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Water achievers lauded

AWA Qld Water Awards winners (2)

Winners and attendees celebrate at the Australian Water Association’s 2015 Queensland Water Awards gala dinner.   Northern engineers have featured prominently in the recent Australian Water Association Queensland awards. Dave Brooker from Mackay Regional Council took out the Water Professional of the Year and Rob Saunders from the Townsville office of GHD won the Queensland Read More

Moranbah mine gets a new life

Move hailed by local industry as a positive signal for the coal sector. Stanmore Coal has issued a tender for contract mining and processing plant operations at its newly acquired Isaac Plains Mine, 7km east of Moranbah. The company plans to restart the mothballed site in the first half of 2016 after purchasing it from Read More

More power to overhaul work

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The Callide Unit B1 HP turbine rotor was the focus of recent shutdown work. CS Energy plans to spend $71.4 million on overhaul projects at its power stations across Queensland this financial year. CS Energy chief executive officer Martin Moore said this budgeted expenditure reflected the company’s commitment to the safe, reliable and efficient operation Read More

Nominees announced for Gladstone awards

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  The nominees have been announced for the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Industry awards. Mark Whitmore, Cliff Pugh and Steve Kelly from XPort Plumbing, Dan Madden from Prime Rentals and Vern Elms from Ezi Communications are up for the Forty Calis Memorial Award. The Forty Calis Memorial Award recognises the achievements of an individual who has demonstrated an entrepreneurial Read More

Major Bruce Highway design upgrade awarded

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(The Bruce Highway north of Townsville in flood)   AECOM has been appointed to carry out the detailed design of the $174 million upgrade to Cattle and Frances Creeks crossings on the Bruce Highway north of Townsville. The Cattle and Frances Creeks upgrade project will play an important role in improving flood immunity and safety Read More

The Buzz [Sept edition] - wrap on the Carmichael project

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(The Yakka skink) Adani’s plans for a $16 billion coal mine have been hogging the headlines nationwide in a skirmish that started with a skink and a snake. It has since turned into a federal battle over the scope of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act. Approval for the Carmichael Mine was set aside in Read More

Geos on the downside of the resource rollercoaster

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Australian Institute of Geoscientists federal councillor and secretary Adrian Diaz lost his full-time job with a consultancy in 2013. Orphaned specialists struggle in a market which once competed for their skills Employers are taking advantage of the geoscience jobs crisis, offering below-award conditions to those struggling to find work, a senior geologist says. Australian Institute Read More

Drilling imperative

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Mark Adams during his farewell week at MMG’s Century mine. Former general manager of MMG’s Queensland operations Mark Adams has raised concerns about the lack of significant new operations in the pipeline in the North West as Century mine winds down. Mr Adams is now working as chief operating officer for Konkola Copper Mines in Read More

20 things you may not know about Malcolm Turnbull

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Courtesy http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/09/15/20-things-didnt-know-malcolm-turnbull/ 1. Some years ago he nearly became a novelist. He tried to finish a novel started by his late mother, Coral Lansbury, called Opium. 2. He has been all of: a journalist, a barrister, a banker, a developer of shopping centres, a businessman, a politician, a Rhodes scholar, a student at Oxford, and Read More

Do more business with Townsville City Council

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Townsville City Council recently held presentations on how to register to do business. In a tighter climate, local government always has a budget and Townsville is one of the largest local authorities in the state. Put this url into your browser to find out the who, what, why, when, where and how of registering. https://industryadvocate.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Doing-Business-with-TCC.pdf Read More

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