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Environment

Jul 05, 2021
Queensland resources served medium-rare

Queensland resources served medium-rare

A Dutch organisation representing peak industry groups has been served up a feast of Queensland mineral wealth. The group which is made up of 185,000 enterprises has savoured platters of critical minerals, relished entree of rare earths, gorged on mains of copper with base metals sides all of which was rounded off with a bauxite… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

More than 500 new mining jobs are closer to fruition following the announcement of a loan to Olive Downs owners Pembroke. Olive Downs is a metallurgical coal lease located 40 kms southeast of Moranbah. The Federal Government has approved a loan of $175 million to support the mine’s first stage of development which includes rail, and… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Pembroke Resources has welcomed the investment decision by the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide a loan facility of up to $175 million with a tenor of ten years to finance the development of the Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin.  Pembroke is committed to constructing… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

A Queensland business designing machines to help mitigate the impacts of tailings is increasing its export profile. Lytton-based Phibion will be shipping a multi-million dollar MudMaster® to Chile this week – its first to the South American nation. The innovation has been hailed by Minister for Resources Scott Stewart who said it is just what… ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

National and state resource sector bodies have joined their voices in a call for Federal Parliament to support targeted amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The action relates to reforms that would pave the way for what have been dubbed ‘single touch’ environmental approvals and the development of national environmental standards…. ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

A peak mining body has hailed changes flagged in a review of the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act saying the gates are opening wider for more timely approvals on development. The Commonwealth Government’s timeline and progress report on major reforms to the EPBC Act provides stakeholders with clarity and certainty said Minerals Council of… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… ...

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