More Mineral Exploration


More land is being unlocked across Queensland to identify the next generation of resources projects and future jobs. The Government has announced the successful tenderers for minerals and coal tenders in the state’s world-leading North West Minerals Province and the Bowen and Surat … [Read more...]

Ore Mine Fast Tracked


While the State Government is accused of deliberately stalling on final clearance for the Carmichael Mine, it is moving with pace to streamline approvals for another North Queensland Mine. The $1.4 billion ore mine at Greenvale west of Townsville, an Australian Mines Limited’s Sconi project will … [Read more...]

A Quiet Green Light

china stone mine

A new mega-mine worth $ 7 Billion has been green lighted by the State Government for the Galilee Basin. In a move that failed to produce even a media release the Minister Queensland’s independent Co-ordinator-General has approved MacMines Austasia Pty Ltd.’s proposal to construct and operate … [Read more...]

Mine Life Extension Drives Jobs

North Goonyella mine.

Another seven years of work for more than 230 mine employees is one of the upsides of this weeks’ decision to extend the life of the North Goonyella mine. Peabody Energy has announced it will mine at its North Goonyella coal operations until 2026 and the company says their new longwall also … [Read more...]

New ground Released for Resource Projects

Coal seam gas

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

mineral exploration

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...]