Bowen Basin

Oct 02, 2020
Welcome boost to thin blue line for Clermont

Welcome boost to thin blue line for Clermont

Isaac Regional Council has welcomed State Government plans for a new $3.5 million police station in Clermont, which is facing additional demands from having Adani’s Carmichael coal project in the region. “Clermont certainly needs a bigger police station, particularly with the ongoing protest action against the Carmichael coal project which draws police from the town,” acting Mayo...

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Oct 01, 2020
Isaac River milestone on road to production

Isaac River milestone on road to production

Bowen Coking Coal has lodged its Environmental Authority application for the Isaac River project, located beside BMA’s Daunia mine in the Bowen Basin. The company said the move was a significant milestone in the critical path to converting the project into a producing asset, following on from the mining lease applications lodged earlier this year. It comes just a day after Bowen Cokin...

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Oct 01, 2020
Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

BHP will create 2500 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions within five years through its BHP FutureFit Academy hubs at Mackay and Perth. That will mean about 1250 positions at Mackay, including the 225 people already enrolled, in addition to a separate skills development investment focused on regional areas throughout Australia. The commitment today from BHP chief executive officer...

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Sep 30, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal takes control of Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal takes control of Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal has completed acquisition of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah, paving the way for development of its first mine. The company said today it had mine planning and environmental approval processes underway to fast-track the start-up of operations. “We are genuinely excited about having completed the Broadmeadow East acquisition well ahead of schedule,&...

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Sep 30, 2020
Class action lawsuit over North Goonyella fire

Class action lawsuit over North Goonyella fire

A class action lawsuit has been launched against Peabody Energy and two executives over the North Goonyella coal mine fire in Central Queensland. Law firm Labaton Sucharow has filed the action on behalf of Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, arguing stockholders had been adversely impacted by the company’s actions from April 3, 2017 to October 28, 2019. However a Peab...

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Sep 29, 2020
Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Olive Downs has already assembled the key elements required to commence construction following the grant of the Bowen Basin project’s mining leases, Pembroke Resources says. This includes securing access to power, water, rail and port, even as finance and offtake partners are finalised.  The mining leases granted today represented the final major approval hurdle to commence the f...

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Sep 29, 2020
Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Isaac Regional Council has welcomed the approval of the $1 billion Olive Downs project as a vote of confidence in the future of Queensland coal mining. “There is a lot of discussion about the future of coal – and of course demand and prices will always fluctuate – but investments like this show it has a strong long-term future,” acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea said. “The Isaac Regi...

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Sep 29, 2020
All systems go for $1b coking coal development

All systems go for $1b coking coal development

The State Government has signed off on the final approvals needed for Pembroke Resources to start construction on its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the granting of the mining leases for the Bowen Basin project today. The mine is expected to create up to 500 jobs during construction and more than 1000 new jobs when the project reaches fu...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative Award and were strong co...

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