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Matsa to restart mining at the Red October gold project in WA

Matsa Resources plans to restart mining at its Red October gold project in Western Australia following a geological review. The company purchased the operation from Saracen Minerals in September last year for $2 million in cash and shares. Red October has been in care and maintenance since June 2017 with equipment in situ, so the potential for a […]

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Western Australian lithium refinery to create hundreds of jobs

Australia’s Kidman Resources and joint venture partner, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), plan to build a new lithium refinery at Kwinana in Western Australia. The 50:50 joint venture, known as Western Australia Lithium, today signed an agreement to enter into an option to lease the selected site near Perth. It is expected the […]

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Mining, resources, and energy job advertisements up 35%

Mining, resources, and energy continues to be the jobs category recording the strongest growth in advertisements on recruitment portal, SEEK. Up to the end of March 2018, job opportunities in mining, resources and energy were 35 percent higher on SEEK than 12 months earlier. The growth in this area has slowed, however, with SEEK reporting last […]

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Gorgon expansion to deliver jobs for WA

Premier Mark McGowan is uncertain about how many jobs from Chevron’s planned expansion of its multi-billion dollar Gorgon liquefied natural gas project will come to WA, but says the decision proves the state’s economy is back on track. “Obviously some work they can’t do here, we accept that, but we expect most work will be […]

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New renewables projects in WA given green light

The McGowan Labor Government has approved State-owned energy generator and retailer Synergy, to enter into a joint venture with world-renowned infrastructure investment company DIF and Australian industry super fund Cbus for the development of large-scale renewables projects in Western Australia. Under the joint venture, Synergy, DIF and Cbus have established ‘Bright Energy Investments’. This group […]

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Government announces $50m in funding for mining research

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, have announced $50 million in government funding for mining and resources sector research in order to create new opportunities and manage future industry challenges. The funding will be allocated to the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program, one […]

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New Central QLD coal mine to generate over 200 jobs

Bengal Coal has secured a mining lease for the Dysart East coal project in the Bowen Basin of Queensland until 2039. The project has the potential to create construction jobs and 200 operational jobs during the life of the mine. Once developed, the mine is expected to produce close to 2 million tonnes (Mt) of […]

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Macmahon launches first FIFO mental health program

More than 800 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) employees working in some of Australia’s remotest mines will soon benefit from a new mental health program launched this week for mining company Macmahon.  Resource Minds has been developed by Rural & Remote Mental Health and Macmahon is launching it throughout the company under the banner of Strong MINDS […]

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South32 to develop solar farm at Cannington mine

South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland. The miner has launched a remote off-grid renewable energy project to help it reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the site. A six-hectare, 3MW solar farm will be developed to generate electricity for the mine’s accommodation village and airport, with […]

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100 jobs to come as Kerman wins Greenbushes contract

MSP Engineering has awarded a $20 million contract to Kerman Contracting, an Applecross-based company, for works at Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes lithium project in Western Australia. As part of their contract, Kerman Contracting will undertake structural, mechanical, piping and electrical installation works at Greenbushes’ crushing circuit. This package of works is part of the $320 million project to upgrade the mine and processing […]

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