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Charters Towers

Jan 05, 2021
Rail line expected to open today

Rail line expected to open today

The Great Northern Railway should be back in operation this afternoon or early tomorrow morning.  It follows a freight train derailment on Wednesday last week east of Charters Towers. A call to Queensland Rail (QR) this afternoon confirmed they were well on the way to have the line operational. QR and Aurizon tasked a crew… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is… ...

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Jun 01, 2020
ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX has entered a new partnership to advance its Ravenswood gold project, covering five tenements in the Charters Towers minerals province. The company has finalised a joint venture and farm-in agreement with unlisted company Ballymore Gold, which would see Ballymore spending up to $2 million to assess and explore the land package. In addition to… ...

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Feb 05, 2020
Major Charters Towers water works near finish line

Major Charters Towers water works near finish line

A $21.55 million water infrastructure project including construction of a new water treatment plant in Charters Towers is more than 95 per cent complete. Water has been a top priority for the local council and Charters Towers Mayor Liz Schmidt said it was fantastic news that the new Wheelers Rd plant and associated upgrades were… ...

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