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Aug 14, 2018
Green light for Western Surat Gas Project

Green light for Western Surat Gas Project

Senex Energy has been granted approval to develop Western Surat Gas Project under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC). The project will involve up to 425 wells and associated infrastructure, with an investment of several hundred million over the life of the project Senex has now received all primary approvals to commence development of the We...

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Aug 13, 2018
Ratch flicks switch on $100m Collinsville solar farm

Ratch flicks switch on $100m Collinsville solar farm

The first panels have been switched on as part of a staged testing and commissioning process for the  $100 million Collinsville Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project. Project developers Ratch Australia Corporation expect the 42.5MW project to achieve full commercial operation in September. Ratch executive general manager business development Anthony Yeates said the testing announced the “electrification...

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Aug 13, 2018
Concentrate flowing from Century restart

Concentrate flowing from Century restart

New Century Resources has started producing zinc rougher concentrate at the Century zinc mine in Queensland’s lower gulf, where it is mining and retreating mineralised tailings. Hydraulic mining at the former MMG site kicked off last week and New Century said the start of tailings slurry flotation represented an important milestone in the restart – demonstrating the initial proof-of-co...

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Aug 11, 2018
Boral boosts capacity in Toowoomba

Boral boosts capacity in Toowoomba

Boral Asphalt expects to commission a new $13 million asphalt plant in Toowoomba in October in the face of strong regional demand. The large scale Ammann batch plant will have a capacity of 140 tph and features four hot storage bins to allow flexibility in the production of different asphalt mixes. Boral Asphalt – Queensland general manager Rob McGuire said the company had supplied asphalt f...

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Aug 10, 2018
Triple triumph for New Hope Group

Triple triumph for New Hope Group

New Hope Group has won three 2018 ABA100 Australian Business Awards for innovative use of x-ray technology and automatic braking systems as well as its contribution to community. Managing director and chief executive officer Shane Stephan said the company had a long history of backing in-house innovation, with the workforce seeking to continually improve, streamline and progress its operations. A ...

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Aug 09, 2018
Mining underway at Century zinc project

Mining underway at Century zinc project

New Century Resources has started hydraulic mining operations at the Century zinc site in the lower Gulf region. “It is a fantastic achievement by the New Century team and our business partners to deliver the restart of operations at Century both on time and budget,” New Century managing director Patrick Walta said. “We are now focused on the next phase of Century development, ramping ...

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Aug 09, 2018
CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

Breakthrough membrane technology from CSIRO has paved the way for low-emissions hydrogen from Australia to supply fuel cell vehicles worldwide. CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall was one of the first to ride in the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo vehicles powered by ultra-high purity hydrogen, produced in Queensland using the membrane technology. “This is a watershed moment for energy, and w...

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Aug 08, 2018
Paynter Dixon wins Airlie Beach foreshore work

Paynter Dixon wins Airlie Beach foreshore work

The $6.3 million Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project is set to begin later this month, with the construction tender awarded to Paynter Dixon Queensland. The upgrade includes a new 10.5m tall playground, 65 extra sealed carparks, more seating and shade umbrellas, new sound stage, refurbished amenities block, extra landscaping and a 3m wide beachfront path connecting the foreshore to the A...

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Aug 08, 2018
North Queensland council contract news

North Queensland council contract news

Jmac has won a $1.2 million contract to deliver a new youth-focused park in Townsville’s  northern suburbs. The North Shore Youth Activation Hub will provide local kids with a skate park, obstacle course, teenage playground, multi-use games area and a heavy duty outdoor DJ table. The Youth Activation Hub is expected to be completed before the December school holidays this year. Townsville Ci...

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Aug 08, 2018
Mission to bridge key infrastructure disciplines

Mission to bridge key infrastructure disciplines

The structures team at the Australian Road Research Board is on a mission to change the way transport infrastructure assets are managed. Their priority for the next few years will centre on bringing the disciplines of structural engineering and asset management together for a better outcome, according to team leader Tim Heldt. Mr Heldt is the chief technology leader, future transport infrastructur...

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Aug 07, 2018
Junior miners told to persevere

Junior miners told to persevere

Persevere, don’t shoot too high and bide your time. That’s the message to would-be cavalier junior miners looking to take on the world with their new prospect. It’s come from Metro Mining which is about to make a round dozen the number of shipments from its Bauxite Hills mine on Cape York to China. Managing director Simon Finnis is to deliver an industry update at Diggers and Dea...

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Aug 07, 2018
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From irrigation upgrades to sewerage works maintenance, aerodrome roadways to bridge replacement and much more, below is a range of current tender opportunities with councils throughout regional Queensland. Category: Building and Construction Machinery and Accessories Closing on Description Issued By 13 Aug SDRC007826:18_192 Thanes Creek Road Culvert Replacement Southern Downs Regional Coun...

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Aug 07, 2018
Queensland construction technology finds foothold in Florida

Queensland construction technology finds foothold in Florida

Queensland-based construction materials supplier Wagners is taking its Composite Fibre Technology (CFT) line to the US market with a contract to design, manufacture and install three jetties and three boardwalks in Florida. The 1700 linear feet of boardwalks and jetties will be part of a groundwater recharge park in Ocala City that will take stormwater run-off and reclaimed water and allow it to f...

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Aug 07, 2018
Water pipeline civil works kick off

Water pipeline civil works kick off

Civil works have kicked off for Townsville’s $215 million Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project, in what Mayor Jenny Hill describes as ‘another crucial milestone’ on the water security initiative. “Dozens of workers are on site preparing the ground where the pipe will be laid including removing scrub and building new access tracks,” she said. “Council is absolutely committed to d...

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Aug 06, 2018
New Century ‘days’ away from production

New Century ‘days’ away from production

A Queensland operation stole the limelight at the first day of Australia’s premier mining conference. Managing director of New Century Resources Patrick Walta said the zinc project was only days away from production. Mr Walta presented at the annual Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie where he said Sedgman was commissioning the southern train of the 250m long, 11 storey-high proce...

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Aug 06, 2018
QRC brings home resource sector resurgence

QRC brings home resource sector resurgence

The Queensland Resources Council is continuing to push the job-creating might of the mining sector with a jobs map highlighting project growth and operational renewals. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources industry was delivering more than 3500 jobs across Queensland in 2018 after a sustained uplift in the global economy. “Resources account for about 80 per cent of Queensland’s ex...

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Aug 04, 2018
Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon Metals has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Corporation for offshore sales of sulphuric acid from its Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in north-west Queensland. The acid would be produced as a by-product of the processing methodology being assessed in the Walford Creek feasibility study. The company is looking at establishing a cobalt roasting plant, with an end p...

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Aug 03, 2018
Electric duo offer 100 new Queensland roles

Electric duo offer 100 new Queensland roles

Ergon Energy and Energex have launched an apprenticeship recruitment campaign offering 100 positions at 47 locations across Queensland. General manager operational support Jeff Green said the positions included 69 new roles in regional and rural Queensland. “Most apprenticeships are offered to local people so they can develop their skills while remaining in the community with their family and frie...

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