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Sep 10, 2021
Hall Contracting in Molongle Creek dredge project

Hall Contracting in Molongle Creek dredge project

Hall Contracting is set to begin dredging within weeks under a $3.1 million contract for work to create all-tide access for Molongle Creek boaties. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the channel would be widened to 12m and deepened to 2m below Lowest Astronomical Tide to guarantee all-tide access out to Cape Upstart… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Ci...

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Sep 10, 2021
Paynters to lead $80m Reef HQ revamp

Paynters to lead $80m Reef HQ revamp

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has appointed Paynters as the principal contractor for the $80 million refurbishment of Reef HQ Aquarium complex. The contract between Paynters and GBRMPA will cover all works under the Reef HQ 20-year Master Plan, funded by the Australian Government as part of the Townsville City Deal. “This is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Sep 09, 2021
AMD consolidates assets in bid to restart Blackjack mill

AMD consolidates assets in bid to restart Blackjack mill

AMD Resources’ plans to restart Blackjack mill about 8km south of Charters Towers have taken a decisive turn. AMD has entered into an agreement with creditors of Maroon Gold to take over the Blackjack plant and mining leases.  The acquisition is expected to be completed later this year, along with an Initial Public Offer by AMD.  Recent care and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Sep 09, 2021
A commitment to continued coal mining

A commitment to continued coal mining

Australian coal will not be staying in the ground while it continues to provide thousands of jobs and bring significant economic benefits both here and across the world. And it will be supported by new technology including carbon capture. That comes from Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt who said coal remained Australia’s second largest export… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Sep 09, 2021
Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Update on Defence maintenance opportunities, work camp plans as dam project studies progress, call to mandate local content for wind turbines, and more in this week’s round-up. Key Defence procurement details released online Defence has released its new Estate Works Program forward schedule, showing future procurement activities for September 2021-June 2022. The EWP provides facilities… Thi...

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Sep 09, 2021
Bravus announces five-year deal for local mining contractor

Bravus announces five-year deal for local mining contractor

Bravus Mining and Resources has signed an agreement that will see Queensland family-owned business MacKellar Group undertake mining services at the Carmichael Mine for the next five years. Recruitment is underway for more than 280 full-time employees, with roles including haul truck drivers, maintenance workers and many other trades. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer… This...

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Sep 09, 2021
Briefly in mining news

Briefly in mining news

Great Northern Minerals Limited has received the four metre composite results from the recently completed reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at Camel Creek north west of Townsville. Related: Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek The drilling program comprised a total 15 RC holes for 3262 metres, with three of these (401 metres)… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Sep 09, 2021
Peak industry body pushes mental health App

Peak industry body pushes mental health App

The Minerals Coucil of Australia (MCA) is looking to technology in the next step to address mental illness in the mining industry. It’s R U OK? Day and the MCA is highlighting the capacity of the free MineWell mobile app to help improve mental health.Developed by miners, for miners, the app’s purpose was to provide… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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Sep 09, 2021
JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

A James Cook University team has identified alternative routes for a new mining road that will lessen the toll on endangered orangutans, Asian elephants and Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.  The team, from James Cook University in Australia, studied a planned mining road that will cut across Harapan Rainforest, a renowned forest tract that spans nearly… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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