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Resource Industry Network

Oct 20, 2020
Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Dean Kirkwood has been appointed general manager for Resource Industry Network and is due to officially start in the role in early November. Mr Kirkwood started with the organisation last year as the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub manager. He took on the acting general manager role after Adrienne Rourke resigned in May after six years as RIN general manager. RIN chair David...

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Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked with identifying, establishin...

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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,” Ms ...

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Jul 23, 2020
Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Courses to sharpen up METS growth potential

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network is seeking businesses to participate in its 2020 Regional Accelerator program and Export Ready Course, both starting in August. The two programs are designed to further develop METS products or services, as well as ready businesses for the export market. RIN says the courses complement each other in that they cater to a variety of businesses regardl...

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Jun 18, 2020
Heavy-hitting project list for online industry forum

Heavy-hitting project list for online industry forum

Supply opportunities for a $15 billion-plus list of Queensland projects will be highlighted in a Resource Industry Media event in August. The online Connecting Industry Conference is designed to assist the resource and construction sector on the latest project information while social distancing restrictions are in place. The projects presenting include: Inland Rail Project (Qld/NSW bor...

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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 sources for mining expertise and innovati...

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May 26, 2020
Rourke moves on from Resource Industry Network

Rourke moves on from Resource Industry Network

Adrienne Rourke has resigned as general manager of the Resource Industry Network after six years in the role. RIN chairman Dave Hartigan shared the news with members this week, saying that Ms Rourke left an indelible legacy of work that had benefited the entire METS sector in the Mackay region.“The RIN board and team would like to sincerely thank Adrienne for her commitment and dedicatio...

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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 a...

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Aug 22, 2019
Industry Connect Workshops

Industry Connect Workshops

Join regional representatives from a cross-section of industries to hear about emerging trends and opportunities available to help your business win more work and grow.   This workshop series is led by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre.  The METS ignited, Advanced Manufacturing and NERA Industry Growth Centres are represented as are the Resource Industry Network ...

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