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May 07, 2020
Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

Special project status for $2.9b CQ dam proposal

The proposed $2.9 billion Urannah Dam in Central Queensland has been declared a coordinated project, with the potential to create up to 1200 jobs during construction. The State Government said the project would now go through an impact assessment process to determine any significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts it may have on the… ...

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Apr 29, 2020
Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Regional freight routes set for $185m works boost

Work on key inland freight corridors is being brought forward in a move to boost Queensland road construction jobs. The early works projects, worth $185 million over four years, would be delivered on corridors identified under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said. Works to seal… ...

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Apr 28, 2020
Paperwork progressing for Olive Downs coal project

Paperwork progressing for Olive Downs coal project

Plans for the $1 billion Olive Downs coal complex have inched forward, with two elements ticked off by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The rail spur and water pipeline required for the Pembroke Resources mine were approved with conditions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act this month. The project… ...

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Apr 28, 2020
Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Green light for Calcium cattle complex

Townsville City Council has given the go-ahead for the development of a live cattle holding yard and feedlot facility on 195ha at Calcium. Planning and Development Committee chair Les Walker said the Woodstock Pastoral Services development would have the capacity to accommodate 20,000 head of cattle. The facility is proposed to be developed in four… ...

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Apr 21, 2020
New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

Adani has awarded a $220 million-plus contract to Australian rail company Martinus for civil works on its Carmichael coal rail network. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the contract would deliver about 600 new jobs, which was more important than ever given the economic shifts being brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
Open-pit plan to create 150  NQ gold jobs within months

Open-pit plan to create 150 NQ gold jobs within months

The new owners of the Ravenswood gold operation plan to start full-scale open-pit mining by the last quarter of 2020, boosting local jobs by about 150. The North Queensland operation officially changed hands last week after successful completion of the transaction between Resolute Mining and the EMR GEAR Consortium. The new entity in control of… ...

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Feb 17, 2020
Milestone for Queensland military vehicle production

Milestone for Queensland military vehicle production

The 30,000sq m building that will house military vehicle manufacturing at Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s new headquarters in Redbank is finished and ready for fit-out. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was a major construction milestone in the delivery of the $170 million Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) for Rheinmetall. “With construction only commencing on the… ...

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Jan 24, 2020
Jobs bonanza in Queensland resources sector

Jobs bonanza in Queensland resources sector

More than 1000 mining and energy jobs are on offer in Queensland, with the majority promising a $100,000-plus pay packet. The Queensland Resources Council is highlighting the statistics in an appeal for jobseekers to consider the lucrative options in the state’s resources sector. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the resource sector was investing and… ...

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Jan 13, 2020
Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Bowen Basin Coal has launched into the approvals process for a Lake Vermont mine extension project expected to generate 400 ongoing jobs. ...

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