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Jul 24, 2017
Cloncurry copper mine deal canned

Cloncurry copper mine deal canned

Altona Mining has ended its funding deal with Sichuan Railway Investment Group Co for the Cloncurry copper project, 95km north-east of Mount Isa. Altona had granted an extension to July 21 for SRIG to obtain the necessary Chinese regulatory approvals for the joint venture agreement. This came after a  landslide in June, causing major loss of life in Sichuan Province, delayed the approval process....

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Jul 24, 2017
Dalby roadworks go to FKG/McIlwain Civil

Dalby roadworks go to FKG/McIlwain Civil

A joint venture between FKG Group and McIlwain Civil has been awarded work to upgrade the Warrego Highway through Dalby in projects totalling $115 million. Part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program, the work will include providing extra turning lanes and safety features. Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud outlined the details of the two projects, which will cover about 7k...

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Jul 24, 2017
Head planner needed for Qld schools

Head planner needed for Qld schools

A position is being created for master planning of Queensland schools and educational institutions. The role covers the whole state. The opportunity has come form the Department of Education and Training which is seeking offers from suitably qualified and experienced Consultants to form a Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) for the provision of professional services. The opportunity closes on Monday ...

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Jul 24, 2017
Foamed bitumen foils floodwaters

Foamed bitumen foils floodwaters

Stretches of Queensland highway stabilised with foamed bitumen have emerged unscathed from inundation caused by Cyclone Debbie, saving millions of dollars in repairs and notching up recognition for the road rehabilitation method. Rockhampton’s Yeppen Floodway was among the areas to go under water after being rehabilitated with foamed bitumen early this year. “Soon after the water receded there...

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Jul 23, 2017
EIS out for $583m island development

EIS out for $583m island development

A $583 million redevelopment and expansion of the Lindeman Island resort is a step closer with the release of the project’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS). White Horse Australia Lindeman proposes a five-star beach resort, six-star spa resort, five-star eco resort, tourist villa precinct and luxury camping facilities, creating 300 jobs each during construction and 300 operational ...

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Jul 22, 2017
Bauxite Hills on the starting blocks

Bauxite Hills on the starting blocks

Metro Mining aims to begin employing its Bauxite Hills workforce within months, targeting jobseekers in Cairns, Weipa, Injunoo and Hope Vale. Construction for the direct shipping ore operation, 95km north of Weipa, is expected to be completed in July-December this year. Managing director Simon Finnis said it would then be placed into care and maintenance over the wet season before kicking off prod...

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Jul 21, 2017
Queensland junior bullish on bauxite

Queensland junior bullish on bauxite

Demand for bauxite is on the rise, with China forecast to boost imports by 51 per cent by 2025, says Metallica Minerals chief executive officer Simon Slesarewich. Metallica is poised to commence its direct shipping ore operation on Cape York this quarter, pending receipt of its mining lease. The Urquhart operation is expected to produce 1.5Mtpa of ore, but Metallica is keen to add further bauxite ...

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Jul 21, 2017
Teck wins Cloncurry exploration tender

Teck wins Cloncurry exploration tender

Teck Australia has won the tender to explore 102sq km near Cloncurry in an area prospective for zinc, lead and silver. Teck Australia is a  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada’s Teck, one of the world’s biggest producers of base metals as well as specialty metals such as germanium, indium and cadmium. Queensland Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the latest development came in the wa...

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Jul 21, 2017
North-West blueprint off track says Katter

North-West blueprint off track says Katter

The State’s new blueprint has failed to tackle the burning issues that will define the future of the North West Minerals Province in the short to medium term, says Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter. Mr Katter has welcomed the commitments to foster regional mineral exploration in the strategy released this week. But he said there was a strong level of disappointment that the issue of rail and en...

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Jul 20, 2017
Local government supply opportunities

Local government supply opportunities

Rollers, electrical work and drain construction 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 TENDER Opening Closing Request for Tender Winton Shire Council Supply of Multi tyred rollers 11-Jul-17 2/08/2017 Request for Tender Bulloo Shire Council T201...

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Jul 20, 2017
Deadline looms for freight strategy input

Deadline looms for freight strategy input

Final submissions are being called for the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said stakeholder input was essential to ensuring Australia could best take advantage of the growing freight task. “This inquiry, which will feed into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, will ensure Australia can meet the...

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Jul 20, 2017
Realm Resources works to outfox the coal cycle

Realm Resources works to outfox the coal cycle

New owner Realm Resources has overseen a $15 million civil works program to set the Foxleigh pit up for the next eight to 10 years of mining, on behalf of the Foxleigh joint venture. But managing director Glen Lewis believes the company can push the coal operation’s life out even further as it invests in exploration efforts on a 57,000ha tenement package that stretches from Curragh North to Midd...

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Jul 20, 2017
New head for Queensland Exploration Council

New head for Queensland Exploration Council

Former Queensland chief government geologist Brad John has taken over from Geoff Dickie as chair of the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC). Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Dr Dickie had steered the organisation through some challenging times, demonstrating strength of character and unwavering dedication over seven years. “He never hesitated in providing his ext...

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Jul 19, 2017
Port of Bundaberg celebrates a ‘first’

Port of Bundaberg celebrates a ‘first’

The Port of Bundaberg welcomed its first shipment of gypsum today, marking the start of the production of plasterboard at the new $70 million Knauf manufacturing plant. Ports Minister Mark Bailey said this was a significant milestone for the port. “The arrival of MV Poavosa Wisdom VIII marks the first major import of dry bulk product for the Port of Bundaberg,” Mr Bailey said. “Not only does...

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Jul 19, 2017
Blueprint to bolster North West Minerals Province

Blueprint to bolster North West Minerals Province

A new North West Minerals Province strategic blueprint to stimulate exploration investment and job creation has been welcomed by the Queensland resource industry’s peak body. It includes more than $30 million worth of measures including large-scale geological surveys to identify new commercial deposits, a four-year program to support exploration in greenfield and high-risk areas and red-t...

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Jul 19, 2017
User-friendly tool for truckers

User-friendly tool for truckers

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released a new chart showing 39 common heavy vehicle combinations, with details about weight limits, length and vehicle classes.   NHVR National Harmonisation manager Matthew Bereni said the Common Heavy Freight Vehicle Combinations chart would assist operators to understand some of the key conditions required to access the road network.   “This is a us...

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Jul 19, 2017
Hann Highway upgrades kick off

Hann Highway upgrades kick off

Works officially kicked off today on a $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Rd (Hann Highway) improvement project between Mount Garnet and Hughenden. The upgrades, including sealing and widening works, are vital for economic development in the region, according to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester. “This is one of the key projects being delivered through the Australian...

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Jul 18, 2017
Boost for $640m Ingham bio-energy proposal

Boost for $640m Ingham bio-energy proposal

North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation has hailed a State Government funding commitment as “a breakthrough” for its planned $640 million sugar-based renewable energy project at Ingham. NQBE chairman Robert Carey said the $1.17 million funding stemmed from the Queensland Government’s Bio-futures Industry Development Fund. “It is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle for the project in that...

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