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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, about 30km south-west 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 Gene...

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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 among Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia among Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia has come in at 10th place in a list of countries generating 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, it… ...

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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
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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Apr 14, 2021
Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals is continuing to report ‘highly encouraging’ high-grade gold assay results from drilling at the Red Mountain project in southern Central Queensland. The company said the ongoing diamond drilling program had successfully demonstrated that high-grade gold mineralisation extended to at least 200m vertical depth, expanding gold mineralisation 20m beyond the previous deepest...

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Apr 14, 2021
Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Pickles Mining is holding five auctions featuring about $10 million worth of equipment from BMA’s Bowen Basin operations and from Whitehaven Coal. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the auction house was shifting a large quantity of Caterpillar machinery for Whitehaven, including more than 20 haul trucks, as it switched its fleet to to… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway can now take in views across the Pioneer Valley from the new rest area on Eton Range crossing, west of Mackay. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the rest area was the last stage of the significant Eton Range upgrade, connecting Bowen and Galilee Basin… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

Kestrel Coal Resources has launched its new community grants program, giving not-for-profits and community groups the opportunity to receive up to $5000 to deliver events and initiatives that help to make a difference in the Emerald region. Applications will be assessed based on their promotion of health and wellbeing, education and opportunity, and enhancing livelihoods… ...

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