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Mackay innovators head to Canberra to be part of Modern Mining Technology Showcase

A taste of the ingenuity from Mackay’s engineering, industrial and technology sector will be showcased in the nation’s capital this week when a contingent of local businesses and industry representatives travel to Canberra tomorrow to be part of the Modern Mining Technology Showcase.

The showcase is part of the Minerals Council of Australia’s Minerals Week 2019 and will include displays and demonstrations of mining technology being used today at Australian mine sites including robotics, drones, data science, virtual/augmented reality, components and more.

Resource Industry Network, together with the Greater Whitsunday Alliance, will travel with representatives from the local mining services sector including Mackay-based Linked Group Services, TEAM Group, Mackay Conveyor Equipment, and Artemis.

Resource Industry Network general manager Adrienne Rourke says the Canberra event is another opportunity for Mackay’s METS businesses to demonstrate their innovation prowess.

“Mackay is a leading global METS hub with world-class innovations. The Canberra event allows us to raise more awareness of our capabilities and capacity as a sector, as well as show off specific individual innovations from local METS businesses.

“The Modern Mining Technology Showcase is one of six national showcases that Resource Industry Network will be participating in during 2019, so if there are any other businesses interested in participating, they should contact us soon,” Ms Rourke said.

As an example of the innovations that will be on show, award-winning Mackay business Linked Group Services will be showcasing its EcoPort that provides both shelter and solar power generation, while Mackay Conveyor Equipment will demonstrate the efficiency, safety and productivity benefits of its Wombelt and Jibaroo products.


Caption: Resource Industry Network general manager Adrienne Rourke will travel with a group of innovative Mackay businesses to the Modern Mining Technology Showcase to raise awareness of Mackay’s world-class engineering, industrial and technology hub.

For further information, please contact:

Communications Officer

Jodie Thompson

P: 07 4952 4184

M: 0408 638 968


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