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Sep 14, 2021
Major setback for miners’ bid to split from CFMEU

Major setback for miners’ bid to split from CFMEU

The Fair Work Commission has dealt a major blow to the mining and energy division’s bid to split from the CFMEU. A commission full bench dismissed an application for a member ballot on the issue. Mining and energy division general president Tony Maher described the decision as a disappointing setback. “We will take a close look… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Sep 14, 2021
Wired up for wind farm development

Wired up for wind farm development

Work has kicked off on transmission upgrades for the first Queensland Renewable Energy Zone and the $373 million Kaban Green Power Hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said Neoen’s Kaban Green Power Hub was the first of many renewable projects within the Northern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, which adds an additional… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Sep 14, 2021
Maas builds CQ stable with Gladstone quarry deal

Maas builds CQ stable with Gladstone quarry deal

Maas Group Holdings is firming its foothold in the Central Queensland quarry and construction sector with the purchase of the Earth Commodities hard rock quarry operation in Gladstone. It comes after the acquisition of Amcor Quarries near Rockhampton and the Amcor Excavations plant hire business near Moura earlier this year for almost $20 million in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Sep 14, 2021
Komatsu trials autonomous water truck

Komatsu trials autonomous water truck

Komatsu has been trialing an autonomous water truck, with plans for a commercial release in 2022 to help enhance safety and productivity in mines. The technology on the concept HD785-7 truck piggybacks on the company’s proven Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Komatsu’s AHS enables the water truck to travel autonomously on a pre-defined haul road and work… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Sep 14, 2021
‘Highly encouraging’ Alice River results

‘Highly encouraging’ Alice River results

The first diamond drill hole in more than 25 years at Far North Queensland’s Alice River gold project has revealed multiple visible gold occurrences, Pacgold says. The company is undertaking an exploration program including a high-resolution IP geophysics survey completed over the project’s northern, central and southern targets and diamond drilling at the central target…. This ...

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Sep 14, 2021
Borer ready for Ross River crossing

Borer ready for Ross River crossing

A 300-tonne thrust and pull borer is set to begin directional drilling under the Ross River in Townsville to lay a new 900mm HDPE water main between Douglas and Condon. CivilPlus Constructions was awarded the contract to design and install the pipeline for a $5.3 million Townsville City Council project. The work will restore the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Sep 13, 2021
Austral Resources launches $89m float

Austral Resources launches $89m float

North-West Queensland copper producer Austral Resources expects to start trading on the ASX in November after an IPO due to open on Friday. The company is developing the new Anthill copper mine north of Mount Isa and operates a heap leach, solvent extraction and electrowinning (SXEW) processing facility at Mount Kelly, part of the Lady… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Sep 13, 2021
New Brokk breaker boom targets mining sector

New Brokk breaker boom targets mining sector

Brokk has launched a new remote-controlled stationary breaker boom system for the mining and aggregates industry. The manufacturer says its new machine range allows producers to apply the power and precision of Brokk’s demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers and grizzlies. “Brokk saw an opportunity to give… This content is for i...

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Sep 13, 2021
Studies continue for Ravenshoe wind farm

Studies continue for Ravenshoe wind farm

Onsite technical studies required for environmental assessment are nearing completion as Epuron prepares a development application for the proposed Chalumbin wind farm, south of Ravenshoe. In a September project update, the company said it was finalising an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Jirrbal People and that grid connection studies with Powerlink are underway. A… This content is ...

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