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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.

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.

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.

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.

$200,000 on offer to find fresh ideas on mine rehabilitation

23 September 2022

More than $200,000 in student scholarships is up for grabs in a bid to develop innovative ways to improve land rehabilitation in Queensland coal mine.

NQ mineral promise lures gas pioneer north

08 September 2022

North Queensland’s historic goldfields have lured an Australian-based international oil and gas explorer and investor to the tropics

CQ mine extension shows confidence in state’s resources sector

01 September 2022

More than 700 mining jobs continue to be supported after a Central Queensland steel-making metallurgical coal mine extension was given the green light

Gympie creek officially named after First Nations horseman

25 August 2022

A new creek name will recognise Uncle Jimmy, a local First Nations horseman from Gympie's gold rush days.

Old mine remediation continues to protect river and support regional jobs

18 August 2022

Work is underway on the $2.5 million stage of a Queensland Government project to remediate an old mine and protect the Burnett River catchment.

Kurtjar People’s native title to help enshrine knowledge of elders

26 July 2022

The Gulf's Kurtjar People will continue to protect their land and pass on their knowledge following a native title determination near Normanton today.

Last reviewed: 03 June 2023