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Aug 27, 2020
Roadside protest continues at Carmichael Mine

Roadside protest continues at Carmichael Mine

A protest against the development of Adani’s Carmichael Mine west of Mackay is continuing just off the entrance to the mine lease. More than 20 protestors are camped on the roadside near the entrance. Police are in attendance though the action is believed to have been peaceful since it started on Monday. At the time,… ...

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Aug 25, 2020
Perenti eyes $8.8b in new work after bumper year

Perenti eyes $8.8b in new work after bumper year

Mining services business Perenti has posted record revenue of $2.04 billion for 2020/21, up 3.8 per cent on the previous year. The company said it had entered this financial year with $5.4 billion work in hand, of which $1.7 billion is secured revenue for FY21. An additional $2 billion in contract rollovers and variations with… ...

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Aug 25, 2020
COVID-19 concerns shut down industry forum

COVID-19 concerns shut down industry forum

The Central Highlands Industry and Innovation Forum will not go ahead this week as result of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in south-east Queensland. The sold-out event was scheduled to be held in Emerald on Wednesday evening (August 26). The Central Highlands Development Corporation said a decision on whether the forum would be postponed… ...

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Aug 24, 2020
New guide to maximise local opportunity

New guide to maximise local opportunity

A Queensland industry group has developed a guide to better define the ‘local’ when it comes to local content. The Queensland Local Content Leaders Network (QLCLN) has also released a six-tiered model of procurement where the priority is on the immediate local or natural economic zone of a region. (See table below) QLCLN member Capricorn Enterprise… ...

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Aug 24, 2020
Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport is in discussions with stakeholders to gauge support for a global export centre for the region. Mackay Airport manager of commercial and terminals Adrian Miles said agribusinesses and the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sectors were looking to grow their export footprint. He said growing demand for quality food being harvested one… ...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to provide the ...

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Aug 12, 2020
Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Queensland Rail will look at enabling double-stacked trains to run between North West Queensland and Townsville as part of a $50 million investment package announced for the Mount Isa Line. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced in parliament today that three more projects had been approved to bolster freight movement between North Queensland’s… ...

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Aug 10, 2020
NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

Wins on the Mount Isa corridor and at Townsville port have helped rail giant Aurizon turn around its bulks business. In its annual report today the company said its bulk business achieved EBITof $90 million last financial year, after being in a loss-making position threeyears ago. Contract wins include South32 Cannington (11-year extension to 2032… ...

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Aug 10, 2020
Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Projects roadmap to ‘unlock the North’ and create jobs

Peak NQ economic development group Townsville Enterprise has launched a roadmap to ‘unlock the North’, listing key local projects to help power the nation’s economic recovery. The Unlock the North: Townsville North Queensland Projects and Policies document was developed with TaskforceNQ and the regional councils of Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook, and Pal...

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