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May 05, 2020
TerraCom tightens belt with Blair Athol fleet cuts

TerraCom tightens belt with Blair Athol fleet cuts

TerraCom will drop an entire truck and excavator mining fleet from its roster at the Blair Athol coal mine near Clermont as it cuts costs to weather the impacts of COVID-19. The company said it was now targeting production of about 2 million tonnes next financial year from the thermal coal operation and expected coal… ...

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May 01, 2020
Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Australia’s largest wind farm has passed a major milestone, with construction of the final turbine completed at Coopers Gap, near Kingaroy. AGL head of construction Brian McEvoy said the final blade on the 123rd wind turbine was hoisted into place by crane and fitted to the turbine hub by the rigging crew on Friday last… ...

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May 01, 2020
Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

BHP has welcomed 250 apprentices and trainees in Mackay and Perth as part of a new program to build skills and create career pathways into the mining sector. The training program, delivered through the new BHP FutureFit Academy, is being developed in conjunction with CQ University and WA’s North Metropolitan TAFE. BHP said the first… ...

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May 01, 2020
Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Green light for Idalia entertainment hub

Townsville City Council has given the green light for an entertainment precinct at the Fairfield Homemaker Centre, expected to create up to 200 jobs in construction. It has approved a Material Change of Use application that paves the way for the development in Idalia. The MCU is for a mixed-use entertainment development that will comprise… ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19. Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities. “I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from̷...

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Apr 30, 2020
Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Gladstone industry leaders have launched a shutdown calendar to help supply chain businesses with planning. The Gladstone Industry Leadership Group and Gladstone Engineering Alliance initiative outlines planned maintenance outages over a 12-18-month period. It covers operations including Gladstone Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Queensland Alumina Limited, Boyne Smelters Limited, Orica Yarwun...

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Apr 29, 2020
Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

Civil training scheme to add trade-ready workers

People seeking a stepping stone into the civil construction industry are being urged to check out a program kicking off in Rockhampton on May 11. Queensland’s Civil Contractors Federation is launching the Trade Ready Program to further job readiness and skills through selected construction short courses. Participants who successfully complete the four-week training program will… ...

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Apr 28, 2020
PNG’s Porgera gold mine operations suspended

PNG’s Porgera gold mine operations suspended

Operations have been suspended at Barrick’s Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea after the government failed to extend its special mining lease. The company warns the suspension will likely be extremely costly,compounding PNG’s national debt challenges, and potentially resulting in the permanent loss of the mine. It says the move is equivalent to nationalisation… ...

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Apr 23, 2020
Renewed calls for New Acland Stage 3 approval

Renewed calls for New Acland Stage 3 approval

Resource industry employer group the AMMA has joined calls for the Queensland Government to finally approve the New Acland mine Stage 3 expansion project. Proponent New Hope Group this week offered to fast-track job creation if it received the green light for what it describes as a ‘shovel-ready project’. The company’s modelling shows the project… ...

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