Capricorn Enterprise collaboration with Resource Industry Partners
Posted on August 9th, 2016
Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean represented Capricorn Enterprise last week at important meetings with resource industry representatives dealing with the key issue of local content in regional projects.
As key advocates for greater participation in regional projects, Capricorn Enterprise is a signatory to the Queensland Local Content Leaders Network strategy focused on maximising supply chain opportunities for local business.
Briefings by senior representatives from the Queensland Resources Council on Thursday morning included presentations by Judy Bertram – Deputy CEO, Andrew Barger, Director Infrastructure and Economics and Katrina- Lee Jones, Director Skills and Qld Minerals and Energy Academy, All presenters emphasised the importance of maintaining regional cohesion and support for resource projects due to their overall contribution – not only to the State and regional economies – but on a broader scale to community associations, education and employment.
Thursday afternoon “sell out” local content forum, attended by representatives from mining giants Glencore, BMA, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, QCoal, Santos (etc), plus representatives from the AI Group, Bowen Basin Mining Club as well as regional industry groups, government departments, tier 1 contractors and supply chain businesses heard from industry leaders on subjects such as:
- Current status of the Resources and Energy sectors;
- Code of practice for local content;
- Australian industry participation; and
- Indigenous participation.
The Resources Roundup held on Thursday evening and sponsored by the Nous Group was attended by the Hon Jackie Tradd MP – Deputy Premier plus the Governor of Nevada USA – Brian Sandoval together with an estimated 200 senior resource and industry representatives from across the State. In his presentation Michael Roche CEO of the Qld Resources Council emphasised the importance of the resources sector to not only Queensland and the nation – but also on a Global perspective. Deputy Premier the Hon Jackie Tradd MP informed the gathering that Qld and the State of Nevada are currently formalising a Trade Agreement focused on the key minerals, agriculture, education and technology sectors.