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  • 8 October 2015

    Queensland’s liquefied natural gas exporters have shipped almost $1.4 billion worth of LNG in the first eight months of operation, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said Thursday.

  • 11 March 2012

    Queensland’s 750,000 recreational fishers and boaties have been offered a new deal with the LNP committing to a $120 million package to build more boat ramps, artificial reefs, fishing pontoons and deepen channels over the next four years. LNP Leader Campbell Newman promised to fix Labor’s long neglect of marine infrastructure. “The LNP understands fishing […]

  • 4 July 2014

      Dredging works in Queensland’s Burnett River involved deepening the navigational channel and placement of the material behind “Kirby’s Wall”. Neumann Contractors performed the work using their 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge Nu Endeavour coupled to a spreader barge for placement. The Burnett river was severely impacted by flooding in January 2013. Dredging was required to […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ports of Abbot Point, Hay Point and Mackay have been closed after severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the North Queensland coast, North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) informed. Steve Lewis, NQBP Chief Executive Officer, said the corporation’s Whitsunday ports were all experiencing large swells, high winds and heavy rains on March 28. Lewis said NQBP has been working […]

  • 14 October 2015

    The review of the socioeconomic impacts of coal seam gas in Queensland, released by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, examines the growth of the state’s CSG industry, including changes to economic outcomes as well as other factors which influence wellbeing.

  • 20 November 2017

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is calling for reforms to alleviate the regulatory burden on Queensland’s natural gas industry. 

  • 8 July 2015

    Queensland stands to benefit from the development of a gas action plan that encourages new exploration and development for the domestic and export markets.

  • 11 June 2019

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has voiced its displeasure over Queensland’s 25 percent increase in petroleum royalty rates.

  • 8 July 2015

    Queensland stands to benefit from the development of a gas action plan that encourages new exploration and development for the domestic and export markets.

  • 11 September 2012

    Energy Skills Queensland’s highly successful Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy will expand to include the Bundaberg and Rockhampton regions this year, with support from a $300,000 three year partnership with Australia Pacific LNG’s downstream operator, ConocoPhillips. The Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy is funded by industry, including Australia Pacific LNG, the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Training […]

  • 8 November 2016

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association on Monday said the Queensland government’s gas action plan is a recognition of the need for regulatory reforms.

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new report by the Centre for Policy Development finds that Queensland has enough coal port capacity until at least 2017, with further capacity unlikely to be necessary until 2020 at the earliest. As the mining investment boom wanes, ‘Too many ports in a storm’ finds Queensland’s port capacity has already shifted from a shortfall […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone is ready to consolidate its position as Queensland’s industrial powerhouse following release of the new Ports Strategy for Queensland. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roch said: ”The release of the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy is an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future development in the five long-established Priority Port Development Areas (PPDAs). Gladstone […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    The government of Australia’s state of Queensland is ramping up efforts to boost local natural gas supply by opening new land for gas exploration. Queensland is unlocking more than 6700 square kilometres of gas exploration acreage in 12 parcels located in the Bowen and Surat Basins. The land is located in proven regions that are […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council welcomed proposed new ports laws, introduced into parliament today, which will increase reef protection while giving certainty to existing and future port operations. The QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Port Planning Guideline and Ports Bill 2014 would enshrine in legislation the Queensland Ports Strategy and add further protections to […]

  • 30 December 2014

    Acting Premier Tim Nicholls visited the Port of Gladstone as the first tanker, the Methane Rita Andrea, was being loaded at BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG facility.

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Murray-Darling Basin irrigators and communities will receive economic and environmental benefits after the Queensland and New South Wales Governments inked the Intergovernmental Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin and an amended National Partnership Agreement. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he had fought hard to secure the best possible […]

  • 5 August 2015

    Queensland merchandise exports in 2014-15 amounted to almost $47 billion, according to official data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics released this week. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the value of Queensland merchandise exports hit $12.9 billion in June quarter 2015, up 17.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. “The result is being […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded yesterday’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “It is literally the time for a line to be drawn in the sand,” said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. “Queensland’s reputation is […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body said it is confident the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) will make its decision on a dredging permit for the proposed Abbot Point port expansion based on facts and science, rather than ‘slacktivist’ campaigns using social media. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Michael Roche says the […]

  • 17 November 2015

    Queensland’s Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk said that QGC’s A$1.7 billion investment is a boost for the state’s LNG industry as jobs dwindle.

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another three local governments to help coastal communities prepare for the impacts of climate change. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said today that Townsville City Council, Douglas Shire Council and Livingstone Shire Council were all successful in their applications for funding, which is available to all coastal […]