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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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Aug 22, 2016
New head for NQ airports board

New head for NQ airports board

The North Queensland Airports Board today announced the appointment of Norris Carter as chief executive officer. This appointment follows the resignation of Kevin Brown in April to take up the role of chief executive at Perth Airport. NQA board chairman Ross Rolfe said that the board was delighted that Mr Carter had agreed to accept the role. “We were very impressed by the strong field of applic...

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Aug 20, 2016
ANU dishes up new solar power solution

ANU dishes up new solar power solution

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations. The team designed and built a new receiver for the solar concentrator dish at ANU, halving losses and achieving a 97 per cent conversion of sunlight into steam. The university says the breakthrough could lead to the generatio...

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Aug 20, 2016
Plimer to challenge city bias at Townsville lecture

Plimer to challenge city bias at Townsville lecture

Uninformed decisions originating from the weight of voters in big cities are hurting the development of Australia’s primary industries. Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne Ian Plimer will be putting that contention to the audience at the 37th Sir George Fisher lecture in Townsville this Friday (August 26). Professor Plimer also says sovereign risk has multipli...

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Aug 19, 2016
Tenders called for $34m Cairns bridge project

Tenders called for $34m Cairns bridge project

Tenders are being called for the $34.2 million Bill Fulton Bridge duplication project. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the project would considerably improve safety and traffic flow by removing a pinch-point on one of Cairns’ key arterial roads and providing control at a busy intersection. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said more than 30,000 motorists used the Cairn...

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Aug 19, 2016
Parliamentary inquiry into re-emergence of ‘black lung’ in Queensland

Parliamentary inquiry into re-emergence of ‘black lung’ in Queensland

The State Government will establish a Parliamentary inquiry into the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or ‘black lung’ disease, in Queensland. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said he was responding to stakeholder input. “I have listened to the workers, to the industry, to the doctors, to my departmental advisors and independent experts,” he ...

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Aug 18, 2016
Cape York road contracts awarded

Cape York road contracts awarded

Koppens Developments and Robinson Civil Constructions FNQ have won contracts to seal a further 35km of the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) this year as part of the Cape York Region Package (CYRP) of works. The joint announcement was made by Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey, Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Member f...

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Aug 17, 2016
Komatsu releases PC7000 next-generation mining shovel

Komatsu releases PC7000 next-generation mining shovel

Komatsu Australia has released its “next generation” in mining shovels, the PC7000, a 700 tonne class machine available in face shovel and backhoe configurations. It is matched to plus-200 tonne trucks such as Komatsu’s 830E, 860E and 930E haul units. According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s National Product Manager, the new PC7000 – which had its worldwide release in April 2016 Ba...

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Aug 17, 2016
Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation Tech Expo – Townsville

Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation Tech Expo – Townsville

See who was there by clicking the link below Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation Tech Expo – Townsville     ...

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Aug 17, 2016
Work to begin on Mackay Ring Road

Work to begin on Mackay Ring Road

The route for the proposed Mackay Ring Road on the Bruce Highway has been finalised and major construction works should kick off early next year, according to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester. The Australian Government has committed up to $448 million to the Bruce Highway – Mackay Ring Road – Stage 1 project, with the Queensland Government committing up to...

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