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May 10, 2017
Bulk recruitment starts for Dugald River

Bulk recruitment starts for Dugald River

MMG’s Dugald River mine has launched its bulk recruitment with a focus on local employment as the project ramps up towards commissioning in the latter part of 2017. The north-west Queensland zinc operation is expected to employ up to 400 site-based staff when fully operational. Following almost 12 months of construction, the first bulk recruitment campaign for the new mining operation will s...

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May 10, 2017
National recognition for landfill gas-to-power project

National recognition for landfill gas-to-power project

Gladstone Regional Council’s Benaraby Landfill Gas-to-Power Project has been named as a 2017 National Awards for Local Government category winner. It is now in the running for the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Local Government, which will be announced on June 20. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett was rapt with the award and hoped there would be a bigger one to follow when the major...

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May 09, 2017
Inland Rail draws $8.4b federal funding pledge

Inland Rail draws $8.4b federal funding pledge

The Federal Government has committed to finance the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project by a combination of an additional $8.4 billion equity investment in the Australian Rail Track Corporation and a public-private partnership for the most complex elements of the project. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the Inland Rail would provide a high-capacity freight link bet...

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May 09, 2017
Budget earmarks $28.7m for gas program

Budget earmarks $28.7m for gas program

The Federal Government will invest $28.7 million in a new East Coast gas development program to target faster development of onshore gas fields to meet Australian demand, while also focusing on a fair return to landholders. Resources Minister Senator Matt Canavan described the program as an investment in the future of manufacturing and the future of Australian jobs. “It will help secure the dome...

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May 09, 2017
Bankwest report reflects stalled construction sector

Bankwest report reflects stalled construction sector

Construction in Australia is expected to show a 0.4 per cent decline for  2016-17, according to an Australian industry overview published by Bankwest in its Business Insights series. The residential construction sector and the construction services sector (bricklaying, roofing, plumbing, electrical and painting and decorating services) are still feeling the after-effects of the GFC and the end of...

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May 08, 2017
Coal contribution climbing

Coal contribution climbing

The state Government has highlighted improving conditions in the mining and energy sector with updates on two indicative projects. Japan’s JFE Steel has announced its intention to start construction on the $1.76 billion Byerwen Mine joint venture with QCoal.   The mine is forecast to yield up to 10 million tonnes of high-quality coking and thermal coal annually from open-cut operations 20...

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May 08, 2017
Tenders open for new coal fields, port construction and containers

Tenders open for new coal fields, port construction and containers

The State Government has released four areas for coal exploration permits in Queensland’s Bowen Basin via competitive tender without a cash bidding component. The closing time is 2:30PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Thursday 24 August 2017. Click here for more detail.   Still with the coal industry and North Queensland Bulk Ports is seeking Proposals for Q16-059 MOF – Stage...

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May 08, 2017
Local government supply opportunities

Local government supply opportunities

Bridge building, road resealing and steel supply are among the latest batch of local government tender opportunities throughout regional Queensland. For more information on any of the tenders below visit lgtenderbox.com.au   Type Code Title OPENING CLOSING Request for Tender Croydon Shire Council Tender T10 2016/2017 – Croydon Heritage Buildings, Essential Maintenance 2-May-17 26...

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May 08, 2017
RAN helicopters listed in the latest Federal Government tenders

RAN helicopters listed in the latest Federal Government tenders

Tenders are sought for ex-Royal Australian Navy helicopters. The RAN is currently withdrawing it’s fleet of AS350BA Squirrel and is offering 8 airframes and associated inventory for sale. Nominations to attend the industry briefings on 23 May are to be submitted via email to disposal.tender@defence.gov.au as specified in the Conditions of Tender. Closing date is 19 May. Click here for detail...

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May 08, 2017
Townsville Industry Breakfast

Townsville Industry Breakfast

PRESENTATIONS $515 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project The $515 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project will upgrade a 14km section of highway across the floodplain, between Ayr and Townsville, including replacement of the narrow Haughton River Bridge.   $35 million Agripower Fertiliser Plant Upgrade Agripower is set to commence a $35 million plant upgrade to its Char...

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May 08, 2017
Collinsville solar build to start within weeks

Collinsville solar build to start within weeks

Construction of the $100 million Collinsville solar farm could start within weeks after Ratch Australia Corporation announced today it had reached financial close on the 42.5 megawatt (MW) project. Ratch’s executive general manager, business development Anthony Yeates said the company could break ground on the solar farm before the end of May. “We have been working on redevelopment options for...

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May 08, 2017
Registrations open for Qld’s big safety conference

Registrations open for Qld’s big safety conference

The registration brochure for the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference has been released. The brochure is available to the community and can be viewed by clicking this link. The theme for the Conference is – Sharing My Story, with the byline – Understanding and leading in times of true adversity. The conference committee has invited presenters from major health and safet...

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May 08, 2017
Byerwen green light

Byerwen green light

JFE Steel Corporation said today it had agreed with QCoal to commence construction work on the $1.7 billion Byerwen coal project, near Glenden in the Bowen Basin. The agreement came after the Queensland State Government last month granted mining leases to the joint venture to develop two tenements in the project. Early stage development will be carried out with the aim to begin shipping coal in ea...

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May 08, 2017
Update on next week’s MineX

Update on next week’s MineX

REGIONAL PROJECTS FORUM- BREAKFAST If you haven’t got your tickets for the Regional Projects Forum from 7am Tuesday May 16 it’s not too late! Get your tickets and find out more info by clicking the below image: EXTRAS ON OFFER TO MINEX EXHIBITORS In addition to the inclusions of the trade and industry day and the optional function attend...

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May 08, 2017
Arrow eyes major Surat Basin expansion

Arrow eyes major Surat Basin expansion

Arrow Energy has launched the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for a major expansion of its Tipton gas project, 30km west of Dalby in the Surat Basin. Arrow Energy chief executive officer Qian Mingyang said the project involved a significant upgrade of existing facilities, and would more than double production capacity from Tipton to more than 80 TJ/d. “This project continues the develo...

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May 06, 2017
Emerald’s $23m sewerage plant upgrade kicks off

Emerald’s $23m sewerage plant upgrade kicks off

A $23 million upgrade to Emerald’s Black Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant has officially commenced, with Aquatec Maxcon leading the work. The upgrade will more than double the overloaded plant’s current capacity. The project is jointly funded by the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program and the Central Highlands Regional Council. “Local business contribution is most...

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May 06, 2017
Cairns to host naval shipbuilding briefing

Cairns to host naval shipbuilding briefing

Far northern businesses interested in capitalising on growth opportunities in the defence industry are being urged to join a Naval Shipbuilding briefing in Cairns this month. Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the briefing would be a fantastic opportunity for local industry and was perfectly aligned with the push for Cairns to become the maritime maintenance and sustainment hub for N...

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May 06, 2017
Townsville project takes Property Council prize

Townsville project takes Property Council prize

The Village Townsville has been named as the best affordable housing development at the 2017 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney.  Owned by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), The Village is 3.5km from the centre of Townsville and overlooks riverfront parkland and tree-lined avenues. The development will eventually be home to about 1...

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