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AS YOU WANT. At Base Chinchilla you are welcome to enjoy our friendly service, restaurant quality food and comfortable accommodation for any length of time that suits you. It really is the perfect place to eat, sleep and relax. Each room has an ensuite, work station, access to Foxtel and a DVD player, free wiďŹ /ethernet and split system air conditioning. The rooms are well located near car parking, recreational facilities and our restaurant.


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INDUSTRIAL & MINING SERVICES • Mobile Cranes • Bulk Material Handling • Heavy Haulage & Transport • Mining Services • Maintenance Services • Labour Hire (07) 4668 9091 (local) 1300 554 458 (Free Call) BRISBANE - CHINCHILLA - ROMA - BLACKWATER - MIDDLEMOUNT -

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• Servicing the engineering, construction & building industries • Products for all your drillings, cutting and grinding needs • Wide range of stock available: everything from power tools, laser levels and tractor parts to power transmission chain and trailer spares! • Bulk discounts available • Technical advice on hand

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Western Downs Civil Pty Ltd 93-95 Chinchilla Street | P.O Box 824 Chinchilla, QLD 4413 www.wdcivil.com.au | P 07 4668 9685 admin@wdcivil.com.au


Western Downs Civil is a diversified civil infrastructure company based in Chinchilla in the heart of Queensland’s Surat Basin. We provide Civil Construction, Structural Concrete, Earthworks, Rehabilitation, Roadworks, Plant Hire and Technical Project Management services to the wider Surat Basin Region and beyond. Our highly mobile and experienced team specialises in remote projects within highly controlled work environments such as Gas and Power Transmission. With our extensive fleet of internal plant and equipment and our local direct workforce, WDC has the ability to respond to our clients’ needs at short notice and provides the certainty that a safe, high quality and professional standard will be provided at all times, regardless of the time frame or challenge presented. Western Downs Civil focuses on building long-term, high-trust relationships with our clients – so your business can rely on us to successfully deliver your project. Do it Once and Do It Right and get started today with Western Downs Civil.


Gaskets & PackinG Making the world safer and cleaner through engineered sealing solutions. At Seal Innovations we know that getting things fixed promptly is important! We identified the need to have an on the spot service in Chinchilla. Quick turnaround to minimise your downtime. No need to go to Brisbane! For the first time your Pump & Mechanical seals can be refurbished locally by local fitters. Nothing is to big or small. Drop in for free quotes. Encompassing 75 years of manufacturing experience in Australasia under license for Flexitallic, SiL is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of static sealing solutions, delivering high quality industrial gaskets. We strive to achieve by providing best-in-class sealing solutions that allow our customers to operate their plants, complete projects, and start up from turnarounds safely and efficiently. We aim to help customers achieve zero leaks on machine start-up and throughout the operating cycle.


BrisBane Manufacturing capaBility • 6 Spiral Winding Machines • Laser • Water jet • Knife cutter • CNC Machined Seal Lathe • 2 Kammprofile Machines • 3 Machined Metal Lathes • Mechanical Seal Lapping • Pump Repair • Welding Bay • Paint station • Automatic compression packing cutter • National warehouse for gaskets, seals and Mechanical seals.

SIL’s extensive range of 20 Gland Packing types with a vast variety of materials and constructions to suit a wide range of industry applications. All square-braided Gland Packing is made using advanced braiding machines and materials available to maximise packing service life and performance in pumps, valves and static applications.

METALLIC ring type JOint Ring Type Joints (RTJs) excel in high-pressure applications such as oil and gas exploration and production. RTJs are also used on valves and pipework assemblies in refineries and other process industries. Available in oval, octagonal profiles and standard style, RTJs are manufactured to meet both API 6A and ASME B16.20 sizes and ratings. Also available are Style RX ring type joints which energizes on assembly. This type is designed to fit the same groove as a style R, making them interchangeable. For very high pressures, often found in sub-sea wellheads and Christmas tree systems, the style BX is used. Sub-sea versions of all styles are available with pressure balance holes. SiL designs and manufactures special RTJ and bespoke solid metal gaskets for topside and subsea blow-out preventers.

SOFT CUT cOMpresseD fiBre, graphite & pOlyMer sheet SiLs range of compressed sheet fibre, graphite and polymer sheet are designed for a wide range of applications where sealing performance and specification are essential. These include a comprehensive range of grades, covering a wide spectrum of applications, chemical compatibility and sealing performance. Sheet Jointing can be supplied in sheet form or as cut gaskets, either to standard or nonstandard dimensions.


• Mechanical Seal Lapping • Pump Repair • Welding Bay • 100 Tonne Hydraulic press • Circle Cutter • Lathe • Milling Machine • Drilling • Hydro Testing • Fully stocked warehouse –Spiral wound gaskets, Ring type joints, CNAF material, Flange Insulation Kits, Mechanical Seals, Orings, Hydraulic and rotary Seals

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A breakthrough in both heat and chemical resistance, Thermiculite® high temperature gasket materials are rated for temperatures up to 1000°C and have passed the API 607 fire test. Thermiculite® sealing materials withstand high temperatures in critical service, corrosive environments and are free from oxidation.

sigMa ptfe sheet Sigma® pairs outstanding chemical resistance of PTFE with enhanced dimensional stability. Developed for processes ranging from cryogenic temperatures to 260°C and suitable for sealing virtually every chemical medium across the entire pH range (0-14). The Sigma® range of materials contain non-stick properties making it easy to remove after usage, dramatically reducing downtime on shutdown. All components in the Sigma® range are FDA compliant. The material’s clean nature makes it ideal for use in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals and electronics where product contamination is a concern.


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The Spiral Wound Gasket is a precision engineered solution for flanged joints, heat exchangers, boiler handholes, manholes and other high temperature, high pressure applications — providing resistance to virtually every known corrosive and toxic element.

Corriculite® is a spiral wound gasket filler material, designed to provide optimum sealing performance and corrosion resistance in seawater and hydrocarbon services. Using Thermiculite® technology, it provides a cost-effective, innovative sealing solution for proactive prevention and flange corrosion management. Comparative tests have shown this non-conductive material combination provides sealing reliability in corrosion-sensitive conditions.

KAMMPROFILE GASKET The Kammprofile gasket Flexpro™ has the compressibility of a sheet gasket for low sealing stress, along with the bolt tightness of a spiral wound gasket—plus the handling ease of a solid metal gasket and its resistance to buckling. This gasket fights against flange rotation, bolt stress relaxation and creep including extreme pressure and temperature fluctuations.

CHANGE™ GASKET Originally developed in direct response to customers’ long-term heat exchanger sealing problems. Change™ is a highly-resilient metal-wound gasket, designed to deliver best in class dynamic static sealing technology. Manufactured using proprietary equipment, Change™ has a proven track-record outperforming conventional gasket technology in challenging environments, especially in applications with mechanical and thermal cycling conditions.

FLANGE RESCUE GASKET (FRG) When corrosion or damage occurs to flange faces, impact on operating costs due to downtime repairs can be significant. Easy to install, the FRG can be used for remedial repairs on corroded equipment and as a preventative solution on new equipment to prolong its life and avoid costly shutdowns.

ISOLATION KIT The I-Flex isolation system, is an insulation gasket providing electrical & cathodic insulation in pipeline systems and has passed the stringent API 6FB Fire Safety test. SiL provides a complete product range which limits corrosion in pipeline systems, utilising modified PTFE material Sigma® and unique high temperature material Thermiculite®.

Keeping industry moving. Mechanical seals are used as a method of containing fluid within a vessel (typically pumps, mixers etc.) where a rotating shaft passes through a stationary housing commonly known as a stuffing box or seal chamber. The challenge is providing a sealing arrangement that is suitable and compatible with the media being pumped / sealed preventing large volumes of pressurised fluid to escape from the sealed area to atmosphere. To address this challenge, a mechanical seal is positioned between the shaft and the pump housing that can contain the pressure of the process being pumped and withstand the friction caused by the shaft rotating. SiL provides customers with a full mechanical seals range for every industry application.




SiL’s RB Sealing range specialises in all mechanical seals. These range from large variety of standard seals to custom made seals, manufactured to suit individual requirements and include:

SiL delivers a cost-effective, as-new, refurbishment service for virtually any mechanical seal, whether our own or our competitors’ products. Our as-new refurbishment process restores customers’ seals to their original functionality, saving the cost of replacement hardware. Available at our service centres and supported by our highly skilled technical specialists, our refurbishment service offers a costeffective and environmentally sound alternative to purchasing new seals. Also available is our comprehensive precision machining, servicing, modification and rebuild service to extend the life of your mechanical seals at our workshop. This includes: • Supply/Repair to all makes of seals • All seal spares • Seals Testing • Rotating equipment repair • On site evaluation of seals, machinery & pumps • Site Surveys • On site monitoring • Trouble shooting • Reliability improvement • Laser alignments

SiL workshops provide professional pump repairs, refurbishment, and overhaul by recognised pump specialists. Available at our workshops these services deliver longevity of industrial pumping equipment. Our experienced and skilled technicians save time and money with our comprehensive precision machining, servicing, modification and rebuild services that include: • Supply/Repair to all makes of pumps including; centrifugal pumps, vacuum pumps, PD pumps, blowers • All pump spares • Submersible pump and seal spares and repairs • Rotating equipment repair • On site evaluation of seals, machinery & pumps • Site Surveys • Full pump repair service • Pump base fabrication • Steam turbine repairs • On site monitoring • Trouble shooting • Reliability improvement • Laser alignments

• Welded metal bellows • High temperature metal bellows • Low cost fully balanced cartridge seals • Pusher cartridge designs • Rubber bellows seals • High pressure cartridges • Stationary single spring slurry seals • Dual cartridge seals • Tandem cartridge seals • Seals for reactors • Mixer seals • Dry running seals • Seal support systems and • Environmental sealing systems

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Eyewear Sankey Fraser ...........................................22 Financial Services Fox and Rynne..........................................24 Austrbrokers .............................................24 Fuel Services IOR Petroleum ..........................................25 Health Services Cosmetic Elegance ..................................26 Industrial Seal Innovations ......................................8,9 Nuts Bolts Fasteners & Industrial ..............6 Pirtek..........................................................27 Able Instrument Services.........................27 Plumbing K & R Plumbing ........................................28 Rural Supplies Keith Crawleys..........................................29 New State Builders...................................30 Smash Repairs Col Wilkie Body Works .............................31 Black Auto Group.....................................32 Skills and Training Baseline Training.......................................33 Transport GVM Check...............................................34 Tyres QTR Toowoomba .....................................36 Transport / Tyres Gerry Browns Tyres ..................................37 Tanks / Waterproofing Specialty Services ....................................38 Global Rotomoulding ...............................38 Water Supplies Warrego Water..........................................39 Windows Bradnams..................................................39 GJ Glass and Aluminium .........................39


Cover: Cover image supplied by MFE Chinchilla www.mfe.com.au Creative: Haylee Thomas, Carmen Miller, Jeff Brown, APN Ad Services Advertising: Rachel Doyle (07) 4672 5501 Rachel.doyle@dalbyherald.com.au Surat Basin General Manager: Erika Brayshaw (07) 4672 9921 erika.brayshaw@chinchillanews.com.au Inquiries: Phone (07) 4672 9900 Fax 3220 6442 Email: advertise@chinchillanews.com.au Address: 12 Mayne Street, Chinchilla Qld 4413 Publisher Indemnity The Industrial Directory 2019/2020 – your guide to the Mining, Resource, Transportation and Services Industry is published by News Corp Australia in Chinchilla. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to the Industrial Directory, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copywrite, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach or confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statues. Further to the above mentioned these persons agree to indemnify the publishers and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.


Accommodation Base Chinchilla..............................................3 Caloundra Holiday Centre..........................12 Starline Motor Inn........................................13 Accounting Envision Partners ........................................15 Jeff Hannaford.............................................15 Automotive parts / repairs Retractable Parts ........................................16 Dalby Engine Rebuilders ...........................17 Miles Engineering ........................................17 Building / Construction Red Soil Construction.................................18 Kerwicks ......................................................18 Australian Concrete Posts..........................19 Clothing / Embroidery & Building and construction Chinchilla Embroidery.................................19 Cranes / Detailing / Drilling LCR Group ....................................................4 Darr Drilling..................................................20 Dynamic Drilling ..........................................20 Drilling General Petroleum Oil Tools .......................11 Johnson’s Drilling ........................................21 Employment Ebenezer Employment...............................22 Energy and Mining Services Easternwell ....................................................2 Engineering MFE................................................................5 Earthmoving T&W Earthmoving.......................................40 Engineering / Earthmoving Western Downs Civil.....................................7 Baker Rossow ............................................23 DMAC Roma ..............................................23




HOME AWAY FROM HOME Making worker’s accommodation as comfortable as possible is paramount to overall success. WHEN you work in the FIFO industry, your chosen accommodation is literally your home away from home. So for employers, choosing accommodation for staff is a

serious choice. Not only does the establishment need to provide a comfortable environment to ensure well-rested staff, but it should add to, not take away

from, the experience. When deciding, consider factors such as food, whether it is included or not and whether it will be needed, proximity to the work site; along with the other

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MAKE SMART ACCOUNTING DECISIONS Every business, big or small, needs to hire an accountant to protect the financial integrity of the organisation. Many business owners think that with the assistance of handy software such as QuickBooks, they can personally handle the accounting, and truth be told, that is the biggest mistake a business owner can make. When business owners decide not to hire an accountant, they are usually motivated by the savings they think they will achieve, but fact of the matter is a good accountant can be one of the most worthwhile investments made in the business, and in the end can actually end up saving the company money. Hiring the right accountant can be a valuable asset to your business, no matter how small, and can provide many benefits at various stages of growth, such as described below.

Start-up phase During the all-important start-up phase of a company a great accountant can be beneficial in providing advice as to what type of company is best suited for the business model, as well as assist in making decisions in regards to

maximising profit. The right accountant will also be able to advise and guide you through the financial section of a business plan, allowing you a more professional outlook on what’s to come.

Day-to-day operations When it comes to the daily operations of a business there are many services an accountant can provide. These services include managing the recording of financial transactions and ensuring compliance with the

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During periods of growth A good accountant is critical to a company during periods of growth, and businesses are able to benefit from their expertise in several ways. An account will provide valuable advice, in addition to financial reports to indicate how growth should be handled, as well as provide insight as to opportunity. They will also help with every aspect of business including planning for expansion, opening a new location or even selling if need be.

Using an accredited accountant safeguards a business from having to experience an audit, or can help work through the process of an audit with you should one occur.


law, overseeing payroll and helping to find cost savings from various vendors, and from within operating costs. In addition, an accountant will handle all aspects of tax preparation, such as payroll deductions, financial reports and necessary deductions. Choosing the right accountant will ensure that a business is able to properly plan for changes in expenses and growth, creating a financial safety net so the business never faces hardship.

During financial hardship If a company is experiencing times of financial difficulty an accountant can help to manage the situation by helping to identify problems within the business, and developing new plans to bring the finances under control. They can also be useful in working with creditors to organise payment arrangements, handle any liens and negotiate interest rates, directly affecting the financial situation of the company. A great accountant will offer the flexibility needed to meet the needs of individual owners, whether it is on a full or part time basis, steering the business towards success and financial stability.

Hairy does the Job A Chartered Accountant with a sense of humour

EnVision Partners is a Chinchilla based business consulting and accountancy firm servicing the Western Downs. We firmly believe in our Mission, Vision and Values and see them as the core around which our business is built.

Jeff Hannaford is a Community Chartered Accountant and Trouble Shooter who has been in business since 1978 when he opened up his first office in Inglewood. His business has now grown with another 2 offices in Texas and Millmerran. Don’t delay, contact and enjoy the experience of good old fashioned service.

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Automotive parts / Repairs


Ensure your vehicle goes the distance with this handy checklist for reference. 1. Never miss an oil change This one's easy, but no doubt one of the most important things you can do to ensure a long life for your truck (or any vehicle for that matter). Ford recommends you do this every 12,000 kilometres or six months. 2.Rotate your tyres Changing your oil is a good time to check up on other types of routine maintenance too. Rotating your tyres each time








wheels are out of whack, you'll cause higher wear and tear on tyres and experience poor handling.

3. Alignment is key If around the time of your oil change, your truck is pulling to one side or the other it's probably time for a wheel alignment. Driving over rough roads at high speeds and aggressive driving can both increase the likelihood of misalignment. If your

4. Check your lights It's easy to get complacent, so that you're only thinking about maintenance around oil changes, but monthly checks on a few basic components are worth the minimal time investment they require. For instance, check that all of your interior and exterior

• Wind-Out Hood Tarp • Electric Roll Front Arm • Electric Roll Dual Arm • Waste Tarps • Long Block Waterproof System

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you change your oil helps ensure an even wear—because tyres wear unevenly according to the drivetrain of your truck.

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WHEN it comes to relying on your vehicle for your income, keeping up-to-date with maintenance is paramount. As with most things in life, you get out what you put in, so investing the time in your beloved truck will help ensure it goes the distance and never fails when you need it to perform. To ensure your truck is living up to its true potential, keep the below check-list handy and undertake all steps.

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lights are working properly. This will get you into a routine and save pennies down the track. 5. Radiator The radiator helps remove coolant heat to maintain the engine working at operating temperature. Too much heat can melt pistons, crack the engine, or warp the cylinder head. Thus, the radiator plays a key role in the efficiency and long service life of your engine. Although it doesn't have moving components, any of the radiator's simple parts can fail and cause serious engine trouble. Staying on top of coolant levels is imperative to a machine that runs well.

Repairing your vehicles from LITTLE Engines to BIG Engines and all parts in between

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Miles Engineering We stock the largest range of Agricultural and Industrial Equipment in our Region . . . the Surat Basin • We also specialize in safety wear, clothing and footwear • View our Catalogue online


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Queensland hospitals, aged care homes and shopping centres will receive a boost to safety standards as the Palaszczuk Government updates Queensland’s mechanical services industry, which are set to take effect in the New Year. Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said the Palaszczuk Government was continuing to provide confidence to Queensland’s built environment. "These new licensing requirements will ensure people installing medical gas and commercial air-conditioning systems are appropriately qualified and regulated. "This will save lives," Mr de Brenni said. "We know that in worst case scenarios, legionella bacteria can grow and spread through air-conditioning systems found in buildings such as aged care, hospitals and shopping centres." Mr de Brenni said the Government had sought input from industry to help draft the new regulations.

Gary O’Hollarhan, Secretary of the Plumbers Union said these reforms will strengthen the high standards of Queensland’s plumbing and drainage industry and recognise the specialist skills required for those who deliver mechanical service works. "We’re pleased at this outcome for mechanical services workers, it’s good for the industry and great for Queenslanders." Graham MacKrill, Queensland Executive Director of the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) said that this outcome would uphold the high standards their members set in the industry. "This announcement is a great boost to the industry that will reinforce the important work our members do in Queensland’s public buildings. "We’ve worked closely with the Palaszcuk Government to make sure the great work our members do is not undermined by unqualified, unlicensed tradies who jeopardise public safety."

We service the: gas • Mining • energy AgriculturAl sectors We provide excellent service and the best fit solutions from the one-day asset maintenance job to working on long term construction projects.

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• Transportable buildings • Any trade services • Security fencing • Shed construction • Concrete works • Bunded areas • form work • Steel work • Precast concrete • Repair and corrosion protection of your concrete assets

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Red Soil Constructions Pty Ltd is a construction and concrete services company providing quality service that is focussed on mitigating safety and environmental risk on high risk sites. Our QHSE management system is third party certified to ISO international standards.

• All types of building construction, maintenance, repairs, retrofits

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STAND OUT FROM CROWD Make your mark with business uniforms

Although it may often be overlooked as a powerful branding tool — your business’s uniform is one of the best forms of advertising for your company. Regardless of the size of your work force, staff members who are out and about in the community dressed in their business uniform are doing more for your company’s presence and notoriety than you probably think. Therefore, with it comes to deciding on a uniform and more importantly, where you’ll have it embodied, selecting the highest

quality workmanship is paramount. Choosing an embroidery company who can offer a service which is long lasting and smart looking will pay dividends for your business’s brand and overall community presence in the long term. Consider the image and reputation you want for your company and hire an embroidery service who can help you share that vision through one of your most powerful advertising tools —your business uniform.

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DRILLING INTO THE FUTURE There is work on the horizon for the drilling industry and now is the time to seize it. opportunities for labourers in this sector. While there may have been boom and bust cycles, there is no doubt there is still growth to come in the coal seam gas (CSG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries in Queensland. CSG and LNG are a vital


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IF YOU’RE debating what career to get into or thinking of a change in career, you could do a lot worse than the drilling industry. Australia is home to a plethora of major drilling companies, types and regions, with our region at the forefront of

resource for Queensland’s industrial and manufacturing sectors. Continued exploration in the region means there will be plenty of work for years to come, meaning stable and secure employment for people with the right qualifications.

Further growth and continued exploration country-wide also offers choice and salary bargaining power for drilling experts, with every state in the country increasing exploration activities in recent years.

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Water bore drilling to 1400 metres Provide production casing up to ten inches if required We will research and provide accurate information on ground water in your area prior to quoting Performing the groundwork in quality drilling since 1977 Dynamic Drilling (Aust) Pty Ltd 9-15 Cooper Street, Chinchilla QLD Admin 4672 9400; John 0428 780 913 admin@dynamicdrilling.com.au


The world of drilling offers ample opportunity for anyone enthusiastic and hardworking

Careers in the drilling industry are well suited to people who like to work outdoors and prefer working with their hands. There are several types of employment in a drilling operation, the most obvious being the drill crew itself. However, the drill rig needs to be supported with maintenance and service repairs, supply chain necessities such as fuel and drilling consumables, HR and EH&S and so on. A drill crew will normally include a driller with a

minimum of several years' operational experience. Other tasks around the drill site are performed by the driller's offsider and there can be more than one offsider, depending on the scope of the work. Many offsiders have the ambition to become drillers themselves. They achieve this by gaining a level of formal qualifications and by demonstrating learned skills and experience gained on the job. Depending on the size of the

drilling project, and if there are multiple rigs, then there may also be a site supervisor. This is a management role and is the key interface between the drilling contractor and the client. The supervisor's role is to ensure that all equipment is being utilised to the best of its capabilities by solving any operational problems, ensuring repairs are done promptly, making sure manning levels are sufficient, reports are correct and submitted on time and there is no



shortage of supplies. For an entry level person wanting to come into the drilling industry, start by looking for employment with a drilling contractor as an offsider trainee. Contractors will often help with the necessary training and certifications needed as an offsider. Alternatively, it is possible to study the DICAT course (drilling industry certificate and training) before looking for work. This can enhance job prospects.



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Considering a career in the resources sector is an appealing prospect in Queensland in 2020.

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EMPLOYMENT in Queensland’s resources sector has added an extra 5,730 jobs over the last 12 months – the equivalent of one new job every 90 minutes according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data. Queensland Resources Council Deputy Chief Executive Judy Bertram said the data reaffirmed the resources sector’s role as a key Queensland employer with new jobs in mining regions and Australia’s biggest mining town – Brisbane. "This is good news for people working in the resources sector and more importantly people looking for work especially in regional Queensland," he said. "The resources sector has hundreds of vacancies looking for men and women to fill.

"Queensland’s resources sector supports more than 315,000 direct and indirect jobs. Resource jobs are long-term, well paid jobs and can provide education and training to advance employees into the next stage of their careers. "We want to keep employing more Queenslanders and supporting more regional communities through local investment. To do that, it’s essential that we have clear and transparent rules and regulations. The Queensland resources sector provides one in every six dollars in the Queensland economy, sustains one in eight Queensland jobs, and supports more than 16,400 businesses and community organisations across the State, all from 0.1 per cent of Queensland’s land mass.



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We SpecialiSe in the FolloWing: Civil construction services • General earthworks • Re-growth control • Blade Ploughing Fire Breaks • Stick Raking • Dam Construction & Desilting • Heavy Haulage

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12 hours a day, 7 days a week, with fully trained, experienced staff

Brothers Tim & Wayne Collie established the business in 2000. They have built up their business employing local staff, supporting community events and using local businesses. Their Head office is in Condamine Qld and now expanding with a new Industrial yard in Roma Qld. From Condamine to Surat to Roma to Wallumbilla, we can meet your earthmoving needs.

• Excavators • Dozers • Graders • Scrapers • Rollers • Float Hire • 4-in-1 Skid Steer • Prime Movers • Body Tippers • Water Trucks • Loader with Stickrake

• Safety & Environmental Compliant • Communication is the Essence of Production C

p: (07) 4627 7115 14 Wambo St, condamine, QlD 4416 www.twearthmoving.com.au

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