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Rio Tinto delivers for the North

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has applauded the significant achievements by Rio Tinto’s Amrun project near Weipa with diversity in its workforce and investment in supporting local suppliers.

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Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on Kevin’s Corner decision

Yesterday the Land Court of Queensland recommended Minister Lynham grant the Mining Lease and the Environmental Authority be issued for the Kevin’s Corner coal mine in the Galilee Basin, subject to the original draft conditions.

The GVK backed mine would inject billions of dollars into regional Queensland with 1,800 construction jobs, 1,600 operational and thousands more through indirect employment for the life of the mine.

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Glencore to support Nyrstar at Port Pirie

Glencore announces that it has been engaged by Nyrstar to provide, through the Kazzinc operation in Kazakhstan, training and ramp-up support services in connection with Nyrstar's Transformation Project in Port Pirie, South Australia. This follows the successful implementation of Kazzinc's New Metallurgy Project, which was completed in 2012.

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Bauer Foundations Australia constructs Foundation for Resort Hotel in Sydney Harbor

 

Yet another distinctive building will soon adorn the skyline of the largest city in Australia: The new Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, the first six-star hotel in Sydney, is currently being built in the Barangaroo South district. With 69 floors (including mezzanines) and a height of 275 m, the hotel will be the tallest habitable building in the city. It will have 350 rooms, suites and luxury apartments, as well as restaurants, bars, luxury boutiques and conference rooms. Bauer Foundations Australia Pty Ltd and joint venture partner Piling Contractors execute the foundation work, which was commissioned by Crown Sydney Property Pty Limited, in August 2016.

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Resources – funding the Budget’s ‘Jobs bonanza’!

Statement from the Queensland Resources Council

Today’s budget papers illustrate the vital importance of resources, especially coal, to keep the state in the black. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced it as the ‘jobs bonanza budget’, which would have been impossible without royalty revenue.

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QRC backs new Plan but calls for new Power Plant

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes policy announcements by the Queensland Government of its Powering Queensland Plan to address the state’s energy needs. This Queensland Plan has been released ahead of the Finkel review due to be released at COAG.

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Reports of the Death of Coal exaggerated

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane

As the Mark Twain saying goes: Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. And so have been the green activist reports of the death of coal, and more broadly, the resources sector. Today, it is pleasing to see the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, have thrown their support behind the resurgence of Queensland’s mighty resources sector.

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Fortescue named Metals Company of the Year

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has been awarded the esteemed ‘Metals Company of the Year’ for all-round excellence at the S&P Global Platts, Global Metals Awards, as well as ‘Industry Leadership Award - Raw Materials and Mining’.

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