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New name proposed to end confusion

18 August 2017

Members of the public and community groups are invited to have their say on a proposal to alter two Central Queensland localities and create a new locality near Alpha.

Nambour geographic features officially named

18 August 2017

The Nambour region now has official names for four locally well-known and distinctive geographical features in the area.

New suburb for Caloundra

18 August 2017

A new suburb has been created in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area (PDA).

Funding boost to protect Ipswich land, water resources

17 Aug 2017

Statement regarding dust monitoring in Queensland mines

17 August 2017

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has met with the owners of the coal mines that failed to comply with personal respirable dust monitoring obligations.

Funding boost protects Qld’s waterways, vegetation, reef

15 Aug 2017

Funding boost protects Fitzroy basin waterways, reef

15 Aug 2017

Half-a-million dollars protects SEQ waterways, grazing land

15 Aug 2017

Grants open to discover ‘next big thing’ in North West

14 Aug 2017

Mines Inspectorate statement on dust monitoring compliance

11 August 2017

Leases granted for Surat coal project

09 Aug 2017

Black lung reforms continue to protect coal mine workers

07 Aug 2017

New water release proposed for Gulf water plan area

01 August 2017

The Queensland Government is providing the North Queensland community important information on the release of unallocated water from the Gulf water catchment for agricultural use.

Have your say on the proposed Jimboomba locality boundaries

11 July 2017

Members of the public and community groups are invited to have their say on a proposal to alter boundaries and create new localities in Logan City’s Jimboomba region.

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

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

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Last updated: 2 August 2017


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