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Jan 17, 2020
WH Corbould – one of the fathers of Mount Isa Mines

WH Corbould – one of the fathers of Mount Isa Mines

Excerpt from ‘Eminent Queensland Engineers’ Courtesy – Queensland Division Institution of Engineers ...

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Jan 17, 2020
Liontown mine focus for Red River in 2020

Liontown mine focus for Red River in 2020

Red River Resources is fast-tracking development of the Liontown project as its next mine at the Thalanga complex after ‘outstanding’ exploration results in 2019. Speaking upon the release of December quarterly reports, managing director Mel Palancian said Liontown and Liontown East were proving to be a much bigger mineralised system than expected. Red River last month reported ...

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Jan 17, 2020
Architects appointed for terminal redevelopment

Architects appointed for terminal redevelopment

Townsville-based i4architecture, together with global firm Group GSA, have been appointed to work on the $80 million Townsville Airport terminal redevelopment project. Construction is expected to get underway by the middle of this year. Townsville Airport chief operating Officer Kevin Gill said the architects’ joint tender stood out because of the obvious grasp of the region’s uniquenes...

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Jan 17, 2020
Adani presentation kicks off Mackay networking series

Adani presentation kicks off Mackay networking series

Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow will kick off the Bowen Basin Mining Club’s networking luncheons for 2020. Mr Dow has been confirmed for the keynote presentation for the first event of the year next month in Mackay. It comes as the company continues to roll out work ;packages for its Carmichael coal and rail project in Central Queensland. Contracts awarded in the pas...

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Jan 17, 2020
Business briefings to tap into  Defence work

Business briefings to tap into Defence work

Defence Jobs Queensland is hosting two regional forums to help businesses tap into Defence supply chain opportunities. Retired senior Army Reserve Officer and businessman Michael Fairweather will be the presenter for the seminars in Townsville on February 12 and Rockhampton on February 13. The Defence Business 101 seminars, costing $50, will cover: the defence sector and how the defence ...

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Jan 16, 2020
TRT appointed as Kobelco crane distributor

TRT appointed as Kobelco crane distributor

Kobelco Construction Machinery has appointed TRT (Tidd Ross Todd) as its new crane distributor for New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Fiji. TRT will provide Kobelco crane customers in the Oceania region with technical information, parts supply, and sales of new Kobelco cranes.   Announcing the partnership today, TRT said the business was excited to combine TRT...

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Jan 16, 2020
Tyre-fitting ban directive at fatal mine accident site

Tyre-fitting ban directive at fatal mine accident site

Curragh mine owner Coronado Global Resources has revealed a ban on relevant tyre and wheel-rim fitting activities at the coal site after Sunday’s fatal accident. All operations at the Blackwater mine have been suspended since Thiess employee Donald Rabbitt (pictured) was killed during a tyre change in the main workshop. The company today announced that operations would gradually resum...

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Jan 15, 2020
Major civil equipment    auctions across four sites

Major civil equipment auctions across four sites

Pickles is kicking off 2020 with a raft of four civil equipment auctions with items worth more than $20 million. The largest of the on-site sales is at Ipswich on February 5, when a large range of earthmoving equipment goes under the hammer from Bachmann Plant Hire, which has gone into administration. The haul includes 28 scrapers, 14 track dozers, 15 articulated dump trucks, 10 compactors,...

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Jan 15, 2020
New Century passes cattle business to Waanyi group

New Century passes cattle business to Waanyi group

Zinc miner New Century Resources has divested its interest in the Lawn Hill and Riversleigh Pastoral Holding Company for $9.8 million. The miner’s 49 per cent stake is being acquired by the Waanyi SPC, current holders of the controlling 51 per cent interest in the business and corporate representative of the Waanyi People. New Century will keep access rights to the pastoral propertie...

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Jan 15, 2020
London calling for Wagners’ Earth Friendly Concrete

London calling for Wagners’ Earth Friendly Concrete

A Queensland geopolymer concrete is being trialled in London for a 900mm diameter, 25m deep anchor pile. Toowoomba-based Wagners’ Earth Friendly Concrete is being used at a Keltbray Group site at Landsec’s Nova East, London Victoria project. Wagners Group technical manager John Day said the pour in London this week was another great example of the progress the company had made with...

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Jan 15, 2020
EMR GEAR Consortium keen on Ravenswood potential

EMR GEAR Consortium keen on Ravenswood potential

New Ravenswood gold mine owners EMR Capital and Golden Energy and Resources have flagged a keen interest in ramping up operations and extending the life of the business. The EMR GEAR Consortium described the operation as having significant expansion potential to become a large scale, low cost and long life producer. “The Ravenswood acquisition creates a truly exciting opportunity to l...

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Jan 15, 2020
MAJOR CHANGES TO CITIES IN THE 20S | TREND FORECAST

MAJOR CHANGES TO CITIES IN THE 20S | TREND FORECAST

By Outdoor Design Source A drop in car ownership, smaller houses, walkability impacting property prices, residential blocks atop shopping centres, and ‘mini Melbournes’ in outer suburbs. These are the city trends that will begin to emerge next year and mark the beginning of a new decade in urban planning. 16 tiny houses you wish you could live in The forecasts come from one of Au...

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Jan 15, 2020
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

by Beth Skwarecki Lifehacker Mosquitoes love to feed on some of us more than others. I figure I’m one of the more appetizing humans; I get a lot of bites if I’m not wearing bug spray, and when I was pregnant I got tons. It turns out there are a few reasons why. They follow your breath We inhale oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. That’s just a fact of our metabolism. And so ...

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Jan 15, 2020
Maroon Gold acquisition falls through

Maroon Gold acquisition falls through

Perth-based European Cobalt has opted out of a deal to buy the gold-focused business responsible for restarting Charters Towers’ Blackjack processing plant. The company in November announced that it had entered an exclusive option agreement with the shareholders of Maroon Gold to acquire 100 per cent of its issued capital. But it decided late last month that it would not proceed with the ...

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Jan 15, 2020
Green light for $300m Ravenswood gold mine sale

Green light for $300m Ravenswood gold mine sale

A $300 million sale deal for Ravenswood gold operations is going ahead, with the new owners committed to an expansion project at the North Queensland mine. Resolute Mining said it had signed definitive agreements for the sale to a consortium involving private equity manager EMR Capital and mining company Golden Energy and Resources (GEAR). There would be no immediate changes to Ravenswood g...

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Jan 15, 2020
Cairns briefing paves way for convention centre work

Cairns briefing paves way for convention centre work

Managing contractor Lendlease Building plans a local industry briefing next week for work on the $176 million Cairns Convention Centre expansion. Potential suppliers will be able to learn about work packages and how to apply at the information session at the convention centre, January 23 from 3-4.30pm. General manager Lendlease Queensland and Northern Territory Brad Protheroe called on loca...

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Jan 14, 2020
Walkerston Bypass added to priority infrastructure list

Walkerston Bypass added to priority infrastructure list

Central Queensland’s Walkerston Bypass road project has been ranked among the nation’s top priorities when it comes to infrastructure investment. Infrastructure Australia has added the Peak Downs Highway Realignment Project (Walkerston Bypass) to the Infrastructure Priority List after a rigorous assessment of the project’s business case. The $150 million Walkerston Bypass pr...

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Jan 14, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal kicks off Hillalong North drill program

Bowen Coking Coal kicks off Hillalong North drill program

Bowen Coking Coal has started its Hillalong North exploration program at the Hillalong coking coal project in the Bowen Basin. Hillalong North is the primary open-pit target for the project, which sits about 16km north-west of the Hail Creek mine. Exploration expenditure for Hillalong is covered under a farm-in agreement which will see Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corporation spend up ...

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