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Jan 28, 2021
Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

West coast miner Whyte Gold has this month taken delivery of the largest and most sophisticated bulldozer in New Zealand, to service its new claim in the glacier region behind Greymouth. A five-truck convoy carrying the 115-tonne machine broken down into transportable capsules made the 500km journey from Lyttleton outside Christchurch to its new base at Rimu. Re-assembly will take two weeks. ...

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Jan 28, 2021
New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

New tech squeezes better results from concrete mix

Researchers from RMIT say they have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products incorporating recycled waste that results in material up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete. Professor Yufei Wu from the School of Engineering led the development of the Rubberised Concrete Processing Technology (RCP-Tech) and said it offered an efficient and inexpensive solut...

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Jan 28, 2021
Key backing for CopperString power project

Key backing for CopperString power project

The $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project has secured a $17 million financing agreement with Townsville refinery operator Korea Zinc. Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni announced the deal in Townsville today. It comes one week after the Federal Government pledged up to $11 million to help progress the major transmission project to final investment dec...

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Jan 25, 2021
Political water fight over dam delays

Political water fight over dam delays

Kennedy MP Bob Katter has praised a call by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for the Queensland Government to build more critical dams to revive the economy. Mr Katter said he shared the PM’s frustration that the State Government seemed to be dragging its heels over the development of regional Queensland including Hells Gates and the Hughenden dam. “If you, the Queensland Government canno...

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Jan 25, 2021
Epuron advances scaled-down Lotus Creek project

Epuron advances scaled-down Lotus Creek project

A wind farm project on the Nebo-Connors Range, about 175km north-west of Rockhampton, is tipped to create 250-350 jobs at peak construction. Epuron proposes to start building the Lotus Creek Wind Farm as early as next year, subject to approvals and commercial considerations. The timeline was included in documents submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and now ...

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Jan 25, 2021
Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

The lure of local lifestyle will take centre stage as Capricorn Enterprise moves to phase two in the development of a Central Queensland jobs portal. It comes at a critical time for local industry, with more than $4 billion in infrastructure projects stretching workforce availability in the Capricorn region, according to regional economic development manager Neil Lethlean. The local economi...

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Jan 22, 2021
More Shoalwater Bay work packages roll out

More Shoalwater Bay work packages roll out

Major contractor Laing O’Rourke has released a new raft of work packages as part of an $800 million Shoalwater Bay Training Area project in Central Queensland. Laing O’Rourke is managing contractor for the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative Facilities project works at Shoalwater Bay. It is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified subcontractors, with an anti...

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Jan 22, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From reservoirs to road upgrades, plant hire to hardware supplies and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 22 January 2021 2:00 PMLRC010511: Supply & Delivery – 20T Excavator Longreach Regional CouncilFri, 22 January 2021 2:00 PMLRC010512: Supply & Delivery – 16T Loader Longreach Regional Council...

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Jan 21, 2021
Lift-off for Gladstone School of Advanced Manufacturing

Lift-off for Gladstone School of Advanced Manufacturing

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has helped turn the sod on CQUniversity’s $13.5 million School of Advanced Manufacturing building at the Gladstone Marina campus.   The Commonwealth Government-funded project seeks to turbocharge advanced manufacturing capability in the region and will be complemented by a School of Mining at CQUniversity’s Rockhampton North campus, with work set to commence...

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