A Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies: So what?

In March 2020 the Federal Government announced a new $130 million Cooperative Research Centre on Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME).

The University of Queensland, through the Sustainable Minerals Institute, led the development of this cooperative research centre in partnership with The University of Western Australia.

This presentation will outline: the basic components of CRC TiME; the game changing value proposition which positions the mining industry as an agent of regional development; and the unique partnership that has drawn in mining companies, technology and service suppliers, state and local governments and groups representative of regional and community interests.

Hear from UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute and CRC-TiME’s Research Director Professor Anna Littleboy who says the Centre is expected to provide more than $2.4 billion of benefit by approaching closures as an agent for regional development.

“Rather than discussing mine closure as the end game, this project will bring industry, communities and governments together to provide new knowledge to help balance environment, economic and social outcomes and deliver regional aspirations after mining ” she said.

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