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Jun 10, 2020
Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

The $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project has jumped an administrative hurdle, with agreement reached between the State and Federal Governments on construction milestones. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said minor amendments to the bilateral agreement on water to speed up processes and release funds had been signed off by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transpo...

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Jun 10, 2020
Regional resilience works share $16m injection

Regional resilience works share $16m injection

A host of projects in North and North West Queensland have attracted almost $16 million in funding aimed at rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough. The latest tranche of funding will support 46 resilience projects, and is in addition to the $93 million-plus already approved through a Commonwealth and State government partnership. Emergency Management Minister David Lit...

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Jun 10, 2020
Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex Energy is marking the successful completion of its $400 million Surat Basin natural gas development. The company says it has completed an 80-well drilling campaign for the project, down from the 110 or so wells originally planned due to continued production outperformance. The project also saw Senex and infrastructure partner Jemena build and commission facilities at Roma North and At...

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Jun 09, 2020
Cuts at Dawson as COVID-19 crunches coal returns

Cuts at Dawson as COVID-19 crunches coal returns

Dawson mine is facing a workforce cut after falling coal prices sparked an Anglo American move to defer some production activities at the Bowen Basin site. One shovel fleet, one excavator fleet and associated services will be suspended from this month. The majority of the workers impacted are engaged through contracting companies. In a statement today, the company said the changes were t...

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Jun 09, 2020
New attraction to add to stadium precinct’s glow

New attraction to add to stadium precinct’s glow

A ‘solar trees’ installation is planned for Townsville’s North Queensland Stadium precinct, with construction tipped to support scores of jobs. Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced $6.5 million in state funding for the beautification project, with Townsville City Council contributing $1.5 million. The project is expected to take nine months to complete, with construction kicking...

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Jun 09, 2020
Environmental all-clear for CQ gas development

Environmental all-clear for CQ gas development

The Queensland Government has granted environmental approval for Comet Ridge’s Mahalo gas project near Rolleston in Central Queensland. It comes after the gas development last week gained approval under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the third and last approval step, the issuing of the...

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Jun 09, 2020
ActivEX adds Queensland coal tenements to portfolio

ActivEX adds Queensland coal tenements to portfolio

ActivEX has snapped up a string of nine thermal and metallurgical coal tenements in the Bowen and Surat basins for $75,000. The company announced today that it had finalised the purchase agreement with unlisted Queensland company Civil and Mining Resources. The coal tenements are scattered across an area west of Mackay and south-west of Rockhampton. Their purchase comes just a week afte...

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Jun 09, 2020
Research project puts a new spin on separation

Research project puts a new spin on separation

Queensland-based mineral processing experts aim to unlock the benefits of semi-inverted (SIV) hydrocyclones in a new research project. The work builds on a recent Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) study which demonstrated the technology’s improved classification efficiency compared to conventional hydrocyclone designs. Due to their robustness, hydrocyclones are the most c...

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Jun 09, 2020
Instant asset write-off incentive extended

Instant asset write-off incentive extended

The Federal Government has extended its $150,000 instant asset write-off scheme for six months to December 31. Australian businesses with annual turnover up to $500 million are eligible for the tax deduction, designed to back investment in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the measures were designed to support business sticking with investm...

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