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May 07, 2021
Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

A team has re-entered the Moranbah North underground coal mine, where elevated gas levels prompted an evacuation in February. Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) has approved the re-entry, which is the first step towards resuming mining operations at the Anglo American site. Chief executive officer of Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said… ...

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May 07, 2021
Further expansion in pipeline for Mackay company

Further expansion in pipeline for Mackay company

Just three years since it began, a Mackay-based company’s growth at a global level has been recognised ahead of this month’s Resource Industry Network annual awards. 2Censor has been named as a finalist in the Chasing the Foreign Markets Award category at the May 21 awards. 2Censor’s managing director Corey Vaughan said the company now… ...

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May 07, 2021
Pitt launches $20m strategy to broaden mining markets

Pitt launches $20m strategy to broaden mining markets

The Federal Government is introducing a $20 million Global Resources Strategy to help diversify exports and find new markets for Australia’s resources and technology.Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt launched the strategy in Townsville with Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson.“Australia’s resources sector more than lived up to its reputation as a dependable,… ...

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May 07, 2021
Carnaby keen to drill at ‘exceptional’ copper-gold site

Carnaby keen to drill at ‘exceptional’ copper-gold site

Carnaby Resources plans to kick off a 4000m drilling program next week after promising signs at its Nil Desperandum prospect in North-West Queensland. Managing director Rob Watkins said Nil Desperandum and Carnaby’s other Greater Duchess prospect areas were rapidly emerging as an exceptional camp of high-grade copper-gold targets. “We are genuinely excited about the targets… ...

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May 07, 2021
Activists pedal an anti-coal message

Activists pedal an anti-coal message

Anti-coal activists have arrived at the Carmichael mine site after a 100km bike ride which the mine’s owners say represented a serious safety risk. Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owner Coedie Burragubba led the group of riders on the ‘Tour de Carmichael’ as part of an ongoing campaign opposing the mine in Central Queensland. “As Wangan… ...

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May 07, 2021
Neoen pushes on despite Kaban funding knockback

Neoen pushes on despite Kaban funding knockback

Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt has come under fire for blocking funding for a $380 million wind farm in Far North Queensland. Mr Pitt vetoed Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding for Neoen’s Kaban Green Power Hub at Ravenshoe, south-west of Cairns. However Neoen has indicated it plans to push on with the development, which… ...

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May 06, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

News from Rookwood Weir, the Technology Innovation Complex in Townsville and a $980,000 road resurfacing features in this week’s construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs. Construction starts on JCU Technology Innovation Complex An official ‘turning of the first sod’ has marked the start of construction on the $94 million JCU Technology Innovation Complex (TIC) in...

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May 06, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From cleaning to construction, building certification to bulky waste reduction and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 07 May 2021 2:00 PMWRC010858: 500.2021.0027 Stormwater Network CCTV Survey and Condition Assessment Whitsunday Regional CouncilFri, 07 May 2021 2:00 PMMRC010892: Denise Spencer Pool Management Agreement&nb...

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May 06, 2021
Edify reveals hydrogen vision for Townsville

Edify reveals hydrogen vision for Townsville

Edify Energy is proposing to develop a green hydrogen project at Townsville’s Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. The company has lodged a development application for the project which, would also involve a solar farm at its site within the Woodstock precinct. It hopes to build a hydrogen plant with an initial capacity of about 10MW, powered by… ...

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