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

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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… This conten...

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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… This content is for ...

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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… This content is for iQ In...

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Apr 21, 2020
New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

Adani has awarded a $220 million-plus contract to Australian rail company Martinus for civil works on its Carmichael coal rail network. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the contract would deliver about 600 new jobs, which was more important than ever given the economic shifts being brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Apr 21, 2020
Civil sector well placed for  works boost in COVID-19 response

Civil sector well placed for works boost in COVID-19 response

A survey of civil contractors nationwide has highlighted the sector’s capacity to take on additional infrastructure projects and hire more workers, a peak industry body says. Civil Contractors Federation National surveyed companies between April 4 and April 14, receiving responses from 228 companies (17.5 per cent from Queensland). Respondents were asked to provide an indication… This...

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Apr 20, 2020
Councils spruik $608m jobs ‘battleplan’

Councils spruik $608m jobs ‘battleplan’

Queensland’s councils have put up a $608 million battleplan to create thousands of jobs and support local communities in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) president Mark Jamieson said the plan had been put to the State Government for consideration. The Battleplan for Queensland Local Communities includes job-creating initiatives… This c...

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