$167m Ravenswood mine expansion in QLD given the green light

Monica Gameng   |   March 6, 2017

Resolute Mining Ltd’s $167 million mine expansion project has been given the green light at the historic gold town of Ravenswood, which will bring a rush of jobs to North Queensland. The project will be extending the life of the mine as well as ensure the continuation of 280 existing jobs.

“I particularly want to recognise Resolute for its commitment to employ people from within 150 km of Ravenswood which means jobs for locals in Charters Towers, Ayr, Home Hill and Townsville.

“This investment could extend the mine’s life by 13 years and will mean 100 new construction jobs in the region,” said Minister Assisting the Premier on north Queensland Coralee O’Rourke.

ravenswood-info_orig.jpgSource: Resolute Mining

The mine’s expansion is a prescribed project, allowing the independent Coordinator-General to help Resolute coordinate government approvals as well as cut red tape.

This Ravenswood mine expansion is a long-life large scale return to open pit mining at the deposits on Sarsfield and Buck Reef West.

According to Mrs O’Rourke, the Premier’s number one goal was to create jobs and opportunities for locals with this project.

“The State Government is absolutely committed to creating jobs for Queenslanders and this is an example of working with industry to achieve this,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Subscribe to Felix Project News today to stay up to date with the latest project updates and industry news.

Don’t forget to check out the free eBook below which highlights the reasons why utilising local suppliers will improve your tender application.

Source: Queensland Government

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Projects
Reopening of TAS Avebury Nickel mine to create 200 local jobs

The West Coast is projected to have a boost in jobs with Dundas Mining Pty Ltd announcing a planned restart of mining operations at the Avebury Nickel mine near Zeehan in Tasmania, which has been under care and maintenance since 2009.

Projects
MACA wins $410m open pit mining contract at Karlawinda Gold Project WA

Capricorn Metals Ltd has signed a Letter of Intent with MACA Mining – a subsidiary of MACA Limited – for the award of an Open Pit Mining Services Contract for the Karlawinda Gold Project in Western Australia.

Projects
Granny Smith gold mine operations in WA to go solar

Mining company Gold Fields is turning towards renewable energy to help power the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. In addition, Gold Fields has contracted Aggreko to deliver a hybrid solar and battery storage facility at the mine.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders