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Sep 22, 2021
Rockhampton region road projects on a roll

Rockhampton region road projects on a roll

A $158 million makeover for the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton is now complete, setting the scene for work to kick off on the $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Road project in 2022. The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade (RNAU) saw a stretch of the highway widened to four lanes between Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and Ramsay Creek. Federal… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Sep 22, 2021
Green power plant adds spark to Alpha torbanite plans

Green power plant adds spark to Alpha torbanite plans

Greenvale Mining is looking to include a ‘green’ power station as part of its Alpha torbanite project in Queensland. The company flagged the plans as part of an update on the commercialisation pathway it is developing for the project, which is expected to cost $125million to $200 million to bring online. And it said it… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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Sep 22, 2021
Newlands wins $10.4m wastewater tender

Newlands wins $10.4m wastewater tender

Construction on the third stage of Townsville’s Southern Suburbs Rising Main is set to kick-off within weeks, with Newlands Civil Construction appointed to lead the project. The $10.4 million tender awarded to Newlands is to construct the Wulguru gravity sewer and rising main, with a separate tender to be awarded for the construction of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Sep 22, 2021
Boeing to build Loyal Wingman line in Qld

Boeing to build Loyal Wingman line in Qld

Global aviation firm Boeing has selected Toowoomba as the preferred site for an uncrewed‑aircraft production facility, which will be their first ever outside North America. Boeing Australia will establish the facility at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport precinct to produce and assemble the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, also known as the Loyal Wingman, subject to Defence orders…. This content ...

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Sep 22, 2021
Strong response to North West mining conference

Strong response to North West mining conference

About 180 to 200 participants are set to join this year’s AusIMM North West Queensland Branch Regional Mining Conference this week after an enforced break in 2020 due to COVID concerns. AusIMM local branch chair Albert Young described the response from would-be speakers and attendees as ‘mind blowing’, possibly reflecting pent-up demand due to the… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 22, 2021
Green light for Edify hydrogen facility

Green light for Edify hydrogen facility

Townsville City Council has formally approved the first development application over land within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, paving the way for an Edify Energy hydrogen plant. Edify proposes to build and operate an up to 1 GW green hydrogen production plant as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility at the precinct. … This content is for iQ Indus...

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Sep 21, 2021
Inspectorate issues safety report after coal mine death

Inspectorate issues safety report after coal mine death

Two coal mine workers were using a QDS Bolter to drill application holes for a cavity fill product when a deadly roof fall happened at Crinum mine last week, an early report from the safety regulator says. Resources Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert stemming from the fatal incident that occurred about 11pm… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Sep 21, 2021
Drilling kicks off in Big Rocks Weir studies

Drilling kicks off in Big Rocks Weir studies

A geotechnical drilling program is underway to advance the $60 million Big Rocks Weir project 26km north of Charters Towers. Proponent Charters Towers Regional Council hopes to have pre-construction activities complete by October this year. Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge said the start of the drilling was exciting news for the region. “This past week… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Sep 21, 2021
Meeting of minds at Mount Isa Mines

Meeting of minds at Mount Isa Mines

Students from throughout Queensland are in Mount Isa this week for the Oresome Minds Camp run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), the education arm of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The students were meant to travel to the mining city earlier in the year, but a COVID-19 lockdown put paid to those… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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