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May 06, 2021
QRC welcomes growth focus on minerals province

QRC welcomes growth focus on minerals province

Peak mining body the Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a new five-year, $190 million investment plan the Coalition Government has announced for Northern Australia. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said North Queensland, and in particular the North West region centred on Mount Isa, would be a focus area for growth in Queensland. He said the Australian… ...

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May 06, 2021
More contracts roll out for Shoalwater Bay work

More contracts roll out for Shoalwater Bay work

The latest clutch of contract wins has been announced for upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Defence facilities, bringing more than $53 million in work. The additional subcontracts have been awarded for major construction works to be completed under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) Facilities Project. The government says they have… ...

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May 06, 2021
CQ copper-gold hopeful makes ASX debut

CQ copper-gold hopeful makes ASX debut

QMines has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as it continues its drive to revive the Mount Chalmers mine near Rockhampton. The company began trading on the ASX today after an oversubscribed Initial Public Offer (IPO) raised $11.55 million. The funds will back a large exploration and drilling program at Mount Chalmers, which currently has… ...

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May 06, 2021
Towers up for Columboola solar farm

Towers up for Columboola solar farm

Powerlink has finished building eight transmission towers to connect the new Columboola solar farm, north-east of Miles, to the grid. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the organisation was constructing 2km of transmission line and completing works at its Columboola substation as part of the renewable energy project.   “Assembling the transmission towers was no… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 05, 2021
Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Owner Liberty Mutual has missed a deadline to proceed with the Baralaba South mine project in Central Queensland. The company opted not to submit its Environmental Impact Statement by the April 30 deadline, in a move that the Lock the Gate Alliance hailed as the end of a decade-long David vs Goliath battle. The Baralaba… ...

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May 05, 2021
APA commits to $290m gas expansion project

APA commits to $290m gas expansion project

APA Group plans a $290 million expansion of its East Coast Grid gas infrastructure to increase capacity between Queensland and southern markets. The company announced it had reached a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project to expand transportation capacity by about 25 per cent. APA also announced a significant new East Coast Grid gas… ...

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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… ...

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May 05, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from New Century Resources, Duke Exploration, Pure Hydrogen Corporation, Coronado and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Strong showing for Century’s Silver King mine hope The Silver King deposit continues to shine for New Century Resources, with strong silver assays including results up to 580g/t silver. The company has now received… ...

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