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Jun 20, 2020
Manufacturing hub scheme to take in Gladstone

Manufacturing hub scheme to take in Gladstone

CQUniversity in Gladstone will host a new advanced manufacturing hub to act as a focus of industry expertise and provide innovative training and advice. Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing Glenn Butcher said the new facility would be closely connected to the Queensland Government’s $10 million Rockhampton Manufacturing Hub. Mr Butcher said the Gladstone hub would focus on de...

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Jun 19, 2020
Bowen thrust into the space race limelight

Bowen thrust into the space race limelight

Bowen has been earmarked as a potential site for a commercial satellite launch complex. Hot on the heels of SpaceX’s historic launch last month comes news of the work that could propel development of a Queensland rocket hub. CQUniversity Deputy Dean of Research, Professor Steven Moore, said the university had been working with Regional Development Australia, the Whitsunday, Mackay and Isaac...

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Jun 19, 2020
Grant helps Berg take line boring to next level

Grant helps Berg take line boring to next level

Gladstone manufacturer Berg Engineering has won $161,719 under the Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program towards advanced line boring capabilities. Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the funding would help Berg Engineering train and put on five new workers, as well as helping to drive business development. “This will bring its total wo...

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Jun 19, 2020
State seeks regional fuel price probe

State seeks regional fuel price probe

The State Government is seeking an independent investigation into fuel prices in Mount Isa and Cloncurry. Emerald, Hervey Bay and Warwick were also singled out for attention. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today wrote to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims asking the independent national body to look into whether fuel retailers were ripping off local motorists. ...

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Jun 19, 2020
Miner backs Bowen Basin mental health program

Miner backs Bowen Basin mental health program

Resource company Mitsubishi Development is funding a $500,000 pilot program to improve mental health services for people in the Bowen Basin as communities deal with the impact of COVID-19. The program is being run out of Wesley Medical Research’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Centre and aims to develop a new model of care to improve mental health outcomes. Mitsubishi Development ha...

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Jun 19, 2020
Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Evolution Mining has been forced to drop about 75,000 ounces of gold from its Mount Carlton life of mine plan. It follows an extensive grade control infill program of 204 drill holes (33,000m) to update the North Queensland site’s resource block model. Evolution is now looking at ways to maximise the future value of the asset, including work on the nearby Crush Creek Joint Venture pro...

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Jun 19, 2020
Northern rail upgrade works  on track

Northern rail upgrade works on track

The first phase of a $100 million rail upgrade project between Rockhampton and Townsville is complete. Crews from Civil Mining & Construction this month commissioned the first of eight train passing loop upgrades in a project expected to support 300 jobs during construction. CMC has been undertaking the earthworks, design and construction for the project on behalf of the State Governmen...

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Jun 19, 2020
Sconi processing delivers high-purity samples

Sconi processing delivers high-purity samples

Australian Mines says it has successfully completed production runs of battery-grade cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate with ore from its Sconi project, near Greenvale. Demonstrating its ability to produce high-purity samples supports ongoing offtake negotiations for the planned $1.4 billion cobalt-nickel-scandium operation. Australian Mines said today it was continuing to make good progr...

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Jun 19, 2020
Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Safety on the radar as technology flags no-go zones

Hexagon has dovetailed systems for mining operational safety and radar-based slope stability hazards in a new technology offering.The single platform is part of the newly released HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS) 4.6, which is integrated with IDS GeoRadar’s IBIS Guardian software. It means mines can receive real-time equipment visualisation with timely alerts about hazardous ...

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