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Resources Centre of Excellence

Sep 18, 2020
General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

The Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) has announced Mackay business leader Steven Boxall as General Manager.  Mr Boxall will return to Mackay to start the new position in early October after a successful period as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barcaldine Regional Council.  RCOE is a skills and innovation incubator tasked with sustaining the… ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

The new $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence has officially opened its doors to students and industry.State Development Minister Kate Jones said the one-of-a-kind facility in Queensland featured an Underground Simulator Mining Facility, control room, workshop, laboratory, and classrooms.“This is about creating jobs and ensuring locals have the training they need to fill them,”… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) continues to support and invest in regional Queensland with the announcement of $2.3 million in funding towards research, training, and innovation.  The investment will support the appointment of a general manager of the newly established Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) in Mackay and a chair of automation and future work skills… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best… ...

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Oct 02, 2019
Research centre to focus on mineral processing solutions

Research centre to focus on mineral processing solutions

A new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence based at the University of Newcastle aims to make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals will work towards achieving zero-emission mining by doubling energy and water productivity, and reducing the loss of high value metals during ...

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Sep 09, 2019
Building contract awarded for mining support hub

Building contract awarded for mining support hub

Mackay construction company Fergus Builders has been awarded the contract to build the $7 million Resources Centre of Excellence. The $3.28 million contract includes construction of an administration building, workshop, laboratory, landscaping and utilities. The next stage of development will include fit-out of an underground mining simulator. Assistant Minister for State Development and Member fo...

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Aug 09, 2019
Coal giant gets behind new Resources Centre of Excellence

Coal giant gets behind new Resources Centre of Excellence

BMA is backing the new Resources Centre of Excellence in Mackay, with an offer of $475,000 funds plus expertise. Construction of the centre is due to begin next month and it is expected to be open for business in March next year. BMA asset president James Palmer described it as a critical hub to bring… ...

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Jul 25, 2018
Commitment on Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence

Commitment on Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed progress in setting up the Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence, with construction set to start early next year. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the State Government’s commitment of $3.6 million for the centre was a commitment in confidence in the sector, its development and adoption of cutting-edge technology… ...

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