What does this industry cover?
The Drilling sector
- Drilling finds and accesses vital energy sources: oil, gas, geothermal power and coal seam gas.
- Water well drilling provides water supply for most of rural and regional Australia, and significant urban water.
- Drillers also play a big role in laying foundations for major civil works such as bridges, dams, wharves and buildings.
Coal Mining covers brown and black surface coal extraction. Australia is the world’s largest coal exporter and is the fourth largest producer of black coal.
Metalliferous Mining includes metals, industrial minerals and semiprecious stones and involves: open cut mining; underground mining; mine development; processing; haulage and transport; site rehabilitation; and blasting.
Quarrying provides raw materials such as sand, gravel, crushed rock and clay that are processed into raw material inputs for use in many building and industrial processes.
The Infrastructure (Civil Construction) sector is a large sector within the resource and infrastucture industry. The link below provides you with a dedicated page with information about the sector.