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Feb 17, 2017
South32 delivers strong financial results

South32 delivers strong financial results

South 32 has announced its first interim dividend. Its come with company’s financial results on the half year ended 31 December. One of South 32’s flagship operations is the Cannington Mine in north west Queensland. The disciplined application of company strategy and stronger commodity prices underpinned a significant improvement in financial performance, said South 32 CEO Graham...

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Feb 15, 2017
Submissions open for business awards recognition

Submissions open for business awards recognition

The Resource Industry Network Chairman’s Awards will recognise resilience as well as excellence this year. The awards program also offered an opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that those businesses made to regional economies and communities said Resource Industry Network Chairman, Tony Caruso. “… Our local sector has shown enormous resilience over the past 12 months. Our ...

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Feb 14, 2017
Sodexo wins A$22m Amrun contract

Sodexo wins A$22m Amrun contract

Rio Tinto has awarded a A$22 million integrated services contract to facilities management provider Sodexo. Sodexo will supply camp management services to the world class Amrun bauxite project on the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland. 50 jobs will be required to deliver the two year contract which includes an Indigenous employment target of 20 per cent within two years. A letter of intent ha...

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Feb 14, 2017
Open tenders in north Queensland

Open tenders in north Queensland

Roadtec needs quarry material for a Flinders Highway upgrade, Health Support Queensland is tendering for trade maintenance materials and Hinchinbrook Shire Council is after fuel trailers. Details below. SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF QUARRY MATERIAL (21 Feb 2017) THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF TRADE MAINTENANCE MATERIALS (08 Mar 2017) SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF TWO [2] 1200LT FUEL TRAILER (28 Feb 2017)   ...

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Feb 14, 2017
$Billions business in supplying local government

$Billions business in supplying local government

Local government spends $32b/year providing infrastructure, economic and community services. Much of this is on equipment and consumables. The ticket into this industry in Queensland is stamped by Local Buy. Who and what is Local Buy? Local Buy is the procurement division of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). Our core business is the provision of procurement services to Local G...

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Feb 14, 2017
Report released on air-based lead exposure in Mount Isa

Report released on air-based lead exposure in Mount Isa

It seems maintaining a good standard of personal hygiene in Mount isa is the best way to stop the effects of lead generated both in the environment and from industrial sources. Mount Isa Mines has released the Lead Pathways Study Air Report on the ingestion of lead among residents which concluded the majority of cases occurred hand to mouth. In 2006, Mount Isa Mines commissioned The University of ...

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Feb 14, 2017
Industrial precinct area turns Bundy into go-to zone

Industrial precinct area turns Bundy into go-to zone

A 6000 hectare industrial precinct has been created to cater for expected growth at the Port of Bundaberg. It includes land near the port on the eastern side of the Burnett River as well as agricultural and rural land on the river’s western side. The zoning would create incentives for industrial developers said State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham. “The Coordinator-General can pr...

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Feb 14, 2017
Coal’s part in a future energy mix

Coal’s part in a future energy mix

A formal case has been launched to have coal generated power remain part of Australia’s energy future. It’s in a new report released by The Minerals Council of Australia based around high efficiency, low emission (HELE) coal technology. Called ‘new generation coal technology’, the report describes the benefit that nations are achieving in emissions reductions through build...

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Feb 13, 2017
Queensland subbies get a break

Queensland subbies get a break

The Subcontractors Alliance seems to have had a win. The alliance – a group of subcontractors who came together as claimants in bankruptcy proceedings against a failed developer – have been lobbying the state government for changes for more than three years. The Palaszczuk Government said it intended fast tracking key elements of its reform measures to help ensure subcontractors are pa...

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Feb 13, 2017
NQ stadium builders shortlisted

NQ stadium builders shortlisted

Three companies have been shortlisted to build the $250 million North Queensland Stadium. CPB Contractors, Watpac Construction, and Lendlease Building have been invited to tender for the managing contractor role. The winning contractor will be appointed in April for a start to early works in the second half of the year. The stadium was forecast to create up to 750 jobs, said Queensland Treasur...

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Feb 13, 2017
Carmichael county mayor calls for calm

Carmichael county mayor calls for calm

Councils competing for investment spun out of Adani’s coal development in central Queensland have been asked to take a breath. It comes as Townsville and Rockhampton each vie for a greater stake of the touted FIFo market generated out of the development of Adani’s mine, rail and port project. The Carmichael lease is located in Isaac Regional Council boundaries west of Mackay where Mayo...

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Feb 08, 2017
Fertiliser firm pours $35m into Charters Towers site

Fertiliser firm pours $35m into Charters Towers site

Agripower plans a $35 million plant upgrade this year to shift its Charters Towers fertiliser operation into commercial production. Managing director Peter Prentice said the company hoped to begin construction within two months, with tenders for tasks such as concreting, formwork and steelwork expected to start rolling out from mid-March. The initial project will install a processing line to take ...

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Feb 08, 2017
QRC backs new base-load power plant for North

QRC backs new base-load power plant for North

Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane has called on the federal government to invest in a high-technology coal-fired power station for North Queensland. Speaking in Townsville at a business breakfast, Mr Macfarlane said a chunk of the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund could be used for a modern high efficiency, low emission (HELE) power plant. “It needs to be ...

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Feb 08, 2017
Rockhampton bid to run Adani coalfields airport

Rockhampton bid to run Adani coalfields airport

Rockhampton Regional Council has upped the ante in its push to be named as the regional FIFO hub for energy giant Adani by making a bid to own and operate an airport in the Galilee Basin. Mayor Margaret Strelow said her council had unanimously decided to pursue the option, which would lever on council’s ownership of the city’s current airport to spread its wings into another operation. “We are doi...

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Feb 07, 2017
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From bridges and sewers to catering and a coffee stall – check out the latest local government jobs throughout Queensland. For more information on any of the tenders below visit  lgtenderbox.com.au   Council Tender Type Title Council of the City of the Gold Coast Request for Tender LG314/411/17/051 Supply and delivery of fibre composite bridge at Flat Rock Creek, Currumbin(selectiv...

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Feb 06, 2017
Workforce wanted as Dugald River nears commissioning

Workforce wanted as Dugald River nears commissioning

Recruitment for MMG’s new Dugald River zinc mine will ramp up from the end of March as the construction phase peaks and attention turns to commissioning and production. Dugald River operations manager Sam Rodda said process plant operators, maintenance workers and other support staff would be among the first operational roles advertised. “It’s important we start to identify our future operations p...

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Feb 06, 2017
Tender opportunities in North Queensland

Tender opportunities in North Queensland

Charters Towers Regional Council is looking for water tanks, Townsville City needs a bridge upgraded and Hinchinbrook is looking for civil works services. Details on open tenders are below.   SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF TWO (2) 17,000L (APPROXIMATE) WATER TANKS (21 Feb 2017) MOUNT STUART CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION – UPDATED (22 Feb 2017) SUPPLY OF DRAINAGE PIPES, BOX CULVERTS AND HEADWALL...

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Feb 03, 2017
Council launches $5.5m water project to feed industrial hub

Council launches $5.5m water project to feed industrial hub

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is set to construct a new trunk water main in a $5.5 million project to provide a second supply line to the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub. TRC Water and Waste Committee chair Nancy Sommerfield said the Hursley Rd and Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Rd trunk water main was the first of a number of water infrastructure projects that would be rolled out over the next few years to s...

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