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Mackay, Queensland, 22–25 October 2018 2018

Resource Excellence Tour

Study Tour Option 1
8:45am

Meet at MECC, Alfred Street

9:00am

Depart MECC, Alfred Street

9:15am

Tour of MyneSight Pty Ltd  
MyneSight’s Underground Training Complex simulates underground coal mining conditions. The training facility is designed to accelerate and develop skills and operational readiness of clean skin and existing workers of the underground coal mining industry.

10:15am

Morning Tea  
Linked Group Services

10:30am

Tour of Linked Group Services  
Linked Group Services are energy specialists. They provide innovative and cost-effective renewable energy solutions and services to the mining, construction, agricultural and government sectors.

11:00am

Travel to TEAM Group

11:10am

Tour of TEAM Group  
Team Group provides innovative engineering solutions for the mining, ports, energy and infrastructure sectors. They have a state of the art fabrication and overhauls workshop which includes robotic welding capabilities. TEAM Group were named the Queensland Mining Contractors of the Year at the Queensland Mining Contractor Awards in 2016.

12:30pm

Lunch  
Hay Point Hotel

1:30pm

Travel to Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

1:45pm

Tour of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal  
Located at the Port of Hay Point, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) is part of one of the largest coal exporting ports in the world. The terminal operates around the clock exporting thermal and metallurgical coal from Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin mines to ports around the world.

3:00pm

Travel to Mackay Engineering College Trade Training Centre

3:45pm

Mackay Engineering College Trade Training Centre  
Developed in conjunction with the region’s state high schools and industry partners the MEC provides opportunities for students to undertake a range of vocational training in a purpose built equipped modern facility.

4:30pm

Travel to MECC, Alfred Street

4:45pm

Arrive MECC, Alfred Street

Diversification of Mackay’s Sugar Industry

Study Tour Option 2
8:00am

Meet at MECC, Alfred Street

8:15am

Depart MECC, Alfred Street

9:00am

Sugar cane farm tour and Reef Catchment presentation  

Joe and Christine Muscat’s sugar cane farm provides a uniquecase study on diversification and sustainable farming practices within the sugar industry.

Reef Catchments will provide an overview on how they assist farmers implement best management practices, ultimately aimed at reducing water run-off impacting the Great Barrier Reef and improving the long term viability of farms within the region.

10:00am

Travel to Sarina

10:30am

Morning Tea  
Sarina Sugar Shed, Sarina

11:00am

Tour of WilmaBio-Ethanol Limited  
The distillery produces 60 million litres of ethanol per year by fermenting molasses, a by-product of sugar production. The biodunder produced is used as a liquid fertilizer rich in potassium used in Sarina, Mackay, Proserpine and the Burdekin. Bioethanol goes into: fuel; food and beverages; aerosols and cleaning products; pharmaceuticals, toiletries and cosmetics; printing; paints and surface coatings.

12:00pm

Walk to Sarina Sugar Shed

12:10pm

Tour of Sarina Sugar Shed  
One of Mackay region’s most visited tourism attractions, Sarina Sugar Shed, houses a unique miniature working sugar mill and boutique distillery producing award-winning rum.

1:00pm

Lunch 
Sarina Sugar Shed

1:45pm

Travel to Oonooie Biodunder Facility

2:00pm

Tour of OonooieBiodunder Facility

2:30pm

Travel to Sugar Australia

3:15pm

Tour of Sugar Australia  

Completed in 1994, this is Australia's newest and most advanced sugar refinery, producing up to 420,000 tonnes per annum.

4:15pm

Travel to MECC, Mackay

4:45pm

Arrive at MECC, Alfred Street

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