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Sep 27, 2021
Ball rolling on $24.2m sports arena development

Ball rolling on $24.2m sports arena development

An official sod-turning has got the balling rolling on the $24.2 million stage one redevelopment of Mackay’s Harrup Park sporting complex. The Great Barrier Reef Arena development is expected to support 80 jobs during construction and cement the city’s place as a national destination for AFL and cricket. Stage one of the project starting now… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Sep 27, 2021
Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Special status to drive battery metal plans forward

Queensland Pacific Metals’ planned Townsville battery materials plant has won prescribed project status, as the company looks to begin construction as soon as 2022. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the proposed Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) had the potential to provide a massive boost to Townsville and regional industry. “The… This con...

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Sep 25, 2021
Another CQ energy project in the wind

Another CQ energy project in the wind

DP Energy Group is advancing environmental approvals for a 420MW wind farm project in the Calliope Range, about 75km west-south-west of Gladstone. Construction of the Callide wind farm is expected to begin in 2023 or 2024, with full commercial operation early in 2026. The project would comprise of the installation of around 70 wind turbines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Sep 25, 2021
Crinum operations remain on hold

Crinum operations remain on hold

Contractor Mastermyne says operational activities at the Crinum underground mine will not restart until after a man killed there last week has been laid to rest, and after further consultation with the family, relevant authorities and workforce. The company statement on Friday came almost a week after Graham Dawson’s body was recovered from a collapsed… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Sep 24, 2021
Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Update on Inland Rail contracts, Rookwood Weir construction, regional roadworks and more in this week’s round-up. Freight Connect consortium wins civil works for rail stretch A consortium led by Laing O’Rourke and including FKG Group will deliver Inland Rail civil works for an 85km section between North Star in New South Wales and Whetstone in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Sep 24, 2021
‘Pit to Port’ eye-opener for CQ students

‘Pit to Port’ eye-opener for CQ students

Year 7 students from Mackay SHS, Mackay Northern Beaches SHS, Sarina SHS and Pioneer SHS were recently given an opportunity to track the journey of one of the region’s top mining exports.‘Pit to Port’ was the latest workshop for local students by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), supported by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA),… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Sep 24, 2021
Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Vitrinite is ramping up to full-scale production at the Vulcan coking coal project in the Bowen Basin after its mining lease was granted this week. Director Nicholas Williams said the company expected to start exporting premium low-volatility (PLV) hard coking coal from next month. “Mining commenced in June 2021 under our MDL (mineral development licence) approvals. Since… T...

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Sep 24, 2021
Locos unloaded for Carmichael coal fleet

Locos unloaded for Carmichael coal fleet

Bowen Rail Company is celebrating the arrival of its first locomotives through the Port of Townsville, as the business ramps up to start transporting coal for the Carmichael mine. The company said its fleet of locomotives, from Caterpillar’s Progress Rail business in the USA, were the most technologically advanced freight locomotives Australia had seen. It… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Sep 24, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Austral Resources Australia, Sunshine Gold, Tombola Gold, critical minerals research and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Tombola adds to gold hub footprint Tombola Gold has increased its ground in the Cloncurry area with the granting of an exploration permit covering 83sq km. “While the company is currently focused on… This content is for iQ I...

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