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Apr 15, 2021
Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore Coal plans to restart mining at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine complex within months after reaching a deal to buy the site from Peabody Energy Australia. Stanmore, in joint venture with M Resources, has executed agreements to acquire the assets for an upfront payment of $1.25 million plus royalties. It said the restart… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Whitehaven Coal is moving to the feasibility phase for its proposed Winchester South open-cut metallurgical coal mine, 30km south-east of Moranbah. The company said the project was continuing to progress through the Queensland Government’s Coordinated Project approval process, with the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) having been submitted to Queensland’s Office of Coordinator General in...

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Apr 15, 2021
Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

Deal to ‘unlock’ $250m Hive development

The first stage of Townsville development project The Hive will become the new home for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority head office in a deal announced today. Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the agreement was the key to unlocking the $250 million development, which could eventually include education, tourism facilities and… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Australia in Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia in Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia has come in at 10th place in a list of countries generating the most coal-fired electricity in 2020, published by energy think tank Ember. Ember, which is focused on accelerating the global electricity transition from coal, said its recent Global Electricity Review revealed that coal generation fell a record 4 per cent (-346 TWh) in 2020.  However,… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From supply of quarry materials to sewer mains relining, bridge demolition to building trades and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByThu, 15 April 2021 11:00 AMFCRC010819: CTIS035 – 20/21 – Urraween Road – Maryborough Hervey Bay Road to Madsen Road Fraser Coast Regional CouncilThu, 15 April 2021… ...

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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 14, 2021
Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern Minerals has kicked off a new drilling campaign at Camel Creek in North Queensland on the back of a recent $3 million fund raising. Two previous drilling programs completed at Camel Creek during 2020 highlighted the potential of a significant gold system, the company said. Numerous high-grade intersections were returned, extending over about… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Construction is set to begin next month on a new Queensland Mines Rescue Service station about 8km east of Blackwater. QMRS chief executive officer David Carey said the construction contract should be settled within weeks for the main building, expected to cost about $7.5 million to complete. The $11 million Blackwater facility also includes a… ...

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