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May 25, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Centrex Metals, Zenith Minerals, Ausmex, Aeon Metals, Pure Hydrogen and State Gas in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Mencel takes the helm at Centrex The company behind the Ardmore phosphate project in North-West Queensland has a new chief executive officer. Robert Mencel is an engineering and mining executive with more than… ...

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May 24, 2021
Arrest after Carmichael protest action

Arrest after Carmichael protest action

A Victorian man is due to face Mackay Magistrates Court on multiple charges on June 8 after a protest action on a Carmichael rail construction site north-west of Clermont. Police said the 23-year-old man faced counts of trespass, contravene direction or requirement, use dangerous attachment device to cause halt to operation of plant or equipment,… ...

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May 24, 2021
Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

A $1.3 billion Dysart coal project set to generate 1000 jobs in construction and 500 in peak operation has entered the next stage in the approvals process. Public submissions opened this week (May 24) on the Environmental Impact Statement for BMA’s Saraji East project. The project would see a new underground coal mine developed adjacent… ...

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May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… ...

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May 22, 2021
Winners revealed in 2021 RIN Awards

Winners revealed in 2021 RIN Awards

Some of the Mackay region’s most resourceful businesses have been recognised at the 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards. Resource Industry Network chair David Hartigan said the awards night (Friday, May 21) was a huge success, with more than 300 in attendance at the MECC to celebrate the people, the innovation, and the successes of… ...

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May 21, 2021
Thumbs up for Glencore’s welding training program

Thumbs up for Glencore’s welding training program

A new welder competency training program developed by Glencore Coal Assets Australia has been welcomed by Australia’s governing body for welding. Glencore’s asset management team created the new program to improve consistency among fabricators, boilermakers and third party repairers across their coaI operations. Reliability engineer Garry Horner said there were several standards that c...

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May 21, 2021
New owners reveal Millennium restart plans

New owners reveal Millennium restart plans

New owners have enlisted Coal Augering Services to kick off coal production at the Mavis Downs and Millennium site, due to recommence operations in July. A joint venture of M Resources and Stanmore Coal (now known as Stanmore Resources) have an agreement to acquire the mothballed assets from Peabody Energy for an upfront payment of… ...

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May 20, 2021
Input invited on resources industry plan

Input invited on resources industry plan

Submissions have opened for the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the plan centred on working with industry, the regions and communities to set a shared vision for the future of the sector. “It’s important communities, businesses and stakeholders can have their input into the plan,” he said. Resources Minister Scott… ...

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May 19, 2021
Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

A probe into alleged breaches of erosion control requirements on the Carmichael Rail Network construction project has found room for improvement, but no fundamental shortcomings in procedures. The Office of the Coordinator-General completed an investigation into the sediment and erosion controls in place along the construction corridor after complaints from the Mackay Conservation Group. MCG…...

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