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19th November 2018

Major mining lease awarded for Central Queensland’s newest mine!

A mining lease has been granted pertaining to a greenfields underground longwall operation, Ironbark No. 1, that is anticipated to produce up to 6 million tonnes of coal per annum.

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9th October 2018

Mega 250km/h, $70b high speed rail proposal for SE Queensland, SMEC Report

A new report by SMEC has put forward a $70 billion proposal for a high speed rail solution to mitigate regional travel times and significantly bolster connectivity between key population centres in South East Queensland.

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4th August 2019

Do you need a licence to operate a grader?

When it comes to operating licences for earthmoving machinery like graders there have been changes in recent times that make a yes/no answer complicated. Officially, if you are in Australia you no longer need a licence, such as an earthmoving or particular crane certification (EPC), to operate most earthmoving machines. However, it doesn’t mean you can just rock up to a worksite and hop on a grader with no experience. It does mean that you have to take the necessary steps to become a competent grader operator. As graders are a vital finishing machine on any worksite the project manager or the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) are very particular with a grader operator’s experience and skills. The need for an EPC licence was revoked in 2011 by the Australian Federal Government to make it easier for workers to responsibly use a range of plant equipment. Although this then meant that a range of other management and operator responsibilities took its place to ensure the safety and productivity of the worksite.

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