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Feb 26, 2021
Jack Brabham-raced Lotus up for auction

Jack Brabham-raced Lotus up for auction

A very rare Lotus 12 Sakabat described as an extremely important part of Australian motor racing history is going up for auction this weekend. The motor alone has a story to tell as possibly the oldest surviving motor raced by Formula One World Champion Jack Brabham. “Any vehicle with a celebrity affiliation, provenance or an iconic history is set to go up in value,” Lloyds Auctions ...

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Feb 26, 2021
Fears Olympics will crowd out regional projects

Fears Olympics will crowd out regional projects

Spending to support a South East Queensland 2032 Olympics would ‘crowd out’ regional projects for a long time, warns North Queensland economist Colin Dwyer. Queensland moved a step closer to hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games following a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to enter into exclusive negotiations for the 2032 event. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was amon...

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Feb 26, 2021
State markets mighty minerals province to Europe

State markets mighty minerals province to Europe

A series of international engagement sessions are set to focus global attention on the North West Minerals Province and its top-shelf credentials for ‘energy transition’ metals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said experts from his department hosted a special engagement session with the Movement of the Enterprises of France, which has more than 750,000 member companies. “Thirty...

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Feb 26, 2021
Port reservoir earmarked for demolition

Port reservoir earmarked for demolition

Mackay-based Razor Demolition and Asbestos Removal has been appointed principal contractor for the demolition of a reservoir at the Port of Mackay. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) said demolition was due to start next Monday and was expected to take up to four weeks to complete. NQBP chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said the removal of the disused Mt Bassett water reser...

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Feb 26, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From reservoir repairs to road upgrades, demolition to ventilation and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Fri, 26 February 2021 11:00 AMFCRC010728: CQOS195 – 20/21 – Maryborough Admin Building Demolition-School of Arts-Roof Truss Repair and Parapet Restoration Fraser Coast Regional CouncilMon, 01 March 2021 2:00 PMMICC010608: Advanced Meter...

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Feb 25, 2021
Finalists named in prime construction award

Finalists named in prime construction award

A Queensland road project has been named among four finalists to compete for the 2021 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA). The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway involved upgrading the highway to six lanes and transforming two major interchanges. Constructed by a Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte joint venture, the Sunshine Coast project featured Australia’s fi...

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Feb 25, 2021
Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Great Northern Minerals has announced a 220 per cent increase in the mineral resource at Big Rush in North Queensland to 154,000oz of gold. The updated resource estimate follows a 2020 drilling campaign which comprised a total of 22 reverse circulation holes for 3634m and four HQdiamond holes for 1040m. It resulted in an updated JORC 2012 resource of 3.53 million tonnes at 1.36 g/t gold for...

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Feb 25, 2021
Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

A Queensland start-up founded by three engineers during COVID-19 lockdown has signed its first major contract with Glencore. GreaseBoss is set to provide intelligent grease application hardware and cloud tracking technology for the miner, beginning with the Oaky Creek North site in the Bowen Basin. The business also announced this week that it had been selected to join the Silicon Valley st...

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Feb 25, 2021
Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Bowen Coking Coal has appointed Stanmore Coal founder Nick Jorss as executive chairman to help lead the company into production in the Bowen Basin. Mr Jorss joined the board of Bowen Coking Coal in December 2018 as non-executive director. He said he was very pleased to be taking a more active role to help drive a period of rapid growth, underpinned by the near-term transition of the company...

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