News & media releases
Roy Hill and North Metropolitan TAFE are working together to meet mining skill demands by providing apprenticeships and traineeships to Roy Hill employees.
More than 150 Roy Hill employees will be offered traineeships in Surface Extraction Operations and Resource Processing to prepare them for job roles including mobile plant operators, mineral processing operators and port operators.
32-year old employee Jana Buvari is learning to maintain the communication systems on Roy Hill’s railway as part of her Electronics and Communications apprenticeship with North Metropolitan TAFE (please view video here).
In his 10-year career as a train driver, Brad Main has never been involved in anything quite like Roy Hill’s pink trucks and locomotives initiative to support and raise awareness of breast cancer.
On Friday 15 February 2019, Brad, who has been contracted to drive Roy Hill trains for three years by Karijini Rail, had the honour of being at the helm of the first ever pink locomotive’s six-hour journey to the mine.
Shipping partner Berge Bulk has followed Roy Hill’s lead, and is the first to paint one of its ore ships pink. Read Berge Bulk’s recent article on how Roy Hill’s commitment to support breast cancer awareness has inspired the company and shipping crew to get behind the cause.
Happy International Women’s Day
All the best from Gina Rinehart, Tad, Garry and Barry and everyone at Roy Hill.
Today the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology announced recipients of the Government’s METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds, confirming Roy Hill’s innovative project with Mineral Technologies will receive $1 million from the Government, matching funds contributed by Roy Hill.
“I am delighted the Government is supporting our partnership with Mineral Technologies – a project that seeks to enhance the operational efficiency of our mine, delivering more high-grade product while reducing waste for the same operational cost” said Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald.
Today Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald and WesTrac CEO Jarvas Croome announced the arrival of a new CAT Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre in front of students from Kent Street Senior High School, with special guest WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken AC also in attendance.
WesTrac’s donation of the Cat Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program enables students to immerse themselves in the experience of operating a large Cat wheel loader, just as it would on site at the Roy Hill mine.
Roy Hill has appointed Gerhard Veldsman to the role of Chief Operating Officer at Roy Hill.
Gerhard joins Roy Hill from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) where he was most recently Executive General Manager for FMG’s Pilbara Operations, promoted from the position General Manager Iron Ore Projects.
Please read the media release here.
Today Roy Hill welcomed the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Environment and MP for the Pilbara, Kevin Michel MLA to open the completed Roy Hill Rail Bridge.
The Roy Hill funded bridge is 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 replaces an existing level crossing, enabling the free movement of traffic over the rail line, and removes the potential for a rail-road accident at the intersectio
Please read the media release here.
Photos from today’s event are available here.
A time lapse video of the construction of the bridge is available here.
On Thursday 22 November 2018, the sixth annual National Mining and Related Industries Day was hosted at Government House in Canberra. His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, gave a welcome address.
Roy Hill Chairman, Mrs Gina Rinehart, who is also Patron and Founder of the event, provided a short speech to acknowledge key industry partners, and present the National Mining and Related Industries Day award to mining industry veteran Tony Galligan.
Following the Australian Tax Office’s release of its Transparency Report for FY17, several media outlets have incorrectly reported Roy Hill’s tax liability within the context of its major shareholder, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (HPPL).
During the 2017 fiscal year, Roy Hill Holdings (Roy Hill) reported approximately $2.0 billion in total sales. As Roy Hill is in its early phases, there was no taxable income due to carried forward losses, given the huge loans it entered into, approximately $7.2 billion to build the project.
Given these loans to enable the project, Roy Hill’s contribution to the Australian fiscal component of the economy continues to significantly increase. Between 2012 and 2018, Roy Hill has paid over $492m in federal and state taxes and royalties.
As a $10 billion mega iron ore project, Roy Hill directly or indirectly employed over 50,000 people during its construction phase. Roy Hill currently provides direct employment for over 2,000 men and women. Tax revenue is created from these employees, employees of contractors and indirect employees.