, 2021
Hetech helps miners detect ground risks

Hetech helps miners detect ground risks

Queensland’s Hetech has been commissioned to custom-build motion sensors to detect ground disturbance and provide early warning of environmental disasters like tailings dam collapses. The new technology brings the internet of things (IoT) to major engineering structures and is part of a breakthrough monitoring system called EarthSub being developed by Automated Infrastructure Monitoring (AIM...

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Nov 26, 2021
Pathway to unlock nation’s gas future

Pathway to unlock nation’s gas future

The first full National Gas Infrastructure Plan points to the need for at least one new basin to come online before 2030 to meet projected east coast gas demand. The Federal Government has released the NGIP and its Future Gas Infrastructure Investment Framework to help secure gas supplies over the next 20 years.  And it… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Registe...

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Nov 26, 2021
In-river work halts at rained-out Rookwood Weir

In-river work halts at rained-out Rookwood Weir

Rain across Central Queensland has increased flows in the Fitzroy River, leading to the temporary suspension of in-river operations at the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project. The site, on the Fitzroy River 66km south-west of Rockhampton, is inundated – with tens of thousands of megalitres moving past each day. Project proponent Sunwater said such large… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Nov 26, 2021
Early mail on exploration opportunities

Early mail on exploration opportunities

The latest Queensland Exploration Program (QEP) heralds upcoming land releases for greenhouse gas (GHG) storage and for petroleum and gas exploration.  The QEP aims to help resource companies plan their investment and exploration activities by releasing a forward schedule of exploration opportunities. In this case, tenders for the earmarked sites open in December and will… This content is f...

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Nov 26, 2021
‘Toolbox talks’ tackle workforce wellbeing

‘Toolbox talks’ tackle workforce wellbeing

Chats about family wellbeing, relationships and mental health and are not commonly heard on building sites. But a new pilot program will be working to change all that, through a series of site-based group conversations, delivered via the industry’s well established ‘toolbox talk’ model. A large crowd of construction workers gathered at the Star Casino,… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Nov 26, 2021
Ravenswood Gold mine adds hi-tech assay capacity

Ravenswood Gold mine adds hi-tech assay capacity

The Ravenswood Gold mine will host a custom-built Chrysos PhotonAssay facility after an agreement with mining technology company Chrysos Corporation. Originally developed at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, Chrysos PhotonAssay delivers faster, safer and more accurate gold analysis, and is an environmentally-friendly replacement for fire assay on-site and in the laboratory. Ravenswood Go...

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Nov 26, 2021
New Acland signs off as Stage 3 saga continues

New Acland signs off as Stage 3 saga continues

Mining at New Acland is set to wind up this afternoon after a drawn-out legal battle to access further coal through the Stage 3 development. In social media post, mine owner New Hope Group thanked the entire team at the Darling Downs operation for their unwavering commitment and dedication. “The protracted approvals process and the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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