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Local info sessions for Surat Basin underground water impact report

23 June 2017

The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) will hold two information sessions to provide an annual update on the 2016 Surat Basin Underground Water Impact Report and landholders are invited to attend.

Licence holders in the Atherton Area urged to watch their water use

09 June 2017

Landholders in the Tableland Regional Council area are being advised of drought-driven water cuts starting next month, but this will not affect household use or watering livestock.

Contractor fined over illegal tree clearing

06 June 2017

A Central Queensland contractor involved in a case of illegal tree clearing has paid a fine of $7150, with the landholder expected to undertake years of rehabilitation work on the affected area.

Special standards set for coal miners’ doctors

25 May 2017

Resources green shoots fuel jobs growth

23 May 2017

Have your say on the proposed Jimboomba locality boundaries

22 May 2017

Lagoon now correctly named

22 May 2017

Confusion surrounding the name of a well-known lagoon at Laidley has been resolved following the correction of a simple spelling error.

Anglo Coal receives largest ever fine over mine worker’s death

22 May 2017

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has successfully prosecuted coal mine operator AngloCoal (Capcoal Management) Pty Ltd resulting in a record fine of $284,625.

Lung test crackdown boosts coal miner health checks

18 May 2017

Qld fires on ahead with gas development

16 May 2017

Palaszczuk Government delivers another helping hand to drought-affected farmers

15 May 2017

Investment, jobs flow in Qld resources sector

09 May 2017

Local jobs loom as Colton gains coal mine leases

04 May 2017

Black lung training to upskill coal miner medicos

04 May 2017

Qld coal land opens up for explorers

28 Apr 2017

Time running out to lodge a valuation objection

26 April 2017

Rare mineral discovery offers fresh frontier for Qld

18 Apr 2017

Titles Registry hours Rockhampton

18 April 2017

Our Titles Registry lodgement hours are changing in Rockhampton

Black lung protections outlined in Parliament

05 Apr 2017

Greater voice for Queenslanders through new water Panel

05 Apr 2017

Boost for frontier exploration in North West

05 Apr 2017

Stay Gas Safe after floods

05 Apr 2017

Huge fine for illegal vegetation clearing

23 March 2017

A Queensland landowner has been required to pay nearly $1 million for illegally clearing native remnant vegetation at a property near Eidsvold in the North Burnett region.

Annual land valuations released for Southern Downs Regional Council area

08 March 2017

Queensland’s Valuer-General today released the annual land valuations for properties in the Southern Downs Regional Council local government area.

Annual land valuations released for Townsville City Council area

08 March 2017

Queensland’s Valuer-General today released the annual land valuations for properties in the Townsville City Council local government area.

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Last updated: 28 October 2016


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