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Apr 17, 2021
Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

Federal cash kicks along Cairns gallery vision

The Federal Government will invest $10 million towards the Cairns Gallery Precinct project, allowing the local council to set the next phase in motion. The project will include the design of a new Indigenous Art Gallery as well as transforming and connecting three heritage-listed buildings – the Cairns Art Gallery, the Old Court House and… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Police investigate incident at coalfields work camp

Police investigate incident at coalfields work camp

Police are investigating an alleged assault at an accommodation camp linked to the Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Central Queensland. News Ltd reported that the incident was an alleged rape of a woman, however the Queensland Police Service and Bravus Mining and Resources have not provided further details on nature of the case…. ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Jobs boost through $46m hospital build

Jobs boost through $46m hospital build

Construction work on a $46 million redevelopment of the Thursday Island Hospital and healthcare centre is expected to create about 50 jobs as it gets under way next week. Principal contractor Hutchinson Builders has been on Thursday Island since mid-March and has completed preliminary work to pave the way for construction. “The first stage of… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Copper Dome survey reveals positive results

Copper Dome survey reveals positive results

A recent geophysical survey has proven to be good news for Rockfire Resources and its Copper Dome project in Central Queensland. The company said the helicopter survey had returned a much larger target than previously thought at the porphyry copper project. Rockfire Resources said the revised target, based on the new survey information, had increased… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Consortium explores hydrogen powertrain

Consortium explores hydrogen powertrain

Establishing a hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain for heavy-duty mobility within the mining sector is the aim of a new consortium. The Hydra Consortium is the result of a joint initiative between leading research organisation Mining3 and low-carbon energy and services provider ENGIE. The consortium says validation of a business case for the powertrain would enable… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
QMRS rescue winder nears completion

QMRS rescue winder nears completion

A new rescue winder designed to extract workers from underground mines is set to go on show at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at the Gold Coast in August in its public debut. The industry-funded Queensland Mines Rescue Service is working with Becker Mining Systems to fine tune communications for the device. QMRS… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon Metals has dumped its previous processing strategy for Walford Creek, sending prefeasibility work for the copper-cobalt mine on a new trajectory. It comes after an independent review of the key metallurgical elements of the Walford Creek prefeasibility study (PFS), initiated by interim chief executive officer and managing director Fred Hess. Dr Hess, previously a… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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