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Feb 04, 2016
Isaac Plains primed for restart

Isaac Plains primed for restart

Stanmore Coal says its Isaac Plains mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland is on track to produce its first coal shipments in April. The company awarded a three-year mining contract in December to Golding Contractors, who assume full site responsibilities from this week. Production drilling and coal processing plant refurbishment work began in January, according… This content is for iQ In...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ Ind...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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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… This content is for i...

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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,… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ In...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Ro...

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