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Dam campgrounds start to open

02 June 2020

Queenslanders will be able to dust off their tents or hook up the caravan or camper trailer as camping grounds beside state-owned dams re-open.

Santos and Denison to pump more Queensland gas

25 May 2020

Santos has been awarded tenders and Denison Gas the latest to gain new tenure in our proven gasfields.

Queensland’s tough mining safety laws just got stronger

20 May 2020

The toughest mining safety laws in Australia were passed in the Queensland parliament today with maximum penalties of $13 million and 20 years’ jail.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (2.30pm 19 May 2020)

19 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 2.30pm 19 May 2020):

QMI’s team remains on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine progressing its investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

Historic township of Marathon in north-west Queensland proposed to be recognised

15 May 2020

History buffs would be aware of the famous Battle of Marathon between Persians and the city of Greece, but how many would know of the historic township in Flinders Shire also named Marathon?

New land opens to support more gas flow and jobs

14 May 2020

Gas explorers have the opportunity to stake their claim over 6,700 square kilometres of land across Queensland’s resource rich Bowen and Surat basins.

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy today announced 12 prospective parcels of land were open to tender, located close to existing projects between Blackwater and Goondiwindi.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (1.30pm 13 May 2020)

13 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 1.30pm 13 May 2020):

QMI’s team remains on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine progressing its investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (11.00am 11 May 2020)

11 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 11.00AM, 11 May 2020):

QMI secured the underground incident scene at Grosvenor Coal Mine on Sunday 10 May where the gas ignition event caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (5.30pm 8 May 2020)

08 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 5.30pm 8 May 2020):

A forensic investigator has joined the QMI team on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine today (8 May 2020) as part of the ongoing investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident

07 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 5.00pm 7 May 2020)

Deputy Chief Inspector is now on site at  the Grosvenor Coal Mine (7 March) as the Lead Investigator to progress the investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Statement on Moranbah Incident

07 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson:

The QMI inspectors are on site at the Grosvenor Coal Mine, near Moranbah and have commenced an investigation on 6 May 2020 into a suspected gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

Explorers invited to stake their claim in $2.8 million

06 May 2020

Mineral explorers are being invited to stake their claim in $2.8 million worth of grants to find the minerals needed to meet the demands of the world’s technology and renewable sectors.

QMI statement regarding an incident at Grosvenor Coal Mine

06 May 2020

Please attribute to a Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson.

Mines Inspectors have deployed to Grosvenor Coal Mine, near Moranbah, following an incident at the mine on Wednesday 6 May.

The mine operator has advised the Inspectorate that all mine workers were evacuated and have been accounted for.

Updated QMI statement regarding incident at Grosvenor Coal Mine - as at 5.40pm Wednesday 6 May

06 May 2020

Please attribute to a Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson. 

Mines Inspectors are onsite at Grosvenor Coal Mine, near Moranbah, and have commenced an investigation into an incident where five workers were injured at the mine on Wednesday 6 May.

Multi-million dollar relief package for explorers

06 May 2020

Multi-million dollar relief package is now available (6 May 2020) to eligible exploration companies in Queensland to support them, on the road to recovery during this COVID 19 emergency.

Price freeze offers further relief for farmers

05 May 2020

Thousands of Queensland farmers will see their irrigation water prices remain the same or fall next year thanks to a Queensland Government price freeze.

Locals and farmers to have their say on Rookwood Weir water allocations

01 May 2020

Locals and farmers in Central Queensland are invited to have their say from 29 April on water allocations for the $352 million Rookwood Weir.

State land rent waived for farmers, tourism and clubs

29 April 2020

More than 6000 farmers, businesses, tourism operators, and community and sports clubs, won’t have to pay state land rent for six months.

Miners’ health truck powers ahead

28 April 2020

A prime mover health truck will be on the road by the end of the year and clocking around 50,000km annually to deliver vital health checks for dust-related diseases to regional mine and quarry workers.  

Heart of Australia has been awarded the contract to design, build and operate the service.

Hope springs for re-emerging wetlands

23 April 2020

Under the Natural Resources Investment Program (NRIP) $1.5 million is being invested to develop and protect emerging artesian spring wetlands around Longreach, Diamantina and Quilpie Shires after decades of decline.

Hidden gems of Central Queensland revealed

17 April 2020

When it comes to visiting Queensland’s world famous gemfields it’s not hard to get lost in the rugged natural beauty, but for many, getting lost en-route is a far less enjoyable experience.

$10 billion flows for Arrow Gas Project

17 April 2020

Arrow Energy has made the big $10 billion final investment decision to progress its Surat Gas Project in the Surat Basin in southwest Queensland and deliver first gas in 2021.

Funds flow for Emu Swamp Dam

16 April 2020

Emu Swamp Dam is another step closer to reality with the Queensland Government approving the transfer of $6 million for the Granite Belt Irrigation Project to help the project progress to the final construction design and tendering phase.

The $6 million will give Granite Belt Water the cash-flow to negotiate water sales contracts and finalise pre-construction including its design, technical review and construction tenders—necessary steps to determine if the project should be built.

Barambah Creek locals have their say on groundwater management

09 April 2020

Barambah Creek locals and farmers from Ficks Crossing to Wooroonden are being asked to have their say on how groundwater will be managed in the area.  

Water Services Regional Manager for the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Paul Sanders, said public consultation opened today (Thursday 9 April) on proposed water sharing rules for the Barambah Creek Groundwater Management Area, while farmers and industry could provide further feedback on their individual draft water licences.  

Late valuations objections can be accepted because of COVID-19

07 April 2020

Queenslanders wishing to submit an objection to their annual land valuation issued on 4 March 2020 and are unable to do so by 5 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can lodge a late objection up until 1 July 2020.

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The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

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The Coal Assessment Hub and administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

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Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679, Red Hill QLD 4701
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Brisbane QLD 4000

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