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Feb 24, 2021
Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell Corporation has launched an expression of interest process as it reveals plans to back renewable energy projects as part of its power portfolio. The major electricity generator owns the Stanwell coal-fired power station near Rockhampton, and the Tarong power stations and Meandu coal mine near Kingaroy. Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda said the government-owned cor...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore from New Caledonia into product to feed t...

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Feb 23, 2021
Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals has started a follow-up drill program to a depth of 400m at its Red Mountain gold project in Central Queensland. It comes after the company intersected high-grade near-surface gold in the maiden and subsequent drill programs last year. The results last year included 13m grading at 8g/t gold and 3.2g/t silver, and 15m at 3.5g/t gold including 2m grading at 22.4g/t gold. “S...

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Feb 23, 2021
Metro movers ready to embrace the regions

Metro movers ready to embrace the regions

One-in-five city residents are looking to move to the regions, according to new research released by the Regional Australia Institute. And more than half of those are keen to make the jump within the next 12 months. RAI chief executive officer Liz Ritchie said metro movers were looking for more space, to be better connected to the natural environment and they wanted a more relaxed lifestyle...

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Feb 23, 2021
Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Researchers are tracking a hawksbill turtle nicknamed ‘Cannington’ as miner South32 supports an initiative to help the endangered species. South32 Cannington mine has teamed up with Reef HQ Volunteers Association, James Cook University researchers and the Queensland Government for the project. A satellite tracking device was attached to the turtle in late January by researchers on Mil...

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Feb 23, 2021
BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac to build $94m innovation complex

BESIX Watpac has been appointed to build the $94 million Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) for James Cook University in Townsville. Site preparations have already begun and construction is set to kick off next month. The project is expected to directly create about 300 construction jobs and at least 80 per cent of subcontractors and suppliers are to be locally sourced. The university s...

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Feb 23, 2021
Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

The Queensland Resources Council is urging businesses supplying the mining sector to have their say in an inquiry into the impact of recent banking and insurance policy changes on export industries. The QRC plans to highlight the impact of ‘anti-resources activism’ on the ability of some businesses to renew insurance policies and their ability to access finance. This will be part of its sub...

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Feb 22, 2021
Design tenders open for Greenvale ASMTI work

Design tenders open for Greenvale ASMTI work

CPB Contractors is advancing the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) facilities project at Greenvale, with tender submissions open for design consultants. CPB Contractors was appointed managing contractor for the major Defence initiative late last year. The project’s construction workforce is expected to peak at 350 workers, as part of the Greenvale Training Area’s ma...

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Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous heating in the longwall panel. CFMEU...

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