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Apr 14, 2021
Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

A proposal to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Rockhampton airport to service the Alliance Airlines fleet has the potential to inject $30 million into the local economy every year, according to Rockhampton Regional Council. The airport today welcomed one of Alliance Airlines’ new commercial aircraft with a water cannon salute to mark its… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway can now take in views across the Pioneer Valley from the new rest area on Eton Range crossing, west of Mackay. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the rest area was the last stage of the significant Eton Range upgrade, connecting Bowen and Galilee Basin… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

Kestrel Coal Resources has launched its new community grants program, giving not-for-profits and community groups the opportunity to receive up to $5000 to deliver events and initiatives that help to make a difference in the Emerald region. Applications will be assessed based on their promotion of health and wellbeing, education and opportunity, and enhancing livelihoods… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Donation aids baby care at Emerald Hospital

Donation aids baby care at Emerald Hospital

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Glencore have made a difference to Emerald Hospital’s maternity, child and family health care, with the donation of much-wanted medical equipment costing more than $8000. “It is with thanks to the generosity of donors like Glencore that the Humpty Dumpty Foundation can urgently respond to the plea from Emerald Hospital… ...

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Mar 31, 2021
BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP is partnering with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to create training opportunities for up to 1000 Australians in regional areas. The mining company is investing $30 million in the Future of Work Program, designed to strengthen economic resilience in regional communities. The program offers advanced apprenticeships, skills and short-course training…...

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Mar 27, 2021
Top trio for regional property power

Top trio for regional property power

Mackay, Toowoomba and the Whitsunday area have earned places in a Top 10 list of Australia’s stand-out regions for affordable property investment. The PRD report naming the nation’s Top 10 affordable regional areas took into account growth factors as well as median property prices, rental yields and occupancy rates. It estimated the value of developments… ...

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Mar 26, 2021
Isaac students in future skills pilot program

Isaac students in future skills pilot program

In a Queensland first, students from the Isaac region are being offered specialised training in new, digital, and autonomous technologies through the Resource Centre of Excellence in Mackay. The training is part of a pilot program designed by the Queensland Future Skills Partnership to prepare people for the emerging skills demands and employment opportunities of… ...

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Mar 25, 2021
Planning director steps into Isaac CEO role

Planning director steps into Isaac CEO role

Isaac Regional Council has appointed Jeff Stewart-Harris as the new chief executive officer following a nation-wide hunt to succeed Gary Stevenson. The council said Mr Stewart-Harris was among a competitive field of 23 applicants for the top job to lead the Isaac region into the challenging COVID-19 economic recovery phase. New Isaac Regional Council chief… ...

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Mar 04, 2021
Cannington bus on offer for community work

Cannington bus on offer for community work

South32 Cannington is seeking expressions of interest from community groups in McKinlay or Cloncurry shires to put an old work bus to good use. The 10-year-old Mitsubishi 25-seater was previously used to transport members of Cannington’s workforce from the mine’s accommodation village to operational areas. The mine recently purchased a new bus, which opened up… ...

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