Working together for a stronger CQ Industry Supply Chain

Gladstone Engineering Alliance Inc (GEA) is the go-to-organisation within the region linking members and non-members with the opportunity to become part of a proactive and engaged alliance of Central Queensland Industry Supply Chain businesses.

GEA advocates for the Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Energy and Supply Chain services within the industrial sector to ensure these businesses grow and prosper. GEA currently has over 200 members and six of these members have joined us here at The Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME).

19 - 21 July 2022

QME is the largest mining event in Queensland, featuring over 250 suppliers and attracting over 5,000 visitors over the 3 days. For over 29 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector in Mackay. 

Returning to the Mackay Showgrounds from 19 to 21 July 2022, QME will be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation and excellence and will illustrate the world class capabilities of Mackay and the broader Central Queensland region.

GEA-QME Delegates

BUSY At Work

The BUSY Group is a not-for-profit organisation with over 40 years’ experience serving organisations with their workforce planning needs.  Our Workforce Planning Support services include:

  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Services
  • Vocational Training Support 
  • Recruitment Services
  • Trade Subcontractor Sourcing
  • Workforce Diversity Planning
  • Community Program Delivery

Contact us for a discussion regarding your workforce planning needs: email or call 13 28 79.

GEA QME Central Apartment Group
Central Apartment Group

Central Apartment Group is an organisation that specialises in the management and operation of apartment hotels across Australia. The Central Apartment Group philosophy is to create a “home away from home experience”, allowing you to stretch-out, work or relax in affordable luxury. The focus is on providing Quality Accommodation and Personalised Service in Superior Locations.

“Relaxing in affordable comfort” is our commitment to guests and clients who stay in our spacious apartments. Whether your stay is for business or leisure – we aim to provide quality accommodation and superior service in central locations at affordable prices. Central Apartment Group apartment hotels offer many benefits to business and leisure travellers:

  • Location: CBD located hotels
  • Space: spacious and stylish to work, entertain, relax or host your clients, family or friends
  • Personalised service: whether you stay for business or pleasure, our trained staff ensure that you have a relaxing stay
  • Lifestyle: 4 Star luxury with amenities that include swimming pools and spa, gym, barbeque facilities and corporate lounges serving breakfast daily
  • Choice: all the home comforts of studio,1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which feature fully equipped kitchens, large entertainer balconies, laundry, separate lounge and dining area
  • Security and Privacy: undercover parking and secure floor access


GEA QME CQG Consulting
CQG Consulting

Established in 2003, CQG Consulting (CQG) is the leading planning, environmental and engineering consultancy in regional Queensland with staff in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville and Brisbane.We are sought out for our technical knowledge, experience and practical, trusted advice.

Environment Services
•Impact assessment, permits •EIS, EPBC referrals • Sustainability / ESG • Social performance • Flora, fauna and biodiversity • Environmental monitoring • Environmental management • Strategic environmental advice •Contaminated land • Compliance and auditing • Fauna spotter catcher services • Weed surveys and treatment

Engineering Services
•Concept and feasibility studies • Waste management • Contractor management • Natural disaster management support • Precision drone services (UAV) • Solar salt and saline waste advice • Owner's engineer roles

Planning Services
•Development applications • Stakeholder engagement • Coastal development approvals •Waterway barrier permits • Due diligence assessments • Land tenure advice • Traditional owner engagement • Strategic development advice • GIS and spatial analysis

GEA QME ERRRC Emergency Response Readiness and recovery consultancy

ERRRC is the only company in Australia that provides the complete suite of services pertaining to emergency response and fire safety compliance.

Our areas of service include, but are not limited to, Emergency Response, Readiness & Recovery planning and auditing, Hazard Mitigation Planning, Hazard Reduction Burning, Emergency Response Equipment and Vehicle acquisition, Emergency Exercising, Emergency Response Training and Skills maintenance scheduling.

Contact ERRRC on 0439780818 to discuss your needs or if you require anything that is not on our list of services.

GEA QME Intura

Intura has a full range of capabilities and services for the energy and resource sectors. These services cover the full asset lifecycle from construction, start-up to decommissioning.

The company was founded from a range of industry-best technical professionals that had operational experience across a broad range of energy and resource markets. This understanding of specific characteristics for each industry has allowed us to tailor fit-for-purpose solutions.

GEA QME Nilsen

Electro-technology company operating throughout Australia to deliver installation, maintenance and manufacturing services from inception to replacement.

Nilsen is a family owned Australian business, founded in 1916.
With over 100 years of continuous service in the electrical industry, Nilsen maintains the traditions on which the company was built: Service, Reliability and Quality.

Nilsen has offices in all mainland Australian capital cities.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Contracting
  • Communications and Data
  • Electrical and High Energy Services
  • Switchboards

GEA-QME Delegate Brochure

Registrations at QME now open

Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) promises to be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation. With 250+ exhibitors alongside a three-day seminar series and networking events, this is your chance to join thousands of people in conversation about the current state and future of Queensland’s mining sector.

Register now for free today at