Top-notch performance for Ravenswood Gold
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- Published: 18 November 2021
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said gold toiled from the soil in regional Queensland could be adorning Aussie athletes.
“The Palaszczuk Government wants regional Queensland to tap into the biggest single transformational project in Queensland’s history,” Mr Miles said.
“Since 1868 this historic mine we’re standing at today has successfully mined millions of ounces of gold.
“It could be supplying the gold for the many medals our great Aussie athletes win in 2032. Wouldn’t that be a great Queensland success story.
“We want everyone in Queensland to be a winner and put Queensland businesses on the podium at the 2032 Games.”
Mr Miles said hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games would generate $8 billion in economic and social benefits in addition to 91,600 jobs.
“That’s the size and scope of opportunities we’re looking at over the next ten years as we ramp up for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Mr Miles said the Office of the Coordinator-General worked closely with Ravenswood Gold to assist with approvals required for the new open cut mining pits and infrastructure that will help keep the mine producing gold until 2034.
“On 27 October 2021, I extended the prescribed project declaration for Ravenswood’s mine expansion project for two years, until 30 November 2023, and I will continue to consider future extensions as they’re required,” he said.
“This job generating mine currently employs over 350 full time workers and plans are in place to expand the workforce to over 400 full time workers.”
Ravenswood Gold chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said the Ravenswood team was proud to be working with the State Government and regional business partners in building Queensland’s largest gold mine.
“Our vision is a sustainable, high performing, long life, low cost operation producing pure Queensland gold,” he said.