Wet season is a-coming

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Photos by Mount Carlton process tech, Ash Poole The wet season is heading our way and with it comes some impressive storms. These photos were taken on recently at Mount Carlton gold mine in Queensland.       

Evolution Mining wins miner of the year award

Evolution Mining has taken out the Miner of the Year award at the Mining 2015 Resources Convention in Brisbane. Evolution Mining owns and operates seven gold operations in Australia, four of them in Queensland - Pajingo, Mount Rawdon, Mount Carlton and Cracow. “I congratulate executive chairman Jake Klein, chief operating officer Mark Le Messurier and their Read More

Copper decision a win for the community


(Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche) Peak industry body the Queensland Resources Council has hailed the decision by Glencore to postpone the closure of its copper processing operations in north Queensalnd. New legislation which allows for a large part of the status quo in the face of new environmental regulations was passed by the Read More

Peak industry body pushes for infrastructure spending


(Civil Contractors Federation chief executive Robert Row)   Queensland faces a $40 billion shortfall in infrastructure provision because of a growing gap between the state’s transport and construction needs and the funding committed to future projects. That comes from a Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) report which was supported by the Queensland Infrastructure Alliance. The report found a Read More

Rocky City Council spending to spark local economy


(Infrastructure projects brought on by Cyclone Marcia make up part of a package of spending brought forward by Rockhampton City council) A package of initiatives designed to build confidence and provide economic stimulus for the local building and construction industry has been released by Rockhampton City council. “The measures that we announced are designed to support local jobs Read More

Tenders out for port upgrade

Berth 4 before upgrade

Berth 4 before upgrade Experienced contractors are being encouraged to review the tender for supply and construction of the Berth 4 Redevelopment Project. The tender, which can be viewed on the Queensland government’s e-tender website, is open to submissions for six and a half weeks and will close at 2pm (QLD time) on Tuesday 24 Read More

A miner’s recollections of war

Hill 60 and Hill 59 1915

Hill 60 and Hill 59 1915   Oliver Woodward’s story is one of courage and perseverance, on a journey that took him from Charters Towers in North Queensland to the infamous blast beneath Hill 60 in Belgium on June 17, 1917, that shook the German army to its core. Captain Woodward, commanding officer of the Read More

Commitment to Copper

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Glencore has given a renewed commitment to its copper operations in Queensland. The Swiss-based company has announced that key processing operations will extend beyond planned closure dates of 2016 and 2017. New environmental licensing conditions allow the Mount Isa Mines copper smelter to operate to the end of 2022. The Mount Isa copper smelter and sister Read More

Growth centre fires up mining technology sector

Minister Christopher Pyne launches the Mining Equipment, Technology Services (METS) Innovation Centre at QUT's, the Cube.  Pictured from left to right are QUT Vice Chancellor Peter Coaldrake, Chair of METS, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Federal Minister forIndustry, Innovation and Schience, Christopher Pyne  and Professor Rachel Parker, Dean of the QUT Business School.
Photo:QUT Marketing and Communication/Erika Fish.

QUT’s Professor Peter Coaldrake, METS Growth Centre Chair Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science Christopher Pyne and QUT’s Professor Rachel Parker. A $20 million growth centre in Brisbane will help Queensland’s mining equipment, technology and services sector commercialise and export its bright ideas to the world. The Commonwealth Government chose Queensland as Read More

Oaky No.1 places 2nd in mine comp

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The rescue team from central Queensland’s Oaky No.1 mine has placed second at the 2015 Australian Mines Rescue Underground Competition in Newcastle, behind North Wambo. Other Queensland teams in the challenge included Broadmeadow mine (fourth), Moranbah North (sixth) and Kestrel (seventh). Chief assessor Ray Smith, from the Queensland Mines Rescue Service, said the North Wambo Read More

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