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$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.

Longreach community to have say on creek name change

12 July 2022

Queenslanders can have their say on a proposal to change the name of Longreach’s Black Gin Creek.

New grants program to deliver regional jobs and investment

12 July 2022

Regional Queenslanders are set to benefit from a revamped land resource grants program, aimed to maximise jobs, investment and productivity.

Cairns community to have say on creek name change

11 July 2022

Cairns residents can have their say on a proposal to rename Blackfellows Creek to its traditional Yidiny name.

Nearly 1.5 million hectares recognised at historic FNQ native title determinations

06 July 2022

Cape York Traditional Owners have reconnected with their land, culture and history as part of four historic native title determinations.

Resources budget booster to future-proof Gladstone industries and jobs

30 June 2022

A State Budget new economy minerals booster pack of almost $40 million will support good jobs and encourage economic opportunities for Gladstone.

Mithaka people make Betoota their home base

27 June 2022

South West Queensland’s Mithaka people now have a place to call their own following an historic land handover ceremony in the Channel Country today.

Budget drives fresh path for resources

23 June 2022

A State Budget pack of $68.5 million will transform the state’s new economy minerals sector into a long-term pit-to-product industry.

Budget drives resources future

21 June 2022

Almost $80 million will be invested to transform Queensland’s resources sector along with making the state’s lands and waters more productive.

K’gari land returns to its people

16 June 2022

The Butchulla people can look after Country forever for future generations after a ceremony in the K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Area.

Gkuthaarn and Kukatj people’s place to call home

15 June 2022

The Gkuthaarn and Kukatj people own their own country forever after a ceremony in Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Mackay ready to dig in on new economy minerals

09 June 2022

Almost $6 million in the next State Budget will see Mackay’s Resources Centre of Excellence become a key player in Qld's new economy minerals sector.

Hand back of massacre site helps Darumbal people heal

21 April 2022

Central Queensland's Darumbal People take control forever of a culturally significant site at the foot of Gai-i, “doing right” by their old people.

Wakka Wakka native title continues the work of past generations

12 April 2022

The Wakka Wakka people’s native title determination achieved part of the work started by past generations, for their future generations.

FNQ wildlife, creeks win in latest natural resources investment

11 April 2022

The threatened yellow-bellied glider and a creek in historic Irvinebank will benefit from the government’s latest investment.

Shovels hit the ground at Olive Downs mine bringing jobs jackpot

08 April 2022

Construction has begun on a $1 billion Central Queensland coal mine which will create up to 1000 new local jobs.

Queensland land values rise after property market boom

05 April 2022

Strong demand and confidence in the property sector and low interest rates have all contributed to higher land values across Queensland.

Minister makes final call on Bundaberg coal proposal

05 April 2022

A proposal for coal exploration at Bundaberg will not proceed after an application for a mineral development licence was refused.

More time for flooded property owners to appeal

01 April 2022

Flood-affected property owners have been urged to appeal their land valuations especially if their properties flooded for the first time in February.

Land valuations

31 March 2022

The Queensland Government understands many Queensland properties have been impacted by flooding.

Last reviewed: 21 February 2023