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Valuation task underway across Qld

06 December 2021

More than 1.5 million Queensland landowners across 30 local government areas (LGAs) will receive new statutory land valuations in March next year.

Government backs Central Highlands Gemfields master plan

03 December 2021

The Queensland Government will invest $200,000 in a better future for the Central Highlands Gemfields through a joint planning study.

Woppaburra People tell the world ‘we are home’

03 December 2021

A native title determination off the coast of central Queensland will play a crucial role in the Woppaburra People’s journey towards healing.

Solid ground boosts NQ rock lobster farm

03 December 2021

A pioneering tropical rock lobster farm north of Townsville is now on solid ground with its 1000-job plan, after gaining land security.

Signing of historic FNQ Native Title determination celebrated

26 November 2021

Kuuku Ya’u elder will be proudly playing the clapsticks and singing to celebrate the first determination of Queensland’s largest native title claim.

Minerals booster package drives the North

25 November 2021

A $10 million North Queensland mineral demonstration processing plant and other measures to drive growth in the North-West.

Resources plan drives new minerals and industry growth

24 November 2021

A 30-year plan for Queensland’s resources industry to fast-track new economy minerals production, trigger new regional industries, and cut red tape.

Marathon gets home in the long run

20 November 2021

It's been a long haul of nearly 160 years, but Queensland's own Marathon is now crossing the finish line to officially become a locality.

Maroon push seeks backers for new economy minerals

20 November 2021

Resources “matchmakers” are working the international market for backers to drive new projects and jobs in advanced and renewable technology minerals.

Permit changes bring better odds for Western Queensland opal miners

15 November 2021

Small scale opal miners will have better odds of cracking the big find with changes to western Queensland's opal fields.

New minerals atlas boosts hunt for resources

05 November 2021

Explorers now have access to the latest 3D models and data to help find new economy minerals in Queensland’s Far North.

$2.5 million grants boost in search for new economy minerals

01 November 2021

Up to $2.5 million worth of government grants are on offer to help Queensland explorers find the minerals needed for the renewable energy revolution.

Resources communities urged to get vaccinated and protected from COVID

28 October 2021

Government and industry have come together to urge people in regional mining communities to get vaccinated.

Industry, academia drive future resources workforce

27 October 2021

Mitsubishi Development and UQ are investing in the future skills and knowledge of the next generation of resources sector professionals.

Trash to treasure: copper mine waste could hold key to renewable revolution

26 October 2021

Queensland copper mine waste could deliver a key ingredient for the renewable energy revolution thanks to a three-year international study.

Parliament gives certainty for resources sector

13 October 2021

Legislation passed by Parliament today will confirm the validity of more than 900 historical mining tenures.

Desktop ‘exploration’ seeks new economy minerals

12 October 2021

Exploration from a desktop, rather than with a drill rig, has unearthed almost 600 potential deposits of sought-after new economy minerals across Qld.

“Rock library” upgrade at the core of future discoveries

08 October 2021

Work is underway on a bigger, better Mount Isa "rock library" to make it easier for explorers to find the next big mining prospect in the North West.

Native title ruling strengthens Koa people’s identity

07 October 2021

Western Queensland’s Koa people have had their identity strengthened following a Federal Court decision in Winton.

New Millennium joins cavalcade of job creating mines

07 October 2021

First coal is set to be shipped to steelmakers across the globe by the end of the year from the re-born Millennium metallurgical coal mine.

Important step for Waanyi People in North West QLD

05 October 2021

Current and future generations of northwest Queensland’s Waanyi people will have their ancient rights to more than 43,000 hectares of land and waters recognised following a Federal Court move.

Forecast: resources continue to underpin recovery

30 September 2021

Surging copper and nickel prices are among the highlights in the latest forecasts showing resources will continue to drive economic recovery.

Western Queensland town gets its own bush christening

17 September 2021

The identity of a country Queensland town featured in a poem by the legendary Banjo Patterson will be strengthened with its own locality.

State’s first vanadium mine a new era for Queensland's resources sector

15 September 2021

A vanadium mine in Queensland's remote northwest will pioneer production of a globally sought-after new economy mineral, supporting up to 400 jobs.

Queensland appoints first-ever mine rehabilitation commissioner

10 September 2021

Queensland's first Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner has been appointed in another milestone for important reforms.

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