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Tiaro Coal enters administration

April 1st, 2015

Tiaro Coal enters administration

Tiaro Coal has entered voluntary administration.

The miner has four major projects, all of which are located in Queensland, as well as another located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

It has appointed Martin Madden, David Winterbottom, and Rahul Goyal of KordaMentha as its administrators.

It comes after the company commenced legal proceedings against Hudson Resources in an attempt to seek the return of its books and records, after administrative services Hudson were providing ceased last year.

According to Hudson it was retaining the books as Tiaro owed money for services rendered.

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Henry Sapiecha

QUEENSLANDS MINING BOOM END DRIVES RENT PRICES DOWN IN QUEENSLAND

October 8th, 2013

Average rent in a number of Queensland, Australia mining towns is coming down quickly as the country’s 10-year mining boom fades.

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Queensland’s Residential Tenancies Authority said that average weekly rent in Gladstone, Mackay and Roma has dropped significantly – as much as 15% in some areas, in its annual report.

Mount Isa however, which is Glencore Xstrata territory, was one area that did not see decline, with average weekly prices rising from A$540 to $580.

The cheapest place to rent in Queensland currently is Maryborough, coming in at $255 per week, while Mt Isa was by far the most expensive averaging $580 per week,” according to the Queensland Mining and Energy Bulletin, citing the report.

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Henry Sapiecha

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HANGCOCK MINING SAYS FRASER COAST FIFO MINE WORKERS INITIATIVE COULD PAY OFF FOR THE REGION IN JOBS

December 20th, 2012

FIFO MINE WORKERS TO BE BASED AT THE FRASER COAST PERHAPS

MINING giant GVK Hancock will investigate tapping into a fly-in, fly-out labour force from the Wide Bay to use in the construction of two mines.
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Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, RDA WBB, has signed a five-year agreement with GVK Hancock in a significant boost to the RDA’s stated aim of attracting 3000 resource sector workers to the region within three years.

GVK Hancock is developing two mines in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland – the Alpha Coal Project and the Kevin’s Corner Project, which are supported by rail and port construction.

GVK estimates it will require about 4500 construction workers at peak for the Alpha Coal Project and more than 1800 construction workers for the Kevin’s Corner Project.

Building a network of direct flights from the Wide Bay Burnett to feed both projects during the construction phase is the aim.

“Opportunities in the resource sector are there for the taking but the challenge is to link employers operating in remote areas with suitable workers in high available labour areas such as the Wide Bay Burnett,” RDA WBB executive officer Paul Massingham said.
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“This is a significant step forward in establishing fly-in, fly-out operations in the Wide Bay Burnett.

“To capitalise on this opportunity, I encourage all resource sector workers to register their details at IM4FIFO.com.au.”

Managing director of Hancock Coal Paul Mulder commended RDA WBB for showing leadership and taking the initiative to understand resource sector issues and GVK Hancock’s projects in particular.

“An (agreement) with RDA WBB gives access to a skilled workforce, direct flight infrastructure and training solutions to support construction” Mr Mulder said.
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The FIFO Coordinator project is part of a state and federal government jointly-funded program designed to link job seekers in the Wide Bay Burnett with resource companies

Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

MINING WORKERS REGISTER SOUGHT FOR THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND

February 13th, 2012

MINERS & THEIR FAMILIES ARE SOUGHT TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AT THE FRASER COAST TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FLIGHTS DIRECT FROM THE MINES

CHARTER airline companies have called for a central register of Fraser Coast mine and resource sector workers to offer them & their families great deals to use the Fraser Coast as a home base.

Seair and Advance Aviation are ready to fly to any mine site in Queensland, but say they are hampered by a lack of direct contacts in Queensland’s rapidly expanding resource sector.

Operators say the register is a necessity if they are to be able to offer cheap airfares to service the mining industry..

The success of a fly-in fly-out model depends on mine workers being able to group together so they can charter a plane economically.

“We have eight-seater planes that we can run to anywhere, but we need to be able to get in contact with the workers so they can organise a charter between themselves,” Advance Aviation boss Alex Mercer said.

“For example, we can take off from Hervey Bay, stop in Maryborough and Bundaberg and then fly on.

“With a full plane you could probably go from the mine in Emerald to your front door in Hervey Bay or Maryborough for about $350 and it would take an hour and a half.

“If you have to hub through Brisbane it will take you the best part of a day.”

He said individual seats could not be sold for charter flights like commercial airlines.

The Queensland Resource Council says there are 845 resource sector workers living on the Fraser Coast but working outside the region.

Lawrence Consulting, in a report for Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, estimates the total direct stimulus to the region at $38 million.

“We are currently developing a workforce strategy for the region and part of that is identifying workers in the resource sector who travel out of the region,” Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett economic co-ordinator Jared Moriarty said.

“We have to work out what will attract people to register with us so we can capture as many people as possible.”

Sourced from the Chronicle & published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST AS A MINING HUB FOR THE ENTIRE REGION

August 24th, 2011

Fraser Coast well positioned for the mining boom

18 August 2011

The Fraser Coast was well positioned to be a one-stop-shop employment hub for the booming mining sector, Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

Cr Kruger was responding to plans by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh to target coastal areas to address critical skills shortages in the resource sector.

“The government believes there are 3,500 jobs available now in the resource sector and another 60,000 people will be required (48,000 in construction and 13,000 ongoing),” Cr Kruger said.

The State Government and the resources sector agreed at a summit on the Gold Coast on Tuesday to seek out new skilled workers for the resources industry from coastal areas with high unemployment and plug them into the mining boom.

Work for Queensland jobs expos will be held in Wide Bay Burnett, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the Whitsunday regions from October.

Cr Kruger was invited to the summit and represented the Wide Bay Burnett as a key employment hub.

The summit identified the need to upskill workers and streamline training programs to shorten lead times to workers obtaining the necessary competences.

“The Fraser Coast already has training schools and a good reputation for producing skilled workers for the resource sector,” he said.

“To streamline the process we could create a one-stop-shop for training and integrate medical checks and screening with other aspects of the training program.

“As well we can offer a stable environment for workers’ families and direct transport links to the mine sites, especially for the fly-in-fly-out workers.

“And training workers for the mining industry would not adversely affect our existing industries or dilute the regional workforce.”

At the summit Cr Kruger presented a profile of the Wide Bay Burnett region as an employment hub and tabled the following strategies:

  • Establishment of  a one-stop-shop within the region to source local employment;
  • Co-ordinated regional approach to fly-in-fly-out and drive-in-drive-out workers;
  • Establishment of training facilities targeted at resource sector;
  • Provision of incentives for resource sector to relocate employees from SE Qld to the regions;
  • Identification of key resource sector service industries and moving them to regional areas; and
  • The region already has a manufacturing base that can cater to the resource sector such as Downer EDI, Bombardier and CQMS Fraser.

“There are opportunities for mine medicals and mine readiness training centres to be established in regional areas,” Cr Kruger said.

“The existing training facilities on the Fraser Coast show that it can work. We can add to that by combining medical screening with the new e-medical facilities which Council pioneered here when it introduced Widelinx.

“We can also promote the region to mining employees as a destination for their days off, or a safe place for their families to live while they are at work.

“The summit was very informative and productive and a welcome initiative by the Premier.

“This is an opportunity for the regions to actively participate in achieving a more diverse and multi functioning workforce.”

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INVITATION TO ATTEND OPEN FORUM ON ALDERSHOT MINING OPERATION SHORTCOMINGS

March 14th, 2011

This corressponce & invitation was forwarded to us

ALDERSHOT AND DISTRICT AGAINST MINING

Pres. Steve Harding-Vice.Pres. Brian Linforth-Sec.Sue Crickitt

Tres. Col Renyolds

72 Smelter St. Aldershot 4650

Tel 41221011—e-mail  brisue@dodo.com.au

14/03/11

Chambers Of Commerce Fraser Coast

The committee of our organization invites you to a very factual and informative documentry film regarding COAL SEAM GAS EXTRACTION.

Apart from the possible income from these wells we believe it is in your members interest to be aware of the potential damage the proliferation of this form of mining can have.

The attached brochure gives details and we hope to see some of you there.

REGARDS

BRIAN LINFORTH

VICE PRES .

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BRISBANE QLD.TO HOLD MINING CONVENTION

October 19th, 2010

Mining 2010 Resources Convention 27-29 October, Brisbane Queensland

The Mining 2010 Resources Convention is one of Australia’s most widely regarded events within the resources industry and it is anticipated this year’s event will be the most paramount yet.

The conference will run over three days, from 27 to 29 October, and will include two Auditoriums covering topics such as Metals Outlook, Funds Management, International Outlook, Exploration in Australia and Junior Company Presentations, with over 80 companies showcasing the latest they have to offer.

Investor passes are available for 1, 2 or all 3 days. Please indicate which days you would like to attend.

All delegates receive complimentary morning and afternoon tea and lunch. To book your free registration, email prue@verticalevents.com.au

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TORBANLEA MUSEUM HUTS HAVE BEEN RELOCATED TO HOWARD

August 16th, 2010

Combining both Torbanlea & Howard Museum @ the Fraser Coast makes sense but at the loss of several buildings, however…..more

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COLTON MINE PROJECT HAS LODGED EMP FOR ASSESSMENT OF COAL MINE PROJECT

August 16th, 2010

Mr Henry Sapiecha


Dear Henry,

I am writing to inform you that Northern Energy Corporation Limited (NEC) has lodged the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for its proposed Colton mine project with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) for their review.

We at NEC have made every effort to ensure that we keep all interested community members informed about the proposed Colton mine project. You are receiving this email because you have indicated to us that you would like to be kept up to date about our progress, and you provided us with your email address. We have written you a letter as well, and this should arrive in the coming days.

Activities we have undertaken to inform people about our project include holding community information sessions in Maryborough, Howard and Aldershot, introduction of various feedback mechanisms including the 1800 information line, updated project information on the company website and efforts to promote awareness of the EMP process and the Plan itself to enable community members and other interested parties to comment and provide feedback on the plan.

The EMP for Colton mine project includes reports with baseline studies on all project related issues and highlights measures proposed by NEC to ensure that the project’s environmental impacts are managed appropriately.

DERM will undertake an initial review of the EMP and will advise statutory requirements for further advertising and public comment in due course.

In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a copy of the EMP for your own review you can visit the project website and download a copy for yourself. You will see that there are quite a few files, and some of them are quite large. We have done our best to break them down into small reports and have provided enough detail in the title block to allow you to make a decision about which parts of the report you wish to download.

The address to access the full EMP, including all of the appendices and supporting reports, is:

http://www.northernenergy.com.au/projects/maryborough/environment-manage.html

Queries or comments may be directed to the project

toll free number on 1800 266 296

or email at coltonmineinfo@northernenergy.com.au.

Yours sincerely

Mark Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Northern Energy Corporation

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BAUXITE MINING PLANNED FOR QLD – NEAR FRASER COAST

June 19th, 2010

MORE MINES PLANNED FOR FRASER COAST??

Australian Bauxite Limited (ASX:ABZ)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Australian Bauxite Limited (ASX: ABZ) is an exploration company holding the core of the Eastern Australian Bauxite Province.  Bauxite is the ore of aluminium.

The company’s 17 initial tenements covering 5,000km2 in Queensland and NSW were selected to meet 3 principles:

  • Good quality bauxite
  • Proximity to infrastructure
  • No socio-environmental constraints.

The company’s bauxite is high quality – able to be processed at low temperature – which is in short supply globally. The company’s first drilling prospect revealed a maiden resource of 22 million tonnes from drilling less than 10% of the identified deposit. The company aspires to identify bauxite resources in excess of 200 million tonnes in one of the world’s best bauxite provinces.

From its listing on ASX on 24 December 2009, the company is already creating shareholder value – and the best is yet to come.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • Highest quality bauxite – high alumina – low silica.
  • Alumina mineral is the best – Gibbsite (alumin-trihydrate “THA” only).
  • Strong demand for bauxite able to be processed into alumina at low temperature.
  • 22 million tonnes identified from drilling <10% of one tenement suggest large tonnage potential.
  • Close to existing infrastructure – transport, coal mines, industrial centres and ports on the east coast.
  • 100%-owned tenements with no restrictions on bauxite exports.
  • Aspires to identify resource in excess of 200 million tonnes.
  • Controls the core of the eastern Australian bauxite province.

KEY INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Low discovery risk – deposits have been identified – more to come.
  • Low entry point into a growing market with a growing company.
  • Deposit asset is of greater value than market capitalisation (favourable peer comparison).
  • 22 million tonnes JORC resource identified in <10% of one tenement – more to come.
  • Aggressive drilling program scheduled throughout 2010 to prove assets in excess of 200 million tonnes.
  • Highly experienced management team.
  • 17 tenements control the core of the eastern Australia bauxite province.
  • Listed on 24 December 2009 at 0.20c per share, closed at 0.35c end February 2010.
  • Bauxite is easily mined (no overburden) and easily processed.
  • Global demand is rising, especially from China, which has no bauxite.

BOARD & MANAGEMENT

Mr Peter J. Meers BA (Economics) FAIB – Chairman

Significant experience in consumer, commercial and investment banking, securities trading and origination, mining and exploration. 25 years experience at ANZ bank in Australia and Asia, holding senior executive positions and portfolio management roles.

Ian Levy BSc (Hons) MSc DIC FAusIMM FAIG – CEO

30 years senior management experience with small to large mining companies. Chairman of Dynasty Metals Australia and a former Director of Gloucester Coal. Member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) for 11 years including 4 years as Vice Chairman and Federal President, Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Jacob Rebek – Director & Chief Geologist

Geologist with 40 years experience in exploration, including 30 years at CRA and Rio Tinto, both across Australia and internationally.

CORPORATE STRUCTURE

Fast growing, dynamic publicly-listed company managed by an experienced team of mining professionals and managers with significant resource development experience in Australia and internationally. Chief Geologist Jacob Rebek drives the technical programs.

EXIT STRATEGY

Sell into rising demand for this stock. Approx timeframe – current and continuing for at least two years. Ultimate exit is possibly a merger with or takeover by a major aluminium company.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please visit ASX website: CLICK HERE

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