Industry News


Employment in the mining sector has remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Minerals Council of Australia study. read more »
Up to 2500 jobs will be created at five new mines in the Central West of New South Wales, the NSW Minerals Council has claimed. read more »
The Western Australian Government’s $5.5 billion recovery plan will support minerals exploration to increase mining activity across the state. read more »
International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. read more »
MESCA member Weir Minerals Australia has signed a landmark agreement with ENGIE Australia & New Zealand to source renewable energy for its operations in New South Wales and Queensland. read more »
Mining is one of the rare bright spots as the coronavirus hammers the Australian economy. read more »
A massive $13 billion pipeline of mining projects should be given the green light by the state government to pump up NSW’s shell-shocked economy, a new report says. read more »
Australian energy producers face heightened volatility for the next $50bn pipeline of gas projects, with major oil price shocks and shareholder pressure over carbon exposure complicating investment decisions read more »
Fuel supplier Viva Energy is pushing its Geelong oil refinery site as the optimal location to build Victoria's first gas import terminal, arguing it is less environmentally sensitive than Western Port where AGL's rival plans have unleashed a bitter community backlash. read more »
The Queensland government has announced a $17 million grant to establish a new “state-of-the-art” renewable energy training facility in Brisbane, focusing on apprentices, as part of the state government’s ongoing stimulus measures in response to Covid-19. read more »
More than $3 billion of renewable hydrogen projects are vying for funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the first commercial scale hydrogen projects in the country. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Engineering group Monadelphous has won around $150 million worth of contracts from the energy and resources sector, including BHP, Fortescue and Rio Tinto. read more »
Australia has a post COVID-19 reconstruction engine staring it in the face in the form of the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector which has experienced a demand surge during the pandemic. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Weir Minerals is celebrating a milestone, having provided custom Multiflo® barge solutions for applications all around the world now for more than 40 years. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS:MESCA member LCC Asia Pacific has released a paper on the future of mining services. read more »
The mining equipment, technology and services sector has been recognised for its critical contribution to the Australian economy with the announcement of the AUS$1.025 million expansion of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) METS Export Hub Initiative into Victoria and Western Australia. read more »
Oil and gas giant BP is looking to build 1.5 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity in Western Australia if it goes ahead with a full commercial project to build a renewable hydrogen production facility in that state, with an eye to the export market. read more »
The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission will have 12 weeks to decide whether to approve controversial developments and mining projects, as part of the government's push to ensure timely decision-making. read more »
ASX-listed engineering services provider Worley has cut 3000 jobs and secured an extra $465 million in debt to shore up its books, after plunging oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic dented its project pipeline. read more »
Data released by the ABS has confirmed the importance of keeping Australia’s mining industry operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges. read more »
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