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Townsville Industry Breakfast series kicks off

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It’s back. The first Townsville Industry Breakfast of the year will be held at the RSL on March 15. Roads and government assets are on the bill.  Main Roads and Transport Department of Transport and Main Roads Northern District director Marissa Wise will present on the Palaszczuk Government’s $77.6 million plan to generate jobs in northern Queensland. Read More

Infrastructure funds targeted to cyclone recovery

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The next round of the Palaszczuk Government’s $70 million critical regional infrastructure fund will further help cyclone recovery on the Capricorn Coast 12 months after Cyclone Marcia. The fund has been accelerated by six months to stimulate jobs and economic growth in regional Queensland, with applications to open on April 4. The funding was part of the Queensland Read More

Strong growth for road sector

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Road building has been flagged as one of the strongest growth markets in the construction industry, with the value of work nationally forecast to rise more than 30 per cent over three years. In Queensland it is expected to increase 44 per cent from 2014/15 figures, taking the value of road construction works in the Read More

Fitzroy River weirs flagged as priority works

Capricorn Enterprise has welcomed the Australian Infrastructure Plan listing of Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development as a national priority. The plan was released by Infrastructure Australia this week and lists 93 infrastructure priority initiatives including 12 for Queensland. Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure was highlighted as an opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in Read More

CQUniversity boosts engineering offering

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Central Queensland’s aspiring engineers will learn in state-of-the-art laboratories and training spaces with the official opening today of the $16.6 million Rennie Fritschy Engineering Building. Federal Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham joined outgoing CQUniversity Chancellor Rennie Fritschy and Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman to unveil the new centre. The facility is a key element of Read More

Plastic fantastic in concrete mix

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The engineering team at James Cook University has shown how to walk the walk when it comes to recycling plastic. Plastic fibre from industrial waste has been successfully used to reinforce concrete footpaths, replacing more traditional steel mesh reinforcement, in a joint JCU-Fibercon project. JCU College of Science, Technology and Engineering (CSTE) senior lecturer Dr Read More

State offers explorers a spending break

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Queensland’s mineral explorers are to gain a two-year expenditure break as they struggle through the global mining downturn. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the 50 per cent concession would provide much-needed financial relief to explorers and ensure meaningful exploration did not stall in Queensland. “We will support up to a 50 per Read More

Nominations open for resource service awards

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PIC: Resource Industry Network chairman Tony Caruso. Nominations are open for the 2016 Resource Industry Network Chairman’s Awards, celebrating the achievements of businesses and individuals working in the Queensland resource services sector. Entries close 5pm, April 15 and winners will be announced on May 20 at a gala presentation at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Read More

Red River poised for zinc upturn

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Red River Resources says it is ready to strike when zinc prices improve, with a $17.2 million plan to bring North Queensland’s Thalanga operation back online. The junior bought the polymetallic processing plant and surrounding tenements from failed miner Kagara’s administrators in 2014 and would kick off ore production at the West 45 site. Managing Read More

Familiar faces in new NQ venture

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PIC: Red River Resources general manager operations Karl Spaleck and managing director Mel Palancian.   The team leading Red River Resources shares a strong background in zinc mining and exploration, including experience at MMG Century Mine and the Dugald River project. Managing director Mel Palancian has spent the past 23 years in the mining industry Read More

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