Meet the 2022 cohort of finalists and winners for the Queensland Mining Awards.
Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year
SoilCyclers solved a remarkable problem that has the potential to change how the industry views rehabilitation. Judges loved the forward-thinking approach and the long-term applicability for the best environmental outcomes. The collaborative approach to solving an extremely common rehabilitation problem – topsoil deficits – brought in necessary partners with expertise in operations and water to create a circular economy model.
And the outcomes they achieved were remarkable – in meeting the client brief, turning overburden into viable topsoil and pasture, saving more than $80 million, and in significant emission reduction from reduced truck movements.
The winners in the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards have been announced with Sarina small business Gas Field Services named the Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year.
The Queensland Mining Awards were co-hosted by the Bowen Basin Mining Club and the Queensland Resources Council, recognising contractors, suppliers and producers across nine peer-judged categories.
The 29 finalist entries represented the true diversity of the industry, representing the full spectrum of major contractors and producers, right down to one-man businesses. Creative solutions to industry problems showcased skills in mathematics, engineering, environmental, human resources, procurement and manufacturing.
The winners and finalists are: