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Aug 10, 2020
Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Peak NQ economic development group Townsville Enterprise has launched a roadmap to ‘unlock the North’, listing key local projects to help power the nation’s economic recovery. The Unlock the North: Townsville North Queensland Projects and Policies document was developed with TaskforceNQ and the regional councils of Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, and...

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Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension notice and 31 October 2020...

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Jun 16, 2020
Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

The State Government aims to ‘supercharge’ exploration for new economy minerals with $10 million in grants to be released under the second round of its COVID-19 fightback plan. The package announced today also features a $650,000 investment in the mining equipment, technology and services sector. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said $10 million in exploration grants would speed th...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable sai...

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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to add Stresscret...

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Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at four to eight tonnes ...

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May 14, 2020
Lofty undertaking to give   ore bin a new lease on life

Lofty undertaking to give ore bin a new lease on life

When one of Mount Isa Mines’ tallest structures needed a little TLC recently, it was a job for specialised rope technicians. The copper crude ore bin at the Glencore site boasts a newly resheeted roof, anticipated to see out the life of the asset, after the 54-day project. The 35m tall, 85m long structure acts as a storage facility for mined ore ready for processing. The Mount Is...

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Apr 08, 2020
CopperString construction plans take a step forward

CopperString construction plans take a step forward

CopperString 2.0 proponents are releasing a formal Request For Proposal (RFP) for construction of the $1.5 billion power scheme. Townsville businessman John O’Brien, founder and executive chairman of the project, said backers had decided to proceed with the next stage of procurement by issuing the RFP to qualified contractors. “Today is another key milestone for CopperString 2.0 with t...

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