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Jun 17, 2020
Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

Hammer time for $120.3m Mackay road project

A 10-tonne hammer and crane are on site to kick off construction on the first of three major bridge upgrades under the $120.3 million Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. The equipment will be used to drive 36 piles, ranging from 9.5m to 12.5m and weighing 6-8 tonnes, into Goosepond Creek in the next two weeks. The Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project is expected to creat about 150 job...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and protect thousands of jobs indirectly reliant on the mine...

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Jun 17, 2020
Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone perspective aids recovery works

Drone technology is giving Townsville City Council an edge in tackling recovery works after last year’s monsoon. The council will use 3D and digital terrain modelling to plan projects and assess areas before, during and after works. The drone operations are part of a broader environmental recovery program that includes vegetation and landscape assessments for riverbank restoration. Commu...

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Jun 17, 2020
A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A recently published ‘biography’ of the North West Queensland uranium mining centre of Mary Kathleen has breathed new life into what is now a ghost town. ‘Mary Kathleen Reflections’ is written by retired geologist Andrew Cuthbertson whose first days in the mining industry in 1981 were among the last for the on-again, off-again operation.   Geologist and author Andrew C...

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Jun 17, 2020
Geophysics in exploration webinar

Geophysics in exploration webinar

Talk about value for money. The Geological Survey of Queensland continues its webinar series tomorrow (Thursday 18 June) with a clutch of speakers who’d normally be billing north of $1000/hour collectively. The theme is ‘Geophysics in Exploration’ and it’s free. Head of the mining and geology research centre at the University of Queensland Professor Rick Valenta ...

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Jun 17, 2020
High-grade gold finds at Red Mountain

High-grade gold finds at Red Mountain

The maiden drill program has intersected significant high-grade, near-surface gold mineralisation at the Red Mountain project in Central Queensland. The Zenith Minerals-owned project lies within about 100km of operating gold mines at Cracow and Mount Rawdon. A 10-hole RC drill program completed returned results, including: 14m at 5.5 g/t gold, including 6m at 12.3 g/t gold from surface;5...

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Jun 17, 2020
Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Council call-out for more Lansdown projects

Townsville City Council has released a new round of tenders for operations looking to set up shop in the Lansdown industrial precinct at Woodstock. It comes after the State Government recently paved the way for the council to formally adopt the major planning scheme amendment required for the precinct, with conditions. The council said it was also progressing the design and construction of...

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Jun 17, 2020
Australian resources innovation exported

Australian resources innovation exported

A South American geo tech company is expanding its operations on the back of Australian innovation. Geoprocesados and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) recently opened a new DUG McCloud-based seismic processing and imaging (P&I) centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Geoprocesados is a service company specialized in subsurface studies and focused on helping clients to achieve success in th...

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Jun 16, 2020
Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

Regional trade training hubs set for upgrade

More than $1.17 million in construction projects are planned for regional TAFE campuses in a Queensland COVID-19 recovery plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upgrades to campuses in Bohle, Burdekin, Bowen and Cannonvale highlighted the important role skills and training would play. They are part of the second stage of the Government’s Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan. ...

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