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Jun 15, 2021
Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone council raises service charges

Gladstone Regional Council will increase service charges by 4.9 percent next financial year. Residential rates will increase in line with CPI. That’s the message in the 2021/22 Operational Plan and Budget with the theme titled ‘Collective Delivery’. Building community capacity The budget was focused on building community capacity and supporting economic development and growth, said… This co...

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Jun 11, 2021
The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The latest SEEK employment data confirms there are jobs aplenty in Queensland, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sector.  There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of yesterday (Thu 10 Jun 21) In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up mo...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… This content is for ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… This content is...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
$2b investment to power growth

$2b investment to power growth

The Palaszczuk Government will invest $2 billion into renewable energy and hydrogen jobs as part of a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. The investment will provide cheaper, cleaner energy to power more jobs and more industries in Queensland. The announcement of the $2 billion ‘Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund’ was a watershed moment in… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 10, 2021
Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

The $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September. The accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned, said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath. “We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle… This content is for iQ Indus...

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