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Jul 11, 2016
Increased air freight services for Mackay

Increased air freight services for Mackay

Mackay Airport welcomes the substantially increased capacity provided by Qantas Freight with the addition of a new B737 300 freighter service operating four nights per week exclusively for Australia Post and StarTrack customers. Mackay Airport General Manager, Rob Porter, said the new Qantas Freight service is good news for business and industry in Mackay. “It… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Jul 09, 2016
Schneider Electric on board for Toowoomba technology hub

Schneider Electric on board for Toowoomba technology hub

Schneider Electric will work with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the data centre at the heart of FKG Group’s $100 million Toowoomba Technology Park. Pulse Data Centre, as it will be known, will be the anchor of the new 29ha technology park development at FKG’s Witmack Industry Park. The data centre will comprise three separate… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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Jul 08, 2016
Mount Isa line back in business after derailment

Mount Isa line back in business after derailment

Services resumed on the Mount Isa rail line at 3.15pm today following the weekend derailment of an Aurizon freight train carrying sulphuric acid. Queensland Rail regional manager North Queensland Michael Mitchell said crews had been on site all week working to re-rail the train and recover the line, which included repairs to nearly 20km of track… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Jul 08, 2016
Isaac council seeking suppliers

Isaac council seeking suppliers

Isaac Regional Council will soon be seeking to appoint preferred suppliers. Mayor Anne Baker said the council would be providing information sessions for local businesses across Isaac from July 18 to 22. “Business owners and operators can find out how to apply and make a complying and competitive application,” Cr Baker said. “Council will be… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Jul 08, 2016
Meet the BPEQ board members

Meet the BPEQ board members

Board members as at 1 July 2016 Dawson Wilkie Chair and regional representative BE Civil, FIE Aust, FIPWEAQ, RPEQ, GAICD   Dawson Wilkie was appointed to the Board as Chair and regional representative in January 2015. A qualified civil engineer working in private consultancy, Dawson has worked in the profession for more than 35 years…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 08, 2016
New appointments to engineering board

New appointments to engineering board

Four new members have been appointed to the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) following approval by the Governor-in-Council. Evelyn Storey, Sarah Hansen, Yvonne Pengilly and Peter Evans join BPEQ in place of departing members Greg McLean, Julie Mitchell, Mike Brady and Michael Duff. Mr Evans, the Deputy Chief Engineer of the Department of… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jul 08, 2016
Report reveals recipe for $10 billion growth spurt

Report reveals recipe for $10 billion growth spurt

The agriculture and transport and logistics sectors will play a vital role in assisting the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region reach $10 billion of growth by 2030, according to a new report. The preliminary report has been released from the Regional Australia Institute’s (RAI) Pathfinder Project which sought to identify the key industries driving growth… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 06, 2016
Global bidders in Brisbane equipment auction

Global bidders in Brisbane equipment auction

Close to 2000 bidders from 42 countries participated online and in person at Ritchie Brothers’ multimillion-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Brisbane recently. More than 1500 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction for more than 150 owners. That’s the most items the company has ever sold in a single Australian auction. A… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jul 05, 2016
Three-year study tackles blast safety

Three-year study tackles blast safety

Dyno Nobel is joining forces with Murdoch University in a three-year research project investigating ways to reduce emissions of potentially toxic gas during mine blasts. Chief investigator Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski said the project aimed to control levels of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide during mine blasting. If successful, the technology would have global application. “Nitrogen dioxide…...

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