Bowen Basin

Sep 22, 2020
Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

The 2020 Queensland Mining Awards being held in Mackay this Wednesday, September 23, can be caught via livestream for those unable to attend. The Bowen Basin Mining Club (BBMC) hosts the event together with the Queensland Resources Council. Industry leaders will be recognised for achievements across the categories of productivity, safety, innovation, environment, collaboration, product lau...

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Sep 16, 2020
Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart of Australia’s HEART 1 truck has made its first visit to the towns of Middlemount, Moura, Theodore and Banana as part of the organisation’s expanding service areas. Since commencing operations in October 2014, Heart of Australia has provided life-saving health services to regional Queenslanders aboard its customised specialist medical clinics-on-wheels, affectionately known a...

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Sep 16, 2020
Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

The State Government is funding business cases for the expansion of the Mackay Base Hospital and redevelopments at Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to strengthen public healthcare in the region. The announcement came after the Queensland Resources Council this week urged the State Government to prioritise the upgrade of Moranbah Hospital for local residents and industry, including mining operation...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million in taxes and royalties. Nationwi...

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Sep 11, 2020
Setback for coal safety inquiry

Setback for coal safety inquiry

The findings of an inquiry into a blast at the Grosvenor longwall and other gas incidents in underground coal mines have been put back six months. An interim report indicates the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry regards the goaf as being of particular interest as the most likely source of the methane that ignited on the face at Grosvenor in May. Board of Inquiry chair Terry Martin sa...

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Sep 04, 2020
Anglo analytics hub to enhance operations

Anglo analytics hub to enhance operations

Anglo American has revealed plans for a new Met Coal Analytics Centre to help drive safety and transform its underground operations as it works towards the Grosvenor mine restart in 2021. The centre, to be based in Anglo American’s Brisbane office, will bring together operational, engineering and data science experts to look at major challenges and opportunities in its mines. The first pr...

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Sep 03, 2020
Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

The Ensham coal mine near Emerald may host a ‘biomass hub’ under a renewable energy initiative by owner Idemitsu Australia Resources. Idemitsu Renewable Developments Australia (IRDA) is investing $200,000 in a trial to assess the viability of producing a fully renewable biomass product that could be used with coal to reduce carbon emissions from power stations. The trial will id...

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Sep 02, 2020
Stoush over interim coal safety report

Stoush over interim coal safety report

The LNP is calling for the Queensland Government to release a report on the Grosvenor mine explosion and resources industry safety. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham received the interim report from Queensland’s Coal Mining Board of Inquiry this week. Opposition spokesman for mines Dale Last said he believed all Queenslanders, especially resources communities and workers, deserved to know its...

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Sep 02, 2020
Board of Inquiry appeal for public to come forward

Board of Inquiry appeal for public to come forward

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry is calling for public information and examples specific to safety culture, gas management and ventilation practices in underground coal mining. The appeal is part of its investigation into the blast at the Grosvenor mine near Moranbah on May 6 that injured five men.  Anyone with relevant information should provide materials by September 14 vi...

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