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Jun 03, 2016
Townsville unveils CBD campus plans for university

Townsville unveils CBD campus plans for university

Townsville will target expanding education markets in Asia with plans to establish an inner-city campus of Central Queensland University for up to 5000 students. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill (pictured below) and CQUniversity Vice Chancellor Scott Bowman announced the initiative during today’s Asia Pacific Market Forum. Cr Hill said the CQUniversity plan had the potential to drive major new developm...

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Jun 03, 2016
USQ reveals plans for new $10m precinct

USQ reveals plans for new $10m precinct

The University of Southern Queensland will soon call tenders for a $10 million Agricultural Engineering and Technology Precinct (AETP) at its Toowoomba campus. The project will provide a new home for USQ’s Centre for Crop Health, and includes an expansion of field trial and laboratory facilities for its National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture. USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan...

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Jun 03, 2016
Isaac agenda for federal reforms

Isaac agenda for federal reforms

Isaac Regional Council is upping the ante on its advocacy for regional priorities with the start of a national awareness campaign. Mayor Cr Anne Baker (pictured below) has contacted more than 560 councils across the country, seeking support for four Isaac motions to the annual National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government this month. “The NGA is an opportunity for councils to debate, discuss...

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Jun 02, 2016
Qld produces top drop when it comes to H2O

Qld produces top drop when it comes to H2O

And the winner is…Queensland! Barcaldine Regional Council has outclassed its New South Wales rivals in the water stakes to take out a State of Origin taste test. The event was held during the Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition to coincide with the Maroons-v-Blues rugby league battle. Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) chief operations officer Craig...

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Jun 02, 2016
Joint venture deal to progress new copper mine

Joint venture deal to progress new copper mine

Altona Mining has sealed the deal with Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG) to create a joint venture to build a new copper-gold mine in north-west Queensland The company announced today that it had concluded negotiations on binding agreements with SRIG, which will contribute $US213.53 million ($AU295 million) towards the development of Altona’s Cloncurry Project (formerly the Roseby Copper Pro...

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Jun 01, 2016
New leader for Minerals Council of Australia

New leader for Minerals Council of Australia

Toro Energy chief executive officer Vanessa Guthrie has become the first woman chair of the Minerals Council of Australia in the peak industry body’s 40-year history. The MCA board of directors elected Dr Guthrie today to lead the organisation for the next two years, succeeding Andrew Michelmore. Dr Guthrie paid tribute to the leadership provided by Mr Michelmore during a period of sharply lower c...

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Jun 01, 2016
CuDeco cranks up processing plant

CuDeco cranks up processing plant

CuDeco has announced the start of ore feed commissioning for the processing plant at its Rocklands Group copper project near Cloncurry. The latest development follows the successful completion of a $63 million rights issue. Newly appointed managing director Dr Dianmin Chen described the ore feed is an important milestone for the full commissioning of the Rocklands processing plant as the company w...

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Jun 01, 2016
Turbines drive Emma’s career trajectory

Turbines drive Emma’s career trajectory

Germany, France, Japan and the UK are just some of the countries Emma Smith (pictured) has worked in as a project manager coordinating maintenance, service and warranties for turbines in the power generation sector. Now she is bringing her experience to the major overhaul under way at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla. Since joining CS Energy in 2015, Ms Smith has been helping ...

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Jun 01, 2016
CS Energy rolls out raft of shutdown works

CS Energy rolls out raft of shutdown works

CS Energy is wrapping up a $68 million overhaul of Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla and gearing up for a $31 million shutdown at its Callide B plant near Biloela. More than 200,000 hours have been worked on the Kogan Creek overhaul since it began on April 8 this year, with the site workforce of CS Energy employees and contractors peaking at 515 people in early May. The overhaul – a ...

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