The McGowan Government has welcomed the launch of a new mining innovation hub in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Located at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s office, the hub was founded by Curtin University’s WA School of Mines, the Minerals Research Institute of WA and the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE).
The Minerals Research Institute of WA invested $600,000 from the McGowan Government towards the CRC ORE, which contributed to designing and establishing the new hub.
The hub will address some of the mining industry’s biggest challenges in the Goldfields, such as limitations on knowledge and technical resources in the region.
It will also test and develop novel ways to optimise the extraction of precious minerals and ensure WA retains its credentials as a world leader in the minerals industry.
Other hub partners include METS Ignited (an Industry Growth Centre funded by the Australian Government), the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, Central Regional TAFE and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
A hub director and the establishment of an advisory committee for the hub will be announced in due course.