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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… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Duke goes another round after successful share placement

Duke goes another round after successful share placement

Duke Exploration has announced another share placement. This is on the back of a successful funds raising effort to support further exploration and validation at the historic Mount Flora copper mine located around 760kms northwest of Brisbane.  Related: Mount Flora blossoms for Duke Exploration A bookbuild to raise A$8 million through a placement of up… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
Exploration cash follows green energy trend

Exploration cash follows green energy trend

A green energy wave has helped lift the amount ASX-listed exploration companies raised last quarter to $2.37 billion, up 7 per cent from December, BDO research shows. The BDO cash position report shows 80 per cent of exploration companies reporting cash balances of $1 million or more, the highest proportion recorded since the business advisory… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

Stanwell has secured land for its proposed 3000MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20km west of Gladstone. The publicly-owned generator is partnering with Japanese industrial heavyweight Iwatani Corporation for the project, tipped to create more than 5,000 jobs for regional Queenslanders. Stanwell acting chief executive officer Adam Aspinall said signing an option agreement withR...

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Jun 08, 2021
Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

An exploration drilling program has firmed up the high-quality credentials of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah. Bowen Coking Coal director and coal marketing specialist Matt Latimore said the coal quality results were very positive for the Broadmeadow East project and supported the ongoing work towards development of the mine. Preliminary laboratory data… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
Welcome uplift for coal sector

Welcome uplift for coal sector

METS businesses in the Mackay region are looking ahead to the new financial year with optimism as coal prices lift, according to Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood. Recent weeks have also seen a raft of announcements on company plans to restart mothballed coal operations or open greenfield sites, including plans for the Crinum… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Rockhampton drive to embrace emerging technologies

Rockhampton drive to embrace emerging technologies

Advance Rockhampton is teaming up with Queensland AI Hub, Rockhampton’s SmartHub and the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce to kick-start business innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the region. As part of the partnership, Advance Rockhampton will be hosting a specialised business innovation and AI event in Rockhampton with key panel speakers to discuss how emerging… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Museum job a pretty picture for local business

Museum job a pretty picture for local business

The construction of the Rockhampton Museum of Art has seen about $15.4 million of the $31.5 million project spend flow to local business. As construction nears completion, Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said he was thrilled to see how much had been spent locally. “The usual target for Local Industry Participation in major projects is… ...

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