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Jun 17, 2020
Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

A 10-tonne hammer and crane are on site to kick off construction on the first of three major bridge upgrades under the $120.3 million Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. The equipment will be used to drive 36 piles, ranging from 9.5m to 12.5m and weighing 6-8 tonnes, into Goosepond Creek in the next two weeks. The Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project is expected to creat about 150 job...

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May 13, 2020
Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

The Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) METS Export Hub is seeking business input to help boost export capabilities and opportunities. It is conducting a survey of mining equipment and technology services businesses in the region. MIW METS Export Hub manager Dean Kirkwood said business input was fundamental to the success of the Capability Analysis and Supply Chain Mapping Project. “If we ...

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May 12, 2020
Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine. The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety concerns on Queensland’...

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May 01, 2020
Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

BHP has welcomed 250 apprentices and trainees in Mackay and Perth as part of a new program to build skills and create career pathways into the mining sector. The training program, delivered through the new BHP FutureFit Academy, is being developed in conjunction with CQ University and WA’s North Metropolitan TAFE. BHP said the first two campuses had been established at existing BHP wa...

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Jan 20, 2020
New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

Four new mines inspectors are starting work this fortnight at Rockhampton, Mackay and Mount Isa. Acting Mines Minister Mark Ryan said the four new recruits had boosted the ranks of Queensland’s coal and metalliferous mine and quarry inspectors to 46. “The safety and the health of our 70,000 resource workers is paramount and our mine inspectors need to be close to where the mines are,”...

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Sep 09, 2019
Building contract awarded for mining support hub

Building contract awarded for mining support hub

Mackay construction company Fergus Builders has been awarded the contract to build the $7 million Resources Centre of Excellence. The $3.28 million contract includes construction of an administration building, workshop, laboratory, landscaping and utilities. The next stage of development will include fit-out of an underground mining simulator. Assistant Minister for State Development a...

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May 06, 2019
Resource group ready for another Mackay rally

Resource group ready for another Mackay rally

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network plans to rally the region again next weekend, hot on the heels of another State approvals setback for the Carmichael coal project. RIN general manager Adrienne Rourke said the local business community wanted to see confidence in the market and the future for the coal sector. “Adani’s commitment to the railway line and the Carmichael project is the fi...

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