The Bowen Basin Mining Club’s bi-annual Awards program, the Queensland Mining Awards, officially launched last week in front of industry and state leaders at the Queensland Resources Council’s State of the Sector Luncheon.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) returns as a partner to the 2022 Awards, as the sector takes time to recognise the achievements and advances that have been made over the past two years. The Awards’ eight categories highlight excellence in productivity, safety, engagement, and environmental operations.
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane says the Awards play an important part in acknowledging and encouraging the sector, which has shown incredible resilience in recent years.
“Resources in Queensland added $84.3 billion to our economy in the last financial year and supported a record number of jobs – one in every six for the state.”
“As we move towards a more sustainable sector, it’s so very important to recognise the businesses that are excelling in areas like productivity, environmental management and safety, as they are the true leaders of tomorrow,” said Mr Macfarlane.
While COVID-19 dampened the 2020 Awards celebrations, the event was still a sell-out success. The 2022 Awards will be held on 20th July during the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in the heart of the Bowen Basin, as the gala event.
Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie says it’s fantastic that the Awards have long-term partnerships with industry, as all major sponsors return for another year.
“The Awards have always represented a fantastic opportunity for businesses large and small to tell their stories. There’s nothing that builds business credibility quite like an industry award, particularly when it’s been peer-judged by major players in that industry.”
“Launching this Awards program for 2022 always gets me excited about the stories we’ll uncover. Last year’s Mining Contractor of the Year, Gas Field Services, was a true diamond in the rough – an amazing Indigenous-owned business that’s pushing boundaries in the drilling and exploration sector.”
Judged by a panel of industry leaders, the Awards provide peer feedback and recognition across executive, procurement and operational perspectives.
The 2022 Awards also see QME and Mackay Regional Council returning as partners.
Award Entries will open on Monday January 17, 2022.