Coal seam gas mining jobs
Mining jobs in the coal-seam gas industry jumped by 6674 positions in QLD during the first half of this year, compared with just 39 extra jobs in NSW, according to latest industry statistics. The figures confirm CSG has been in paralysis since the O`Farrell Coalition government suspended new licences last year, and come on the eve of a highly anticipated announcement on CSG`s future in the state. Queensland has a lot of activity in CSG conversion to LNG projects. Bechtel is currently building 3 LNG processing plants on Curtis Island off Gladstone and iMINCO recently attended their Hervey Bay jobs information evening. There are currently over 3000 positions available for a variety of skilled and semi-skilled resource sector workers who are willing to FIFO and BIBO (boat in boat out). Go to the Bechtel website and register your interest in working on this 26 $billion project.
Pilbara joint ventures could create more mining jobs sooner
Media speculation that Andrew Forrest`s Fortescue Metals Group and Gina Rinehart`s $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore project may get together and collaborate to share current infrastructure rather than construct separate rail lines which could save both companies more than $1 billion.
SA pilot program could create 1000 mining jobs
The FIFO hub pilot program for Mount Gambier has attracted a visit by a major mining employer who may need to recruit around 1000 employees in the near future. Grant District Council last week hosted the mining employer ““ who asked not to be named ““ during his visit to the South East to learn more about the pilot program.
Gold mine gets the go-ahead in North Queensland
A tableland gold mine capable of pumping more than $1 billion into the economy over 10 years has been given government approval to go ahead. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has given Mungana Goldmines Ltd(ASX: MUX) approval to prepare an environmental impact statement for its Red Dome project near Chillagoe. The Mungana Gold Project contains the Mungana and Red Dome gold deposits, situated in the Chillagoe region of North Queensland, which have resources totalling 2.6 million ounces of gold, 255,000 tonnes of copper and 33 million ounces of silver.