New data sheds light on groundwater in the Upper Burdekin

Fresh new elevation data relating to groundwater resources in the Upper Burdekin is set to benefit north Queensland’s farmers, businesses and communities. Read more

Key resource exports continue growth in 2019

Australia’s exports of iron ore, coal and LNG have grown for six months straight, with ABS figures released this week showing the value of our resources and energy exports reached $142.5 billion from January to June. Read more

NAIF loan on the way for James Cook University

Construction on an Australian Government funded project in Townsville which will attract top students and help build a workforce to drive the future prosperity of North Queensland is another step closer to starting. Read more

Productivity Commission to Review Resources Sector Regulation

Streamlining regulation in the resources sector will be the focus of a 12-month review by the Productivity Commission. Read more

2019 Offshore Petroleum exploration acreage release announced

The Australian Government today announced the 2019 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release, comprising 64 areas, the largest since 2000. More than 120,000 square kilometres of acreage will be released for a single round of work program bidding. Read more

Landmark pilot hydrogen project underway

Construction has started on a half-billion dollar pilot hydrogen project which has the potential to create $2 billion in exports for Australia. Read more

NAIF funds groundbreaking Kidston hydro project

More jobs and improved electricity supplies throughout North Queensland will flow from the latest investment by the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Read more

Labor-Green alliance attack development of Northern Australia

A Labor motion to form a stacked Select Committee to pick apart the Government’s development agenda for Northern Australia has been condemned by Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and Rockhampton-based Senator Matt Canavan.   Read more

Canavan welcomes surging Iron Ore, Coal, LNG exports

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed surging exports of iron ore, coal and LNG in 2019. Read more

Hydrogen strategy a step closer

A National Hydrogen Strategy that will open up export markets in Asia is a step closer with the release of consultation papers today. Read more



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