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Dec 15, 2021
Terminal open after world-class rebuild

Terminal open after world-class rebuild

A revamped Shute Harbour Marine Terminal has officially opened following a $63.5 million project to rebuild facilities after Cyclone Debbie inflicted severe damage in March 2017. Federal Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience Bridget McKenzie said the rebuild was a significant investment in the region by local, state and federal governments. “Shute… This cont...

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Dec 15, 2021
New mid-size crusher joins Sandvik range

New mid-size crusher joins Sandvik range

Sandvik has launched a new mid-size impactor, QI353, targeting the quarry, recycling and contractor markets. The Sandvik QI353 features a ground-up new mid-size track platform and custom Prisec impact crusher. The manufacturer describes it as the most versatile, mid-sized mobile impactor available, designed to provide more uptime than any other. Controls and maintenance points are… This con...

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Dec 15, 2021
Taylor Builders to deliver $7.9m Tara pool project

Taylor Builders to deliver $7.9m Tara pool project

Taylor Builders has won the construction contract for a $7.9 million aquatic facility in Tara in the Western Downs region. The contractor is expected to start works early in 2022 and will work alongside project designer Liquid Blu to bring the plans to life. Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh said the decision marked an exciting… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In ...

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Dec 15, 2021
Cubic secures $300m-plus Defence contract

Cubic secures $300m-plus Defence contract

A Townsville company has signed a $319.8 million contract to continue to deliver training support to the Australian Army’s Combat Training Centre for up to 14 years. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the contract with Cubic Defence Australia was a major boost for the Queensland and national economy, with almost all of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Dec 15, 2021
Best geo employment conditions in 10 years

Best geo employment conditions in 10 years

Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8 per cent in September 2021.  That’s equal to the lowest level recorded in 10 years of quarterly employment surveys by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25 per cent or less of their desired workload) fell to 6.0 per cent.   The… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Dec 15, 2021
Gibson Island hydrogen plan ‘technically feasible’

Gibson Island hydrogen plan ‘technically feasible’

Plans to develop industrial-scale green ammonia production at Incitec Pivot’s Gibson Island facility are technically feasible, preliminary studies show. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), who have issued IPL with a notice to proceed to the next phase. IPL managing director and chief executive officer Jeanne Johns. This… This conte...

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Dec 15, 2021
TECH in line for $250m export finance support

TECH in line for $250m export finance support

Queensland Pacific Metals is set to snag a $250 million leg-up from Export Finance Australia to help bring its Townsville battery chemicals plant online. The company announced today that it had received conditional finance support from EFA to secure up to $250 million debt funding for its TECH project. News of the support came as… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log ...

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Dec 15, 2021
Last piece in place for Thomson’s silver hub

Last piece in place for Thomson’s silver hub

Thomson Resources has officially added another silver asset to its portfolio, completing acquisition of 100 per cent of the Silver Spur mining lease, 9km from the town of Texas in southern Queensland. Silver Spur gives Thomson 100 per cent control of the Texas Silver base metal district – a cornerstone asset in its New England… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.L...

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Dec 15, 2021
NZ buyer builds on Korella ground

NZ buyer builds on Korella ground

Chatham Rock Phosphate is expanding its footprint around the Korella phosphate and rare earths project, with the granting of further regional tenements covering 196sq km. The New Zealand-based company made a $12.3 million deal in October to acquire the Korella phosphate site, located 150km south-east of Mount Isa beside Incitec Pivot’s Phosphate Hill mine. Chatham… This content is for iQ In...

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