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Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at… ...

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May 27, 2020
Green light for Toowoomba export hub

Green light for Toowoomba export hub

A major export hub planned for Queensland’s Wellcamp airport has received the green light from Toowoomba Regional Council. The council approved an application for a 3346.1sq m Regional Trade Distribution Centre. The State Government announced late last year that Wagner Corporation had been selected to construct a Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) at the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, wi...

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May 26, 2020
Rich in rail returns

Rich in rail returns

Activity around the north west Queensland town of Richmond is a symbol of investment into the Great Northern Railway line this financial year according to peak industry body, Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone, or MITEZ There’d been noticeably more activity along the MITEZ corridor since the finish of the wet season with work crews carrying… ...

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May 22, 2020
Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

BMA’s Hay Point Coal Terminal is rolling out a multimillion-dollar  raft of major upgrade projects and maintenance programs from mid-year. The work is good news for local industry, with Hay Point general manager Melissa Johnson stressing a preference for local content wherever possible. About 600 jobs will be supported across the three projects, which BMA… ...

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May 13, 2020
RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

A $2.5 million project to extend the secondary wharf at Berth 10 will boost Port of Townsville’s capacity for car carriers. Townsville marine contractor Pacific Marine Group has won the contract to upgrade the roll on-roll off (RoRo) wharf extension for larger car vessels. Work has begun and is due to be completed in August…. ...

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May 07, 2020
Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone’s RG Tanna Coal Terminal is celebrating a major milestone this week, with the facility marking 40 years of operations. Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen and BHP chairman Sir James McNeill officially opened the Gladstone Ports Corporation facility on May 7, 1980. What was then known as the Clinton Coal Facility had already seen its first shipment… ...

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May 04, 2020
Long wide load – coal country style

Long wide load – coal country style

This mighty load hit the road early on Saturday in Mackay. The shiploader boom cost $2.2 million to fabricate and will be installed at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance Hay Point Coal Terminal. It weighs 73 tonnes, is 49.2m long, 7.35m wide and 5.3m high. Fabricated at Melco’s workshop in Mackay, the Shiploader 1 boom was transported by… ...

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May 01, 2020
Alliance wins Cannington charter extension

Alliance wins Cannington charter extension

Alliance Aviation Services has entered a new 10-year contract with South32 to run the air charter services for its Cannington and GEMCO mine sites. Alliance said the extension was won through a competitive tender process. “Alliance is delighted to be continuing the provision of these services for both Cannington and GEMCO mine sites from Townsville,… ...

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Apr 29, 2020
Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Work on key inland freight corridors is being brought forward in a move to boost Queensland road construction jobs. The early works projects, worth $185 million over four years, would be delivered on corridors identified under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said. Works to seal… ...

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