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Apr 22, 2021
Decades of exploration data changing opportunities

Decades of exploration data changing opportunities

Decades of Queensland’s exploration data now available to all explorers is expected to encourage the resources sector to grow.  Resources Minister Scott Stewart says data sharing will help drive positive investment across the state and in turn Queensland’s economy.  “Data and the sharing of that information is what will drive our world-class resources sector in… ...

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Apr 22, 2021
Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Key generator Stanwell Corporation has outlined its plans for transitioning to a renewable energy future, including new job descriptions for its coal-fired power plants. At the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit in Gladstone this week, Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda discussed the company’s plans to shift towards renewable energy and storage in the… ...

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Apr 22, 2021
Primary industries look to roadblock one-off council rate rises

Primary industries look to roadblock one-off council rate rises

A big stick could be wielded to help keep Queensland local government rate rises levied on high-paying commercial and industrial tenants, including miners, under control. It comes from pressure brought about by a group of peak industry bodies which is concerned that councils’ ability to introduce rate rises outside of budgets will affect their members…. ...

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Apr 22, 2021
Mighty milestone for Carmichael site

Mighty milestone for Carmichael site

Bravus Mining and Resources has passed the milestone of 10 million tonnes of overburden shifted as it works to reach the coal seam at its Carmichael mine pit. The company shared images on social media this week, along with the statistics that this amount of earth and rock could fill the Queensland Country Bank Stadium… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Coxons builds business with MRC acquisition

Coxons builds business with MRC acquisition

Coxons Group Australia is acquiring MRC Australia (formerly Mackay Radiators and Coolers) in a move to strengthen its position in heavy industry cooling solutions. Operating from Rockhampton and Newcastle, Coxons Group supplies, repairs and overhauls radiators and cooling components for all industries. MRC Australia specialises in servicing and maintaining heat transfer units, specifically industr...

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Apr 21, 2021
Official opening for $4.5m Paget complex

Official opening for $4.5m Paget complex

Construction on Consolidated Engineering Plastics Products’ new $4.5 million facility in Mackay is complete, with an official opening planned this week (April 22). The Paget building will house Diacon Australia and Consolidated under the same roof, allowing them to share resources. It will include a suite of new equipment that will allow the two businesses… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Exploration grants on the table

Exploration grants on the table

Queensland’s mineral explorers are being invited to stake their claim on $2.5 million being offered under the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants. State Resources Minister Scott Stewart said CEI funding provided a golden opportunity for Queensland explorers and would help drive the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19. “Investment in exploration today is what… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone is hosting an energy summit this week, billed as an opportunity for industry heavyweights to discuss how to manage changes to the energy sector across Central Queensland. Electricity companies Stanwell, CleanCo and CS Energy are joining the Energy Futures Summit along with industry players such as local refinery operator Rio Tinto. Representatives from all… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Federal backing for hydrogen and CCS hubs

Federal backing for hydrogen and CCS hubs

The Federal Government is allocating $275.5 million in the upcoming Budget towards developing four ‘clean’ hydrogen production hubs in regional areas. And Gladstone is in the running to host one of the new hubs, along with Bell Bay in Tasmania, the Pilbara region in WA, the La Trobe Valley in Victoria, Whyalla in SA, the Hunter Valley… ...

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