New Hope Group intends to re-enter negotiations with the re-elected Queensland Labor Government to secure a stage three approval for the New Acland coal mine in Queensland.
Queensland mines minister Anthony Lynham has informed state parliament that he will be stepping down from his role this year.
The Queensland Government has put a number of reforms into place to strengthen the state’s mining sector, including a focus on extending the life of old mines.
Queensland explorers are lining up for the next round of exploration grants, with the state government receiving twice as many applications compared with the previous round.
The Queensland Government will investigate what caused an underground explosion at Anglo American’s Grosvenor coal mine in central Queensland last week.
The Queensland Government has joined other Australian states in extending financial support for explorers in a bid to increase job opportunities in the resources sector.
The hunt for “new economy minerals” continues for mining exploration companies in North Queensland as they compete for state government funding.
The Queensland Government has released more than 7000 square kilometres of land in the Bowen and Surat Basins for coal exploration opportunities in 2020.
The Queensland Government will roll out new health and safety regulations for underground coal mines next year.
Queensland’s safety reset is nearing completion, with just a small number of the state’s mine and quarry workforce left to complete the program.
Every miner would have attended a safety briefing focusing on the fatal risks at their mine site by the end of August, according to the Queensland Resources Council.
The Queensland Government has initiated two independent reviews to identify changes needed to improve health and safety in the state’s mines following a spate fatal incidents.
In a national first, a joint venture (JV) between Australia Pacific LNG and Armour Energy in Queensland will seek out gas only for use by Australian manufacturers.
The Queensland Government has unlocked more land for exploration companies to identify the next generation of resources projects.
Shell’s QGC onshore gas venture in Queensland has announced a significant expansion that will secure up to 350 jobs over the next two years.
The Queensland Government has reinforced that it will not provide funds to Adani for the development of the Carmichael coal mine and infrastructure.
The Queensland Government has released land for gas exploration in the Surat Basin, under strict conditions that the gas produced is sold in Australia.
Queensland natural resources and mines minister Anthony Lynham has introduced to state parliament proposed laws banning 100 per cent FIFO workers on new large resource projects.
From January 1 2017 current measures to protect coal mine workers from black lung will become regulations required by law.
APA, one of Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure businesses, has announced the creation of a new $80 million gas pipeline project in southern Queensland.