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Apr 10, 2021
Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Port of Townsville executive Claudia Brumme-Smith is set to take the helm as Townsville Enterprise chief executive officer next month.   Townsville Enterprise chairman Kevin Gill said Ms Brumme-Smith had an exceptional knowledge of North Queensland’s industry base and strong insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the region.   “Claudia is an experienced manager… ...

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Apr 10, 2021
Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Liebherr has released two new electric crawler excavators for mine and quarry extraction. Liebherr said the R 976-E electric crawler excavator and the R 980 SME-E were not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. The machines weigh 90 and 100 tonnes respectively and… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

Peak construction group looks to playbook for sector reform

The Australian Constructors Association is looking into the development of an Australian Construction Playbook to guide best practice in procurement and delivery of infrastructure. Chief executive officer Jon Davies said COVID provided a burning platform for reforming how public infrastructure was procured and delivered in Australia. “It is incumbent on us all not to waste… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Police have arrested a Cairns woman and fined two other people as activists hit the Carmichael development for the second time in three days. Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly known as Adani Mining) said works had continued unaffected on the Carmichael mine and rail project despite a group of about 15 anti-coal protesters trying to… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Smelting windfall for zinc producers

Smelting windfall for zinc producers

New Century Resources has reported a 47 per cent drop in the annual zinc concentrate benchmark treatment charge, sparking a boost for its cash flow. The Century mine operator said today that the annual zinc concentrate benchmark treatment charge (TC) had been set at $US159/t for 2021, compared to the 2020 benchmark TC of $US299.75/t…. ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Advance Rockhampton’s 2021 Supplier Development Workshop is coming up next week (April 14), after being rescheduled from March 31.Advance Rockhampton says the program is specifically designed to help break down the challenges faced by small to medium business owners engaging with the resource and project industry.The 2021 workshop will focus on procurement processes including the… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Rockhampton is promoting its credentials as an emerging powerhouse for renewable energy developments, with a raft of wind, solar and battery storage projects in the pipeline. Mayor Tony Williams said the building of these new facilities would give the region the opportunity to play an important part in the generation of renewable energy. “Since the… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes tourism development to bring early wave of civil works

Surf Lakes’ plans for a major tourist attraction between Rockhampton and Yeppoon are set to bring a raft of civil works opportunities, with the site’s existing surf lake set for a rebuild as the development kicks off. Head of project delivery Lewis Glynn said the company had started informal approaches to gauge interest from suitable… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Rockfire Resources says a preliminary scoping study has returned positive results for a small-scale, open-pit mining operation at the company’s Plateau gold deposit in North Queensland. The study indicated the operation would achieve a cash flow ranging from $6.8 million to $19.4 million, based on a spot gold price of $2220 ($US1718) per ounce. The… ...

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