Applications open for Queensland collaborative METS project grants

Applications have opened for grants worth between $50,000 and $300,000 through the Queensland government’s $2.67 million Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Collaborative Project Fund. Grants cover up to half of eligible project costs to assist teams “to innovate and collaborate to develop projects to address environmental and safety challenges facing the resources sector”. Funding…

Sedgman awarded lead contract to develop critical minerals common user facility in Townsville

CIMIC Group subsidiary Sedgman has been appointed Managing Contractor for a critical minerals processing facility in Townsville, the state-owned Queensland Resources Common User Facility (QRCUF). In a statement on Thursday, the state government said it would work closely with Sedgman to develop the detailed design and construction program for the facility, which it intends to…

Guidelines available ahead of Queensland Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grant applications opening

Guidelines are available for the Queensland government’s Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grants (MEEG) ahead of applications opening on October 23.  Grants provide matched grant funding of between $5,000 and $25,000 for equipment or processes to decrease energy use or carbon dioxide emissions, with project needing to demonstrate a 10 per cent reduction in either. In a…

Zone RV grows workforce to 231

Caravan company Zone RV has featured in the first week of Queensland’s Inside Advanced Manufacturing showcase, with the company announcing that it recently increased its headcount to 231. Manufacturing minister Glenn Butcher visited the Coolum Beach maker of lightweight composite-bodied off-road caravans on Wednesday morning.  During its expansion, Zone RV has purchased what it describes…