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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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Cloncurry Dam Feasibility Study Progresses in 2017

April 27, 2017 • 

A detailed feasibility study of a proposed new, water storage for the Cloncurry and Mount Isa region will soon commence after the Queensland Government advanced funds for the first phase of the project to regional development group, MITEZ who last year made a successful application to the Australian Government’s National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. Heading the project is the Cloncurry Dam Project Management Committee that consists of members of the MITEZ executive, Cloncurry Mayor, Cr Greg Campbell and project manager Dr Romy Greiner who was appointed by the committee to coordinate the project and ensure the required deliverables are achieved….

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CUDECO’s Rocklands Mine a Story of Perseverance

November 3, 2016 • 

Representatives from MITEZ were among those invited to witness the opening of the Rocklands copper mine near Cloncurry where Member for Mount Isa, Rob Katter MP compared the history, the trials and tribulations in the development of the mine at Mount Isa to the many challenges faced by those involved with developing a mine at Rocklands. David Glasson, MITEZ President agreed that the venture had faced numerous hurdles in getting to where it is today and congratulated everyone who had been involved for their perseverance despite the difficulties experienced along the way. Mr Glasson said a much needed boost for…

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