Isaac Regional Council have joined Mount Isa and others to help better advocate for resource communities.
Isaac Regional Council played host to the three-day annual Australian Mining Cities Alliance meeting in Moranbah, last week.
Mayors and council officials travelled from Mount Isa, as well as Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, and Broken Hill, New South Wales to discuss issues and progressed the economic development of mining cities across Australia.
Queensland Natural Resources, Mines and Energy minister Dr Anthony Lynham also attended the meeting.
Mayor of Mount Isa City Council and Australian Mining Cities Alliance acting chair Joyce McCulloch said mining cities and towns across Australia faced a unique set of challenges and opportunities to build sustainable communities, and secure economies.
"The opportunity to collaborate with Alliance members once again allowed us to harness our collective knowledge and experiences," Cr McCulloch said.
"This forum was an exciting platform to learn from each other, and how we can better advocate for our mining regions."
Isaac Mayor Anne Baker said Isaac was an economic powerhouse.
"We produce more than half of Queensland's saleable coal from our coal mines in the mineral-rich Bowen Basin and in the near future from the Galilee Basin," Mayor Baker said.
"Mining accounts for approximately 87 per cent of the region's total Gross Regional Product of $10.8 billion per annum. There are currently 26 active coal mines with further major projects under development, the region is also host to substantial coal seam gas projects, and we are also on track to becoming the renewables capital as well."
Alliance members paid their respects to miners' lives lost at an unveiling of a Moranbah Miners' Memorial on Friday and attended the Council-sponsored races in Moranbah a day later.
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