Northern Development front and centre in Turnbull ministry


Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles today welcomed the emphasis on Northern Australian development in the new Ministerial arrangements announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Giles said the appointment of Josh Frydenburg to the portfolio of Resources, Energy and Northern Development sent a strong message that the Coalition was serious about developing the north. Read More

Sculpture honours Gulf surveyor

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Jo Start unveiled the Surveyor’s Mark sculpture at the Gregory Downs Hotel A sculpture paying tribute to surveyors, one in particular, has been unveiled at the Gulf community of Gregory Downs. The Surveyor’s Mark sculpture commemorates the life and work of surveyor Paul Bielenberg who surveyed the 304km pipeline corridor between Century Mine (Lawn Hill) Read More


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Advance Cairns has welcomed the Palaszczuk’s Government’s announcement that the Aquis project was back on track after a lengthy ‘pit stop’. The signing of the Process Deed allows the development of a detailed proposal and the commencement of the probity process, all of which had stalled earlier this year,  said Advance Cairns Chief Executive Mark Read More

Tender awarded for Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway scoping study

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A potential new rail project linking Tennant Creek to Mount Isa has taken another step forward with the Northern Territory Government awarding a tender for a scoping study on the project to Port Jackson Partners. The scoping study would investigate the opportunities and benefits a Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway could provide and how Read More

Flying 50 faces fundraiser


A pilot is planning to raise $250,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and needs 50 friends to help. 25-year-old Andy Farrow will fly clock wise around Australia for the ’50 faces of the RFDS’ promotion. Andy recently told Toowoomba commercial radio station 4GR that these ‘faces’ will cover the diverse role the RFDS plays Read More

MMG Dugald River development supply chain opportunity

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MMG is ramping up its Dugald River operation with an  invitation to the supply chain to start registering for work. Group Manager of Business Development QLD Myles Johnston, recently addressed a Townsville Industry Breakfast on the roll out of development works. They distributed the attached contacts card. This is a chance to register your business Read More

Mackay’s tourism reputation to bloom

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  James Beattie from the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and Mackay City Councillor Theresa Morgan tour the Ken Burgess Orchid House during the lead up to Orchids in Paradise.   Mackay is showcasing its assets this weekend, and it has nothing to do with the logistics of handling coal. It’s host to the triennial Australian Read More

Defence White Paper gives a green light to optimism in Cairns

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A proposed boost to Australia’s Naval capacity signals opportunity for Cairns shipbuilding and repair industry and Defence. The Defence White Paper, due for release later this year, is likely to signal a significant boost to sea defences and maritime power. It was good news for the Cairns marine industry, said Advance Cairns Chief Executive Mark Read More

Welcome from home - Isaac Mayor to Adani


The Mayor of the region home to the Carmichael mega-mine is urging responsible progress. Mine proponent, Indian logistics and energy giant Adani, is working through the regulatory process as it faces opposition to its mine, rail and port plans.  Isaac Regional Council west of Mackay has 54 active Bowen Basin coalmines. The Carmichael Lease near Read More

“We’re here for the long haul’ - Adani boss in The Australian

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Adani speaks to The Australian on its on-going commitment to develop the Carmichael project.  

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