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Pilbara Minerals approves Pilgangoora stage two expansion

Pilbara Minerals is moving forward with the stage two expansion of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum operation in Western Australia after its board approved the project. The approval will pave the way for Pilbara Minerals to secure regulatory approvals and to fulfil the remaining balance of project funding to propel Pilgangoora into a 5 million tonne a year (Mt/y) operation. Pilgangoora will deliver […]

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Woodside to extend life of North West Shelf beyond 2025

Woodside Energy has agreed to process the gas resources of Chevron’s Clio-Acme fields and the Woodside-led Browse joint venture at its North West Shelf (NWS) facilities on Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The agreement is central to bringing the Burrup Hub concept to life and will extend the operating life of the NWS project’s Karratha gas plant beyond 2025. […]

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Adani set to open huge Queensland solar farm

Adani Renewables Australia has completed construction of its $100 million, 65 megawatt Rugby Run solar project near Moranbah in central Queensland. The solar farm has a long-term contract to supply power to electricity retailer Alinta and is capable of powering 23,000 homes each year. The new solar farm fits in with the State Government’s plan to […]

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New laws to protect Queensland miners

The Queensland Government has backed maximum penalties of $4 million for mining companies that don’t keep workers safe. In Parliament yesterday, it was also announced that mines inspectors will be able to hit mine operators with automatic fines up to $130,550 – without having to take them to court. This means workers in Queensland mines […]

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Evolution gains approval for Cowal extension

Gold miner Evolution Mining has secured state government approval to start construction of an exploration decline at the Cowal operation in New South Wales. The regulatory approval was granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The Galway-Regal-E46 (GRE46) decline is being developed to expand the company’s existing resource and lead to new discoveries. Evolution announced GRE46’s maiden resource in April 2018. The […]

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QLD coal mine approval to deliver 350 jobs to Bowen Basin

Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No. 1 coking coal mine has received approval from the Queensland Government in a move expected to create 350 local jobs. Ironbark No. 1 (formerly the Ellensfield coal project), 35km northeast of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin, is an underground greenfield operation with a forecasted 6 million tonne per annum capacity. Fitzroy purchased the […]

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New jobs created at former Wilkie Creek coal mine

Peabody Australia’s former Wilkie Creek coal mine has been transitioned to post-rehabilitation land uses, during which the company employed 100 per cent of its workforce from the local community of Surat Basin in Queensland. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources sector adhered to world-class environmental standards with a strong focus on the rehabilitation of land post mining. “This is […]

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Evolution Mining gains approval for Cowal extension

Gold miner Evolution Mining has secured state government approval to start construction of an exploration decline at the Cowal operation in New South Wales. The regulatory approval was granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The Galway-Regal-E46 (GRE46) decline is being developed to expand the company’s existing resource and lead to new discoveries. Evolution announced GRE46’s maiden resource in April 2018. The […]

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Lepidico starts development of L-Max pilot plant

Lepidico has commenced development work for the L-Max pilot plant in Perth in Western Australia, with metallurgical consultancy Strategic Metallurgy at its helm. Commercial premises for the plant have been secured, and a construction manager has commenced work. The L-Max technology extracts battery-grade lithium chemicals and other valuable byproducts such as sodium silicate and sulphate of potash […]

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New wind farm developments bring jobs to Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government will help drive down energy prices for hundreds of Latrobe Valley businesses, as part of Australia’s largest installation of microgrids. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell today to announce $3 million for the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Program, which will cut energy bills by up to 25 per cent for 750 […]

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