VICTORIA may have been hit by a manufacturing crisis but Iluka Resources has committed to a 10-year plan that will keep 90 full time jobs at the Hamilton Mineral Separation Plant.
The mineral sands mining company made the announcement during the official reopening of the Hamilton plant on Thursday after a schedule of partial and complete shutdowns.
Iluka eastern operations manager, Dan McGrath said the MSP was a “major asset” for the company and it was “committed to Victoria and the Murray Basin”.
Hamilton has been spared, for now, the bad news that has struck this year with the impending closure of Australia’s car industry as well as Alcoa’s Geelong aluminium operations.
Iluka has planned to develop a new Balranald mine site that will provide raw materials for the Hamilton MSP until at least 2023.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, February 22, 2014