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Mar 30, 2021
‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

‘Co-ordinated project’ boost for Big Rocks Weir

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project in the Charters Towers region has earned co-ordinated project status.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said Queensland’s Coordinator-General had made the declaration for the project, which would now undergo a full environmental impact assessment process “The Queensland Government supports progressing investigations into the cons...

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Mar 30, 2021
Barossa FID to spark $5.5b northern  investment

Barossa FID to spark $5.5b northern investment

Santos has given the green light to its $4.7 billion Barossa gas and condensate project located offshore the Northern Territory. The final investment decision (FID) to proceed with Barossa also kick-starts a $785 million investment in the Darwin LNG life extension and pipeline tie-in projects, which will extend the facility life for around 20 years…. ...

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Mar 26, 2021
Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

Mendi poised to start Charters Towers housing development

North Queensland’s Mendi Group has lodged an application to start stage one of a new housing development project in Charters Towers. The proposed development, Grand Secret Estate, is located near the Charters Towers Showground and will initially see 17 new lots ranging from 5,000sq m to 1.05ha in size released. Further stages featuring smaller block… ...

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Mar 24, 2021
Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Rockhampton workshop to help suppliers

Advance Rockhampton’s 2021 Supplier Development Workshop is coming up next week (March 31), with limited spaces remaining.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 following key…...

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Mar 13, 2021
Rookwood Weir construction on a roll

Rookwood Weir construction on a roll

Construction of the Rookwood Weir workers’ camp is progressing well and in-river construction is set to begin next month, according to Sunwater. The State and Federal governments this week committed another $7.5 million each to raise the crest height of the Central Queensland structure by 700mm. The first water from Rookwood Weir is expected to… ...

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Mar 13, 2021
Hells Gates study on track says Townsville Enterprise

Hells Gates study on track says Townsville Enterprise

Townsville Enterprise says the $24 million Hells Gates Dam Business Case is advancing well, after completing the majority of field work including geotechnical drilling. In the six months to the end of 2020, 15 boreholes were drilled at the proposed dam site and weir sites, with a maximum depth of 173m at thedam site. The… ...

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Mar 11, 2021
Works for Queensland pumps extra $200m into regional projects

Works for Queensland pumps extra $200m into regional projects

The State Government is releasing a further $200 million for regional councils under the Works for Queensland program. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the allocations to each of the 65 regional councils would continue a program that local mayors have praised. “The $200 million fourth round of Works for Queensland means that councils outside the South… ...

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Mar 11, 2021
Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

Funding boost to lift Rookwood Weir

The State and Federal governments have each committed another $7.5 million to raise the crest height of Rookwood Weir in Central Queensland by 700mm. The move would unlock 10,000 additional megalitres of water, increasing the yield to 86,000 megalitres for water users and taking total project cost to $367 million. Queensland Water Minister Glenn Butcher… ...

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Mar 01, 2021
Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Uplifting milestone for major Wilmar works

Wilmar Sugar has reached a major milestone in its $10.6 million Victoria Mill evaporator project, with the biggest component lifted safely into the factory. It took a 400-tonne crane with a super-lift to shift the top cone and body of the new evaporator into place at the Ingham district mill. Herbert regional operations manager Adam… ...

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