Export Hub

Orana & Central West Mining Equipment Technology and Services Export Hub

In the Orana region 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.

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.

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 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 roll out of the project. The primary activities for the first six months will include:

  • Undertaking research and establish supply chain mapping of the industry to identify the whole region’s capability
  • Assess the establishment of a cluster
  • Facilitate the cluster and support export development of firms participating in the cluster
  • Leverage and connect existing services and facilitate and support access to programs
  • Support the development of funding applications for participants to programs that assist export development
  • Identify opportunities to connect and knowledge exchange with established clusters in mining automation, and advance mining technologies will also be a priority of the Project and specially we look to work with organisations like METS Ignited, Austmine & Austrade
  • Hosting opportunity seminars for members
  • Matching export opportunities with industry and ensuring the export market is a focus when development activity is undertaken within the region

If you have an export project you would like support with contact our Export Hub Manager Andrew HERE

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