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


Posted by Monica Gameng

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.

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Source: Queensland Government

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner'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 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.