Toowoomba manufacturers Gessner Industries and Global Rotomoulding have received the first $175,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government’s $20 million Made in Queensland program. The grants will allow Gessner Industries and Global Rotomoulding to improve their systems, processes and skills in order to grow their businesses and create jobs, said State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham. … Continue reading Queensland manufacturers receive $175k grant
CMYKhub is expanding its manufacturing services with the purchase of a manufacturing facility and machinery from Lotsa Printing. “We’ve purchased the production side of the Lotsa business and we’ll move machinery from the wide-format facility based at Cairns into the existing digital and offset plant in Port Douglas, which will become the new CMKYhub manufacturing … Continue reading CMYKhub acquires Lotsa Printing manufacturing facility
The Queensland Government is working to address the impact of non-conforming products on the state’s building and construction industry, an issue which was highlighted in a 2013 report from the Australian Industry Group (AIG). One of the findings of the report was that the current regulatory system placed too much responsibility on building certifiers at … Continue reading QLD govt takes action on non-conforming building products
The Federal Court has handed down a decision that will increase electricity prices for NSW customers by around $3 billion. According to environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg, this reaffirms the Turnbull Government’s position of wanting to abolish the Limited Merits Review (LMR) process to stop network businesses gaming the system. The Australian Energy Regulator … Continue reading Electricity prices to increase $3b for NSW consumers
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast gas shortage. The company will undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for a proposed expansion of its Surat Basin operation. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in … Continue reading Arrow Energy gas expansion to ease manufacturers’ fears
The Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI) Consortium has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Townsville City Council to investigate the financial viability of building a 15GWh battery manufacturing plant in Townsville. Once in full production, the 15GWh manufacturing facility will produce either 250,000 car batteries per annum (up to 400km range), one million home … Continue reading Potential for Townsville battery manufacturing plant
CommSec has released its latest quarterly report revealing the economic performance of Australian states. The report analyses eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; business investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. According to CommSec chief economist Craig James, the latest data indicates a multi-speed national economy. NSW remains on top, … Continue reading NSW continues to dominate Australia’s economic performance
New Zealand-based pulp, paper and cardboard packaging manufacturer, Oji Fibre Solutions, has expanded its operations into Queensland. The manufacturer has purchased a 24,126 square metre warehouse, plant and office building in Yatala, Queensland. Not yet complete, the company will move into the facility this September. The new facility will expand Oji’s packaging business, according to … Continue reading NZ packaging manufacturer expands into Queensland
A new Kangaroo meat processor has opened in south-west Queensland, with contracts to supply to food service, small goods companies and an Australian independent supermarket chain. Barco Queensland, owned by Gold Coast-based pet food manufacturer Millennium Pet Foods, opened an inactive game meat abattoir in Charleville in March. The plant will start out processing 1000 … Continue reading New kangaroo meat processor for south-west Queensland
Santos has come under pressure from manufacturers demanding that it honours pledges to the domestic market in its $18.5 billion Gladstone Liquified Natural Gas (GLNG) export venture. Complaints have been made after GLNG has been forced to buy domestic gas to make up a shortfall in the project, it has been reported in the AFR. … Continue reading Pressure on Santos to honour GLNG pledge to domestic gas chains
Credit Suisse has suggested a partial ban on liquid natural gas (LNG) exports from Queensland to boost local industry’s supply of gas, according to the AFR. The bank’s analysts believe that the best way to boost Australian industry’s access gas is to limit how much LNG is exported to Asia from Santos’ Gladstone Curtis Island … Continue reading Credit Suisse: ban QLD gas exports to ring-fence local supply
The federal government has announced the creation of a cooperative research centre (CRC) for Northern Australia investment for short-term collaborative projects that the government hopes will enhance the competitiveness of northern Australia. The CRC will be located in Townsville and will be comprised of industry representatives from Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Minister … Continue reading New CRC centre to boost competitiveness in Northern Australia
An explosion at Incitec Pivot’s Mount Isa acid plant yesterday sparked concerns about a smoke plume.
Two companies are in the final bidding stage to build and maintain 75 new trains for Queensland, the largest train contract in the state’s history.
Workers at mining manufacturer CQMS Razer will take enforced leave over Christmas as the company shuts down in an effort to stem losses.
Cutting red tape and strengthening the partnership between canegrowers, stakeholders and the Queensland government is the aim of a new sugar industry sustainability deal announced today.
Incitec Pivot yesterday took delivery of a vital part to fix its waste hear boiler, after the boiler’s failure two weeks ago forced the company’s acid plant to close.