Vecco critical mineral project advances

Staff Reporter 15 July 2024 00:49 A $798 million renewable energy project to create almost 600 jobs in North West Queensland, along with new manufacturing jobs in Townsville, is now one step closer. The Queensland Coordinator-General has declared the Vecco Critical...

QPM gets Qld backing for battery metals refinery

Staff Reporter 15 July 2024 00:23 The Queensland government is making $8 million available to prepare the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project for investment readiness. Queensland Treasury will work to provide the grant to company Queensland Pacific Metals...

BHP suspends WA nickel production ‘temporarily’

Staff Reporter 12 July 2024 00:38 BHP has taken what it calls ‘the difficult but necessary decision’ to temporarily suspend its Western Australian Nickel operation, Nickel West. The company operates open-cut and underground mines, concentrators, a smelter and refinery...