To our workers in the mining and gas industry - a big thanks - thanks for creating more jobs and keeping communities and their businesses strong
An independent survey has found a lack of awareness about the importance of the mining and gas industry to the Queensland economy.
This is despite the industry maintaining almost full production and employment during COVID-19, and being a lifeline for the state economy. Our industry has also been taking extra care during this time, keeping our workers, their families and communities safe.
Resources is Queensland’s biggest export industry, contributing $74 billion each year to the state budget. We also employ 372,000 people directly and indirectly, leading to many more jobs.
Based on this we decided it was time resources shared more of its story.
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Discover more about Queensland's resources industry
Across 2018-19, the resources industry contributed $74 billion to the State’s economy and supporting 372,000 full-time jobs.
This information is gathered primarily from QRC’s annual Economic Contribution data collection. Each year, QRC collects a full year of confidential industry spending data and an independent expert then completes detailed economic models based on this data. This resource industry data allows us to track spending to the postcode level and show exactly how that benefits every corner of Queensland.
To find out more, see below.
Keeping our people and communities safe
Queensland’s resources industry understands community concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and has implemented every procedure under the national protocol as well as their own measures where needed. These measures include social distancing, temperature checking and sanitisation.
To find out more around how QRC member companies are adhering to protocols, see below.
Supporting local businesses
For a global industry, local content remains crucial to Queensland’s resources operations. The industry looks to local suppliers as a way of reducing costs, reducing risks and increasing the long-term sustainability of their communities.
Local purchases of goods and services is good news for our local economy too. Local spending creates local jobs, creating opportunities that keep communities vibrant.
To find out more around how the industry supports local businesses, see below.