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Wells and roads contracts awarded

Four regional Queensland businesses have won a further $277 million in QGC civil work as the construction phase of the Queensland Curtis LNG project closes. QGC is to extend by three years the contracts of Western Downs businesses Mike Jones Earthmoving of Wandoan and Ostwald Brothers of Dalby; Amcor Excavations of Moura; and Corbet’s Timber Read More

Mobile heart care clinics

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Dr Rolf Gomes checks Moranbah State High School Principal Scott Whybird’s blood pressure during a recent Heart of Australia launch event to announce the expansion in services. More regional communities will have specialist cardiac care at their doorstep as Australia’s largest custom-built mobile clinic expands its Queensland services. The Heart of Australia program, a partnership Read More

Authority born from disasters

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Graeme Newton chats with first chairman of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and commander of first Brigade based in Brisbane Major General Mick Slater. Disaster expert Graeme Newton has overseen more than $14b. of disaster recovery work throughout Queensland since 2011. That includes two of the biggest disasters in recent times, Cyclone Yasi and the Brisbane Read More

Authority born from disasters

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  Two key infrastructure projects will be central to the recovery of Livingstone Shire in the wake of Cyclone Marcia. The storm tore through the region taking with it homes, buildings and crops. The immediate damage assessment for primary producers alone was $200m, said Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig. “It’s going to be a significant Read More

Love of variety - Janette Hewson

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Janette Hewson picked up the award for most exceptional woman in Queensland resources at this year’s annual resources awards. Janette Hewson began a career in law in 1995, but a taste of the mining and resources sector drove her to jump industries and never look back. Twenty years on, and Ms Hewson is the Peabody Read More

Passion for Industry - Brendan Ostwald profile

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Brendan Ostwald Growing up across regional and remote parts of Queensland solidified Brendan Ostwald’s passion for industry and love for the outback. So much so, that at the age of just 23 he decided to start his own business focusing on areas west of the Great Dividing Range. Ostwald Bros was founded in 1990 and Read More

Dump your junk at the gym

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Winter has arrived and for many remote workers this means an extra layer of fat is appearing around the mid-section. By now, new year’s resolutions are well and truly forgotten and the temptation to enjoy sneaky seconds at the site mess is just a bit too much. The latest data from the Australian Department of Read More

Hot water may both power and conserve

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Maitland Maltby LGIS manager - Energy, Margaret de Wit Local Government Association Queensland president, Butch Lenton Winton Shire Council mayor and Tom Upton Winton Shire Council CEO at the project launch. A western Queensland council is investigating ways to reduce its environmental footprint while saving up to half a million dollars a year in power Read More

End of life beckons new hope

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Resolute Mining Nolans plant with pit in background. The future of one of Queensland’s last standing historical mining towns looks uncertain as a key operation approaches end of life. Resolute Mining’s Mount Wright underground mine in Ravenswood is expected to close in June next year. The company currently employs about 220 people plus another 65 Read More

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