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Jul 24, 2021
Boost for NT exploration projects

Boost for NT exploration projects

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a record $1.7 million in grants to support 18 projects from 15 companies under the latest Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration program. For the first time since the Resourcing the Territory initiative was launched, projects have been able to access co-funding to support brownfields drilling programs. Five companies have so… ...

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Jul 24, 2021
Honours for North’s top training talent

Honours for North’s top training talent

Townsville’s Kailu Johnson has snapped up twin titles as North Queensland regional winners were recognised in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards. The PJ Walsh Constructions employee was named winner in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year categories. “Kailu is a passionate advocate for… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Rockhampton bus service changes hands

Rockhampton bus service changes hands

ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia is purchasing Rockhampton-based Young’s Bus Service, taking the company’s Queensland bus fleet to 197 vehicles. ComfortDelGro Australia chief executive officer Nicholas Yap said the acquisition was a further step in CDC’s expansion into the regional Australian bus market, complementing the portfolio of the CDC Regional Australia division – which incl...

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Jul 23, 2021
Critical mineral projects attract funding

Critical mineral projects attract funding

A Queensland vanadium processing pilot plant is among eight resources technology and critical minerals ventures to share in a $50 million federal funding offer. The matched funding from the Federal Government’s $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative aims to help scale up local downstream processing of critical minerals and add value to the battery and clean… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Brad Miller came onboard as principal geologist/manager at Gnomic Exploration Services in March, hitting the ground during an extremely busy time for the business. He joins iQ Industry Queensland for a Q&A update. Q: Tell us a bit about your early life and what drew you to become a geologist? BM: I grew up in the Barossa Valley,… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Early Gilberton gold results promising

Early Gilberton gold results promising

ActivEX has reported promising drilling results from its Gilberton gold project, in the Georgetown area about 300km west-northwest of Townsville. A drilling program of 31 holes for a total of 1881m was carried out at the project’s Mount Hogan and Spilt Rock tenements. Assays returned from the first three of those holes have returned significant… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

Holcim steps up with 3D printing innovation

A first-of-its-kind 3D concrete printed bridge has opened in Venice after a collaboration that included Holcim’s 3D Concrete Printing research team. Named Striatus, the footbridge holds together through compression with no reinforcements, applying computational design and 3D printing for minimal material use and maximum strength. Striatus is made possible by a specific, custom-made ink from&...

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Jul 22, 2021
New Senex deal to support manufacturing

New Senex deal to support manufacturing

Senex Energy has announced a sales agreement to supply up to 11 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from its Surat Basin operations to support Adbri’s South Australian manufacturing operations to 2030. Senex managing director and chief executive officer Ian Davies said the company was proud to supply Adbri, a leading cement manufacturer in the Australian… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

Highway upgrade crosses the finish line

After 336,000 project hours worked, a major upgrade of the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere is officially complete. Fulton Hogan Construction was the principal contractor for the $74.99 million project, jointly funded by the federal and State governments. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said motorists had seen this important freight and commuter link… ...

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