A mother from Pilbara mining town Newman has created a range of bumper stickers hitting back at fly-in-fly-out workers who ridicule the town.
Miners smuggling reptiles from the Pilbara for lucrative sale on the black market have become a focus for WA’s Department of Environment and Conservation.
Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese has backed up Colin Barnett’s claims that industrial action in mining is often based on ‘trivial issues’, adding that Australian miners are paid double what US miners earn.
Port Hedland could soon see some accommodation relief, with the local council approving a $150 million 650-room hotel and apartment project.
Aquila Resources has received approval for a rail line for its West Pilbara iron ore project.
Norfolk Group have won an $82 million contract for rail signaling systems at BHP Billiton’s Port Hedland project.
A Fortescue Metals Group railway crossing on the Great Northern Highway in the Pilbara has suffered its second collision in six months.
BHP Billiton has given the go ahead for the development of its Yarnima Power Station in the Pilbara.
BHP Billiton have approved US$822 million for the development its Orebody 24 iron ore mine.
Fly-in-fly-out workers using Perth airport have surged beyond the previous 2007-08 boom period, new figures show.
The Greens are urging the Federal Government to act on claims that Fortescue is damaging Aboriginal heritage sites in the Pilbara.
Rio Tinto has added another 150 automated trucks to its Mine of the Future program after signing an agreement with Komatsu.
The High Court has granted Fortescue Metals Group leave to appeal a decision prohibiting it from accessing Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton’s Pilbara rail lines.
AusGroup subsidiary AGC Industries has won a contract to build a pilot plant at Rio Tinto’s Brockman 4 mine.
Western Australia’s environmental watchdog has approved Rio Tinto’s plans to use excess mine water to grow grazing crops for its little-known cattle operations in the Pilbara.
Thiess has won a $100 million contract for the Phase One development of Fortescue’s Solomon Hub project.
Rio Tinto has committed to spend over $800 million on its Pilbara operations expanding power and fuel supplies.
Innovative GE turbines are allowing for the fast tracking of Fortescue’s Solomon Hub.
Rio Tinto will invest more than $300 million to ensure a sustainable water supply for its Pilbara iron ore operations.
Sam Walsh has lashed out at claims the mining industry does not support Australian manufacturing, labelling it a myth.