Gina Rinehart’s $7 billion iron ore mine in the Pilbara will need 10,000 workers, some of which will almost certainly be sourced overseas, according to Roy Hill officials.
Junior iron ore developer Flinders Mines has secured a native title deal with traditional owners in the Pilbara that will allow the company to obtain a mining lease.
The Town of Port Hedland has approved BHP Billiton’s revised plans for a fly-in fly-out camp after rejecting its previous offer.
ABB has won orders worth approximately $100 million for 17 substations to support Rio Tinto’s iron ore expansion in the Pilbara.
Orica has sign an agreement with Yara and Apache to build an ammonium nitrate plant on WA’s Burrup peninsula, and has also come under fire for wastewater releases in QLD.
BHP Billiton has revised its proposal for fly-in fly-out accommodation in Port Hedland after locals rejected its initial plan earlier this year.
In a significant restructuring of Pilbara iron ore miner Atlas Iron, company founder and managing director David Flanagan will step down from his role in August.
The industrial action staged by Pilbara workers at CITIC Pacific’s Sino Iron project this week was illegal, according to The Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Workers on CITIC Pacific Mining’s $5.1 billion Sino Iron project in the Pilbara walked off the job yesterday after meeting with CFMEU heavyweight Joe McDonald.
The CFMEU has rubbished Rio Tinto’s assurance that automation won’t kill jobs, and labeled a report backing the company’s claims biased, misleading, and wrong.
Port Hedland locals are turning down multimillion dollar offers on their homes from BHP Billiton, which is looking to redevelop the town’s harbour entrance.
Monadelphous has won two contracts for Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations in the Pilbara.
Rio Tinto has approved a $483 million plan to introduce driverless trains to its iron ore operations within three years.
Red Dog, one of Australia’s most profitable films, has continued its winning streak, with canine star Koko taking out the best dog in a foreign film award at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles.
Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart has appointed climate-change skeptic Ian Plimer and her favourite daughter Gina to the board of Hope Downs Iron Ore.
Decmil Group has won the contract build accommodation for Fortescue in the Pilbara.
Fortescue Metals Group and Iron Ore Holdings have signed an agreement that will see Fortescue expand its Nyidinghu project into Iron Ore’s tenements.
Rio Tinto has lost a High Court battle over bypassing unions in negotiations with workers on its Pilbara iron ore operations.
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Queensland Central Highlands deputy mayor Paul Bell has led a movement to reject a 896-unit fly-in-fly-out camp outside Blackwater in the Bowen Basin.