The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the state's mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. Queensland's METS sector is one of the six industries identified by the Queensland Government as having natural competitive advantages and significant growth potential.
The Department of State Development's METS Sector Team works with Queensland's METS sector, peak bodies, regional development associations, research institutions, Trade and Investment Queensland, the Resources Investment Commissioner and other key stakeholders to drive the global competitiveness of Queensland's METS sector.
Industry Growth Centre
The establishment of the Department of State Development's METS Sector Team complements the Australian Government's commitment to the METS sector. In October 2015, METS Ignited—an Industry Growth Centre for the METS sector—was established at QUT's Gardens Point campus. The Growth Centre is an initiative of the Australian Government and supported by the Queensland Government.
The Australian Government committed $14 million toward the establishment of METS Ignited and this is supported by an additional $6 million from the Queensland Government. METS Ignited is focussed on strengthening Australia's position as a global hub for mining innovation and enhancing the global competitiveness of the Australian METS sector.
METS Sector 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
The department is working with METS Ignited, Queensland's METS sector and key stakeholders to develop a 10-year roadmap and action plan for Queensland's METS sector. The department's roadmap will complement METS Ignited's Sector Competitiveness Plan for the national METS sector which is scheduled for release shortly.
Consultation forums were held across Queensland during April, May and June 2016. Nine forums were held jointly by DSD’s METS sector team and METS Ignited with METS businesses, peak bodies and energy and resources sector focussed research institutions. In total, 132 industry representatives participated in the forums.
A Consultation Report detailing the feedback received during the engagement forums has been prepared. The report also outlines the actions proposed to support the growth of Queensland’s METS sector. These proposed actions have been directly informed by discussions across the nine forums held in Brisbane, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Mount Isa, Toowoomba and Townsville.
- Read more about our industry roadmaps
- Visit the METS Ignited website
- Courier Mail article, ‘Mining resources are not just below ground’ ( 168 KB), 12 May 2016
- Read the Ministerial media statement – 28 October 2015