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Jobs for Townsville as trade set to triple

30 August 2023

The Port of Townsville is embarking on a recruitment drive.

Mount Isa hosting North and North West Regional Community Forum

28 August 2023

Read about the Regional Community Forum meeting in Mount Isa.

Plan to secure long-term future of Glenden

25 August 2023

Parliament has passed legislation to secure the viability of Glenden in Central Queensland.

North Queensland’s Wakaman People have Native Title recognised

18 August 2023

The determination took place on-country at Chillagoe, approximately 200 km west of Cairns

Positive progress in regulated tree clearing throughout Queensland

30 July 2023

Newly-released tree clearing data shows a 70% reduction in regulated vegetation clearing over three years.

Revitalised former mine to bring new jobs to the North

27 July 2023

EQ Resources has been awarded a tender for resource exploration activities which includes a former tungsten mine in Far North Queensland

Sacred site Whinpullin (Minto Crag) back in hands of traditional owners and custodians

18 March 2023

A sacred rock formation in Boonah’s south-west is now protected for traditional owners.

Queensland landowners to receive new valuations

17 March 2023

New valuations will be issued to landowners across Queensland.

Strong rural sector results in rise in land valuations

17 March 2023

Primary production land values in the western rural areas have shown significant increases in land values.

Former cadet appointed Queensland’s top valuer job

28 February 2023

A former cadet valuer with more than 25 years industry experience will oversee Queensland’s upcoming land revaluations.

SLATS reporting shows reduction in tree clearing

16 December 2022

Resources Minister Scott Stewart today released the annual Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) reporting a reduction in clearing

North West copper mine to ramp up production as demand grows

13 December 2022

Production is ramping up at a North West Queensland copper mine as global demand for critical minerals grows.

New round of valuations underway across Queensland

12 December 2022

More than 793,000 landowners in 24 local government areas will receive new land valuations in March next year.

Selling Queensland's critical minerals to the world

25 November 2022

Helping create good jobs through the development of Queensland’s in-demand critical minerals is the focus of Resources Minister Scott Stewart’s trade

Central Queensland mine approvals bring on 130 good jobs

23 November 2022

Two steelmaking coal mines in Central Queensland have been given the green light, bringing with them up to 130 good regional jobs

Exploration ideas fuel critical minerals growth

22 November 2022

Proposals are on the table to boost exploration for the critical minerals Queensland and the world need to decarbonise.

Proposals back genuine small-scale miners

10 November 2022

Queensland’s small-scale miners will continue to operate mining claims as a suite of proposals hits the table to support genuine miners.

State funds help restore soils, native vegetation

09 November 2022

Organisations from the Gulf to Goondiwindi will use more than $11 million in Government funding over two years to improve soils, farming practices.

Stock routes investment funds upgrades and supports good jobs

03 November 2022

More than one million dollars is being invested to upgrade the vital stock route network to support Queensland’s agricultural sector it sustains.

Land of the Gulf Country returned to Traditional Owners

03 November 2022

Queensland’s Gangalidda and Garawa people have 20,000 more reasons to celebrate after a land handover at Burketown today in north-west Queensland.

Resources chiefs focus on the North

21 October 2022

A high-powered resources industry advisory body met in Townsville today, underlining the North’s importance to future resources jobs and growth.

Resources chiefs focus on the North

21 October 2022

A high-powered resources industry advisory body met for the first time in Townsville today, underlining the North’s importance to future jobs and grow

Tech refresh brings new life and good jobs to historic FNQ mine

10 October 2022

Australia's only primary tungsten producer is using waste from Mount Carbine to produce the critical mineral creating jobs for the community

Senior public servant appointed to lead Queensland’s Department of Resources

07 October 2022

Senior public sector executive Mark Cridland has been appointed the new Director-General of the Department of Resources.

North Queensland students given glimpse into hydrogen potential

06 October 2022

North Queensland students were given a glimpse into the potential of hydrogen and its role as part of Queensland’s Energy and Jobs Plan.

Last reviewed: 21 February 2023