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Minerals and mining partners

Biofouling Solutions Pty Ltd

We are team of highly qualified marine scientists who specialise in the management of biofouling and invasive marine species.

Our services cover the broad range of scientific, professional and technical skills required to effectively manage biofouling and invasive marine species (IMS). We specialise in pragmatic management of IMS risks via reducing the potential for their transport and introduction. We have specific expertise in managing biofouling on man-made surfaces including a wide range of immersible infrastructure, the external surfaces of a diverse array of complex vessels and within internal seawater systems.

Contact name Ashley Coutts
Phone 03 6229 2334
Email admin@biofoulingsolutions.com.au
Website www.biofoulingsolutions.com.au

Engineers Australia (Tasmania Division)

Engineers Australia is the trusted voice of the profession. We are the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia. Engineers Australia Tasmania Division is based in Hobart and has approximately 1300 members statewide. The Tasmania Division advocates for the recognition of the role Engineering plays in the Tasmanian economy and community and provides opportunities to advance knowledge to the benefit of the state

Contact name Paul Hurworth
Phone 0419 549 931
Email phurworth@engineersaustralia.org.au
Website www.engineersaustralia.org.au

Horticultural And Landscape Supplies

Horticultural Supplies is the largest garden supply businesses in Tasmania, with representation in both the north and south of the state.

We also package potting mixes, composts, mulches and fertilisers under contract for mainland companies. We are developing a number of products that have under the HALS brand that will have innovative Tasmanian inputs.

Contact name Troy Cook
Phone 03 6263 4688
Email tcook@horticulturalsupplies.com.au
Website www.horticulturalsupplies.com.au

Penguin Composites

We are a local company specialising in Composite product primarily incorporating fibreglass. We also manufacture a range of slideon campers and caravans under the brand Islander Campers

Penguin Composites is a Tasmanian-owned private company operating on the North West Coast of Tasmania (Australia) since 1976.

We employ an average of 40 fulltime staff, with skills in Composite Reinforced Plastics, CAD Design, Welding, Engineering, and Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing.

The firm has developed considerable expertise in the application of GRP product in a number of environments including industrial, mining, defense, marine and recreational areas. Staff are regularly involved with customers in product design and customisation.

Components manufactured by Penguin Composites are exporting to many interstate and international destinations.

Contact name David Mercer
Phone 03 6437 2791
Email ceo@penguincomposites.com.au
Website penguincomposites.com.au

PFG Group

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products to the marine, aquaculture, mining, civil construction, industrial services and agriculture sectors. PFG also owns and operates Prairie Signs, Tasmania’s only statewide graphics company.
PFG currently has three factories in Tasmania and two in South Australia and we distribute products and services globally. Our head office is located on the waterfront in Goodwood and with factory/warehouse infrastructure exceeding 12,000 square metres, we have the facilities and logistical expertise to service the local Tasmania market while further expanding our national and international opportunities. PFG employ approximately 50 staff across all sites.

Contact name Rob Miley
Phone 03 6274 0222
Email robm@pfg-group.com.au
Website www.pfg-group.com.au

Tasmanian and Minerals Energy Council

Promoting the development of a safe, profitable and sustainable minerals and mineral processing sector operating within Tasmania is the mission of the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council.

The Council is the representative organisation for the exploration, mining and mineral processing industries in Tasmania. It counts among its members all of the main mines and mineral processing operations. It represents the views of the industry on a range of issues to Government - State and Federal, NGOs and the public. The Council is administered by a board of thirteen members, drawn in proportion from the various membership categories. There are also a number of standing committees which attend to specific areas of interest. These are occupational health and safety, sustainable development, and land management. The minerals and mineral processing industry in Tasmania has a number of focus areas. These are: Health and safety/ Access to land and support for exploration/ Environmental performance and sustainability and Community relations.

Contact name Ms Natalie Johnston
Phone 03 6223 8600
Email communications@tasminerals.com.au
Website www.tasmanianmining.com.au

Tasmanian Ports Corporation

Tasports is a State-Owned Company responsible for 11 of Tasmania's key ports. Our purpose is to facilitate trade for the benefit of Tasmania with a focus on customers as business drivers.

Tasports formed on 1 January 2006 following the merger of the Hobart, Devonport, Burnie and Launceston port corporations. The statewide organization was established to improve logistics solutions and rationalise resources to deliver a more efficient and consistent service to customers.

Tasport's main services include pilotage, security, navigation, port control, and emergency response. Tasports also provides cold storage and warehousing, quarantine services, along with towage, salvage and floating plant for marine engineering, construction and coastal haulage.

Not restricted to seaports, Tasports also operates the Devonport Airport as well as the Burnie and Bell Bay woodchip loader infrastructure.

In recent years Tasports has worked to prioritise investment in our ports. Tasports has developed port precinct and land use strategies that support a long term vision of port use. Tasports is cognisant of both commercial and community uses of ports and has therefore developed a four year plan to re-invest in high use community assets around the state.

Contact name Kevin Moore
Phone 1300 366 742
Email secretary@tasports.com.au
Website www.tasports.com.au

Read stories from our partners

Edition 183_Mt_Lyell

Grant builds hope at Mt Lyell

Mt Lyell, the mine that once had a bigger budget than the State of Tasmania, could be producing copper again by late 2018.

1 May 2017, Edition 183

Nickel mine sale falls through

A proposed sale of the mothballed Avebury Nickel Mine has fallen through. Mine owner MMG, which had entered a purchase deal with Avebury Nickel Mines Ltd, said the final $32.5 million needed to seal the acquisition had not been paid by a cut-off date on 30 June. A sale and subsequent restart of mining had been expected to generate 200 jobs.

5 August 2015, Edition 163

Miner secures iron ore lease

Forward Mining has been granted a lease for iron ore extraction at Rogetta, near Burnie, raising hopes for 200 construction jobs in the hard-hit region. The mine is expected to produce a million tonnes of iron ore each year and to increase Tasmania’s annual iron ore exports to 3.8 million tonnes. Once operational it would employ 100 people. “It’s hoped Forward Mining can start construction next year with operations commencing in early 2017,” the Minister for Resources, Paul Harriss, said in a statement in June.

9 July 2015, Edition 162

New ore body may revive Mt Lyell

Queenstown’s century-old Mt Lyell mine could reopen and start producing copper ore again by late 2016. Operator Copper Mines of Tasmania announced in May that its Indian parent company, Vedanta, had approved work on a final feasibility stage for a planned move back into production utilising a recently discovered ore body that is closer to the surface than the historic workings. About 200 people lost their jobs at the mine when it went into care and maintenance last year following the deaths of three workers.

2 June 2015, Edition 161

Edition 161 Bell Bay Aluminium ... looking at expansion.

Jobs spark up in Bell Bay power deal

Contractors will have extra work and 1,500 jobs will be secured through a new power deal announced by Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA) and Hydro Tasmania in May.

2 June 2015, Edition 161

Edtion 152 Will Hodgman in Queenstown … heavy responsibilities. Image courtesy of The Mercury

Mt Lyell ceases copper mining

The Mt Lyell copper mine – an enterprise that once boasted a bigger budget than the State of Tasmania – was closed in July.

30 July 2014, Edition 152

Edition 151 A giant myrtle in the Tarkine. Image courtesy of Rob Blakers

Tarkine ‘needs a strategic vision’

By Bob Blakers, wilderness photographer and environmental activist.

Wilderness photographer and environmental activist Rob Blakers (a Brand Tasmania Partner) responds to last month’s article on Tasmanian devils and the Tarkine, arguing that the area is far more than just devils and warning about the cumulative impact of multiple new mines.

4 July 2014, Edition 151

Edition 150 Nick Mooney image from ABC

Science derails Tarkine alarmism

One of Tasmania’s most respected wildlife workers, Nick Mooney, has debunked claims by environmental activists that two new mines are endangering the Tasmanian devil population in the Tarkine.

10 June 2014, Edition 150

$3.86m backing for ore transport

Venture Minerals’ yet-to-be-approved Riley iron ore mine, near Tullah, will be a key beneficiary of a $3.86 million Government package to upgrade road and rail infrastructure in the north-west.

12 March 2014, Issue 147

Mine tragedies haunt Queenstown

The historic Copper Mines of Tasmania operation remained closed during February following two underground accidents that resulted in three deaths.

12 March 2014, Issue 147

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