Queensland Exploration Council

The Queensland Exploration Council is recognised as the go-to member organisation in Queensland for bringing exploration and opportunity together.

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Queensland’s North West Minerals Province is recognised as one of the world’s most highly mineralised areas, with the Bowen and Surat Basins also being highly productive regions for coal and gas.  Cape York has some of the world’s most productive bauxite deposits.

 

The paradox is that while Queensland boasts a rich tradition of exploration success, much of the state remains unexplored with the latest exploration technologies. Exploration is a high-risk business, which needs to be supported by strong fundamentals—detailed pre-competitive geosciences and policy certainty.

About the Queensland Exploration Council

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an initiative of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). Established in 2010, it is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation which sits within the QRC alongside QRC’s other initiative, the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

 

Complementing the policy work of the QRC, the QEC seeks to promote the natural advantages of Queensland and advocates Brisbane as a home to minerals and energy companies and the wide range of essential service companies.

 

It endeavours to influence perceptions about the importance of exploration and promotes Queensland’s prospectivity to investors and businesses that support the resources sector.

 

QEC is led by a diverse and highly skilled leadership team including former Queensland Government Chief Geologist, QEC Chair Brad John, and Deputy Chairs, petroleum specialist Stephen Kelemen and coal specialist Darren Walker.

Queensland's prospectivity

Queensland is a highly prospective exploration province, endowed with abundant deposits of minerals, petroleum and gas.

 

Queensland’s North West Minerals Province is recognised as one of the world’s most highly mineralised areas, with the Bowen and Surat Basins also being highly productive regions for coal and gas. Cape York has some of the world’s most productive bauxite deposits.

 

The paradox is that while Queensland boasts a rich tradition of exploration success, much of the state remains unexplored with the latest exploration technologies. Exploration is a high-risk business, which needs to be supported by strong fundamentals—detailed pre-competitive geosciences and policy certainty.

 

Through the exploration and tenure policy work of the QRC and the supporting role the QEC plays in promoting investment attraction, both are committed to ensuring the future of exploration in Queensland.

QUREX – QEC’s flagship project

The Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway (QUREX) is a collaboration between the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) and the Queensland Government. Its vision is to become a catalyst for development and growth in our resources rich state, by attracting and facilitating business and investment in the resources exploration industry.

 

QUREX provides a go-to “one stop shop”, bringing together the very hard-to-find, yet essential information that explorers and investors alike need to know, before digging in.

 

QUREX plays an important role in connecting investors with the resources sector, government, industry association and business partners by providing information, tools, resources and support. This is through the gateway’s four pillar platform – learn, explore, invest, connect.