Burdekin breakfast offers gold mine of information
Ravenswood Gold general manager Dave Mackay and Wilmar general manager of cane supply and grower relations Paul Giordani are due to speak at the event.
Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it was promising to see more employment opportunities presenting themselves in the region.
“Council is excited to welcome Dave to our first Industry Breakfast of 2021, where he will outline Ravenswood Gold’s expansion,” she said.
“This expansion is extensive, calling on roughly 150 contractors during construction with many sourced from local businesses and creating a further 60 ongoing operations and maintenance positions as a result.
“Wilmar is Australia’s largest raw sugar producer, heavily invested in sustainable agriculture and renewable energy generation; so it is only fitting that as the sugar cane capital of Australia, we welcome Paul to the Industry Breakfast for an update on Wilmar’s contribution to the Shire, with much of the company’s in-house fabrication work done at their Pioneer Mill workshops.”
Cr McLaughlin said Burdekin Industry Breakfasts were renowned for keeping locals updated on major projects in the region that would contribute to the economy and lifestyle.
“I encourage anyone interested in learning more to book a ticket and join us at the Burdekin Theatre – breakfast is served from 7am with presentations concluding by 8.30 allowing time for people to get to work,” she said.
“The Burdekin Industry Breakfasts are a fantastic initiative supported by Burdekin Shire Council and the Ayr and Home Hill Chambers of Commerce.”