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TerraCom and South32 increase donations for Queensland flood recovery efforts

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Resource companies TerraCom and South32 Cannington have increased donations from the sector to AUS$3.75 million for the flood recovery efforts in North Queensland.

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said TerraCom donated AUS$250 000 to GIVIT, while South32’s Cannington mine added another AUS$250 000 to the company’s original AUS$1 million.

“Thank you to TerraCom and South32 Cannington for generously supporting communities affected by this significant weather event. The contributions from the resource sector will go a long way to helping Queenslanders get back on their feet,” Macfarlane said.

“I would also like to thank all of the resource employees who have been walking up and down streets to help remove flood damaged property from people’s homes and to our member companies who have provided equipment to assist in the recovery.

“The co-operation between the mine sites and the sharing of local knowledge with the Disaster Relief Task Force is ensuring resources are getting on the ground as quickly as they can.

“Glencore has supported hay drops by providing access to its Ernest Henry site for the RAAF to conduct their operations. It has also provided heavy equipment (loaders and forklifts) and people power to assist in the hay drops for stranded cattle and for the removal of dead cattle.

“Adani Australia has had employees helping to clean out affected homes which were inundated from the floodwaters.

“South32 Cannington has also provided heavy equipment for near neighbours in the disposal of dead cattle and has been on standby to help with refuelling at its airport if needed as part of the hay drops.

“Queenslanders are renowned for being tough. These are resilient communities and they know how to dig in and work together after a disaster. It’s great to see our members getting stuck in and helping their neighbours and regional communities.”

In total, South32 has donated AUS$1 250 000, Glencore contributed AUS$1 million, the BHP Foundation, MMG Dugald River and Aurizon provided AUS$250 000 each, Anglo American tipped in AUS$200 000 while QCoal Foundation, Adani Australia and Incitec Pivot donated AUS$100 000 each.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk started the appeal with a AUS$200,000 donation and her Government listed The Australian Red Cross, UnitingCare, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland as the non-government partners and said people can also donate to GIVIT.

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