Supplying From Brisbane

Discover why Mineware chose Brisbane

Brisbane, a world leader in mining technology and innovation, is renowned as an international centre of excellence in the field of mining equipment, technology and services (METS). According to Austmine’s 2013 Survey, Brisbane has the most METS companies of any statistical sub-division in Australia. Driven by the industry’s commitment to research and development (R&D) infrastructure, there is strong government collaboration and investment, and an increased focus on education and developing a skilled workforce. This creates an industry capable of delivering innovative technologies and expertise to the global market.

With an established base of companies and capabilities, Brisbane is a hub of resources and energy innovation in Australia. It offers the ideal location for new start-up, emerging, or established mining services companies with an appetite for innovation and a desire to capitalise on the continued growth and development of Queensland’s vibrant energy and resources industry. New energy and resources sectors are emerging, including shale gas and uranium mining, providing new entry points and opportunities for firms specialising in the delivery of expertise to develop these resources. 

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

Andrew Jesset, Chief Executive Officer - Mineware

With more than $73 billion worth of resources and energy projects under construction in Queensland, there is limited capacity within the industry to meet all future demands for new or expanded mines and investment into new technologies. (Source: Bureau of Resources Energy Economics (BREE), 2014) This means more opportunities for METS suppliers to deliver much-needed information, services, machinery and equipment to large energy and resources companies.

Leading METS companies in the Brisbane market include Sandvik, Ausenco, Mineware, Joy Global, Caterpillar, Bechtel, Downer EDI, GE Mining, Ventyx, Groundprobe, Komatsu, Hitachi and MineSense to name a few. 

Brisbane’s cluster of world-class mining R&D showcases the collaborative effort between industry, research organisations, higher education institutions, and government.  In 2011-12, business expenditure on R&D for resources and energy was $995 million in Queensland.  In addition to this, R&D is undertaken by higher education organisations, government and private non-profit organisations.

Brisbane is home to leading agencies, providing innovative technology advancements across the entire R&D supply chain including:  

Brisbane's Competitive Advantages

Proximity to Australia’s largest resource and mineral reserves

Brisbane, as a world-leading commercial hub for energy and resources, benefits from its proximity to Australia’s largest coal and unconventional gas deposits. Two of the state’s major basins, the Bowen Basin and Surat Basin, account for 92 per cent of Australia’s coal seam gas reserves as well as the majority of the state’s 34 billion tonnes of world-class coking coal and thermal coal deposits (Source: Australian Government, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Australian Gas Resource Assessment, 2012).

Excellent economic fundamentals and opportunities for growth

With an economy valued at $135 billion, Brisbane is the economic hub and driver of the Queensland economy. Brisbane’s economy is forecast to grow by more than 60 per cent to $217 billion by 2031 and the resources and energy sector will continue to drive a significant share of this growth (Brisbane City Council, Economic Development Plan 2012-31). 

Global connections

Brisbane is the closest major Australian east coast capital city to Asia and home to one of Australia’s fastest-growing capital city ports, the Port of Brisbane. This means Brisbane is well placed to cater to the growing energy and resources demands of the Asia Pacific market.

World-class infrastructure

Investment in energy and resources projects requires ongoing investment in strategic economic infrastructure to underpin the industry’s sustainable growth and development. Queensland’s continued ability to service the growth in global demand for its resources is supported by world-class rail infrastructure and Australia’s northern-most deep water port, the Port of Brisbane.

Industry representation and advocacy

Brisbane is home to the most organised and well-resourced mining industry bodies in Australia including the Association of Mining and Exploration CompaniesAustmine, the Queensland Resources Council and the Mining and Energy Services Council of Australia all of which operate to secure a policy and economic environment conducive to the long-term sustainability of Queensland’s energy and resources industry. For more information, please contact the Investment Attraction team.

Steven Silvester

Steven Silvester, General Manager, Investment Attraction

Ph: +61 (0)7 3006 6239