Roy Hill Community Foundation Wins National Award

The Roy Hill Community Foundation has tonight won the Community Interaction Award at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards from a strong field of national finalists.

The win recognises the fantastic work delivered over the last 12 months by the Roy Hill Community Foundation (RHCF) – a collaborative social investment program involving Roy Hill and ten companies engaged in the Roy Hill mining operation working together to make a lasting difference in Pilbara communities.

The Foundation identifies specific issues and gaps in community services and supports innovative programs in three focus areas; health, education and the arts.

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Pink trucks, new Pink Trains and a big Pink Ship!

On this very warm day at the Roy Hill mine, Mrs. Rinehart and guests were dressed in pinks to launch Roy Hill’s sixth pink trucks fleet to show their care and support for those suffering breast cancer and related cancers, and to celebrate women at Roy Hill.

The trucks christened at this special event were Hitachi mega trucks, which have a payload carrying capacity of 296 tonnes, or approximately 3.75 fully loaded Boeing 737 – 800 series aircrafts.

The first pink truck christened at this special event was named “Melinda “ after one of Hancock’s accounting team based in Perth, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 27, and who is now in remission.

The second truck christened was named in honour of General Electric (GE), the manufacturer and supplier of Roy Hill’s locomotive fleet which is made up of 23 trains.

The third pink truck christened was in honour of the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), Roy Hill’s valued supplier of ore cars, who timely delivered the first pink ore wagons.

Melinda and executives from both GE and CRRC were present to christen their pink trucks and say a few short words – a very special occasion.

Earlier that afternoon, in the heat, Dr. Patricia Kailis AM OBE , governing director of the MG Kailis group, and Mrs. Rinehart christened Australia’s first pink ore trains, “For Mothers” and “Women of the North,” with a rake of pink ore wagons in the background.

Today’s launch of pink trucks and pink trains follows Roy Hill’s first pink trucks launch in 2016, Mrs. Rinehart’s initiative, a first in Australia.

Mrs. Rinehart’s speech from the event follows.

Speech by Mrs. Gina Rinehart – Christening of Pink Trucks

Pink Trucks, Pink Ship and now, Pink Trains!

With much excitement and surrounded by Pilbara dust, Roy Hill’s Executive Chairman Mrs. Gina Rinehart and guests gathered up at Roy Hill’s Port Hedland rail terminal yard to christen their special pink trains. This is a Pilbara first, an Australia first, and an Australasia first.

The trains have been painted pink in honour of the Chairman’s commitment to supporting patients with breast cancer and related cancers, which continues from the first pink trucks launch back in 2016, and Mrs Rinehart starting Australia’s then first breast cancer foundation, back in the early 90’s.

At the special ceremony, Dr Patricia Kailis, AM OBE of the Kailis Group joined Gina Rinehart to christen the locomotives in honour “For Mother’s” and “Women of the North” due to their long standing histories in the north.

Joining them were Roy Hill executives and guests, including GE, who proudly watched as their two new pink trains joined Roy Hill’s existing fleet of 21 trains on this special occasion for this very worthy cause.

A GE representative stated “we deeply value our relationship with Roy Hill and are thrilled to celebrate the arrival of these locomotives to their fleet. This marked the first time GE has painted a locomotive pink and were proud to support such an important cause.”

Also in attendance were representatives from the CRRC, who were pleased to see their 130 pink ore cars complementing new pink trains.

Mrs. Rinehart’s speech and joint Roy Hill GE media release follows.

Speech by Mrs. Gina Rinehart – Christening of Pink Locomotives

Joint Media Release: Roy Hill and General Electric Welcome Pink Locomotives to Port Hedland

Roy Hill recognised at 2018 WA Training Awards as employer of the year

Roy Hill is delighted to announce it has been recognised as the WA Employer of the Year 2018, at a gala ceremony for the WA Training Awards held at Crown Perth last night.

The WA Training Awards is presented by the Department for Training and Workforce Development, to recognise the outstanding achievement of apprentices, trainees, vocational students and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.

Roy Hill’s acknowledgement as WA Employer of the Year 2018 is in recognition of achieving excellence providing nationally recognised training to its employees.  In addition, this year Tarra Ninyette was also named a finalist in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald said that winning the WA Employer of the Year Award is especially significant, given that Roy Hill is still a young and evolving company.

Roy Hill Rail Bridge Project Delivers Safety Outcomes for Port Hedland

Roy Hill Rail Bridge Project Delivers Safety Outcomes for Port Hedland
Roy Hill is funding a $18.66 million new single span rail bridge carrying the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line, leading into Port Hedland’s port.  The new bridge will replace an existing level crossing, enabling the free movement of traffic over the rail line, removing the potential for a rail-road accident at the intersection.

Today Roy Hill welcomed the Premier, Minister for Transport and Member for the Pilbara, the Hon Kevin Michel MP to inspect rail bridge construction works that commenced earlier this month.

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Roy Hill’s Career Enrichment Program

Roy Hill’s much-anticipated Career Enrichment Program (CEP) was officially launched in May 2018, and is led by our Career Enrichment Advisor Natalie Taylor. We are very proud of this initiative and the opportunities this program creates for our people.

At Roy Hill, we are committed to our values of Lead, Care, Think and Perform, and it is important that we create an environment where our people can continuously learn and develop. This commitment is underpinned by our culture of improvement, technology and innovation. We are fostering a culture which recognises that our people are central to our success.

The CEP is designed to help our people achieve our vision of being a high performing iron ore business where people contribute and realise their full potential through a combination of the following:

  • 2 development days per year that can be used to develop additional skills for the benefit of existing and future roles inside and outside the company
  • 2 days of experiential learning involving working in another part of the business to experience other roles
  • An expression of interest program which provides employees with an opportunity to move in to other roles within the business
  • Linkedin Learning will provide employees access to relevant courses to help develop additional skills for existing and future roles inside and outside the company
  • A job swap program which will allow employees to enrich their career by moving into other roles with a similar skill set

These opportunities are fully funded by Roy Hill for the benefit of all A and B Band employees (typically operators and maintainers). A dedicated internal portal has been developed to support our people on their development journey. This portal contains:

  • A variety of information about all A and B Band (Administrators, Accountants, Assistants, Operators, Coordinators, Personal Assistants, Maintainers, Technicians) jobs
  • Career progression planning tools
  • Learning opportunities
  • Communication tools

The CEP is just one of the ways we provide rich and diverse opportunities to help our people prepare and work towards a better future and we look forward to sharing more about the program.

Here are a couple of comments from employees after they completed their experiential learning opportunities:

….” I got a good insight into the Planner role. I was given some good tools for further learning. I learned how I can do things differently in my current role to assist the Planners in theirs


….” The experience has helped me gain further understanding of what the role entails and has added to my computer skills knowledge. Having spent some time in the area, I now know that I would like to start paving my career down this path…


….” The 2 days’ work experience was valuable in providing exposure to the role so that I could determine whether it is suitable and something I am interested in further pursuing. I am grateful that Roy Hill offers the Career Enrichment Program and provides employees with the opportunity for career progression. I believe it is a program that boosts employee morale and longevity.

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We believe our employees career is one of the most important aspects of their life, and in many ways, it shapes who they are. Roy Hill has committed to partnering with our people to help them achieve their career aspirations; whether it be a promotion, a transfer, developing in their current role, or preparing for a completely different career in another industry. The CEP will help our people shape what’s next for them.