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Quick reaction urged to keep Adani

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Adani has been hung out to dry according to the Resource Industry Network Peak industry body, the Resources Industry Network (RIN) in Mackay, has called for decisive action in the face of an announcement by Indian logistics and energy company Adani, it had halted engineering contracts for the Carmichael project. The lease near Clermont in Read More

Online water storage levels

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Burdekin Falls Dam Queenslanders facing ongoing drought in the outback and water restrictions in coastal centres now have online reference to dam and weir levels. Sunwater has facilitated public access to information on 19 dams and 33 weirs and barrages it operates. The website covers current storage capacity and levels as well as changes measured Read More

Toowoomba’s stock rises

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  A 12-month growth spurt in Toowoomba’s median house price is catching the eyes of investors from Queensland and interstate. The last year saw an eight per cent jump in median house price to $351,868. This contributes to the total recorded five-year growth of 18.5 per cent. More than 95 per cent of properties on Read More

Positive stories back optimistic outlook

The organisers of the Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo are talking up the economy in the lead up to the 2015 event held over Wednesday and Thursday this week. It’s the fifth year Australian Events has invested in the expo to be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds. There was plenty to back a ‘glass half Read More

Inland rail gathers steam

Seven of Australia’s largest land transport companies have joined forces to call on the federal government to make the Inland Rail project a reality. The companies wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently, calling upon the Government to build on its $300 million commitment to the project by allocating further funds in Read More

A Wellcamp education

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Wellcamp airport general manager, Phil Gregory. Photo: Jarrayd Apelt The Brisbane West Wellcamp airport has only been up and running for about six months but the wheels are already spinning on plans for further development. The first flight went out in November last year and now the airport sees about 5000 passengers pass through its Read More

New Hope’s expansion plans

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Leon Richardson overlooks the New Acland operation. Photo: Nadine Shaw New Hope is a miner on the march, snapping up a raft of Surat Basin thermal coal tenements recently to create a project package with a resource of more than one billion tonnes. While the group still has an eye on further coal acquisition opportunities, Read More

Network and get business done

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Business people are encouraged to participate in networking opportunities made available of the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo. The ‘Maranoa Regional Council Industry Forum’ held tonight (Tuesday, 16 June) at Picnic Point Function Centre features key presenters including GasFields Commission Chairman John Cotter and BIS Shrapnel’s Senior Manager Infrastructure and Mining Adrian Hart. Commissioner Read More

Surat Basin business optimistic after rough going

Business confidence levels in the Surat Basin remain positive for the coming few years in spite of tougher working conditions. The wider western regions of Chinchilla, Roma and Dalby have been feeling the pinch over the last six months according to the March 2015 Business Confidence Survey commissioned by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) Read More

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