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Jul 28, 2021
Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bowen Coking Coal’s ambitions to become a low-cost, high-quality coking coal producer within the next few years have received a boost from scoping studies for two of its Bowen Basin assets. Scoping studies for the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River open‐cut coking coal projects indicated a peak annual production of 1.7 million tonnes per annum… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Council seeks business backing on water plea

Council seeks business backing on water plea

Cairns Regional Council has released a video advocating for a $215 million water project and the need for government financial support. The video also urges local businesses to give their stamp of approval to the project by spreading the message and allowing the council to use their logo as part of a support board. The… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
IVECO launches new Highway B-Double model

IVECO launches new Highway B-Double model

IVECO has strengthened its heavy duty product line-up with the release of a new B-Double model with a powerful 550hp and 70 tonne GCM. The 6×4 AS Highway B-Double is available in low and high roof variants and shares some underpinnings with the latest X-Way and ACCO ranges. “The new Highway B-Double model features extremely… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Lift off for Toowoomba export hub

Lift off for Toowoomba export hub

The $17.8 million Regional Trade Distribution Centre has officially opened at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport, in a development Deputy Premier Steven Miles said would supercharge regional producers’ access to key international markets. The RTDC is regional Queensland’s largest fresh food exporting hub, with a gross floor area of 4000sq m. “The RTDC is streamlining the paddock-to-freight… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required for construction and operations to begin. The new open-cut operations will act as an extension for the Isaac Plains Complex, near Moranbah, supporting the ongoing employment of 200 to 300 people in operations… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Workshops help businesses scale up and adapt

Workshops help businesses scale up and adapt

Small to medium enterprises in Central Queensland will be able to take advantage of a series of workshops concentrating on the fundamentals of business scale-up and innovation. Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) in partnership with METS Ignited and with funding support from the Queensland Government, is delivering the Innovate, Adapt & Grow program during August and… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

Townsville Enterprise has slammed financial institutions for ‘virtue signalling to inner city wokism’ with the positions being taken against those in the mining sector. The regional development group is among those appearing today before the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth for its inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export i...

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Jul 27, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on the Eva copper project, Curragh coal operations, Big One copper exploration results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Eva ‘a key component’ in copper company’s growth plans Copper Mountain Mining is continuing to advance project financing for the Eva copper project in North West Queensland and says it is… ...

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