THE $1billion Olive Downs mine, which will create almost 1000 Queensland mining jobs is a step closer to final approval after receiving co-ordinated project status.
This approval now allows the independent Coordinator-General to start the co-ordination of the environmental assessment process on both a State and Federal level.
State Minister for Development Anthony Lynham said Pembroke Resources could expect environmental impact statement to be released in March.
“The Queensland Government is intent on creating more jobs in the regions, but also at the forefront of our mind is protecting the environment,” he said.
Up to 1000 Queensland mining jobs to be created
Once the environmental impact assessment is finalised, up to 500 construction jobs per will wll be created over a two year period. Once the mine reaches the production phase it will have the ability to maintain up to 960 operation jobs over the mines expected 37 year life span.
Producing up to 14million tonnes per year, Pembroke Resources will initially employ workers living in local towns like Moranbah, Nebo and Middlemount.
About the Olive Downs mine
Formed in 2014, Pembroke Resources bought the Olive Downs project from Peabody Energy and CITIC Resources for between $104m and $120m in April 2016.
Once completely developed, the project made up of Olive Downs North, Olive Downs South and Willunga, will be one of the largest coking coal mines in the world.
The project includes:
- Coal handling and crushing facilities at the mine’s Olive Downs South and Willunga precincts;
- a rail link to transport coal to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal; and
- a water pipeline and power transmission line.
Formed in 2014, Pembroke Resources is made up of five executives and backed by US-based Denham Capital.
How to secure Queensland Mining Jobs
When getting into the mining industry in Queensland, please be aware of the following requirements.
- In most cases you may have to complete a Mining Induction course (You may not be allowed on a mining site in Queensland without this qualification). This is a 2 day course that focuses on Work Health & Safety and educates you about everyday life in mining “ including mining terminology, procedures, safety and compliance policies.
- You must have a current Coal Board Medical certificate, as this is a Queensland Government requirement.
- If you are a machine operator you will also have to transfer your civil machinery operator tickets to Black Coal Competencies.
Before you start applying for Queensland mining jobs, you should ensure you have a mining focused resume prepared to give you every chance of getting that all important interview.
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