Where’s the work? Find out at Townsville Industry Breakfast


MMG is headlining the Townsville Industry Breakfast Wednesday, 8 September 2015. Department of State Development organisers have extended an open invitation to hear from project leaders on future work and business opportunities in North Queensland. MMG – Dugald River Project Myles Johnston, Group Manager Business Development MMG Qld Operations, will present on the A$1,488 million Dugald Read More

Wagners Transport on the highway to haul for MMG


Wagners Transport is clocking up the miles in north-west Queensland as it hauls about 430,000 tonnes of development ore from MMG’s Dugald River site to the company’s Century processing plant. MMG Century management has confirmed the Dugald River material will go through the plant after the final ore from the Century open-pit operation has been Read More

Company chips in for community

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Work is expected to begin next month on Julia Creek’s new $2.2 million Community and Cultural Precinct. The project has been supported by a $400,000 donation from to South32’s Cannington mine as well as a $600,000 commitment from McKinlay Shire Council and $1.2 million from the State Government. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Read More

Mine’s reliance on local suppliers continues


Site-based supply people will be working with procurement at head office. The shift to South32 will not adversely affect local suppliers’ relationship with the Cannington operation in north-west Queensland, according to asset president Peter Sharpe. The BHP Billiton spin-off company is headquartered in Perth and has closed a regional office in Townsville. “Regardless of where Read More

Manager evolves to leader


Peter Sharpe, South32 asset president Peter Sharpe is quick to nominate the people he has met and the places he has experienced as the highlights of a 16-year mining career. Mr Sharpe was appointed as asset president at Cannington mine in north-west Queensland in February, leading that operation through the BHP Billiton demerger that has Read More

Cannington’s bright future


  Extension plans for Cannington mine are on the boil as the north-west Queensland operation officially begins its life as part of the new South32 resources company. Cannington asset president Peter Sharpe hopes to put a case before the South32 board within 12 months for work to take the underground operation beyond its current mine Read More

Green light for automation work


A view of the Tableland Mill central control room, where an MSF Sugar employee operates and monitors the entire factory process by computer model and with camera images. MSF Sugar is spending about $20 million to increase automation at its South Johnston and Mulgrave mills in far north Queensland in time for the 2017 crush. Read More

Peabody’s infra-red innovation recognised by the mining industry

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Peabody Energy Australia’s ‘Infra-Red Thermal Camera on Underground Mobile Equipment’ is the winner of this year’s Innovation Awards at the annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference. The 2015 innovation and health program awards were held last night at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre. Visibility while operating machinery is challenging across all underground Read More

RISA throws a wider net with skills summit


Rod Ramsay,Resources Industry Skills Association (RISA) CEO A peak training body is hold its annual skills summit in Townsville as a follow-on event to this year’s Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference. The 2015 RISA Skilling Conference is being held on August 19 and 20 at Rydges Southbank, with the theme “Shared Learnings – Read More

Driver standards falling short of technology


A rollover caused by loss of control on a slippery surface. A quantum shift in driver behaviour and training is needed to prevent new vehicle technology leading to workplace accidents, a corporate driver education instructor and crash investigator says. Motor School chief executive officer George Foessel said standard vehicles now included features such as anti-lock Read More

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