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Sep 21, 2020
Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge has been selected by the Queensland Government as preferred tenderer for two additional gas blocks in the Mahalo Gas Hub, west of Gladstone. Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the group was very excited to be awarded preferred tenderer status on the well-positioned blocks, significantly increasing the company’s footprint in the area. He said these new blocks, along ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Pure Battery Technologies has acquired a commercial-scale processing operation in Germany – bringing its proposed Townsville plant a step closer. The Queensland battery material refiner has completed its feasibility study and is seeking investment prior to construction of what it describes as a ‘shovel ready’ project in Townsville. The proposed plant – expected to co...

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Sep 21, 2020
Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tenderer status forkey natural gas blocks in the Surat and Bowen basins. The release is part of the Queensland Government’s domesticgas acreage tender process and includes includes additional acreage immediately adjacent to Senex’s Atlas development. Senex says the new Atlas acreage will enable rapid expansion of natural gas production to about 18...

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Sep 21, 2020
Major shiploader project approved for Gladstone

Major shiploader project approved for Gladstone

Gladstone Ports Corporation has the green light to replace Shiploader 1 at Gladstone in a four-year project expected to create about 200 jobs. The GPC said it had received Queensland Government approval for the project, securing the loading capacity of the terminal for the next 25 years. GPC acting chief executive officer Craig Walker said the corporation was now undertaking the design and...

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Sep 20, 2020
‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

‘Let Us Build Queensland’ fight targets marginal seats

The Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) group is targeting Queensland politicians in a campaign to fight millions of dollars from public infrastructure projects flowing to foreign-owned construction companies. The seats of Townsville and Mundingburra are firmly in their sights as the six-week campaign will focus the blowtorch on marginal seats ahead of the State election. AOC chief executiv...

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Sep 19, 2020
Miners Memorial Day service 2020

Miners Memorial Day service 2020

The Miners Memorial Day Service was held in Redbank in western Brisbane today (Saturday) and was hosted by Channel Nine newsreader Andrew Lofthouse. The service was streamed on Facebook. Minister for Mines Anthony Lynham, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Officer Ian MacFarlane and Ipswich Mayor Theresa Harding were among the speakers. Moranbah Miners’ memorial The serv...

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Sep 18, 2020
Action pending on North Goonyella fire

Action pending on North Goonyella fire

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is currently considering ‘potential compliance activity’ in relation to a fire in an underground mine in the northern Bowen Basin two years ago. The Peabody owned North Goonyella mine was hit by an underground fire during a longwall move in September 2018, which led to the site’s closure. The company announced in February that it has the ...

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Sep 18, 2020
General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

The Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) has announced Mackay business leader Steven Boxall as General Manager.  Mr Boxall will return to Mackay to start the new position in early October after a successful period as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barcaldine Regional Council.  RCOE is a skills and innovation incubator tasked with sustaining the growth and evolution of the d...

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Sep 18, 2020
Community service common among training awards winners

Community service common among training awards winners

A mother of two from Townsville has taken out the Vocational Student of the Year at the 2020 Queensland Training Awards. Ngaire Trigg undertook a Diploma of Community Development at TAFE Queensland and is now working at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Townsville. Townsville-based Not for profit mental wellbeing services provider selectability Limited  took out the Medium E...

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