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New Acland coal mine

New Hope’s Ackland mine site has had its environmental credentials formally recognised with the Queensland Government certifying 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated mined land at its New Acland coal mine operations on the Darling Downs. Managing Director Shane Stephan says the … [Read more...]

More Maranoa Towns to benefit from FIFO Act

mining and gas sector

Six communities in the Maranoa and Banana regions will have greater access to mining jobs after being declared ‘nearby regional communities’ under the Queensland Government’s Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and … [Read more...]

New ground Released for Resource Projects

gas-exploration

The largest amount of land released under the State’s exploration program has been showcased at Mines and Money Conference underway in Brisbane today. Mines Minster Anthony Lynham told the gathering that the Government is offering 43,250 km² for investors looking to invest in petroleum and gas … [Read more...]

Queensland Leads Exploration Activity

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Queensland’s $56 billion resource industry is outperforming other states in exploration activity and is continuing to reap the benefits of high commodity prices and a continued boost in exports and jobs. This week’s Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Australian Bureau of Statistics Report shows … [Read more...]

Billons Bonanza

mining and gas sector

With more than $5 billion in mining deals secured in Queensland in the past six months observers are saying the mining and gas sector is on the road back and expected to revive and generate hundreds of jobs. It’s tipped also that there’s more to come with the wider benefits of the revival to be … [Read more...]

Have Your Say on Old Mine Sites

Old mine site

The State Government has released its Abandoned Mines Discussion Paper today and they’re asking for feedback from communities on how to manage old mine sites. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says Queensland has a rich mining history, but with that comes a legacy of old mine sites which need … [Read more...]

New Coal Exploration Opportunities Up for Grabs

Coal Exploration

Explorations rights are up for grabs for the next wave of Queensland coal development for export, steel production and electricity generation. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says more than 540 square kilometres in the Bowen, Surat and Galilee basins was now open for tender. “This … [Read more...]

Acland Coal Mine Back on the Agenda

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The controversial Acland coal mine has had a win in the Supreme Court, re-invigorating the projects’ prospects of proceeding. The court today has set aside a recommendation from the Land Court to scrap the $900 million expansion project. Justice Helen Bowskill referred the matter back to … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law kicks in On Friday

FIFO workers

Those new laws governing FIFO work forces into the future become a reality from tomorrow. They mean that major resource projects adjacent to nearby regional communities will no longer be able to employ 100 per cent fly-in fly-out workforces in Queensland. Under the Act, large resource … [Read more...]

Australia takes the Minerals Cake

Set of valuable metals ingots isolated on white. 3D photo rendering.

If ever there was any doubt as to where the strength of the Australian Economy really rests latest statistics clearly indicate that as well as agriculture, mining in rural and remote areas of the country are its back bone. The latest statistics on Australia’s vast mineral resources show … [Read more...]