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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal has been awarded preferred bidder status in the sale process for the mothballed Bluff open-pit coal mine. The sale of the former Carabella Resources site is being conducted by FTI Consulting as receivers and managers and controllers on behalf of mining contractor MACA. Bowen Coking Coal announced today that it had paid… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Funding boost to advance Urannah work

Funding boost to advance Urannah work

The Federal Government has tipped in a further $12.65 million to move Central Queensland’s Urannah Dam project forward. The funding will go towards the project business case and approvals, taking the total Federal contribution to $22.65 million. The $2.9 billion Urannah project proposed by Bowen River Utilities centres on a new 970-gigalitre dam on the Broken… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Green light for breakwater hotel development

Green light for breakwater hotel development

Townsville City Council has formally approved the development application for an $80 million hotel development adjacent to The Ville Hotel and Casino on the breakwater. Deputy Mayor Mark Molachino said the centrepiece of the application was an eight-storey, architecturally-designed hotel which would be curved to capture the views towards Magnetic Island and back to Castle… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Anti-coal activist to pay Adani legal costs

Anti-coal activist to pay Adani legal costs

A judge has ordered anti-coal activist Ben Pennings to pay 60 per cent of Adani Australia’s legal costs stemming from his court battle to access confidential information. The court-room wrangle over that information stems from Adani and the Carmichael Rail Network’s legal action against Mr Pennings, accusing him of trespassing, breach of contract, intimidation and… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Business Boost grants up for grabs

Business Boost grants up for grabs

Queensland small businesses are being reminded that Business Boost grants of up to $15,000 open on July 30. Employment and Small Business Minister Di Farmer said the grants could be used for upgrades and organisational improvements for established businesses. “Business Boost is part of our $25 million Small Business Grants program that’s been rolling out… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Acciona Energia has received a key approval to take its $550 million Aldoga Solar Farm project near Gladstone forward. The State Government has approved the application for a Material Change of Use for the solar PV farm and grid connection assets at the site. Acciona said this approval covered the area approved for development two… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.  Constructing the 2.2km rock wall is the first critical step in widening Townsville’s shipping channel to allow larger ships, up to 300m, to access the port.  The material… ...

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