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Jul 09, 2020
Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

A 13km stretch of the Rockhampton to Yeppoon road will benefit from $5 million in roadworks due to start in the third quarter of this year. The stretch from Mackays Rd to Iron Pot Rd will undergo pavement rehabilitation in work jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the work was part of ongoing improvements to the busy stretch. ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Changes at the top for Adani Mining

Changes at the top for Adani Mining

Adani Mining has today announced changes to its leadership as development of the Carmichael mine progresses towards first coal in 2021. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow will step down from the role of CEO and take up the role of director of the Board of Adani Mining. Current project director David Boshoff will take on the role of CEO, based in Townsville, from July 13. The...

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Jul 09, 2020
New-look Speciality Metals on the march

New-look Speciality Metals on the march

Speciality Metals International has a new-look leadership team and is on the hunt for further near-production tungsten and gold assets as it continues to crank up operations at Mount Carbine. The Far North Queensland site is a multi-pronged proposition for Speciality Metals and joint venture partner CRONIMET. They are already exploiting a 12-million-tonne waste rock dump from historical min...

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Jul 09, 2020
Far Northern quarry steps up a notch

Far Northern quarry steps up a notch

Speciality Metals plans to modernise its Mount Carbine quarry over the next few months as it expands production and explores new products. Interim Chief Executive Officer, Kevin MacNeill, said the company was planning to incorporate an X-ray Transmission (“XRT”) Sorter into the quarry to extract high grade tungsten material from the crushed aggregate. Along with this, some new equipment...

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Jul 09, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste transfer stations to stationery, intersection upgrades to odour control and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Fri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMMBRC009861: Griffin Sports Complex Moreton Bay Regional CouncilFri, 10 July 2020 2:00 PMIRC010017: Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Provision of Business Applications Solutions Consultants Isaac ...

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Jul 09, 2020
Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

Airport revamp among CQ COVID recovery works

A $6.4 million facelift for the Rockhampton airport terminal is among the council projects across Central Queensland to attract funding under a COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the upgrade funded under the COVID Works for Queensland program would see dedicated passenger lounges installed. “There’s no better time to be investing in our airport...

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Jul 09, 2020
Hughenden dam proposal moves to next phase

Hughenden dam proposal moves to next phase

The Federal Government has approved funding for a detailed business case to develop a potential $500 million Hughenden water project. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation (HIPCo) received approval for the next phase to go ahead after submitting a preliminary business case in March which showed the scheme was viable. HIPCo chair Shane McCarthy said the plans for the Hughenden Irrigat...

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Jul 09, 2020
Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Cairns COVID works funding to support 70 jobs

Fogarty Park in Cairns will soon have all weather options for markets after the council secured funding for a new turf surface and upgraded drainage It’s one of 11 projects in the region to share $7.42 million in funding through the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. Cairns Regional Council estimates the works will create or support around 70 local jobs....

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Jul 09, 2020
NQ councils welcome cash for projects

NQ councils welcome cash for projects

A new water park in Charters Towers and upgrading the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre pool in Townsville are two of the North Queensland projects made possible through the $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program. The program will also expand Wi-Fi coverage in Ayr and Home Hill and upgrade facilities on Palm Island and within the Hinchinbrook region. They are among 31 projects funded...

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