O2N Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Export Hub

In April 2019 the Commonwealth Government granted RDA Orana with $235,887, which will be equally matched by RDA Orana over the course of 2 years to establish an Orana Export Hub under the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Hubs program. An exciting new initiative the O2N Export Hub is being crafted to support industry and business development in the METS sector for the Orana and Central West regions.

Prior to the Federal funding, RDA Orana’s industry research identified the Mining Sector has the largest industry output of 18.3%, with exploration and mining support services having a regional export value of $5.318 M and local sales of $18.17M. These figures suggested to RDA Orana the tremendous opportunity to support this sector and gain some real results for our region.

The aim of the project is to support the development of businesses across the region into exports, which will improve sustainability, increase investment, connect businesses, and expose potential collaborations through the hosting of events and training seminars throughout the Orana and Central West regions.

The hub services will include:

  • One on one service mentoring
  • Matching local businesses to Government export services and assistance
  • Matching investment for innovations in the industry
  • Business planning for export readiness
  • Advice on product development
  • IP protection and design
  • Commercial business introductions
  • Assessing export readiness in the industry
  • Plugging supply gaps
  • Supporting innovation
  • Plus much more!

The program will include the Orana and the Central West incorporating the major mining regions of Cobar, Dubbo, Mudgee, Orange, Peak Hill and Condobolin.

This region includes a wealth of world-class mining operations including:

  • North Parkes Mine (Parkes)
  • Cadia (Orange)
  • Cowal (West Wylong)
  • Ulan (Mudgee)
  • Wilpingjong (Mudgee)
  • Moolarben (Mudgee)
  • Peak Hill Gold (Parkes)
  • CSA (Cobar)
  • Peak Gold (Cobar)
  • Endeavour (Cobar)
  • Hera (Cobar)
  • Tritton (Nyngan)

With the following projects under development:

  • Bylong Coal Project (Mudgee)
  • Bowdens Silver (Mudgee)
  • McPhillamys Gold Project (Blaney)
  • Alkane (Dubbo)
  • Scadium Project (Nyngan)
  • Sunrise (Condobolin)
  • Fifield (Condobolin)

In July 2019 RDA Orana appointed an Export Development Manager, who will be managing the rollout of the project.

You can register your interest in the project by filling out the form below:

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