Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance member companies’ mining projects are contributing to major infrastructure development in the Mid West region.
According to the Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance, rail, road, power, and water infrastructure developments are being planned to develop mining projects while also opening the door for major community opportunity and benefits.
Murchison Metals has committed $27 million towards upgrading the Cue to Beringarra Road to bitumen and all weather condition as part of the Crosslands Jack Hill Project, a joint venture between Murchison Metals and Mitsubishi Development.
Mt Gibson Iron and Midwest Corporation have also undertaken major upgrades to local roads around Mullewa and Morawa respectively.
Mt Gibson also runs road maintenance crews in the area employing local people.
The Midwest Corporation package included $3 million to upgrade local roads, a further $500,000 to maintain State Government heavy haulage routes and $800,000 to upgrade road intersections.
The communities of Morawa and Perenjori may also benefit from the construction by Gindalbie Metals and Asia Iron of a 330KVA powerline which will run past these towns.
These large scale projects come on top of smaller community based projects that are being funded by iron ore companies to improve community amenities.
Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance