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Feb 17, 2021
New $2m water reservoir  online in Clermont

New $2m water reservoir online in Clermont

Isaac Regional Council and Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment have completed a $2 million reservoir project at Clermont. The new five-million-litre reservoir was built in nine months, coming in on time and under budget. Check out a time-lapse video of the reservoir’s construction HERE Isaac Mayor Anne Baker said the new reservoir was a key component in the broader plan to significantl...

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Feb 15, 2021
Drilling industry courts women

Drilling industry courts women

The drilling industry is encouraging more women into its ranks. Most drill rigs are still single-sex says Australian Drilling Industry Association board member, Charters Towers driller and outlier Sally Forgan. Ms Forgan says there’s pressure to change the balance. “There is a shortage in our industry … especially attracting new talent to the pool is quite problematic sometimes,” she say...

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Feb 11, 2021
Lack of drilling staff sours cream conditions

Lack of drilling staff sours cream conditions

The lack of qualified drilling staff could take the glint off the current gold-lined period operators in mineral industries are enjoying says the peak industry body. Australian Drilling Industry Association chief executive officer Peter Hall says the industry is very strong, with buoyant iron ore and gold markets that have been allowed to continue operating during the pandemic.  A lack of s...

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Feb 10, 2021
CIMIC highlights strong project pipeline

CIMIC highlights strong project pipeline

Queensland projects including ASMTI work, a Lake Vermont coal contract and the Mackay Northern Access Upgrade have helped CIMIC build a $30 billion-plus portfolio of work in hand. The major construction company has also pointed to a strong pipeline of opportunities, with more than $500 billion of tenders relevant to its business to be bid or awarded in 2021 and beyond. The Copper String 2....

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Feb 08, 2021
Unions fight workplace law change

Unions fight workplace law change

Unions are stating their case against the Morrison Government’s proposed workplace law changes in a Senate inquiry in Townsville. The CFMEU Mining Division’s submission to the IR Omnibus Bill Senate Inquiry argues that the Bill gives big mining and labour hire companies a free pass to exploit casual workers in roles that are in practice full-time.  It says the Bill seeks to ...

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Jan 29, 2021
More jobs churn as demand for labour increases

More jobs churn as demand for labour increases

Experienced recruiters say Queensland employers should brace themselves for a wages blow out.  Access to the global talent pool had dried up and there was far less movement between states to satisfy demand, particularly in regional areas said Director of RatesCalc, Col Levander. Mr Levander has 30 years recruitment experience in the Asia-Pacific.  Col Levander He now heads u...

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Jan 28, 2021
Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

West coast miner Whyte Gold has this month taken delivery of the largest and most sophisticated bulldozer in New Zealand, to service its new claim in the glacier region behind Greymouth. A five-truck convoy carrying the 115-tonne machine broken down into transportable capsules made the 500km journey from Lyttleton outside Christchurch to its new base at Rimu. Re-assembly will take two weeks. ...

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Jan 25, 2021
Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

The lure of local lifestyle will take centre stage as Capricorn Enterprise moves to phase two in the development of a Central Queensland jobs portal. It comes at a critical time for local industry, with more than $4 billion in infrastructure projects stretching workforce availability in the Capricorn region, according to regional economic development manager Neil Lethlean. The local economi...

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Jan 21, 2021
South32 turns its back on Eagle Downs coal project

South32 turns its back on Eagle Downs coal project

South32 has decided against going ahead with further development of the Eagle Downs metallurgical coal project near Moranbah. The announcement follows completion of a feasibility study on the project last quarter. “While the study indicated the potential for a long-life operation, the expected returns do not currently support the allocation of capital in accordance with our capital m...

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