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...]

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...]

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...]

Explorers Seek Next-Gen Bowen Basin Coal

mine

Two Australian exploration companies - Metroof Minerals and Sojitz Coal - have been named as preferred tenders to unlock the next round of coal reserves in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The two explorers have exploration rights to a total of about 13,100 hectares between Middlemount and Blackwater, … [Read more...]