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    Toowoomba suppliers urged to connect with council

    PIC: More than $14 million in subcontracts were awarded to local contractors during construction of the newly completed  Toowoomba City Library.   Toowoomba Regional Council has invited more than 7000 current and prospective suppliers to take part in an online survey designed to promote greater local business opportunities with council. TRC finance and business strategy general manager Read More

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    Kidston power proposal gets a boost

    Photo: The Kidston site has two large adjacent pits which will act as the upper and lower reservoirs for the pumped storage hydro generation scheme.    Genex Power’s $580 million energy project near Kidston, 280 kilometres north-west of Townsville, has been granted special status as a prescribed project said Minister for State Development and Minister for Read More

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    Special economic zone proposed for Mount Isa

    The north-west could become a special economic zone if a proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the ground. The QRC’s chief executive Michael Roche, who co-chaired the first meeting of the North-West Minerals Province Taskforce in Mount Isa, urged the group to be daring with their ideas to ensure a stronger future for Read More

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    Water works flow in Western Downs region

    PIC: The aerobic digester in action at the wastewater treatment plant, opening this month. Major works are continuing to roll out in a $28.5 million water and wastewater upgrade for Chinchilla. FB Contracting is due to start work in April on 8km of water pipelines connecting a new raw water pumping station to a new Read More

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    What it’s worth to keep Queensland Nickel open

    A newly released report on the impacts of the closure of Queensland Nickel has shown the refinery contributes an estimated $1.1 billion in output to the region. That’s only part of what is at stake should the refinery close. The Queensland Nickel (QN) Yabulu Refinery is part of a triumvirate of processing in Townsville along with Glencore’s Read More

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    Help at hand for award entries

    Image courtesy of Downer and the Bowen Basin Mining Club. Businesses submitting entries into the Queensland Mining Contractor Awards have been encouraged to make the most of support offered by official event partner, the Department of State Development. Run by the Bowen Basin Mining Club, the awards are open to all mining contractors and suppliers Read More

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    Green light for Cairns tower development

    Cairns Regional Council has approved the development application for a planned $550 million, three-tower complex in the city centre. The C3 development on Sheridan St is proposed to include 796 units as well as 3700sq m of floorspace allocated to business and shopping. The smaller two towers would rise to 69m above ground level and Read More