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Feb 03, 2016
Media excited, locals cautious on Adani mine environmental approvals

Media excited, locals cautious on Adani mine environmental approvals

The Bowen community has reacted cautiously to news that Adani has been granted environmental approval to mine coal at its Carmichael lease in the Galilee Basin. Bowen is just south of Abbot Point, which is part of a mine, rail and port investment by the Indian utilities and energy giant that is touted to produce and handle six million tonnes of thermal coal a year for export. The Environment Depa...

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Feb 03, 2016
Packages open in $800m northern pipeline project

Packages open in $800m northern pipeline project

Accommodation services, 4WD vehicle hire and geotechnical investigation are among the work packages open for expressions of interest this month for Jemena’s $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline project. The 622km NGP (formerly known as the North East Gas Interconnector pipeline) will run between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa in Queensland to connect NT gas fields with custo...

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Feb 02, 2016
Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

Plan highlights critical inland road repairs

A new report on Queensland’s inland road network has identified $5 billion of works required over 18 years to bridge the gap between existing conditions and ‘fit for purpose’ standards. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP) launched in North Queensland this week prioritises upgrades over the next 15 years and beyond. The plan was developed by consultants Harrison Infrastructure Gr...

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Feb 02, 2016
Rail yard redevelopment scheme approved

Rail yard redevelopment scheme approved

The way has been opened for a Toowoomba railway precinct to be transformed into an urban village and parkland, after State Government approval of the development scheme. The Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area development scheme covers a total area of 51.3 ha. In adopting the scheme, State Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Minister Jackie Trad said the project would r...

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Feb 02, 2016
Exploration feature event in Brisbane this month

Exploration feature event in Brisbane this month

A distinguished line-up of speakers will tackle the topic of ‘Exploring Outside the Box’ at the first Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) event for the year. The conference, sponsored by Evolution Mining, will showcase new developments in exploration techniques. The QEC Technical Seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at the Royal on the Park, 152 Alice St, Brisbane. Confirmed speak...

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Feb 01, 2016
Isaac region wants some attention

Isaac region wants some attention

Isaac Regional Council in the northern Bowen Basin has put its hand up for hardship funding coming from announcements made in the wake of the Queensland Nickel sackings. More than 230 staff were put off from Clive Palmer’s Townsville refinery after a move by the management team to enter into voluntary administration. The Premier has committed a $187 million support package generating 430 jobs f...

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Feb 01, 2016
Strength in diversity

Strength in diversity

Townsville North Queensland’s strengths are in its diversity. That’s the message coming out of slick new promotional film produced by peak industry body Townsville Enterprise (TEL). TEL last year launched its opportunity Townsville North Queensland initiative including satellite regions. The aim of the film was to whet the appetite of potential investors as to the opportunities Townsville Nort...

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Feb 01, 2016
Anglo’s polar opposite Q4 thermal and met coal production run

Anglo’s polar opposite Q4 thermal and met coal production run

Anglo American reported a drop in thermal coal exports of more than 20 per cent in the last quarter of last year to 7.7mt. Overall thermal coal exports for the year were down only two per cent to 33.6mt. Metallurgical coal was up 11 per cent for the same fourth quarter production but only up one per cent over the year to 21.2mt. The coal industry generally reacted to lower prices by expanding prod...

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Feb 01, 2016
Refinery head speaks out in defence of Palmer

Refinery head speaks out in defence of Palmer

The managing director of Queensland Nickel (QN) has launched a defence of the refinery’s owner in the face of an extended coverage of Clive Palmer’s actions leading up to the declaration of voluntary administration. The $6m-plus legacy owed to more than 230 staff made redundant is in question. This is in the face of moves by Mr Palmer to remove himself from direct responsibility over the day-...

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