More than 800 new NSW mining jobs for 2014 signals a good start to the year with Whitehaven Coal`s Maules Creek mine getting Federal approval.
The Australian Federal Court threw out a challenge by environmental groups opposed to the mine construction.
Whitehaven Coal said it will begin construction of the $767 million mining project which is located near Narrabri NSW, after a court dismissed the court action from the Northern Inland Council for the Environment.
“$767 million mining project”
The Northern Inland Council for the Environment (Nice) filed a challenge to appeal the construction of proposed mine in July 2013. This was to challenge former federal environment minister Tony Burke`s decision to approve the project. The basics of the court action centred around Burke approving the mine without fist offering up adequate compensation around an offset package.
Of course, NICE has said it will reflect on the court`s decision and look to launch an appeal.
The environmental group are still claiming the mine approval and the subsequent creation of new mining jobs in NSW was based on false information, and the relationship between Whitehaven Coal and the National Party is under scrutiny after the company was fined for failing to declare political donations.
Whitehaven Coal welcomed the decision stating the mine project has undergone rigorous scrutiny from regulatory agencies. Managing director Paul Flynn said Whitehaven was getting on with the job of building the mine and it looks forward to the success of the mining project which is set to create more mining jobs NSW.
“We are absolutely determined to maintain momentum and achieve first coal sales in the first quarter of CY2015,”ť Flynn said.
The Maules Creek mine when it reaches full production capacity will deliver about 13 million tonnes of coal annually, of which 10.5 million tonnes will be saleable.
“more than 800 NSW mining jobs”
The new mine is expected to create more than 800 NSW mining jobs and will fill the NSW government coffers with $6.5 billion in royalties and corporate tax over the first 21 years of the project.
The Australian Federal Court decision now paves the way forward for the Boggabri coal mine (NSW) to be developed further by Idemitsu Australia. This coal mining project in NSW was also challenged by the Northern Inland Council for the Environment.
Increase your Whitehaven Coal knowledge
One of the best ways to give yourself an advantage when applying for mining jobs at Whitehaven is to learn as much as you can about the company and their mining operations. When you have the knowledge about Whitehaven you can include this in your job application – it will get noticed, we can promise you that. Many people who apply for jobs in NSW mines try and send out as many of the same resume as they can and hope they can fluke an interview.
Times have changed, mining companies and recruiters are getting very picky and using the latest technology to ‘weed out’ those people who aren’t suitable for the job being advertised.
Go to the Whitehaven Coal website www.whitehavencoal.com.au where you can find more information such as:
- Watch a video that explains the culture of Whitehaven Coal. This gives you good insight into how the company views its obligations to its employees. Listen to employees talk about what it’s like to work for the company.
- Download and read the Maules Creek Project fact sheets here: www.whitehavencoal.com.au/operations/mcem/mc_factsheets.cfm. These facts sheets will help you to understand the Whitehaven projects and give you some indication of what is involved in the Narrabri and Boggabri mining developments.
- Discover just where the mining jobs are in NSW with Whitehaven Coal. The mining company has a dedicated mining jobs board where you can look through and apply for a variety of open-cut(surface) mining jobs as well as browse a list of underground mining career options.
– go to: www.whitehavencoal.com.au/careers/open_cut.cfm for a list of surface mining jobs
– go to: www.whitehavencoal.com.au/careers/underground.cfm for a list of underground mining jobs
- Sign up for mining jobs alerts. This is a good solution for people who are using the latest technology where you can have job alerts delivered to your mobile device as soon as they are listed on the Whitehaven jobs board.
- Always make sure your resume is up to date, with your most relevant employment history and qualifications easily visible on page one. Your resume, and to some extent your job application cover letter stands between you and and interview. Give yourself the best possible chance of being interviewed with a mining focused resume.
If you don’t have a good resume, or you feel you’d like to improve your current resume and don’t know where to start, think about using a professional resume writing service. It doesn’t cost a lot and it can change your life.
- Get the right training – this is the foundation that your mining career will be built on. Safety on a mine site is high on the list of priorities for mining companies. A single accident on a mine site can close the site down for days, resulting in lost productivity and revenue. There are many mining courses you can do to increase your mining jobs NSW opportunities. In particular the Mining Induction course (Standard 11), is highly recommended as it not only gives you essential information and knowledge about safety in the mines, it also provides you with a wide array of mining terminology to help you get familiar with mining life – even before you set foot on a mine site.