Resources and Energy
Perth, the Resources and Energy Capital of the Indo-Pacific Region
Did you know that 28% of people working in Perth are in Mining, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services roles.
Western Australia is blessed with an extraordinary natural endowment of minerals and petroleum, and Perth has established itself as the resources and energy capital of the Indo-Pacific region.
Today, the city is home to more than 100 resources and energy companies, with eight of the world’s 14 largest international energy and mining companies having offices in Perth, including:
Some of our companies are world leaders in resources and energy technologies such as subsea completions, deep diving and operation of Remote Operated vehicles, automated mining trucks and drills and fully robotic railroads.
The world’s first fully autonomous underground mine is being developed by Perth-based Resolute Mining at the Syama mine in Mali.
Perth is rated the second most attractive mining investment destination in the world.*
Including small to medium enterprise companies in resources and energy sector including start ups, there are well over 1,000 companies located in Perth. In addition to this, approximately 30% of all ASX listed companies are in Perth.
It doesn’t end there; Perth is the only Australasian member of the World Energy Cities Partnership, which promotes the exchange of industry knowledge and economic development expertise and strategies between its 20-member cities globally.
In 2017-18, the state’s global trade in minerals and petroleum was worth $109.6 billion, with iron ore alone worth $60.7 billion. And the future for the sector looks bright with $108.2 billion worth of projects in Western Australia either under construction or in planning.
* Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2018
Western Australia has eight renewable energy plants of at least 5MW generating electricity with a combined capacity of 430.4 MW. The largest of these, the Collgar Wind Farm has a 206MW capacity.
More than $1b is to be spent, which will almost treble the renewable generation in our grid over the next two years, with plans to add 900 MW of new projects under new Generator Interim Access offers.