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May 24, 2016
Expressions of interest open for motorway upgrade

Expressions of interest open for motorway upgrade

The State Government is inviting industry to bid for work on a $400 million road project in South East Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government had committed $200 million towards the first stage of upgrading the Ipswich Motorway, matched with Federal Government funding. “I’m pleased to announce Stage 1 of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Rocklea and Darra contract proc...

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May 24, 2016
Pentland bioenergy proponents in EPC contract talks

Pentland bioenergy proponents in EPC contract talks

Proponents of a planned $800 million bioenergy project at Pentland in North Queensland aim to reach financial close and begin tendering out work packages in the third quarter of this year. Renewable Developments Australia (RDA) recently received a $3 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to help build the business case for the facility, which would use sorghum and sugar...

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May 24, 2016
Tender alerts

Tender alerts

DESIGN & MODIFICATION OF 1 ROAD VEHICLE – UPDATED (13 Jun 2016) GC2018 VENUE AUDIO SYSTEM VIDEOBOARDS (17 Jun 2016) GARBUTT STAGE 2 REDEVELOPMENT TOWNSVILLE (02 Jun 2016) Tender ID 437937 Title DESIGN & MODIFICATION OF 1 ROAD VEHICLE – UPDATED   Issue Date Close Date   19 May 2016 13 Jun 2016 Tender To (Tendering Body) Queensland Rail Limited Description Numbe...

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May 23, 2016
CEO brings big-city cred to northern Bowen Basin shire

CEO brings big-city cred to northern Bowen Basin shire

The former head of the City of Perth council has taken the job as CEO for the Isaac Regional Council. Mayor Anne Baker has welcomed the appointment of Gary Stevenson as the new chief executive officer. Mr Stevenson starts on July 1. Cr Baker said he brought an enormous depth of knowledge and strong experience to the position. “Council is pleased to have someone of Gary’s calibre and reputation...

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May 23, 2016
Sustainable driving is good business in Weipa

Sustainable driving is good business in Weipa

Rio Tinto has modified the design of the rear tipper truck fleet at its Weipa bauxite mine to reduce costs and fuel usage by around 400,000 litres a year. The mine’s rear tipper trucks are fuelled by diesel and are used during the ore development process prior to mining and for production. Rio Tinto Weipa general manager, Weipa Operations, Gareth Manderson said “Understanding that diesel fuel ...

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May 22, 2016
Talented line-up shines at awards

Talented line-up shines at awards

From a locally-owned engineering firm completing a large job with 300,000 man hours injury free to an engineering consultancy successfully gaining access to foreign markets – some of the Mackay region’s most innovative businesses have been celebrated at the Resource Industry Network 2016 Chairman’s Awards on Friday night. The awards, sponsored by KPMG, recognise the significant achievement a...

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May 21, 2016
Finalists named in NT Women in Resources honours

Finalists named in NT Women in Resources honours

Organisers have announced the finalists for the 2016 GEMCO Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards. The gala awards dinner will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre on May 28 – celebrating individuals and organisations for their achievements in championing gender diversity in the industry. The finalists include: Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Sparkettes Territory Genera...

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May 20, 2016
Queensland tops skills comp

Queensland tops skills comp

Queensland apprentices have taken out the two top places in the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Refrigeration Competition. The competition was held from Tuesday to Thursday this week at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Exhibition. The nation’s top 10 refrigeration apprentices had 18 hours to de...

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May 19, 2016
Runway expansion project closer to take-off

Runway expansion project closer to take-off

A planned $347 million Sunshine Coast Airport runway expansion has received State environmental approval. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said the project would open up the region to more national and international destinations such as Singapore and Perth and had the potential to bring almost half a million more visitors a year to the coast by 2040. “Most importantly, this will genera...

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