The Sugar City is the latest to join Bravus Mining and Resources’ regional Queensland fly-in, flyout network for the Carmichael mine.
Available from December, two return flights a week will see Mackay-based workers get to and from the North Galilee Basin in just over an hour’s flying time.
This schedule will be added to as needed, and services out of Mackay will complement, not take away from, Townsville and Rockhampton which are the destinations the majority of Carmichael flights service.
Bravus Mining and Resources Chief Operating Officer Mick Crowe says the business is delighted to make it easier for Mackay’s highly skilled mining workforce to work at Carmichael.
“The people of Mackay have been huge supporters of our project and the region’s world-class mining equipment, technology, and services businesses have been instrumental to the construction and now
operation of the Carmichael mine,” Mr Crowe says.
“So we’re really pleased to be able to offer direct flights from the city to provide new opportunities for the talented operators and tradespeople who live here, and create more value for the local coffee
shops, real estate agents, car dealers and other businesses that indirectly benefit from mining.”
Resources Industry Network General Manager Dean Kirkwood applauds the decision as great news for both mining workers and the community at large.
“These flights create a whole range of direct and flow-on benefits for our city,” he says.
“They give optionality to Mackay’s experienced mining workforce, and they open doors for locals who want to gain employment in the resources sector but still call our slice of paradise home.”