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Feb 23, 2017
Big start to major solar development in Queensland

Big start to major solar development in Queensland

Work at the $126 million Kidston renewable energy project in north Queensland has officially started. It’s come with a visit by Energy Minister Mark Bailey to the historic gold mining site about 200km north-east of Ingham. Genex has secured private funding for the project which also received funding both under the Federal Government ARENA program and the Palaszczuk Government Solar 150 progr...

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Feb 22, 2017
Decked out to weather the storms

Decked out to weather the storms

An $11.5 million project is seeing a new Burnett River Bridge take shape, after the structure was washed away by floodwaters during Cyclone Marcia in 2015. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the bridge deck units were being installed at the Monto–Mount Perry Rd site in central Queensland. He said the works were on track for completion by mid-2017, weather permitting. “The $11.525...

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Feb 22, 2017
Three in the running for Berth 4 operations

Three in the running for Berth 4 operations

Three companies have been shortlisted to operate the Berth 4 container and general cargo terminal at Townsville Port after an EOI process late last year.. Construction is under way on a $40.7 million redevelopment of the facility, which will double the port’s container trade capacity. The three parties invited to submit final proposals to operate the revamped facility are: Australian Amalga...

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Feb 21, 2017
Anglo takes key Bowen Basin sites off the bargaining table

Anglo takes key Bowen Basin sites off the bargaining table

Anglo American has confirmed it will retain its Grosvenor and Moranbah coal assets after reporting a net income of $US1.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared with a net loss of $US5.6 billion in 2015. Chief executive Mark Cutifani said the wide-ranging measures the company set out in 2016 to sustainably improve cash flows and strengthen the balance sheet had enabled it to reduce...

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Feb 21, 2017
March set for re-opening of CQ coal mine

March set for re-opening of CQ coal mine

TerraCom has been given the green light to buy the Blair Athol open cut coal mine. The ASX has been informed of the Queensland Government’s indicative approval to formally purchase the northern Bowen Basin mine off Rio Tinto. TerraCom executive chairman Cameron McRae said all approvals were now in place to allow the company to reopen the mine by the end of March. “We have been working for so...

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Feb 21, 2017
Green light for $50m gas investment

Green light for $50m gas investment

Senex Energy plans to spend $50 million on its Western Surat Gas Project this year as it commits to a 30-well drilling campaign, with gas production of around 10 TJ/day expected by mid-2018. Senex managing director and chief executive officer Ian Davies said the work program would result in significant gas volumes from drill ready acreage, and the company had a clear strategy for project accelerat...

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Feb 21, 2017
Research director takes on development role

Research director takes on development role

Members of the group that will oversee the administration of a $75 million project to help develop northern Australia have been announced. Sheriden Morris will chair the board of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia. She’s also the managing director of the Reef and Rainforest CRC. The project will bring industry, research organisations and international ...

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Feb 20, 2017
Lancini steps down from TEL board

Lancini steps down from TEL board

Townsville Enterprise is looking for a new board member after the resignation of high profile property developer Laurence Lancini. Mr Lancini’s decision, after more than a decade on the TEL board, comes on the back of his recent appointment as the President of the Property Council of Australia-Queensland. His resignation came with a great degree of sadness but he was confident in the future of the...

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Feb 20, 2017
Robust outlook for $97m Walford Creek plan

Robust outlook for $97m Walford Creek plan

Aeon Metals has reported positive results from a study into the Walford Creek polymetallic project, flagging a start date of early 2019 for production. The Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for a proposed open pit mine and onsite processing of the Vardy Zone at Walford Creek was compiled in conjunction with consultancy AMEC Foster Wheeler. Aeon Metals will now work on a bankable feasibility st...

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Feb 19, 2017
Underground specialist Pybar joins Thalanga zinc project

Underground specialist Pybar joins Thalanga zinc project

The Thalanga zinc project in north Queensland is continuing on its course to production in the second half of this year, with Pybar Mining Services awarded the West 45 underground mining contract. Pybar, the third largest underground hard rock mining contractor in Australia, is expected to begin to mobilise to site this fortnight. Meanwhile project owner Red River Resources has reported high-grade...

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Feb 18, 2017
Fulton Hogan wins $45m Amrun dam contract

Fulton Hogan wins $45m Amrun dam contract

The Queensland division of civil construction company Fulton Hogan has won a contract valued at $45 million to build a dam supplying water to the $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project in western Cape York. The 10.9 gigalitre dam will be called ‘Arraw’, a name chosen by the traditional owners and the local word for emu. Fulton Hogan will develop the impoundment area, embankment and intake infras...

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Feb 18, 2017
Green light for $85m waterfront development

Green light for $85m waterfront development

Douglas Shire Council has approved an $85 million redevelopment proposal for the Port Douglas waterfront, expected to create 320 direct jobs during construction. The Reef Marina proposal includes a rainforest walk connecting Macrossan St to the marina, waterfront residences including 80 new apartments and townhouses; new restaurants and bars and a live entertainment venue. Douglas Shire Mayor Juli...

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Feb 17, 2017
New coal mine takes key step forward

New coal mine takes key step forward

It should be easier for advocates of the latest Queensland coal mine proposal to negotiate the web of environmental compliance and legislation. The Olive Downs lease about 40kms south east of Moranbah is touted as potentially one of the largest coking mines in the world. The $1 billion project has been given ‘coordinated project’ status. The Coordinator-General could now independen...

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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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