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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative… ...

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Sep 23, 2020
Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Townsville City Council says local businesses have benefited from more than $270 million in council spending over the last six months. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, almost 82 per cent of the council’s procurement spend has been on small, medium, and large local businesses. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the council… ...

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Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked… ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Extra voice in Australian contractors lobby group

Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) has welcomed specialist rail infrastructure company Martinus as a member of the group, which aims to fight for a fairer deal for homegrown mid-tier contractors on major public projects. Martinus delivers medium to large scale rail infrastructure and systems across the country and in New Zealand, with current projects including Adani’s… ...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million… ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

A newly completed road upgrade at Bundaberg Port is expected to drive future growth and development opportunities. The $5.3 million upgrade to improve truck access will allow Buss and Newman streets to become the main route for heavy vehicle traffic commuting into the precinct. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said with growth at… ...

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Sep 11, 2020
Shoalwater Bay jobs hub kickstarts CQ work platform

Shoalwater Bay jobs hub kickstarts CQ work platform

Capricorn Enterprise has launched an online initiative to help match major projects and other opportunities with local skills, with a Shoalwater Bay jobs hub set to get the scheme off to a flying start. The ‘Work in Central Queensland’ portal is designed to deliver smart matching of interested talent, strong communities, and localisation of jobs, skills,… ...

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Sep 03, 2020
Woomera leaves wider Gladstone channel in its wake

Woomera leaves wider Gladstone channel in its wake

The Woomera backhoe dredge left Gladstone this week, marking the completion of the $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project. The Hall Contracting dredge arrived at Port of Gladstone in March, signifying the commencement of the project to deliver a permanent safety solution to the close passing of vessels in the Clinton Channel. Gladstone Ports Corporation… ...

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Aug 28, 2020
Police break up Carmichael mine road blockade

Police break up Carmichael mine road blockade

Adani Australia says Queensland Police have negotiated with a group of anti-mining protestors to unblock a public road 6km from the Carmichael mine site. While that road had been blocked since Monday, the company said the protest had no impact on the project this week, with workers able to access the mine and rail sites… ...

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