The 2020 Queensland Mining Awards were officially launched at today’s Queensland Resources Council annual State of the Sector luncheon, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and over 1000 mining industry leaders in attendance.
Hosted by the Bowen Basin Mining Club in partnership with the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), the Awards aim to recognise mining companies, suppliers and contractors who are pushing the boundaries in collaboration, productivity and engagement.
It’s the second time running for the QRC to throw its support behind the Awards, and Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane says it’s more important than ever for resources businesses to be recognised for the work that they’re doing.
“Queensland’s resources sector is the engine room for economic growth across the state with a $74.3 billion economic contribution to the Queensland economy last financial year while supporting 372,561 jobs,” Mr Macfarlane said.
With dialogue about the resources sector seeing plenty of mainstream news coverage, Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie says it’s time to put positive stories about the sector back in the spotlight.
“We have world-class capabilities here in Queensland, and we’re looking forward to working with the QRC once again to recognise how our industry is getting on with the job. With the backdrop of the Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo next year in Mackay, we look forward to celebrating wins in all corners of the resources sector at our Gala Dinner,” said Ms Currie.
“If your business has delivered an outstanding project between April 2018 and December 2019, it’s time to start thinking about how you can promote your success with an Award entry. No business is too big or too small to consider an entry!”
Last year’s Awards recognised 7 category finalists ranging from small businesses to multinational mining houses, with Wolff Mining taking out the prestigious Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year Award.
Judged by a panel of industry leaders, the Awards provide peer feedback and recognition across executive, procurement and operational perspectives.
The 2020 Awards also see REEDMININGEVENTS and Mackay Regional Council returning as partners.
Award Entries will open on Monday January 13, 2020.