Rio Tinto Global Head of Exploration Stephen McIntosh and Queensland’s Resources Minister, the Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham are set to launch the fifth annual Queensland Exploration Scorecard today at a breakfast event hosted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
The event, which is being held at the Hilton Brisbane hotel, will be attended by 300 industry members and will include keynote addresses from both Mr McIntosh and Dr Lynham.
QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said each year the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) “runs the ruler” over the state of exploration, tracking Queensland’s progress towards becoming an exploration leader by 2020, with Brisbane at its heart.
“Now, with the benefit of five years of consistent data, the scorecard is building a valuable time-series, which allows changes in sentiment and performance to be tracked,” Mr Roche said.
“The fifth edition marks the mid-point of a decade-long journey, a key milestone for reflection of achievements and charting a course of what needs to be achieved over the next five years.”