Energy and Resources

Discover why Komatsu chose Brisbane



As a global resources and energy hub, Brisbane is well placed to capitalise on the world’s growing demand for energy and natural resources. The gateway to Queensland’s mineral wealth, more than 170 energy and resource companies and more than 100 mining equipment and technology service firms have chosen to base their headquarters in Brisbane (Source: OneSource Business Database, 2014; Austmine Industry Insights Report, June 2013).  In 2012/13, the energy and resources sector contributed $35.9 billion (total value added) to the Brisbane economy, accounting for more than 47 per cent of the industry’s total contribution to the Queensland economy (Source:Queensland Resources Council, 2013).


Queensland is world-renowned for its vast resource endowments, including coal, base metals, coal seam gas and petroleum, with the state accounting for more than 35 per cent of all private capital investment in mining and exploration in Australia (Source: Queensland Resources Council, 2013).  


While the large majority of Queensland’s mining and minerals processing activity occurs in the regions, Queensland’s mining sector employment is heavily concentrated in Brisbane, which is home to about 183,000 energy and resources industry jobs, or 42 per cent of Queensland’s total energy and resources industry employment. The majority of these jobs are in the scientific, technical and professional services to mining sub-sectors including mining equipment, technology and services, which are an important part of Brisbane’s growing knowledge economy (Source: Queensland Resources Council, 2013).

Brisbane has some great universities that provide some fantastic people that can work for a mining technology company such as ours

Andrew Jessett, Chief Executive Officer - Mineware

Brisbane’s strategic location across three international time zones, its proximity to many of Australia’s largest resource and mineral deposits, the city’s leading education and training institutions and its highly skilled workforce, plus its access to world-leading innovation and technology, are just some of the competitive advantages that make it a premier choice for energy and resources companies doing business in Australia and across the globe.

Steven Silvester

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