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Altona's Cloncurry mine in QLD to support up to 600 jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

Altona Mining’s Cloncurry copper-gold project north east of Mt Isa in Queensland is nearing development after more approvals were secured for the project’s funding.

According to Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt, the project will generate 300 construction jobs as well as 280 ongoing production jobs when plans for the mine pushes through.

“This is a project that would inject new job opportunities and new economic activity into the north-west at a time unemployment rates in the region are well above the state average,” Mr Pitt said.

Altona has announced that all approvals from the Chinese Government has been granted for the involvement of the Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG) in a joint venture for the development of the Cloncurry project. The project is still currently awaiting for its Foreign Investment Review Board approval.

The Cloncurry copper-gold project is going to be owned by a joint venture between Altona and SRIG. The joint venture is planning to develop a seven million tonne per annum open pit copper-gold mine as well as a concentrator which have an expected mine life of 13 years.

Mr Pitt said that the project is positive news for the entire State’s resources sector, particularly for the communities in the north-west. The Minister also stated that the project has already acquired native title agreements and mining leases.

“The Altona project offers good jobs as well as spin-offs for local businesses.

“It shows the ongoing strength of the resources sector and the important role it plays in our diverse state economy,” Mr Pitt said.

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Source: Queensland Government and Australian Mining

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.