Bowen Basin

Jun 27, 2020
Coal terminal offers trade opportunities

Coal terminal offers trade opportunities

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal is looking for new electrical and mechanical fitter apprentices to start in 2021. Each year, DBCT hosts six new workers as part of the apprenticeship program, which runs over four years. Applications for the 2021 intake close on July 5. Chief executive officer Steve Rae said he was hoping for a diverse applicant pool and encouraged people to apply if they want...

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Jun 26, 2020
Interest sought for Moreton Resources assets

Interest sought for Moreton Resources assets

The administrators appointed to settle the affairs of failed resource company Moreton Resources are calling for expressions of interest for the business and its assets. Moreton Resources and its subsidiaries entered into voluntary administration earlier this month. The company held a raft of Queensland assets, including the former Twin Hills silver mine and other former Texas Silver Mines t...

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Jun 24, 2020
$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

BHP’s Local Buying Program has reached more than $500 million in approved spend since its launch in 2012, including $421 million in Queensland. The program makes it easier for small business owners to competitively bid for supply opportunities through a streamlined onboarding, procurement and payment process that includes 21-day payment terms or less. “The Local Buying Program has enab...

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Jun 24, 2020
Keen coal junior snaps up Broadmeadow East

Keen coal junior snaps up Broadmeadow East

Explorer Bowen Coking Coal has hit a potential fast lane to production with a deal to buy Peabody Energy’s Broadmeadow East project, north-east of Moranbah. The deal will give Bowen Coking Coal access rights to the New Lenton joint venture coal handling and preparation plant and a train load-out facility. Broadmeadow East boasts an estimated resource of 33 million tonnes of metallurgi...

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Jun 23, 2020
QCoal celebrates healthy partnership

QCoal celebrates healthy partnership

QCoal and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland section) this month celebrate 10 years of partnership in support of rural and regionalQueenslanders. Initially a partnership between the QCoal Group and the RFDS, and later expanding to include both the QCoal Group and the QCoal Foundation, the union has been responsible for the formation of the RFDS Dental Service, which has delivered more...

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Jun 22, 2020
BMA leads the push for diversity

BMA leads the push for diversity

A push to recruit and train more leaders from diverse backgrounds will see 44 new jobs for production and maintenance supervisors created at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s coal operations in Queensland. The recruitment drive, which began last Friday, will equip people with limited mining knowledge with the practical skills and leadership coaching required to lead and inspire teams at BMA. ...

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Jun 19, 2020
Miner backs Bowen Basin mental health program

Miner backs Bowen Basin mental health program

Resource company Mitsubishi Development is funding a $500,000 pilot program to improve mental health services for people in the Bowen Basin as communities deal with the impact of COVID-19. The program is being run out of Wesley Medical Research’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Centre and aims to develop a new model of care to improve mental health outcomes. Mitsubishi Development ha...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable sai...

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Jun 12, 2020
Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Central Queensland businesses have won more than $4.2 million in contracts as BMA Goonyella Riverside mine gears up for the start of autonomous haulage operations in September. The Bowen Basin site is pioneering the coal company’s shift to the technology, and is expected to spend about $8.2 million in total with regional businesses as it works to bring it online. “The rollout ...

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