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Mar 04, 2020
State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

State pours $10m into Burdekin water project

A $10 million State funding injection will help Burdekin Shire Council establish a new long-term water source after local water contamination issues. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced the funds to move Ayr and Brandon’s main water storage to the racecourse area in South Ayr. It comes after the discovery in 2018 of elevated… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Feb 08, 2020
Federal backing for new coal-fired power plant

Federal backing for new coal-fired power plant

The Federal Government has pledged up to $4 million to support Shine Energy’s proposal to build a 1GW coal-fired power plant at Collinsville. It is one of two projects earmarked for grants under the $10 million Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure program. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Mining North, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and...

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Dec 13, 2019
State clears business case funds for Urannah Dam

State clears business case funds for Urannah Dam

The State Government has given the green light for the next stage of the Urannah Dam proposal, releasing a $10 million allocation. The 1.6 million megalitre dam proposal will now undergo a detailed business case and environmental impact statement. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the $10 million in National Water Infrastructure Development Funds… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Nov 26, 2019
Funds flow to get dam proposal ‘shovel ready’

Funds flow to get dam proposal ‘shovel ready’

Federal funding of $10 million promised during the last election for the Urannah Dam project has now been signed off. The funding is allocated for Bowen Collinsville Enterprise to progress the Central Queensland dam proposal to shovel-ready stage. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the 1.5 million megalitre Urannah Dam would be a game-changer… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Nov 01, 2019
Plans for Queensland’s biggest dam

Plans for Queensland’s biggest dam

The Bradfield Scheme is back on the agenda. The first plan was drafted by Queensland engineer John Bradfield in 1938 with the aim to capture water from north Queensland rivers and irrigate areas west of the Great Dividing Range. It’s now being trumpeted by the LNP. They describe it as ‘Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Oct 11, 2019
Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

MITEZ is lobbying for ‘a bigger push from the Commonwealth’ for a range of advanced North West Queensland projects to become a reality. MITEZ (Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone) chief executive officer Glen Graham was among those addressing hearings in Townsville and Mount Isa this week of the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Oct 07, 2019
Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden

Dam aspirations set in stone at Hughenden

Representatives from three levels of government have unveiled a foundation stone representing the future site of the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme. The Hughenden Irrigation Project Corporation (HIPCo) is continuing to advance the project after a funding pledge of $180 million from Prime Minister Scott Morrison late last year. A dam would be built about 15km north… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Apr 14, 2019
Urannah Dam funds pledge

Urannah Dam funds pledge

The Liberal Nationals Government has pledged up to $10 million to progress the Urannah Dam, north-west of Mackay, to be ‘shovel ready’. Member for Dawson George Christensen said the Urannah Dam project had been on the cards for years and this investment was a major step in progressing the project. “The Urannah Dam project will… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Feb 05, 2019
Flooded Flinders River a dam fine site

Flooded Flinders River a dam fine site

The mighty flow in the Flinders River this week has highlighted the potential power of a planned 400,000 megalitre dam and hydroelectricity project for Hughenden. Seeing the river in flood this week, HIPCo chair Shane McCarthy couldn’t help remark that it was a shame the project hadn’t been able to start two years ago. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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