Resource companies TerraCom and South32 Cannington have increased donations from the sector to $3.75 million towards the flood recovery efforts in Queensland’s north.
Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said TerraCom had donated $250,000 to GIVIT, while South32’s Cannington mine added another $250,000 to the company’s original $1 million donation.
“Thankyou to TerraCom and South32 Cannington for generously supporting communities affected by this significant weather event,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“The contributions from the resource sector will go a long way to helping Queenslanders get back on their feet.
“I would also like to thank all of the resource employees who have been walking up and down streets to help remove flood-damaged property from people’s homes and to our member companies who have provided equipment to assist in the recovery.
“The co-operation between the mine sites and the sharing of local knowledge with the Disaster Relief Task Force is ensuring resources are getting on the ground as quickly as they can.
“Queenslanders are renowned for being tough. These are resilient communities and they know how to dig in and work together after a disaster.
“It’s great to see our members getting stuck in and helping their neighbours and regional communities.”