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Feb 22, 2016
Infrastructure funds targeted to cyclone recovery

Infrastructure funds targeted to cyclone recovery

The next round of the Palaszczuk Government’s $70 million critical regional infrastructure fund will further help cyclone recovery on the Capricorn Coast 12 months after Cyclone Marcia. The fund has been accelerated by six months to stimulate jobs and economic growth in regional Queensland, with applications to open on April 4. The funding was part of the Queensland Government’s $200 millio...

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Feb 22, 2016
Townsville Industry Breakfast series kicks off

Townsville Industry Breakfast series kicks off

It’s back. The first Townsville Industry Breakfast of the year will be held at the RSL on March 15. Roads and government assets are on the bill.  Main Roads and Transport Department of Transport and Main Roads Northern District director Marissa Wise will present on the Palaszczuk Government’s $77.6 million plan to generate jobs in northern Queensland. The accelerated works program will brin...

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Feb 20, 2016
Fitzroy River weirs flagged as priority works

Fitzroy River weirs flagged as priority works

Capricorn Enterprise has welcomed the Australian Infrastructure Plan listing of Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development as a national priority. The plan was released by Infrastructure Australia this week and lists 93 infrastructure priority initiatives including 12 for Queensland. Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure was highlighted as an opportunity to develop industry and agricu...

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Feb 18, 2016
Plastic fantastic in concrete mix

Plastic fantastic in concrete mix

The engineering team at James Cook University has shown how to walk the walk when it comes to recycling plastic. Plastic fibre from industrial waste has been successfully used to reinforce concrete footpaths, replacing more traditional steel mesh reinforcement, in a joint JCU-Fibercon project. JCU College of Science, Technology and Engineering (CSTE) senior lecturer Dr Rabin Tuladhar said the 50mm...

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Feb 18, 2016
CQUniversity boosts engineering offering

CQUniversity boosts engineering offering

Central Queensland’s aspiring engineers will learn in state-of-the-art laboratories and training spaces with the official opening today of the $16.6 million Rennie Fritschy Engineering Building. Federal Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham joined outgoing CQUniversity Chancellor Rennie Fritschy and Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman to unveil the new centre. The facility is a key...

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Feb 17, 2016
Nominations open for resource service awards

Nominations open for resource service awards

Nominations are open for the 2016 Resource Industry Network Chairman’s Awards, celebrating the achievements of businesses and individuals working in the Queensland resource services sector. Entries close 5pm, April 15 and winners will be announced on May 20 at a gala presentation at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. Resource Industry Network chairman Tony Caruso said the awards pro...

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Feb 17, 2016
State offers explorers a spending break

State offers explorers a spending break

Queensland’s mineral explorers are to gain a two-year expenditure break as they struggle through the global mining downturn. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the 50 per cent concession would provide much-needed financial relief to explorers and ensure meaningful exploration did not stall in Queensland. “We will support up to a 50 per cent reduction over two years in the...

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Feb 17, 2016
Familiar faces in new NQ venture

Familiar faces in new NQ venture

The team leading Red River Resources shares a strong background in zinc mining and exploration, including experience at MMG Century Mine and the Dugald River project. Managing director Mel Palancian has spent the past 23 years in the mining industry in various roles. Between 2005 and 2012 whilst working for MMG/OZ Minerals/Zinifex, Mr Palancian was involved with the Century operation in North-West...

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Feb 17, 2016
Red River poised for zinc upturn

Red River poised for zinc upturn

Red River Resources says it is ready to strike when zinc prices improve, with a $17.2 million plan to bring North Queensland’s Thalanga operation back online. The junior bought the polymetallic processing plant and surrounding tenements from failed miner Kagara’s administrators in 2014 and would kick off ore production at the West 45 site. Managing director Mel Palancian said zinc prices were ...

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