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Sep 06, 2021
Australasian Gold builds Qld asset base

Australasian Gold builds Qld asset base

The Capella gold project is now in the hands of Australasian Gold after completion of a deal with Cape Coal. The new owners describe Capella as highly-prospective for gold and base metals, with more than 6000m of historical drilling data available. It is located about 10km south from the Australasian Gold’s Mount Clermont polymetallic project…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Sep 06, 2021
Diatreme adds $10m to advance silica sand project

Diatreme adds $10m to advance silica sand project

Diatreme Resources has raised $10 million to advance its Galalar silica sand project on Cape York, including a further $3.5 million investment from the Flannery family. The company said the funds would help cover costs including delivery of a preliminary feasibility study (PFS), followed by definitive feasibility study, finalisation of permitting and approvals, and specialist… This content ...

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Sep 06, 2021
Road trip to showcase North’s potential

Road trip to showcase North’s potential

Townsville Enterprise has kicked off its second annual 1000km road trip from Mount Isa to Townsville, aimed at highlighting the importance of the North West corridor to the future of Northern Australia.  The trip includes meetings with major mining operators Glencore, MMG Dugald River, and Ravenswood Gold, as well as renewable energy project proponents CopperString… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 06, 2021
Golding signed up for five more years at Phosphate Hill

Golding signed up for five more years at Phosphate Hill

Golding Contractors has secured a $120 million deal to continue to deliver mining services at Phosphate Hill out until September 2026. Golding employs approximately 80 people at the Incitec Pivot-owned mine, operating on a FIFO arrangement out of Townsville. Golding, a subsidiary of NRW Holdings, will continue to use its existing mining fleet at the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Sep 04, 2021
Cannington sponsorship adds fuel to Fire

Cannington sponsorship adds fuel to Fire

South32 Cannington has renewed its sponsorship of JCU Townsville Fire as the team, led by coach Shannon Seebohm, prepares to once again challenge for the Women’s National Basketball League title. Townsville narrowly lost last year’s Grand Final to Victoria’s Southside Flyers but hope to go one better this season with a roster of players including… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Sep 04, 2021
Key Inland Rail civil package awarded

Key Inland Rail civil package awarded

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has named a Brisbane-based joint venture as its design and construction partner for a 162km Queensland stretch of the Inland Rail. The BHQ joint venture comprising Bielby Holdings, JF Hull Holdings and QH&M Birt has entered into a collaborative framework agreement with ARTC for the Northern Civil Works Program…. This content is for iQ Industr...

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Sep 03, 2021
Key water authority to be based in Bowen

Key water authority to be based in Bowen

Bowen will become headquarters for an authority overseeing key northern water projects, creating new local jobs. The Federal Government plans to relocate the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority (NQWIA) from Canberra to Bowen and expand the organisation. The NQWIA was established in 2019 to provide strategic planning and coordination of Commonwealth resources to implement the… Th...

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Sep 03, 2021
Resource sector innovation attracts grants

Resource sector innovation attracts grants

A raft of mining and mineral extraction technologies have attracted grants under round 11 of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative. Twenty-two industry-led collaborative research and development projects across various sectors will share in $47.1 million in federal funding. They include a project to develop Australian manufacturing for the world’s highest capacity dynamic bol...

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Sep 03, 2021
Roadmap to infrastructure reform

Roadmap to infrastructure reform

Infrastructure Australia has released its 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, calling for a new wave of reform to make the most of the Federal Government’s $110 billion infrastructure spend and drive the nation’s COVID-19 recovery. Infrastructure Australia chief executive Romilly Madew said the 15-year roadmap was being delivered at a critical moment. “The pandemic, bus...

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