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Assessment of Lake Moondarra potential underway

April 26, 2016 • 

One of Mount Isa’s best assets, Lake Moondarra will be the subject of an assessment to examine ways to enhance the use of the Lake for the local community, campers and tourists. The regional development group, MITEZ are partnering with Mount Isa City Council, the Mount Isa Water Board and Commerce North West to undertake a project that will be looking at other dams in Queensland and seeing how their plans for recreation and camping facilities have been successfully implemented and managed. MITEZ President, David Glasson said a project steering committee was formed to help develop the scope of the…

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MITEZ begins study to identify potential customers of NT gas in the North West

April 12, 2016 • 

Economic development group, MITEZ has engaged GHD Consulting to assess the flow-on benefits from the pipeline that will bring NT gas to Mount Isa in 2018. In addition to current customers such as Incitec Pivot, MITEZ believes that the pipeline could provide energy solutions for other companies in the region, particularly those who have substantial resource deposits within close proximity of the pipeline. MITEZ President, Mr David Glasson said the report is expected to be completed by late May and it is hoped the findings will provide a clearer picture of the extent of the potential for growth arising from…

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Big Turnout at Hughenden to hear from Meatworks Investor

February 16, 2016 • 

Beef producers from across a 700 kilometre catchment of the North West were among the 200-300 people who attended a stakeholder briefing at Hughenden by Flinders Shire Council, North Beef and DSCY (Australia) Investments Pty Ltd to hear more about plans for a meat processing facility. NorthBeef Chair, Rob Atkinson opened the meeting and introduced Mr Xinning Wang Chairman of DSCY and his daughter, Miao who is also a director of their company and acted as interpreter to explain DSCY’s plans for a Hughenden based operation. Mayor Greg Jones explained the work undertaken by Flinders Shire to assist an investor…

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2015/16 MITEZ Executive Elected

December 3, 2015 • 

MITEZ held its 21st Annual General Meeting in Townsville on Tuesday and David Glasson was returned as MITEZ President for his ninth successive term. All other board members retained their positions including McKinlay Shire Mayor, Cr Belinda Murphy who was re-elected for her third term as Vice President. The AGM was opening by Townsville Mayor, Cr Jenny Hill who spoke about the city’s dependence on the MITEZ corridor which contributes so much and provides a lot of jobs for people of Townsville. Speaking at the AGM, Mr Glasson told the audience that despite the difficulties of the lingering drought, a…

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NT Gas to Underpin Next Phase of North West’s Development

November 17, 2015 • 

Today’s announcement that NT Gas will be piped from Tennant Creek through to Mount Isa could become the catalyst for commencing the next phase to develop the North West Queensland Minerals Province as it will create security of supply and hopefully cheaper energy for existing as well as new industry. MITEZ President, Mr David Glasson said the long-awaited announcement will be a significant boost to confidence for the long term future for the region. “Soon after the proposed pipeline concept was announced, industry leaders in both centres formed the Tennant Creek to Mount Isa Cross Border Alliance to highlight the…

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MITEZ welcomes Minister Lynham’s announcement on Flinders River water allocation

August 28, 2015 • 

A substantial increase in water allocations for projects on the Flinders River as announced this week by Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development, Natural Resources and Mines, is certain to speed up the development of new industries such as irrigated cropping, feedlots and meat processing in the Mid-West Shires said MITEZ President, David Glasson. “The decision by the Queensland Government to release an additional 239,650 ML in the Flinders River catchment on top of the 80,000ML announced in 2013 will enable larger scale projects as well a number smaller operators to plan projects and prepare for the tendering process…

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