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Jan 13, 2022
Confidence high in face of life with COVID

Confidence high in face of life with COVID

Townsville is maintaining high business confidence levels going into 2022, the latest PVW Partners quarterly Business Confidence Survey shows. However it also showed a lack of faith that Queensland would remain ‘open for business’ as COVID cases climb, highlighting the need for clearly articulated future planning from all government and public sector bodies, PVW managing… This c...

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Jan 13, 2022
Powerlink hooks Columboola to the grid

Powerlink hooks Columboola to the grid

Powerlink has completed its connection of the Columboola Solar Farm, 10km north-east of Miles, to the transmission network in the Western Downs.  Works included building 2km of transmission line and completing works at the Columboola substation as part of the Luminous Energy-owned project.   The 162MW Columboola Solar Farm will use 407,171 bifacial solar panels… This content is fo...

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Jan 13, 2022
Supplier briefing on CQ pipeline build

Supplier briefing on CQ pipeline build

A Fitzroy to Gladstone Pipeline local supplier briefing is being organised for next Wednesday (19th January). The briefing covers opportunities for local suppliers on stages including a 116km pipeline, water treatment plant, reservoirs and pumping stations. Construction works, among others, include an intake at the Fitzroy River, water treatment plant at Alton Downs and a break… This c...

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Jan 13, 2022
Lady Fanny brings ‘stunning’ results for Carnaby

Lady Fanny brings ‘stunning’ results for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources reports ‘stunning’ results from the first holes drilled at its Lady Fanny prospect within the Greater Duchess copper-gold project, about 70km south-east of Mount Isa. They include 27m grading at 2.8 per cent copper and 0.8 g/t gold, including 9m at 4 per cent copper and 0.3 g/t gold. “These stunning first pass… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members...

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Jan 12, 2022
Program to boost Gladstone business know-how

Program to boost Gladstone business know-how

Registrations close this week for a program designed to help Gladstone businesses win more tenders and operate successfully during and after disasters. Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) is delivering the Next Steps Program, with funding from the Gladstone Regional Council under the COVID Recovery Fund. GEA general manager Chantale Lane. There will be 12 spots available… This content is f...

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Jan 12, 2022
Austin ‘pivot’ to bring more work to regions

Austin ‘pivot’ to bring more work to regions

A ‘pivot’ in strategy for mining equipment company Austin is expected to deliver about $15 million in extra manufacturing work each year to the Mackay and Townsville regions. Austin chief executive officer and managing director David Singleton said the company had shifted from a model which saw finished products arrive in Queensland from its Western… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jan 12, 2022
Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Bridge replacement works, a pipe supply contract and expressions of interest (EOI) for a light rail project are among this week’s construction, civil and infrastructure updates. Work starts on $25m bridge replacement project Queensland Bridge and Civil is kicking off work to replace the John Peterson Bridge over the Boyne River in a $25 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Jan 12, 2022
Contract awarded for $6m wharf overhaul

Contract awarded for $6m wharf overhaul

Local marine contractor Joseph Engineering has won a multi-million dollar contract to complete a fender upgrade at Gladstone Ports Corporation’s oldest wharf. GPC said the $6 million project would support job growth in the region, while future-proofing the Auckland Point Wharf 1 in Gladstone and improving berthing. The works – scheduled for completion mid-2022 -… This content is for i...

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Jan 12, 2022
Spatial data App upgrade helps trace major events

Spatial data App upgrade helps trace major events

Mining Queensland has issued a timely reminder about its mining and exploration GeoResGlobe application. With Cyclone Tiffany making its way over the Northern Territory after its north Queensland sojourn, they’ve highlighted the application as showing impacted areas of ‘events and incidents’. This new grouping will be an ongoing feature of the GeoResGlobe, where layers will…...

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