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NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES TENDER BRIEFING Townsville Enterprise Boardroom 9.30am Friday 2 nd August 2013.

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1 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES TENDER BRIEFING Townsville Enterprise Boardroom 9.30am Friday 2 nd August 2013

2 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES

3 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES The Steering Committee: Townsville Enterprise Limited (Chair) Australian Government, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Office of Northern Australia (Deputy Chair) Australian Government, The Treasury Australian Government, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Queensland Government, Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF ‑ Q) Guildford Coal Mackay Sugar Limited Regional Development Australia, Townsville and NW Queensland Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone (MITEZ) Regional Councils (Mayors) – Flinders; Townsville City; Charters Towers

4 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES

5 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES Project Delivery: Two separate studies: Power Feasibility Study A base-load power station within the North / Northwest Queensland regions, in and around the Pentland area A high-voltage transmission line to connect to the NEM which may also enable development of renewable energy generation and energy intensive projects o Low, medium and high growth scenarios, 20 year time frame, current and committed generation o Costs, benefits and risks of alternative mechanisms including commercial viability o Preferred solutions and implications

6 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES Project Delivery: Two separate studies: Agricultural Feasibility Study Irrigated agriculture precinct in the Pentland / Hughenden region to sustain new sugar production, associated products and processing facilities Land suitability, soil, yields, farming systems Water flow, catchments, capture and transport o Gauge potential for sugar production o Sustainable farming practices, water efficiency, processing operations o Economic, environmental, socio-cultural impacts o Regulatory and socio-demographic requirements, maximise long- term benefits to local community, stakeholders o Supply chains, processing, biofuel

7 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES Priorities: Best practice, Governmental guidelines tender process Australian Standard (AS 4120 – 1994) Code of Tendering Subject to probity, conflict of interest, confidentiality, ethical, FOI considerations Consistency – all potential Tenderers to receive standard information Value for money Tangible impact to sustainable regional development Tender Evaluation: No submissions accepted after Closing Time Selection Criteria – weightings Timetable – consider your ability to perform We are not bound to accept any or lowest cost submission

8 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES Successful Tenderer: Inception Meeting Project Plan Progress Reports Interim Report Final Report Payment Schedule: Appointment15% Interim Report40% Final Report45% Issues / Queries / Progress: Project Manager Tracey Lines M: E:

9 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES Enquiries Process: Enquiries made to Project Manager Answers made in public forum – online at dedicated project page Consistency, transparency Including minutes of today’s proceedings Collaboration / Sub-Consultancy / Joint Venture arrangements: We support such arrangements Tender Submissions will be accepted for the Power Study OR the Agriculture Study OR Both The Successful Tenderer may be one party or organisation to undertake both OR two parties to undertake the Power Study and the Agriculture Study separately Please advise if you wish your details to be passed to other interested parties (potential JV arrangements)

10 NORTH AND NORTHWEST QUEENSLAND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE FEASIBILITY STUDIES QUESTIONS?


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