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Sky’s the Limit when it Comes to Solar Energy

October 22, 2019 • 

From small things, big things grow is a message that inspires the Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ) and is the reason the regional development group supports a variety of projects such as feasibility studies and technical reports that are expected to benefit economies in the North West. One such project nominated by McKinlay Shire Council in 2018 and to receive funding from the Queensland Government is a transportable, renewable energy pod designed as an alternative power supply for rural properties. Many rural and isolated properties in the MITEZ region between Mount Isa and Townsville currently receive their electricity…

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MITEZ focus on restoring industry and communities in flooded North

February 19, 2019 • 

As a result of catastrophic flooding over large parts of the North West and parts of Townsville, getting back to a normal situation looks like being a monumental task with the region requiring considerable support from the rest of the nation said to MITEZ President, David Glasson. Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone expressed its concern about the situation that occurred along the Mount Isa to Townsville corridor as many of the people in the grazing industry, businesses, industries, councils and their local communities come to terms with the seriousness and likely impacts that the flooding will have for the…

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MITEZ Looks to 2019 as Year to Advance the Region

January 10, 2019 • 

Mount Isa to Townsville’s regional development group, MITEZ expects 2019 to be another year of positive advances across the region with a number of projects currently in the pipeline and the possibility of further funding commitments in the lead up to the Federal election. Funding of $180m has already been pledged towards the construction of an off-stream water project at Hughenden, $54 million to be spent on building Big Rocks Weir on the Burdekin River near Charters Towers and $4.5m was committed towards the next phase of engineering and development works for a transmission line connecting the North West Minerals…

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Funds for rail access to Townsville Port to be used for supply chain improvement – MITEZ

August 2, 2018 • 

Chair of regional development group MITEZ, David Glasson said it makes sense for the Commonwealth Government to divert the $150m allocated for the proposed Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor (TEARC) to other projects associated with the supply chain if the TEARC does not proceed at this time. MITEZ understands a business case conducted on the proposed rail access project indicated that current projected demand did not support the $400m project going ahead at this time said Mr Glasson. “The (TEARC) was one of the top recommendations in MITEZ’s fifty year plan for the Mount Isa to Townsville supply chain and…

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A step closer to a dam on the upper Cloncurry River

July 19, 2018 • 

Investigations into the viability of a dam on the upper Cloncurry River are moving to the next stage, with detailed functional design and costings being undertaken as well as social, economic and environmental impact assessments. This work is part of a feasibility study which is supported by funding from the Australian Government – National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, an initiative of the Northern Australia and Agricultural Competitiveness white papers. Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone Inc (MITEZ) administers the feasibility study and tasked leading consulting firm, Jacobs, to undertake the study. “The first stage of the feasibility study has now…

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MITEZ call for Federal State Unity on Vital Supply Chain Infrastructure Investment

May 1, 2018 • 

A meeting of the Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ) membership held at Mount Isa on Friday called for State and Federal government unity on vital investment decisions for Mount Isa to Townsville supply-chain infrastructure. Responding to the current Federal State port rail infrastructure funding impasse, MITEZ President David Glasson said that MITEZ was sending a clear message to the State and Federal Governments to get together and sort out the funding arrangements. Mr. Glasson said the region’s economic potential was being stymied by a lack of coordinated infrastructure planning and investment. There is no better example than the current…

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Blueprint for North West Welcomed by MITEZ

July 27, 2017 • 

Regional development group, MITEZ welcomes the Queensland Government’s release of the Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s North West Minerals Province and the commitment for $39m for new measures to stimulate future mining and other job creating activities. MITEZ President, David Glasson said we recognise the urgent need to discover new mineral deposits to sustain mining and minerals processing in the North West for future decades. He said existing facilities such as concentrators, smelters and refineries require enormous amounts of feedstock material such as ores and mineral concentrates and as existing mines mature or come to the end of their life, new…

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