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Resource Industry Network

May 22, 2021
Winners revealed in 2021 RIN Awards

Winners revealed in 2021 RIN Awards

Some of the Mackay region’s most resourceful businesses have been recognised at the 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards. Resource Industry Network chair David Hartigan said the awards night (Friday, May 21) was a huge success, with more than 300 in attendance at the MECC to celebrate the people, the innovation, and the successes of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Mar 25, 2021
Resource centre hosts manufacturing hub

Resource centre hosts manufacturing hub

Mackay’s Resource Centre of Excellence in Paget has been earmarked to host one of two new Regional Manufacturing Hubs for Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the locations of the two newest hubs in Mackay and on the Gold Coast, meeting a $15.5 million election commitment. Regional Manufacturing Hubs provide local manufacturers with expert advice and… This content is fo...

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Mar 11, 2021
Conference promises tools to take safety to next level

Conference promises tools to take safety to next level

Fostering personal ownership to take safety beyond compliance will be a major focus of a conference in Mackay this month. The Resource Industry Network’s 2021 Safety Conference promises to deliver practical tools and information pertinent to workplace safety while sharing expertise to delegates on how to put their new knowledge into action in their own… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Feb 23, 2021
Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

The Queensland Resources Council is urging businesses supplying the mining sector to have their say in an inquiry into the impact of recent banking and insurance policy changes on export industries. The QRC plans to highlight the impact of ‘anti-resources activism’ on the ability of some businesses to renew insurance policies and their ability to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Feb 22, 2021
Nominations open for key Mackay industry awards

Nominations open for key Mackay industry awards

METS sector companies across the Mackay region are encouraged to nominate for the upcoming 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards. Nominations officially opened this week (February 22) and RIN is urging businesses to take the time to prepare their nominations for the categories on offer. RIN general manager Dean Kirkwood says this year’s event is… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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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… This content is for iQ Industr...

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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,”… ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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