Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

mining rehabilitation

A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

Coal seam gas

Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]

Tenders open for Australian Gas Pilot


Gas producers can now bid for the right to extract gas from Queensland’s CSG-rich Surat Basin to supply to the Australian market as part of the State Government’s Australia-only gas pilot project. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham has … [Read more...]

Mines Fire Up

coal mine trucks

270 jobs for the Peak Downs and Saraji mines are now up for grabs as the BHP Billiton’s coalmining joint venture gears up. Local Labour Hire contractors say about 70 of the jobs have gone to locals at Moranbah, and the company has turned to labour hire contractors in Townsville to fill 200 … [Read more...]

Seems We’re Doing Our Bit


It seems the State has a lot to thank Our Towns for. In the 12 months to November, the value of Queensland’s exports totalled $49.5 billion and the State is now forecast to record the strongest economic growth in the nation. The period saw rises to coal, LNG, and Ag exports. Acting … [Read more...]

New Wave for Gas Industry


Two Australian-based companies, Bridgeport Energy and Metgasco, have accepted offers to explore for more petroleum and gas in the resource rich Cooper Basin. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says the exploration companies had won the tenders to explore approximately 2,150 km2 of the Cooper and … [Read more...]