Thiess starts QCoal contract today

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Thiess has commenced a three year contract to operate QCoal’s Northern Hub mines including Drake and Sonoma near Collinsville. The three-year $250m contract starts today (January 1) and includes an option for an additional one-year contract extension. Thiess had an association with the QCoal Group going back to 2007 said Managing Director Michael Wright. “We are Read More

Local Government Supply Opportunities

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Local Buy Regional Client-Relations officer Emma Peters Lucrative supply opportunities may be rare these days but Local Buy is offering access to a market worth well over $300M. Local Buy is the procurement arm of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) that helps councils meet compliance regulations and make the process easier. Legislation requires Read More

Bowen business buoyed by dredging decision

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The port town of Bowen has welcomed an announcement that expansion at Abbot Point coal terminal has been given the green light. Under review was a proposal to dredge 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which would then be disposed of on land. The approval has been granted with Read More

Drilling down but not out

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Mineral exploration in Australia is down but probably not as much as conditions would suggest. Around 13 per cent of ASX-listed explorers failed to put a drill bit in the ground in the September quarter. That was up on the June quarter survey which was also conducted by audit, tax and advisory firm BDO. The Read More

Supply opportunities - have you thought about C-Res?

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It’s tight and everyone is looking for new and more business. Have you thought about C-Res? C-Res was developed in 2002 to deliver BHP-Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal’s (BMC) local purchasing program. It’s targeted at business employing less than 25 full time staff in the Bowen Basin and Mackay regions. That includes Blackwater, Capella, Emerald, Read More

Partner sought to develop a university suburb in Rockhampton

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Expressions of interest (EOI) have opened for a partner to help contribute to a $140m property development on the grounds of Central Queensalnd University (CQU) in Rockhampton. CQU Rockhampton was declared a Priority Development Area in 2011 and since that time Economic Development Queensland has been working closely with the university and Rockhampton Regional Council Read More

Northern coastal centres in for a wet Christmas

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It looks like it is going to be a wet Christmas Day for some parts of north Queensland. Bureau of Meteorology modelling is showing 400mm falls just off the coast of Townsville. Bowen to Ingham and Burketown and Normanton are set for falls of between 100mm and 200mm. That’s around four to eight inches in Read More

Gas project opportunities outlined

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The company which is building an 600km gas pipeline from Tennet Creek in the Northern Territory  to connect to eastern markets has outlined opportunities for suppliers at a meeting in Mount Isa. The presentation by Jemena on the $800 Northern Territory Gas Interconnector project is on our website under Industry reports or click here  

$3b coal terminal expands export capacity

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The new third berth at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal has been officially opened. The new terminal lifts the export capacity from 44 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 55 mtpa. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was joined by BHP Billiton President Coal, Mike Henry, and Mitsubishi Corporation COO, Mineral Resources Investment Read More

Tender opportunities in NQ

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(Tenders for construction on Thursday Island and the development of the Amrun mine project are current)     Tender ID 421036 Title CONSTRUCTION OF 1 X 4 BEDROOM HOUSE AT 31 LOBAN RD, THURSDAY ISLAND - PQC LEVEL 2   Issue Date Close Date   01 Dec 2015 13 Jan 2016 Tender To (Tendering Body) QLD Read More

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