Mount Isa lifeline

THE Queensland government has chipped in to help Glencore’s Mount Isa copper smelter and Townsville copper refinery continue operating beyond 2022.

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The last rebrick in 2018 took 38-days and cost $30 million

Glencore is spending $500 million to extend operations, with the government pledging a support package that will fund the four-yearly re-bricking and maintenance work at the smelter that is scheduled