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Jul 22, 2021
Local contractors get ball rolling on energy project

Local contractors get ball rolling on energy project

Mount Isa region enterprises are already working with Vast Solar and partner Stanwell Corporation on their $600 million clean energy power plant, and the proponents say they are looking forward to ramping up activity. The proponents say the 50MW North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) is poised to boost the local economy by creating… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Games win sparks regional concerns

Games win sparks regional concerns

News that Brisbane has secured the 2032 Olympic Games has brought celebrations, along with calls to ensure regional Queensland is not left out in the cold. Townsville Enterprise described hosting an Olympics Games as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that had been touted as having broad-reaching benefit across the State. In the 11-year lead-up, the region would… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Barkly region mineral results shine

Barkly region mineral results shine

Resource companies are seeing some very promising results in Tennant Creek and the broader Barkly region, supported by new geoscience data and exploration grants, the Northern Territory Government says. The government in April announced that from July 1, 2022, funding for the Resourcing the Territory initiative would be increased from $6.5 million to $9.5 million… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
New Rover field records released

New Rover field records released

New records have been released as part of a Northern Territory Geological Survey-Geoscience Australia collaboration to improve understanding of the regional geological framework and resource potential of the Rover field. The Rover field is described as area of prospective Paleoproterozoic geology south-west of Tennant Creek that is entirely concealed below younger sedimentary cover, and which̷...

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Jul 21, 2021
Quarterly update from Cannington

Quarterly update from Cannington

South32’s Cannington mine in North-West Queensland saw a 14 per cent lift in payable zinc equivalent production in the past financial year to 380,200 tonnes. In its quarterly report, the company said strong underground mine performance had allowed it to fast-track a higher-grade mining sequence, which was extracted in the June quarter. Silver, lead and… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Help to bring new products to mining market

Help to bring new products to mining market

Rockhampton’s SmartHub is teaming up with the mining industry to help local businesses bring their ideas to the market. The CQ Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Accelerator Program will offer local small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) the chance to commercialise innovative solutions for the mining sector. The project is supported by the Queensland… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

29Metals has outlined a raft of capital projects rolling out at its Capricorn Copper site in North-West Queensland, as its quarterly report shows a lift in copper production. Surface works associated with a new exhaust ventilation shaft at the Esperanza South deposit have commenced, with commissioning scheduled for 2022. Meanwhile the company said it was… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Probe on Defence supply opportunities

Probe on Defence supply opportunities

An independent review is due to kick off this month into a Defence program that identifies opportunities for Australian companies in the international supply chains of eight multinational Defence companies. The Federal Government described the examination of the Global Supply Chain Program as a continuation of its push to reform Defence industry support programs to… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
CopperString on track for greatness says proponent

CopperString on track for greatness says proponent

The CopperString 2.0 power project offers a transformation akin to the effects of the Great Northern Railway, which transports billions worth of minerals and metals for export each year, proponent CuString says. The project was on track to be “shovel-ready” by October with the continuing support of the State and Federal Governments and was expected… ...

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