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May 20, 2017
MineX mirrors promising outlook in north west

MineX mirrors promising outlook in north west

MineX 2017 has ended, leaving a positive outlook and conveying the renewed vigour of mining in the north west, organiser Commerce North West says. About 1500 visitors were drawn to Mount Isa’s Buchanan Park events complex for three days of talks, networking and displays. Speaking at Tuesday’s Trade and Industry Day special guests like MMG’s Sam Rodda and Jemena’s Martin Edwards instill...

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May 19, 2017
Tenders – Travel, food and lodging for the Commonwealth Games state-wide and others

Tenders – Travel, food and lodging for the Commonwealth Games state-wide and others

FUTURE TENDER* JACK MORTON WORLDWIDE FORWARD PROCUREMENT SCHEDULE (03 Jun 2017) PALM ISLAND – DEMOLITION OF 1041 BUTLER BAY ROAD – DEMOLITION (24 May 2017) ALDOGA RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT (28 May 2017) SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE PANEL 2017 (29 May 2017) PROPOSED RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT – ALDOGA – UPDATED (31 May 2017) FUTURE TENDER* RESOURCE POOL (01 Jun 2017) ...

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May 19, 2017
Seven emerging operations showing NQ mining is in good health

Seven emerging operations showing NQ mining is in good health

Operation    ….    Owner    ….    District     ….    New positions Dugald River       …       MMG      …      Cloncurry     …          400   Capricorn Copper.. Lighthouse Resources…Cloncurry..220 Thalanga… Red River Resources …Charters Towers…   100 Ravenswood Expansion .. RML …   Charters To...

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May 19, 2017
All systems ‘go’ at Chillagoe

All systems ‘go’ at Chillagoe

Auctus Resources has finished commissioning the processing plant at its Chillagoe project in north Queensland and is ramping up production. GR Engineering Services carried out the upgrade and completion works on the polymetallic concentrator, with a bespoke Auctus Resources design to allow it to handle copper, lead, zinc, gold and silver product. “We finished the performance trial under the cont...

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May 19, 2017
Rio Tinto moves to pay suppliers faster

Rio Tinto moves to pay suppliers faster

Thousands of small businesses are expected to see cash flow benefits after a Rio Tinto move to reduce the payment terms for Australian suppliers under $1 million of expenditure to 30 days. The change from July 1 will apply to more than 5500 suppliers and about $600 million in annual procurement spending by Rio Tinto in Australia. “Our procurement spending is vital to many small businesses in Au...

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May 19, 2017
John Holland wins $45m hospital contract

John Holland wins $45m hospital contract

John Holland has won a $45 million contract to redevelop the St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital, including the provision of 90 new beds and the first private hospital Emergency Department within Ipswich.  The contract also includes the refurbishment of key areas within the existing hospital for Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay). Chief executive officer Joe Barr said John Holland had indust...

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May 18, 2017
New Acland good sorts when it comes to washplant innovation

New Acland good sorts when it comes to washplant innovation

New Acland Mine is trialling sorting technology more commonly used to process minerals in a coal application, improving the quality of feed into the washplant. X-ray and high-pressure air jets are used to eject reject material from raw coal before it enters the operation’s washplant. New Acland washplant manager Robert Rashleigh said the site could potentially be the first Australian coal mi...

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May 18, 2017
Wild weather on its way

Wild weather on its way

A warning is out for central Queensland residents to prepare for severe weather conditions with possible widespread rainfall of up to 200mm forecast throughout the region in the coming days. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a flood watch from Tully to Gladstone with the possibility of flash flooding and isolated falls of 400mm.  Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan ...

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May 17, 2017
Zinc refinery takes a shine to solar

Zinc refinery takes a shine to solar

Construction is under way on the $199 million solar farm at Townsville’s Sun Metals zinc refinery, setting the scene for a potential $267 million expansion. The project is Queensland’s largest industrial solar project and will see 1.3 million solar panels installed to deliver a 125MW renewable energy power station at the refinery. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Energy Minister Mark Bailey...

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May 16, 2017
Local government supply opportunities

Local government supply opportunities

Engineering consultancy services, insurance and quarry materials are among the latest batch of local government supply opportunities throughout regional Queensland. For more information on any of the tenders below visit lgtenderbox.com.au Type Council / Entity Tender Title Opening Date Request for Tender Local Buy Aurukun Shire Council – Insurance (including Insurance Brokerage) Servic...

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May 16, 2017
Yeppoon lagoon construction kicks off

Yeppoon lagoon construction kicks off

Construction work has officially kicked off on the Lagoon Precinct in Yeppoon as part of Livingstone Shire’s $53 million Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation Project. Mayor Bill Ludwig said detailed design plans for the 2500sq m lagoon had involved extensive community consultation. “The Lagoon Precinct is the spectacular centrepiece of the Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisat...

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May 16, 2017
Test plant paves way for Sconi development

Test plant paves way for Sconi development

The Simulus Group has started building a $2 million demonstration-size cobalt-nickel-scandium processing plant for Australian Mines, a joint venture partner in the Sconi project 250km west of Townsville. The Perth-based plant will use a conventional high-pressure acid leach (HPAL) front end to dissolve the metals into solution. Solid-liquid separation, standard solvent extraction (SX) and sulphat...

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May 16, 2017
Blair Athol on the starting blocks

Blair Athol on the starting blocks

Blair Athol coal mine will re-open by the end of June, according to new owner TerraCom – announcing the transfer of operations from Rio Tinto today. The mining lease acquisition by TerraCom subsidiary Orion Mining has been fully approved by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines and includes related licences, land, site infrastructure, active contracts and all mining plan...

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May 16, 2017
New Surat Basin land release for gas development

New Surat Basin land release for gas development

The Palaszczuk Government plans to release two Surat Basin land parcels totalling 395sq km for gas development to supply to the east coast Australian market. The new release, due to happen within two months, comes on top of 58sq km released in February. Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told the Australian Petr...

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May 15, 2017
Caledon Coal goes into administration

Caledon Coal goes into administration

Administrators have been called in at Caledon Coal after a large water inflow in a new longwall production panel halted production at its Cook Colliery near Blackwater. The Cook Colliery – Caledon’s single operating asset and sole source of income – has not operated since March 7 and stood down about 70 employees from March 18. The group employs about 250 full time employees, acco...

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May 15, 2017
Townsville team named for Hells Gate study

Townsville team named for Hells Gate study

National engineering firm SMEC will lead a consortium of Townsville businesses to undertake a $2.2 million study for the proposed Hells Gates Dam on the Burdekin River. The group includes local engineering firm UDP, consulting firm Brazier Motti and economic consultants AEC. They will commence the 12-month detailed feasibility study immediately. The study will determine if the dam, which would be ...

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May 14, 2017
Mount Isa gears up for MineX

Mount Isa gears up for MineX

It is all coming together at Mount Isa’s Buchanan Park Events Complex as the city prepares for MineX 2017. Cranes, forklifts and trucks have been working to erect more than 40 tonnes worth of exhibition boothing, floors and other display fixtures ready for the gates to open at 10am this Tuesday for the Trade and Industry Only day. MineX 2017 will showcase the latest innovation and technology, pr...

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May 14, 2017
Law firm develops data service to aid subbies

Law firm develops data service to aid subbies

A Brisbane-based law firm is developing a Security of Payment Platform (SoPP) to help save subcontractors from being ‘burnt’ by providing easy access to meaningful data on construction companies. Janelle Kerrisk, joint founder of Helix Legal, is a construction litigator of 13 years’ experience who has witnessed time and again the impact of insolvency in the industry – particularly the ...

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