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Aug 31, 2016
The future of Northern Australia – ABC ‘Big Ideas’ debate

The future of Northern Australia – ABC ‘Big Ideas’ debate

Big mining projects are not the way forward for the development of northern Australia says former NT Chief Minister Clare Martin. So what is? Check out the ABC’s debate at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/what-should-development-of-northern-australia-look-like/7787756   ...

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Aug 30, 2016
Carmichael project beats another legal challenge

Carmichael project beats another legal challenge

Another legal hurdle to  Adani’s $16 billion Carmichael coal mine has fallen after the Federal Court this week dismissed a challenge from the Australian Conservation Foundation. The decision by Federal Court Justice John Griffiths followed the court’s dismissal earlier this month of a native title claim against the project by a member of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, however three l...

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Aug 30, 2016
Townsville Port reports on monthly air quality data

Townsville Port reports on monthly air quality data

The Port Stakeholder Working Group (PSWG) has released the first edition of the Townsville Port Operations Data Dashboard. The monthly operations data dashboard, believed to be the first of its kind for an Australian port, has been developed collaboratively by the members of the PSWG and is designed to provide easy-to-understand information about air quality in Townsville and operations at the Tow...

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Aug 30, 2016
Open tenders in Toowoomba and the south west

Open tenders in Toowoomba and the south west

  Toowoomba Regional Council – TRC005737:TR-0283 Preferred Supplier Arrangement for the Supply of Quarry Materials Closing Date 6 September 2016 Toowoomba Regional Council – TRC005736:TR-0286 Preferred Supplier Arrangement for the Provision of Civil and Geotechnical Testing Services Closing Date 6 September 2016 North Bur...

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Aug 30, 2016
Ravenswood miner pays dividends in gold

Ravenswood miner pays dividends in gold

Resolute Mining has announced a dividend of 1.7c per share following the adoption of an gold sales-linked dividend policy which includes the opportunity for shareholders to receive dividends in gold. Resolute owns operations in Africa and Australia including the Ravenswood gold mine near Charters Towers in North Queensland. Resolute has partnered with The Perth Mint to provide shareholders with th...

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Aug 30, 2016
Concrete success for Toowoomba company

Concrete success for Toowoomba company

Toowoomba-based construction materials company Wagners is in the running for an international award for the Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) innovation applied during the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport project. Wagners director Joe Wagner, who heads the company’s EFC division, said it was a huge coup to be in contention for an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Award. “We are extremely proud of E...

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Aug 30, 2016
Sugar miller unveils ‘green’ power plan

Sugar miller unveils ‘green’ power plan

MSF Sugar will build a $75 million ‘green’ power station at its Tableland Sugar Mill near Mareeba. The power station will sugar cane fibre, known as bagasse, to produce 24 megawatts of electricity – enough to power every house in the Tableland region. MSF Sugar chief executive officer Mike Barry described the project as a significant confidence booster for both the region and the loc...

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Aug 30, 2016
Live-stream on Surat Basin air quality

Live-stream on Surat Basin air quality

Data from the first comprehensive air quality measurement program in the Surat Basin is now available online for anyone to live-stream. CSIRO, through the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA), is leading a study which includes collection of air quality measurements through a network of five ambient air quality stations in the Chinchilla, Miles and Condamine region of Qu...

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Aug 29, 2016
Anglo seals Foxleigh sale

Anglo seals Foxleigh sale

Anglo American has completed the sale of its 70 per cent interest in the Foxleigh metallurgical coal mine, 12km south-west of Middlemount in Central Queensland. The sale and purchase agreement with a consortium led by Taurus Fund Management was originally announced on April 4 this year Foxleigh is an open-cut operation which produces pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal. The terms of the transact...

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Aug 29, 2016
Another step forward for Townsville CBD stadium

Another step forward for Townsville CBD stadium

Expressions of Interest have opened for principle consultants to put forward their design teams for the North Queensland Stadium. This tendering process opens up the opportunity for local Townsville North Queensland design and construction businesses to work on the $250 million stadium development. Townsville Enterprise CEO, Patricia O’Callaghan, is urging local design and construction busin...

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Aug 29, 2016
Get in quick for Townsville Industry Breakfast

Get in quick for Townsville Industry Breakfast

The September Townsville Industry Breakfast is next week and organisers are encouraging a quick take-up of tickets. The list of projects to be addressed at the September 6 event include. North Queensland Stadium Project A update will be given on the North Queensland Stadium Project. This exciting $250 million project has a strong focus on providing local suppliers with full, fair and reasonable ...

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Aug 29, 2016
Miners promote their green credentials

Miners promote their green credentials

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is promoting its green credentials. Mining’s peak industry body has launched a campaign promoting its members’ role in the development of renewables, innovation and energy security. The campaign would increase public awareness that commodities from the resources sector provide the vital ingredients to make the products we use in our lives every...

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Aug 26, 2016
Start to accelerated port works program in Mackay

Start to accelerated port works program in Mackay

A $2.3 million investment in the Port of Mackay is underway with EPOCA Constructions starting work on an infrastructure upgrade. The latest aspect of this program of works will deliver a $1.9 million upgrade of the port’s Harbour Road East intersection and construction of a new 1.9 hectare laydown area, said Treasurer Curtis Pit. “This is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerated Work...

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Aug 25, 2016
New tender let to work on the Great Barrier Reef

New tender let to work on the Great Barrier Reef

A tender to cull Crown of Thorns Starfish between Port Douglas and Townsville has been called. The estimated value of the contract is up to $5.6 million. Details are available in the latest list of tenders complied and released by the North Queensland office of the Department of State Development. See below. NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION, NORTHERN DISTRICT, 2016/17 RESEAL PACKAGE 4, VARIOUS LOCATIONS (...

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Aug 25, 2016
Remembering miners who lost their lives

Remembering miners who lost their lives

Miners Memorial Day commemorations to be held in Moranbah next month provided an opportunity for everyone associated with mining to reflect and recommit to improving mine safety, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said. “As we reflect on this day, it also allows us an opportunity to pause, and recommit to ensuring workers return safely to their families at the end of every sh...

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Aug 25, 2016
Mining hurt by city-based bias

Mining hurt by city-based bias

Policy made to appease the ill-formed masses based in large metropolitan centres is against the national interest. Controversial academic Professor Ian Plimer will make that case at tomorrow night’s (26 August) 37th Sir George Fisher lecture in Townsville. Professor Plimer gained notoriety for his unstinting views challenging the notion of human-induced climate change. Policy decisions re...

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Aug 24, 2016
Evolution buys into Ernest Henry mine

Evolution buys into Ernest Henry mine

Evolution Mining has acquired a stake in Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining operations, north-east of Cloncurry, for $880 million. The gold miner has also established a strategic alliance with Glencore in respect of potential future regional acquisitions and the parties have made a commitment to cooperate on exploration activities in the region surrounding Ernest Henry. “Evolution has today ga...

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Aug 23, 2016
Lakeland leads way with $42.5m solar storage project

Lakeland leads way with $42.5m solar storage project

Conergy plans to begin construction in Far North Queensland next week in a groundbreaking $42.5 million solar and storage project. The project aims to consistently feed renewable energy into the grid and demonstrate the capability for large-scale solar and battery storage to provide reliable future power quality and supply at a fringe-of-grid location. Located on a 50ha site off the Mulligan Hi...

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