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Jun 30, 2021
Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

It’s the end of an era with the last timber road bridge in the Rockhampton region upgraded to a concrete structure, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. It was great to see such an achievement as a result of Round 4 funding from the program said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ M...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 29, 2021
Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering is downsizing in Mackay in a move that involves job losses. The company has also flagged further redundancies in the near future. The company has announced it is consolidating its two operations. The Mackay businesses primarily deliver onsite and offsite repair, maintenance, and machining/line boring services, as well as local sales support for… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 28, 2021
Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

A Queensland business designing machines to help mitigate the impacts of tailings is increasing its export profile. Lytton-based Phibion will be shipping a multi-million dollar MudMaster® to Chile this week – its first to the South American nation. The innovation has been hailed by Minister for Resources Scott Stewart who said it is just what… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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Jun 25, 2021
Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

The CEO and managing director of major Australian engineering company Austin Engineering has resigned forcing a reshuffle. The incoming interim CEO will be on a package worth more than the equivalent of $1 million/year. The Brisbane headquartered company advised the asx today that the move had been brought forward from 31 July 2021. Former Austin… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 18, 2021
Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is evolving its Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig to support fully autonomous operation.   This meant shifting from individual automated tasks and sequences towards a genuine ecosystem of automation platforms and operating with a connected fleet of automated mining equipment, said Product Manager, Surface Drilling Jari Läntinen. “This ...

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Jun 17, 2021
On the front foot recruiting for engineers

On the front foot recruiting for engineers

Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering&nbs...

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Jun 16, 2021
Shortlisted tenderers announced for Maryborough rollingstock build

Shortlisted tenderers announced for Maryborough rollingstock build

A handful of builders have been shortlisted to to enter the next phase of the Queensland Government Rollingstock Expansion Program (REP). Train manufacturers Alstom, CAF and Downer Rail have been shortlisted to manufacture the first 20 trains of the new fleet in a purpose-built Maryborough manufacturing facility following an extensive Expression of Interest (EOI) process… This content is fo...

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Jun 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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