Reports reinforce need for increased domestic gas development

Today’s release of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) 2019 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) and the 2019 Victorian Gas Planning Report adds further weight to calls for southern states to develop their own gas supplies. Read more

North Queensland to benefit from $730 million road funding

The Federal Government will invest $730 million to open up North Queensland to more traffic and more business. This investment is expected to seal or upgrade around 700 kilometres of road, the equivalent of building a new road from the Gold Coast to Rockhampton. Read more

Increasing transparency of oil and gas environment plans

All environment plans for offshore oil and gas activities will be published, and draft environment plans for offshore seismic and exploratory drilling activities will be open for public comment, under recent changes to environmental regulations. Read more

Experience and fresh faces on NOPSEMA board

Experienced oil and gas industry executive Ken Fitzpatrick has been reappointed as a member to the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) until March 2022. Read more

New $2.6 billion bauxite mine to spread wealth throughout Queensland

Australia’s newest bauxite mine near Weipa will help keep our nation in the world’s number one position in the production of bauxite and exports of aluminium. Read more

North could play significant role in nation’s forestry future

Northern Australia could play a significant role in the future of the nation’s forestry industry, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today. Read more

$50 million NAIF investment to see Townsville Airport soar into the future

More  than 200 local jobs, extra flights and greater tourism activity are  expected to flow from a $50 million investment in Townsville Airport by the Coalition Government. Read more

$11.1 million cash bid exploration permits awarded

Oil and gas companies have paid a total of $11.1 million for cash bid permits to secure the right to explore three areas offshore Western Australia and Victoria for the next six years. Read more

Australia first fertiliser project backed by NAIF

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will invest $74 million in Australia's first plant to produce Sulphate of Potash. Read more

Government releases first national resources plan in a generation

Australia’s position as a global leader in the resources sector will be reinforced through the Coalition Government’s release of a National Resources Statement. Read more


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