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Apr 28, 2017
New NQ zinc mine delivers first truckload of ore

New NQ zinc mine delivers first truckload of ore

Red River Resources has started mining massive sulphide ore from underground at the West 45 mine, part of the company’s Thalanga zinc project south-west of Charters Towers. The company said today the first truckload of massive sulphide ore had been delivered to the ROM (Run of Mine) pad ready for processing through the Thalanga mill in the last quarter of 2017. Thalanga mill refurbishment is exp...

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Apr 28, 2017
Coal country released for exploration

Coal country released for exploration

More than 270sq km of prime central Queensland coal country is open for bids from explorers. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced tenders for four blocks in the Bowen Basin. “Resource developments which create jobs and attract economic investment to our regional communities must start with exploration,” he said. “This land release is a significant opportunit...

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Apr 26, 2017
Vines Creek Bridges replacement kicks off

Vines Creek Bridges replacement kicks off

Queensland Bridge and Civil has been awarded the contract for the $28 million Vines Creek Bridges project in Mackay, with construction works starting six months ahead of schedule. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the work would replace the two double-lane bridges on Harbour Rd (Mackay-Slade Point Rd). “The project will deliver two new bridges and approaches, flood improvem...

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Apr 26, 2017
Focus on hospital construction works

Focus on hospital construction works

Tendering opportunities stemming from multimillion-dollar developments at Toowoomba’s three major hospitals will be highlighted at a forum in May. Attendees at Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise’s networking event will hear from representatives from St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital and Toowoomba Hospital. St Vincent’s is investing $30 million on six new ope...

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Apr 26, 2017
Local government supply opportunities

Local government supply opportunities

Sewer relining, borehole drilling and bitumen services 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   TENDER COUNCIL TENDER TITLE OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE Request for Tender Ipswich City Council 10267 – Building Trade Services – Home Assist 18-Apr...

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Apr 25, 2017
Tender to manage multimillion-dollar defence project

Tender to manage multimillion-dollar defence project

The Commonwealth Government is calling for tenders to upgrade facilities at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area north of Rockhampton. They’ve put an estimated value of between $120 million and $140 million on the project and a closing date of May 30. The facility is one of two which will be employed by Singapore in a billion dollar plus plan to train its defence forces in Australia. No referenc...

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Apr 25, 2017
Government tenders closing next week

Government tenders closing next week

Roads and water works dominate the latest civil engineering offerings in regional Queensland from the Department of Housing and Local Works. They all close the second or third of May. Road Upgrade from unsealed to sealed standard, Peninsula Developmental Road Contractors prequalified to R2 and F15 are invited to tender for Road Upgrade from unsealed to sealed standard, Myall Creek to Rio Tinto ...

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Apr 25, 2017
Solar tender to close shortly

Solar tender to close shortly

Tenders are open for concrete works associated with the inverter foundation at the Kidston Solar Project. Be Quick. The full scope of works closes on Thursday 27 April. Phase one of the AUD$105m renewables energy project is underway in North Queensland at the site of the old Kidston Gold Mine, 270kms north west of Townsville. UGL has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contr...

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Apr 24, 2017
Offtake demand the acid test for $668m Walford Creek proposal

Offtake demand the acid test for $668m Walford Creek proposal

Aeon Metals is seeking potential sulphuric acid offtake clients to support the development of a roaster and acid plant as part of its Walford Creek project, in north-west Queensland. A recently released cobalt roasting scoping study for the project proposes a large-scale, 2.5Mtpa open pit mine and onsite processing utilising a concentrator, roaster and acid plant to produce copper, zinc, and lead ...

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Apr 24, 2017
Lithium potential lures explorer to north Queensland

Lithium potential lures explorer to north Queensland

Lithium Australia is focusing on new grounds in Queensland, with three exploration mineral permits granted this month for its Amber project south-west of Cairns. “Lithium Australia has identified north Queensland as a region with the optimum geological history to host major lithium deposits,” managing director Adrian Griffin said. “Amber adds significantly to our Queensland portfolio...

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Apr 24, 2017
Tenders called for Bowen Target store

Tenders called for Bowen Target store

Hutchinson Builders has tenders open for construction/refurbishment work on the Bowen Target store, with quotes closing on May 3. Full details at https://app.estimateone.com/s/hutchinson-qld/stage/154715 TENDER DETAILS Project Name Target Bowen Address , Bowen QLD 4805 Budget $1.5m – $2m Lead Estimator  Matt Preston-Smith (matt.preston-smith@hutchinsonbuilders.com.au) TRA...

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Apr 24, 2017
EOI’s for Gladstone solar farm among the latest tenders called.

EOI’s for Gladstone solar farm among the latest tenders called.

The State Government invites expressions of interest from developers to build a large scale solar farm near Gladstone. That as well as civil works, demolition and cleaning contracts are included in the latest round of tenders. DEMOLITION WORKS – TOWNSVILLE CITY BUS HUB (10 May 2017) CLEANING AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES(15 May 2017) WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT – PLANT STREET(16 May 2...

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Apr 22, 2017
Mackay Helicopters wins port contract

Mackay Helicopters wins port contract

Two new Airbus helicopters are going into service in Mackay and Gladstone for marine pilot transfer duties. A joint tender process between Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) and North Queensland Bulk Port (NQBP) saw Mackay Helicopters awarded the contract for the supply of helicopters, which were this week under construction at Mackay airport as they were readied for service. State Member for Mack...

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Apr 21, 2017
BMA commits to $270m growth project

BMA commits to $270m growth project

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) will invest about $270 million (US$204 million) in an 11km overland conveyor system to transport coal from Peak Downs Mine to the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at Caval Ridge. The Caval Ridge Southern Circuit capital growth project, near Moranbah in the Bowen Basin, is expected to create up to 400 new construction jobs and lock in about 200 ongoing o...

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Apr 20, 2017
EOI call for flagship green energy project

EOI call for flagship green energy project

The State Government is seeking expressions of interest from industry to transform a 1248ha site near Gladstone into a major renewable energy hub. The Aldoga site will be Economic Development Queensland’s flagship renewable energy project and is part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing Our Cities and Regions Strategy which aims to re-purpose underutilised state land to generate jobs, and ...

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Apr 20, 2017
Funds signed off for northern road projects

Funds signed off for northern road projects

Construction is due to begin in mid-2017 on four key road upgrades on the Flinders Highway and Kennedy Developmental Road after the release of $76.26 million in specialist Australian Government funding. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the approval of the funding under the Government’s $600 million Northern Australia Roads Program (NARP). The...

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Apr 20, 2017
Capricorn Copper gains prescribed project status

Capricorn Copper gains prescribed project status

The Capricorn Copper mine restart has gained special status to cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in north-west Queensland.   State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today granted prescribed project status to the $152 million project to refurbish and re-open the mine, 125km north of Mount Isa. The former Mount Gordon copper mine was mothballed in 2013 due to falling world copper prices...

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Apr 19, 2017
Production steps up at Rocklands mill

Production steps up at Rocklands mill

Cloncurry copper producer CuDeco says it is now achieving nameplate throughput rates on a regular basis at its Rocklands process plant. Metal recovery improved significantly throughout March and had continued through April compared to previous months due to an intensive effort from the company’s metallurgical team, combined with improved control and management of reagents, the company said. The ...

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