Month: July 2020

QME 2020 cancelled

QME 2020 cancelled Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo (QME) 2020, expected to take place 22-24 September at the Mackay Showground, has been cancelled. QME wants to express its concern for everyone impacted by Coronavirus. After closely monitoring the rapidly escalating COVID situation and in consultation with its partners and key industry stakeholders, it has made …

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Dreamworld parent company pleads guilty to ‘avoidable’ fatal accident

Dreamworld parent company pleads guilty to ‘avoidable’ fatal accident Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, has pled guilty to failing to comply with its health and safety duty in the 2016 accident where a pump failure proved fatal for four people. The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Aaron Guilfoyle, brought charges against Arden Leisure on …

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Longford Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade milestone achievement

Longford Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade milestone achievement The Longford Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Upgrade has hit a significant milestone with the construction of six water tanks, a critical component of the plant upgrade.  TasWater CDO Project Manager, Rennie Brown, said after the successful construction of the six water tanks, the contractors are continuing to work …

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Gold Coast Desalination Plant gears up for critical works

Gold Coast Desalination Plant gears up for critical works The Gold Coast Desalination Plant will be recommissioned up to full capacity during the summer of 2020/21 while the Mt Crosby plant is offline for critical upgrade works. Queensland Natural Resources Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the desalination plant at Tugun was scheduled to provide up …

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NRAR finds low level water compliance in Hawkesbury

NRAR finds low level water compliance in Hawkesbury In a compliance campaign, the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has found that only around a quarter of farms in the Hawkesbury area are fully compliant with NSW water management laws, with pump problems being one of the reasons for formal warnings being sent. The NRAR campaign, …

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Solar pumps to deliver energy savings for pawpaw farm

Solar pumps to deliver energy savings for pawpaw farm In this Queensland Farmers Federation case study, an Energy Savers audit for a pawpaw farm near Mareeba has proposed the site’s diesel irrigation pump be converted to solar, with an expected 100 per cent energy saving and an approximate five year payback period. The farm, near …

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Constructing one of the world’s biggest lead mines

Constructing one of the world’s biggest lead mines In April, Galena Mining completed construction of the box-cut for the Abra Base Metals Project, a new lead-silver mine in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. With site preparations and surface infrastructure construction already complete, the mine is expected to be operational by 2022. Here, we take …

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Contractor selected for Wodonga pumping station upgrade

Contractor selected for Wodonga pumping station upgrade North East Water has chosen its preferred contractor to deliver a major upgrade to a pumping station in Wodonga to future-proof the city’s water supply system. CCB Envico has been awarded the contract for the upgrade and will use local companies throughout the project, meaning a large portion …

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Melbourne receives new stormwater harvesting facility

Melbourne receives new stormwater harvesting facility Work has begun on a $1.78 million stormwater harvesting facility at Edinburgh Gardens in Melbourne, set to save the parkland 20 million litres of drinking water per year. The facility, jointly funded by City West Water and the City of Yarra, will capture and distribute urban stormwater runoff to …

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