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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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Jun 19, 2020
Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Evolution Mining has been forced to drop about 75,000 ounces of gold from its Mount Carlton life of mine plan. It follows an extensive grade control infill program of 204 drill holes (33,000m) to update the North Queensland site’s resource block model. Evolution is now looking at ways to maximise the future value of the asset, including work on the nearby Crush Creek Joint Venture pro...

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Jun 18, 2020
New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope Group has vehemently rejected suggestions it is unlawfully mining at Acland, after allegations the company had taken $500 million of coal in an area for which it never applied. ABC news reported that opponents had raised concerns that the West Pit area being mined at New Acland was outside the mine footprint the company applied for as part of its stage two project approval from the St...

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Jun 18, 2020
Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour Energy is selling its stake in Surat Basin’s Murrungama block to Australia Pacific LNG for a total of $4 million.  The coal seam gas exploration tenure is located 22km south-west of Chinchilla and adjoins APLNG’s Talinga Project Armour and APLNG were awarded authority to prospect on the ground in July 2019 by the State Government after a successful joint tender bid.  Th...

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Jun 17, 2020
High-riding Hino with increased power

High-riding Hino with increased power

The new Hino 500 Series GT 1528 promises better power and torque, higher axle capacities, larger GVM and an increased payload. The new model features standard fitment of the Allison 2500 Series true automatic transmission. “Given the challenging conditions in which the GT 4×4 operates, the Allison automatic allows the driver to concentrate on safely traversing the terrain without t...

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Jun 17, 2020
Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

A 10-tonne hammer and crane are on site to kick off construction on the first of three major bridge upgrades under the $120.3 million Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. The equipment will be used to drive 36 piles, ranging from 9.5m to 12.5m and weighing 6-8 tonnes, into Goosepond Creek in the next two weeks. The Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project is expected to creat about 150 job...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and protect thousands of jobs indirectly reliant on the mine...

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Jun 17, 2020
Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone technology is giving Townsville City Council an edge in tackling recovery works after last year’s monsoon. The council will use 3D and digital terrain modelling to plan projects and assess areas before, during and after works. The drone operations are part of a broader environmental recovery program that includes vegetation and landscape assessments for riverbank restoration. Com...

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Jun 16, 2020
Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

More than $1.17 million in construction projects are planned for regional TAFE campuses in a Queensland COVID-19 recovery plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upgrades to campuses in Bohle, Burdekin, Bowen and Cannonvale highlighted the important role skills and training would play. They are part of the second stage of the Government’s Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. ...

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