RESOURCE company donations to the flood recovery in North Queensland have been further boosted, to almost $3 million, with a $250,000 donation by the BHP Foundation to the Australian Red Cross and a $100,000 donation from Incitec Pivot.
QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said with the recovery well underway the costs would start rolling in which meant every dollar donated was critical.
“I’d like to thank the BHP Foundation and Incitec Pivot for these donations which will go a long way in supporting people who are trying to get back on their feet after this widespread and damaging flood,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“The Queensland resources sector is 100 percent behind Queenslanders who have been affected by this significant weather event and the total contribution from the sector and QRC members has grown to $2.95 million. Glencore and South32 donated $1,000,000 each, MMG Dugald River contributed $250,000, Aurizon gave $250,000 and Adani Australia $100,000.”
Townsville is an important part of the Queensland resources sector, within the Townsville City Council area the sector contributed $925 million to the gross regional product and supported 5996 full-time employees last financial year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk started the appeal with a $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.
Link to QRC economic contribution forTownsville City Council area https://www.qrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Townsville_LGA_2018.pdf