Carmichael Coal Project on track

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Adani is now expected to begin construction work on its Carmichael Mine before Christmas Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is welcoming the news. He says The company’s new plan announced this week to essentially halve the length and capacity of rail line needed for the coal Project … [Read more...]

Mine Life Extension Drives Jobs

North Goonyella mine.

Another seven years of work for more than 230 mine employees is one of the upsides of this weeks’ decision to extend the life of the North Goonyella mine. Peabody Energy has announced it will mine at its North Goonyella coal operations until 2026 and the company says their new longwall also … [Read more...]

New ground Released for Resource Projects

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The largest amount of land released under the State’s exploration program has been showcased at Mines and Money Conference underway in Brisbane today. Mines Minster Anthony Lynham told the gathering that the Government is offering 43,250 km² for investors looking to invest in petroleum and gas … [Read more...]

Queensland Leads Exploration Activity

mineral exploration

Queensland’s $56 billion resource industry is outperforming other states in exploration activity and is continuing to reap the benefits of high commodity prices and a continued boost in exports and jobs. This week’s Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Australian Bureau of Statistics Report shows … [Read more...]

Billons Bonanza

mining and gas sector

With more than $5 billion in mining deals secured in Queensland in the past six months observers are saying the mining and gas sector is on the road back and expected to revive and generate hundreds of jobs. It’s tipped also that there’s more to come with the wider benefits of the revival to be … [Read more...]

Have Your Say on Old Mine Sites

Old mine site

The State Government has released its Abandoned Mines Discussion Paper today and they’re asking for feedback from communities on how to manage old mine sites. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says Queensland has a rich mining history, but with that comes a legacy of old mine sites which need … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law kicks in On Friday

FIFO workers

Those new laws governing FIFO work forces into the future become a reality from tomorrow. They mean that major resource projects adjacent to nearby regional communities will no longer be able to employ 100 per cent fly-in fly-out workforces in Queensland. Under the Act, large resource … [Read more...]

North West Queenslanders Dig It

Port of Kurumba

Productivity at one of Queensland’s most remote ports, is getting a boost as work begins shortly on the new $6.8 million dredging program for the Port of Kurumba, creating a channel depth of 3.2 metres. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the investment followed the decision by … [Read more...]