The Queensland Government has opened more than 270sqkm of land for exploration in the Bowen Basin, set to deliver resources opportunities in the state.
Aurizon and Adani are vying for a government funded loan to develop a new railway for miners in the Galilee Basin, with Aurizon CEO Andrew Harding claiming its line would cost $1 billion less to build.
The Northern Territory Government has committed to fund a feasibility study into the development of a common user mine and processing facility in Tennant creek, set to bring more jobs to the region.
Aurizon has reopened its Goonyella coal rail system following damage caused by Cyclone Debbie and subsequent flooding in March.
BHP Billiton is considering the divestment of its Fayetteville onshore gas field in the United States, the company reported in its latest operational review.