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  • Solar boom 'bringing hundreds of jobs' to Queensland's Darling Downs

    about 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    A renewable energy boom across Queensland's Darling Downs is reinvigorating the region's economy, which suffered a sharp downturn when coal seam gas development slowed earlier than expected.One council alone has approved one wind and 11 solar projects worth $6 billion."We've got $1.2 billion of that under construction now, and that's the exciting thing, this isn't just about...

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  • Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    Spanish renewables giant Acciona Energy has won the tender to build one of Australia’s largest solar farms in the heart of Queensland coal country, the state government has announced.Queensland’s minister for state development, infrastructure and planning, Cameron Dick, said on Friday that Acciona would develop, finance, construct and operate the $500 million 300MW Aldoga so...

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  • Glencore to acquire Rio coal assets in QLD for $US1.7bn

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its interests in the Hail Creek coal mine and Valeria coal project in Queensland to Glencore for $US1.7 billion ($2.2 billion).Glencore’s acquisition includes Rio’s 82 percent share in Hail Creek and a 71.2 percent interest in Valeria.The Hail Creek Complex is in the northern Bowen Basin, 120km south-west of Mackay. It includes the the Hail Creek...

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  • Major 300MW solar farm proposed for Queensland expected to create 300 jobs

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    Another major solar project is being proposed for the Queensland coal centre of Gladstone, with plans to develop a 300MW PV farm near Bororen submitted to the local council late last week.The $400 million project, proposed for land in Rodds Bay, about one hour south of the regional city centre, is being pursued by a company called Renew Estate – a joint venture between Germa...

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  • Gas boom creates 400 jobs in south-west Queensland

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    A $750 MILLION gas expansion by Santos in south-west Queensland will create 400 construction jobs and boost the state's gas production to 70 percent of the east coast supply.The mining company will massively expand its Roma East fields over three years.The State Government has backed the development and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said Santos' investment in the Roma East F...

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  • Contracts Awarded for Toowoomba to Brisbane Section of the $10b Inland Rail Mega Project

    over 3 years ago by Celotti Workforce

    $31.5 million worth of contracts have been awarded for feasibility design work on four projects between Brisbane and Toowoomba.Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has spoken about the contracts, stating they will lay the groundwork for future detailed design works.“Inland Rail is going to be a catalyst for significant development, investment and innovation in regional Austra...

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