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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ I...

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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… This content is for iQ Ind...

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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… This content is for iQ Indus...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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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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Jul 29, 2020
Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

The new $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence has officially opened its doors to students and industry.State Development Minister Kate Jones said the one-of-a-kind facility in Queensland featured an Underground Simulator Mining Facility, control room, workshop, laboratory, and classrooms.“This is about creating jobs and ensuring locals have the training they need to fill them,”… ...

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Jul 27, 2020
Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Major mining and gas players are among the Australian industry heavyweights signing up to scheme to work towards net zero emissions in supply chains. BHP, Woodside, BlueScope Steel, BP Australia, Orica, APA Group, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers – which together represent 14 per cent of Australian industrial emissions –… This content is f...

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