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Aug 20, 2019
Major expansion planned for Proserpine prawn farms

Major expansion planned for Proserpine prawn farms

Tassal Group has acquired Exmoor Station in Central Queensland for about $25 million as it boosts aquaculture activities in the region. The company also announced today that it plans to invest $85 million in expanding operations at Proserpine and on implementing Smart Farm initiatives at Mission Beach, Yamba and Proserpine farms. It has launched a share placement to raise about $108 million...

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Aug 20, 2019
Qantas offers fare advantage for regional residents

Qantas offers fare advantage for regional residents

Qantas has revealed plans to invest up to $10 million each year to discount flights for residents in 16 towns across Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Currently, Qantas provides residents flying between their home town and the nearest capital city with discounts of at least 20-30 per cent. It says bigger discounts will now apply to fares booked during busy periods and a...

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Aug 20, 2019
Lucas Drilling wins $70m contract at Kestrel

Lucas Drilling wins $70m contract at Kestrel

Lucas Drilling has won a $70 million contract to provide Kestrel Coal with degasification and exploration drilling services. The contract is for an initial three-year period, with an option to extend for a further two years by mutual agreement. Lucas says the contract extends an existing long-term working relationship with kestrel, where Lucas currently supplies six rigs supported by up t...

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Aug 20, 2019
Nebo water project nearing completion

Nebo water project nearing completion

A major $7.1 million water supply project in the Isaac region is on track for an October finish after funding from the Building our Regions program. The four-stage Nebo Water Supply Project will boast a new water treatment plant and a two-megalitre reservoir for the town’s 795 residents. Mayor Anne Baker said the project would address critical water infrastructure needs in Nebo, enhancing...

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Aug 20, 2019
Free building industry seminars to fight phoenixing

Free building industry seminars to fight phoenixing

A series of free roadshows is being held for the construction sector across Queensland to help combat illegal phoenixing in the industry. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), the ATO and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have joined forces for the educational campaign. Illegal phoenix activity is the evasion of tax and other responsibilities...

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Aug 19, 2019
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From pump stations to pest control, bitumen sealing to borehole drilling, and more, below is a range of current tender opportunities with Queensland regional councils. Closing on Description Issued By Tue, 20 August 2019 2:00 PM BRC009008: TEN/0687 Training Services  Bundaberg Regional Council Wed, 21 August 2019 2:00 PM MBRC008905:...

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Aug 19, 2019
Safety reset still to reach  half our mining workforce

Safety reset still to reach half our mining workforce

A statewide initiative to refocus on safety has already reached nearly half the state’s 50,000-strong mine and quarry workforce. Another 26,000 people have until the end of the month to complete the workplace safety sessions, Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says. “More than 23,000 workers have joined management and union representatives to take part in safety resets at more than 160 mi...

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Aug 19, 2019
Anglo pumps up Queensland rescue capabilities

Anglo pumps up Queensland rescue capabilities

Anglo American has today announced it will wholly fund the first truck-mounted winder for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service. The funding commitment, in excess of $2 million, will enable the QMRS to purchase a mobile truck-mounted emergency egress system (winder) to assist rescue crews in the event that miners are trapped underground. The announcement comes as hundreds of industry represe...

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Aug 19, 2019
Time to shine for businesses in the North West

Time to shine for businesses in the North West

Nominations have opened for the 2019 Jemena Northern Outback Business Awards, run by Mount Isa’s Commerce North West. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, November 9, and the organisers say revised award categories are already attracting positive feedback. The Northern Outback Business Awards previously encompassed close to 30 award categories; but in 2019 this has been revised to ...

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Aug 19, 2019
Brilliant builds celebrated in Mackay awards

Brilliant builds celebrated in Mackay awards

A world-class aquatic facility has earned Paynters the Project of the Year gong at this year’s Mackay & Whitsunday Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards. The Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Centre includes three swimming pools and associated structures, while the athletics area features a clubhouse to cater for events. Judges were impressed by the collaboration involved and...

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Aug 19, 2019
Mastermyne to acquire Wilson Mining Services

Mastermyne to acquire Wilson Mining Services

Mackay’s Mastermyne Group is taking over underground specialist Wilson Mining Services for $7.6 million. Mastermyne chief executive officer Tony Caruso said the services WMS provided were a smart bolt-on to complement and enhance the Mastermyne offering. “WMS is a highly specialised underground business that has a niche service offering predominately in the longwall ground conso...

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Aug 19, 2019
Braking technology proposal for heavy vehicle fleet

Braking technology proposal for heavy vehicle fleet

A proposal to require Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in heavy vehicles is open for public feedback. The Federal Government has released a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) regarding the technology, which it says would reduce the number and severity of heavy vehicle rear impact crashes. Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Andrew Gee said heavy vehicles repres...

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Aug 18, 2019
New faces for peak professional group

New faces for peak professional group

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland has announced three new appointments. Dr Maureen Hassall has been appointed as the Board’s academic representative, succeeding Dr Nagaratnam Sivakugan. Maureen Hassall. She is an Associate Professor from the University of Queensland and director of UQ R!SK. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Business Administration (MBA...

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Aug 17, 2019
Hayman back in business after $135m rebuild

Hayman back in business after $135m rebuild

The Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort was officially opened on Friday afternoon, with the revamped destination expected to pump $120 million into the Whitsundays economy every year. It is one of three Whitsundays island resorts to re-open in 2019, joining Daydream Island Resort and Elysian Retreat, Long Island. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Mulpha Group and some 440 workers had...

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Aug 16, 2019
Industry rolls up in record numbers for safety event

Industry rolls up in record numbers for safety event

A record number of mining industry representatives are expected to join this year’s Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference on the Gold Coast. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said more than 900 people would attend the conference starting on Sunday – the largest cohort in the event’s 31-year history. “It has been overwhelming t...

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Aug 16, 2019
Bumper response from would-be apprentices

Bumper response from would-be apprentices

Hastings Deering has received a record 2177 applications for its 2020 apprentice intake after closing applications last week. The mining and construction support company opened applications for 75 positions in July for four weeks, with over 1000 applications in the first week. This 2020 total is an increase of nearly 30 per cent on the 2019 apprentice intake application figures. Hastin...

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Aug 16, 2019
Green light for 140-room resort development

Green light for 140-room resort development

Whitsunday Regional Council has given the green light to a 140-room hotel development at Funnel Bay, near Airlie Beach. The Funnel Bay Resort is being developed by Well Smart Funnel Bay Development. In addition to 140 suites, it would include an indoor play area, function pavilion, outdoor theatre, cafe and restaurant. The council said the development was approved because it complied wi...

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Aug 16, 2019
Greenpower takes on NQ gold project

Greenpower takes on NQ gold project

Perth-based Greenpower Energy has acquired a package of former gold mines in North Queensland in a deal with Q-Generate. The new owner says Camel Creek, Golden Cup and Big Rush stopped operations in the 1990s when the gold price was below $US400 an ounce compared with prices above $US1400 now. The combined mines – known as the Golden Ant gold project – produced more than 150,000...

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