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Dec 17, 2020
Defence gives Sconi all-clear to operate in training area

Defence gives Sconi all-clear to operate in training area

Defence has paved the way to allow mining activities to co-exist on land being developed near Greenvale in North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). The signing of a Deed of Access for resource extraction linked to the Sconi project would provide certainty for the planned nickel and cobalt mine and… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Beetaloo boost in gas-fired recovery plan

Beetaloo boost in gas-fired recovery plan

The Federal Government is providing a $50 million leg-up to accelerate gas exploration and development in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo sub-basin. Resources Minister Keith Pitt said the government’s approach would speed up exploration and production in the Beetaloo by around two years. “The government will provide up to $50 million for exploration that occurs before 30 June… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
National Drilling Initiative makes headway

National Drilling Initiative makes headway

MinEx CRC has successfully completed its first National Drilling Initiative (NDI) campaigns, including a 1750m drill hole near the Northern Territory/Queensland border. The NDI Carrara 1 hole, about 250km north-west of Mount Isa, was designed to capture geological and stratigraphic information from a previously unknown sedimentary basin. The drill hole is part of a world-first… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Port of Townsville unveils 2050 vision statement

Port of Townsville unveils 2050 vision statement

Port of Townsville has released its vision for the next 30 years, with objectives across four priority areas of planet, community, people and prosperity. Chief executive officer Ranee Crosby said Port Vision 2050 upheld the Port’s long and proud tradition of servicing and strengthening communities and economic prosperity of Northern Queensland. “Looking forward to 2050,… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From flood damage restoration to dredging, sewer inspections to sportsfield lighting and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 18 December 2020 2:00 PMCHRC010546: 2020Q140N Switchboard & Electrical Works Central Highlands Regional CouncilFri, 18 December 2020 2:00 PMSRRC010448: Construction of Spring Creek and Keaveny Br...

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Dec 17, 2020
Charges laid over Carborough Downs death

Charges laid over Carborough Downs death

Charges have been laid against Carborough Downs Coal Management and two individuals in relation to the death of Brad Duxbury in November 2019. The Ipswich man (pictured below) died after a coal fall at the longwall face of the Fitzroy Australia Resources-owned Carborough Downs coal mine, about 20km east of Moranbah. The investigating agency, Resources… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Gladstone LNG exports continue bumper streak

Gladstone LNG exports continue bumper streak

Gladstone’s LNG plants last month exceeded nameplate capacity for the first time since exports commenced in January 2015, according to figures from EnergyQuest. November was generally a strong month for Australian LNG exports, with 6.9 million tonnes (Mt) shipped, the highest since April this year. EnergyQuest chief executive officer Graeme Bethune said one of the… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Metallica completes Cape Flattery drill campaign

Metallica completes Cape Flattery drill campaign

Metallica Minerals has completed its maiden drilling program on the Cape Flattery silica project, using a vacuum drilling rig to complete 22 holes within the eastern target area. The company said 505 drill samples had been sent to ALS laboratory in Townsville, with assay results expected in early 2021. It recently released a maiden JORC… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Works for Tradies projects roll out

Works for Tradies projects roll out

A $2.17 million project at Frenchville in Rockhampton is among the building work being rolled out as a $100 million Works for Tradies stimulus program kicks into gear. Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch said the State Government was delivering on its plan for economic recovery by accelerating social housing construction, generating over 240 jobs and building… ...

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