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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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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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